In a little over a week Reykjavik will host the Circular Ocean conference.

Innovative methods to combat the spiralling amounts of waste filling up the seas are urgently needed. And the upcoming two-day gathering in Iceland’s capital will focus on finding innovative ways of using  discarded fishing nets and rope.

It is part of a three-year initiative incorporating key stakeholders from a number of nations in northern Europe, including Scotland, Norway, Iceland and Ireland. The European Regional Development Fund’s Interreg VB Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) Programme supports the venture.

The two-day conference is free and will take place on 17 and 18 July.