SafeSeas is a network of academic institutions that studies maritime security governance. It investigates responses to maritime threats and how they are related to other areas of ocean governance, such as ocean health or the blue economy.

SafeSeas develops key guidelines and best practices for maritime security governance and the coordination, programming and implementation of maritime security capacity building. Best practices have been consolidated in a best practice toolkit, titled “Mastering Maritime Security. Reflexive Capacity Building and the Western Indian Ocean experience”. SafeSeas is in the process of building an evidence base on Transnational Organised Crime at Sea (TOCAS) funded by the Economic and Social Research Council of the UK and also develops regional guides for several maritime regions. 

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Safeseas at Fishcrime
Fishcrime is an international forum to address fishery crimes by exhcaning information and working towards better coordination. The 4th FishCrime Symposium takes place in Copenhagen from the 15th to 17th ...
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Securing Africa’s Maritime Future. Event in Copenhagen
SafeSeas is organising an event in cooperation with the University of Copenhagen to discuss "Securing Africa’s Maritime Future".  The event will be a conversation with Timothy Walker (Institute for Security Studies, ...
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Subscribe to Maritime Security Mailinglist
To strengthen maritime security it is crucial that researchers work closely together. The Maritime Security mailing list was launched in 2014 by piracy-studies.org to facilitate cooperation between maritime security researchers ...
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SafeSeas attends inaugural Contact Group meeting in Phillipines
The inaugural meeting of the Contact Group on Maritime Crime in the Sulu and Celebes held its inaugural meeting on the 27th and 28th of August in Manila. The goal ...
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SafeSeas attends 21st plenary of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia
Prof. Christian Bueger attended the 21st plenary of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast (CGPCS) held in the UN Offices in Nairobi in July 2017. Part of the ...
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SafeSeas visits Southeast Asian partners
During a recent visit to Southeast Asia Prof. Tim Edmunds and Prof Christian Bueger met partners and stakeholders in Southeast Asia. They visited the regional MDA center based in Singapore, ...
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Oceans Beyond Piracy State of Maritime Piracy 2017 Report Launch
SafeSeas researcher Dr Rupert Alcock attended this OBP report launch event at the Riverside Park Plaza, London, 23 May 2018. The annual report assesses the economic and human costs of ...
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Uk Foreign and Commonwealth Office endorses Best Practice Toolkit
At the recent Djibouti Code of Conduct meeting in Jeddah, 7-9 May 2018, the representative of the UK, Mr. Joe Legg, welcomed the work of SafesSeas and stated that the ...
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What directions for maritime domain awareness in the Pacific?
In a new blog titled "Uniting nations: developing maritime domain awareness for the ‘Blue Pacific’" published by The Strategist, Prof. Christian Bueger discusses together with Dr. Anthony Bergin which steps ...
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Jeddah Workshop on Djibouti Code of Conduct
SafeSeas director Prof Christian Bueger will attend and present at the High Level Workshop on the Implementation of the Jeddah Amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct, held in Jeddah, ...
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SafeSeas is a registered voluntary commitment to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 14 (OceanAction14234) and has received financial support by the British Academy, Cardiff University, the Economic and Social Research Council of the UK, University of Copenhagen, University of Bristol and the University of Stellenbosch