BE CRC is calling for Scoping Study Projects and General Projects across its five integrated user-defined research programs.

The submission deadlines for Scoping Study Projects and General Projects are outlined herein.

There is a two-stage process for both that includes (i) an Expression of Interest and for EoI that are supported, (ii) a Project Application stage.


Both Scoping Study Projects and General Projects must demonstrate how they assist the Blue Economy CRC meet the program objectives set out in the Commonwealth Milestones listed in the CRC’s Grant Agreement.

All BE CRC projects involve collaborations between industry and research providers and/or government. They are driven by the needs of our industry participants and the end-users that they engage with. Most projects will have two or more research participants and one or more industry participants. Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the “Connect” Blue Economy on-line collaboration space to discuss how complementary concepts can be combined into compelling proposals.

For each project there will be a Project Leader who will be accountable for registering the details of projects onto the Blue Economy CRC on-line collaboration space. Details of this will be provided separately, Project leaders will be responsible for the delivery of milestones as defined in the Project Agreement. All projects will be subject to a Project Agreement which will include a project plan outlining specific roles and responsibilities of each participant.


If the relevant staff in your organisation wish to propose or discuss a project idea with the Blue Economy CRC Program Leaders, they can only do so by first  registering on “Connect – Blue Economy”, the Blue Economy CRC’s on-line collaboration space. Please note all correspondence and discussion must take place through this on-line tool.

For anyone wishing to gain access to this on-line community site, they must email  with their name, position and the name of the Participant organisation they work for. The Blue Economy Connect support team will provide that person with instructions via an automated email asking that person  to verify their details. Once verified that person will have access to the community and the necessary resources to work on and submit an EOI.

For Non-CRC Participants:

If you are interested to collaborate with the Blue Economy CRC, please send an email to indicating your R&D interests.


Closing Date for Expressions of Interest for Scoping Studies:
5PM AEST Friday 29 November 2019. Confirmation of your submission will be provided.

Closing Date for Expressions of Interest for General Projects:
5PM AEST Friday 28 February 2020. Confirmation of your submission will be provided.


Professor Irene Penesis

Interim Research Director
Australian Maritime College,
University of Tasmania