CIRCULAR WAVES in the Welt am Sonntag, MINT
Today in the Welt am Sonntag, MINT supplement, an article about CIRCULAR WAVES:
„They have set out to make our planet more sustainable:
CIRCULAR WAVES wants to save the oceans. How does it work? By using state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly technologies and collaborating with highly funded research partners.
In its research and work, Circular Waves attaches great importance to responsible, ethical action – for a stronger circular economy and a more sustainable future.
The Non-Profit-Organisation Circular Waves from the Principality of Monaco has a clear mission. It wants to master global challenges with sustainable solutions. The Technical University of Munich (TUM), which is known for its excellence in research and innovation, and the Werner Siemens Chair of Synthetic Biotechnology (WSSB) are on board for this promising project.
With these two strong partners at its side, Circular Waves aims to promote innovative ideas and further develop specialist expertise, particularly in the three areas of renewable energy, waste management and resource efficiency.
At the heart of the non-profit organization is a space-age, 360-degree research platform with an on-board laboratory. Here, marine data is collected and analyzed in order to develop tailor-made solutions for the conservation and protection of the oceans. A modular system that works with artificial intelligence and transfers the collected data into realistic simulations – accessible to the public and designed to be exciting for all age groups. Children can also learn interesting facts about marine pollution and how it can be prevented on the Circular Waves research vessel. And all in a playful and interactive way, for example with multimedia beach clean-ups. „We awaken a sense of responsibility and encourage active participation in ocean protection,“ is the NPO’s credo.
In addition to the educational character of the organization, projects are planned such as collecting brown algae and plastic from the world’s oceans and processing them as valuable sources of energy, as well as revolutionizing the shipping industry by using sustainable materials for the construction of ships.
Read more on page 50 of the online edition of
MINT – Magazine Innovation Sustainability Trends – for sustainable urban living