The Net Hack Challenge is a program designed to identify solutions to the problem of waste fishing nets and ropes by developing new products from these "waste" materials. Most of these materials are a valuable resource and this program aims to identify potential economic opportunities for all coastal communities by utilizing this often overlooked but plentiful resource in Alaska. This program is based on Martin Charter’s previous Net Hack Challenges held in the United Kingdom and Iceland. The event is hosted over a weekend, with participants responding to a series of challenges submitted by external experts. Participants include recyclers, designers, artists, makers, students, academics, members of the business community, and engineers.
This program will be running in the Fall of 2018 for the first time. Organized by Joel Cladouhos (AOC), Kelsey Schober (AOC), Nicole Baker (Net Your Problem), and Brian Himelbloom (retired UAF CFOS Seafood Specialist), there will be programs running in Anchorage and Kodiak – with the potential to expand to other sites as well.
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Tickets for our 2018 program are live! They can be purchased at the link below. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.