"Enabling safe and sustainable marine economies across Commonwealth Small Island Developing States"

The Commonwealth Marine Economies (CME) Programme was announced by the British Prime Minister in 2015 to help Commonwealth Small Island Developing States (SIDS) make the most of their natural maritime advantages, to enable sustainable economic growth and alleviate poverty.

The Programme aims to ensure marine resources that belong to Commonwealth SIDS are better understood and managed, with the aim of enabling sustainable and growing marine economies in Commonwealth SIDS that create jobs, drive national economic growth, reduce poverty, ensure food security and build resilience.

The Programme is being funded and delivered on behalf of the UK Government (managed via the Foreign and Commonwealth Office) by a partnership of world-leading UK government marine expertise: United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO), the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).

This website contains information relating to the NOC led workstreams within the programme. Full details of all work packages can be found on the Commonwealth Marine Economies Programme website.


CME Programme locations

Latest News

Feb 2019
A 3-day Conference and Technical Workshop on ‘Monitoring and Modelling for Coastal Zone Management’ was held in Kingstown, at the Grenadine House Hotel, on 16-18 Jan 2019. This workshop was a follow-on from the Stakeholder Engagement workshop in...
Feb 2019
Second deployment of AWAC gauge in St Vincent The second deployment of a Nortek AWAC (Acoustic Waves and Currents) gauge for a two month period (Jan-Mar 2019) has taken place. The device,...
Feb 2019
This month Dr Wolf and Dr Jevrejeva completed visits to various government departments in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, including the...
Jan 2019
NOC scientists Judith Wolf and Sveta Jevrejeva Just before the end of 2018 NOC scientists visited the University of the West Indies, in Jamaica, to discuss potential collaborations on projects...