"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

Sep 2019
A study led by National Oceanography Centre (NOC) scientists, recently published in Frontiers in Marine Science, presents the first ever images of animals living below 4000 metres within the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the Republic of...
Apr 2019
Two University of Belize scientists have recently completed an intensive two-week programme of training in the UK, to enhance the capability of the...
Apr 2019
NOC scientists at EGU This week at the European Geophysical Union (EGU) conference, NOC scientists presented a new automated process of quality control for high-frequency...
Apr 2019
Belize Partners at NOC Southampton NOC Southampton hosted a week of workshops and meetings (25 – 29 March) to discuss progress and plan future collaboration with partners and...