SafeSeas is a network of researchers who investigate maritime security. Our focus is on issues of security at sea, ocean governance and ‘blue crimes’. SafeSeas produces original research, commentary and guidance for policy makers and practitioners on security governance, capacity building and regional cooperation in the maritime environment.


AMARIS project holds kick-off event
On 25 June 2020, the ‘Addressing Maritime Insecurity in Ghana (AMARIS)’ project held its ‘Kick-Off Event’. AMARIS is a two and a half year initiative funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, administered by the DANIDA Fellowship Centre ...
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Blue Crime: Conceptualising transnational organised crime at sea
SafeSeas Directors Christian Bueger and Tim Edmunds have released a new working paper ‘Blue Crime: Conceptualising transnational organised crime at sea’. A pre-print of an article accepted at Marine Policy, the paper proposes the concept of blue crime and provides ...
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Event on Gulf of Guinea situation
What is the current state of maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea? What are the consequences of Covid? These were two central questions of an event organised by CEMLAWS, partner of the SafeSeas network and core contributor to the ...
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Webinar information: ‘Do we have the right data for fighting maritime piracy?’
SafeSeas will hold a webinar event held on the 9th of June, 15.00 BST, in collaboration with Stable Seas, to accompany the release of our new report ‘What we know about piracy’. Click here for the full report The speakers ...
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Blue ideaslab on crimes and order at sea
As part of the ongoing discussion on the blue turn and divergent research perspectives on ocean governance, international relations and maritime security, SafeSeas organised another iteration of the blue ideaslab on the 28th of May. The blue ideaslab provides an ...
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Brexit: how the UK is preparing to secure its seas outside the EU
Scott Edwards and Tim Edmunds recently wrote a short article for The Conversation, drawing upon insights from the SafeSeas Policy Brief 'Delivering Maritime Security after Brexit: time for a joined-up approach'. Four dinghies carrying 53 migrants who tried to cross ...
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SAVE THE DATE: ‘Do we have the right data for fighting maritime piracy?’ Webinar
SAVE THE DATE: 9th June, 15.00 BST SafeSeas is pleased to announce a webinar event held on the 9th of June, 15.00 BST, in collaboration with Stable Seas, to accompany the release of our new report ‘What we know about ...
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New Report: What we know about piracy
SafeSeas is pleased to announce the first report resulting from collaboration with Stable Seas: What we know about Piracy Click here for the full report Royal Navy and Royal Marines Commandos board a Somalian whaler in the Indian Ocean off ...
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Relaunch of SafeSeas newsletter
SafeSeas is pleased to announce the relaunch of its newsletter. Sent out every two months, it will serve as a digest of recent SafeSeas’ activity. Updates will also be sent to you directly to inform you of our events, publications, ...
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Student Conference on Maritime Security
On the 6th and 7th of May the 2nd annual student conference on maritime security was held in collaboration with the scholars from the SafeSeas network. At the conference students reported on the results of the research projects that they ...
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Review of new book on the coastguard-navy nexus
The review of Ian Bowers and Swee Lean Collin Koh's "Grey and White Hulls: An International Analysis of the Navy-Coastguard Nexus" by Christian Bueger is now published with Contemporary Southeast Asia. The book presents one of the first major comparative ...
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Delivering Maritime Security after Brexit: time for a joined-up approach
SafeSeas Director Tim Edmunds and research associate Scott Edwards have produced a Policy Report based on the ideas discussed at the recent SafeSea's event 'Securing Britain's Seas'. HMS Tyne Makes a Sharp Turn on Exercise with Fishery Protection Squadron by ...
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