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, Commonwealth & Development 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 projects and activities led by the NOC. Further information about the programme, including details of other projects and activities can be found on the UK Government Commonwealth Marine Economies Programme website.

 

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Posted Oct 2021
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC), UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) and Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) are undertaking a series of surveys in Antigua and Barbuda to improve the Government’s knowledge of its coastal environments and ecosystem...
Posted Aug 2021
This week (5 August 2021) sees the start of activities under the sixth year of the Commonwealth Marine Economies (CME) Programme. The programme, which aims to ensure marine resources that belong to Commonwealth Small Island Developing States are better understood and managed...
Posted Nov 2019
A team of NOC scientists and technicians were in Belize in October to deploy two NOC-developed sensors designed to monitor changes in ocean acidity across the barrier reef. This work will help inform evidence-based policy aimed at balancing the tensions between activities in the...