Commonwealth Blue Charter Capacity Audit – Expression of Interest

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
Oceans, Fisheries and Aquaculture


Academic Unit:

Memorial Deadline:

External Deadline: Friday 30th, November 2018


The Commonwealth Blue Charter Capacity Audit is designed to help map the current status of marine plastics research and innovation across the Commonwealth. Funded by the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, this audit will inform recommendations regarding the design of future Commonwealth Marine Plastics Research and Innovation Framework (MPRIF) funding calls and capacity building strengthening activities.

The audit will address three areas of the MPRIF:

  • Preventing plastics from becoming waste and getting into the oceans in the first place – working towards a circular economy
  • Developing low carbon sustainable alternatives to plastic
  • Creating sustainable options for cleaning up the marine environment

Why take part?

Commonwealth universities are home to expert researchers, many of whom are based in countries directly affected by climate change and marine plastics pollution. By taking part in the audit, you will help map the current status of research across the Commonwealth and build a picture of where future capacity building efforts could be targeted and new research partnerships could be built.

Registering interest in the audit

The ACU is seeking expressions of interest from universities across the Commonwealth who are interested in collaborating on this programme of work. All activity will take place between November 2018 and March 2019.

To register your interest, please fill in this form by Friday 30 November.

Read more about this new programme on the ACU website

Funding Sources

The Association of Commonwealth Universities

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: November 15, 2018