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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Into the sea: capacity-building innovations and the maritime security challenge
Safeseas is pleased to announce an article co-authored by directors Tim Edmunds and Christian Bueger, and former Research Associate Robert McCabe, has been published in Third World Quarterly. Titled ‘Into ...
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International Affairs special issue on Maritime Security edited by Safeseas Directors
Safeseas are pleased to announce that co-directors Christian Bueger and Timothy Edmunds, alongside Barry J. Ryan, have edited a special volume of International Affairs centred around maritime security. The special ...
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Presentation at MAST Copenhagen
As part of the maritime conference held at MAST Northern Coasts, Prof. Bueger, gave a presentation drawing on SafeSeas research on Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA). He reflected on what is ...
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New article summarises insights from Best Practice Toolkit
What are the challenges in governing maritime security? How can the capacity gap closed through capacity building projects? What guidelines can make such work more effective? These are the questions ...
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Maritime Security Ideaslab in Copenhagen
As part of an ongoing collaboration between the University of Sydney and the University of Copenhagen, SafeSeas co-hosted with the Center for Global Criminology an ideaslab on maritime security on ...
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Welcoming our new research associate
SafeSeas is pleased to welcome our new postdoctoral research associate, Scott Edwards. Scott will be joining SafeSeas on our ongoing Transnational Organised Crime At Sea (TOCAS) project funded by the ...
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Maritime Security Cooperation in Southeast Asia. Recent events in the region
From 13th to 16th of May a series of maritime security related events took place in Singapore which SafeSeas director Prof. Bueger attended. The Information Fusion Centre (IFC) - the ...
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Roundtable on Maritime Crime in Copenhagen
On Monday, the 27th of May, 2019 SafeSeas is organising a public roundtable titled "Uncovering Hidden Maritime Crimes - Consequences for the Shipping Industry". The event is jointly organised by ...
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SafeSeas participates in Djibouti Code of Conduct high level meeting in Jeddah
The Djibouti Code of Conduct remains one of the major agreements in the Western Indian Ocean to strengthen regional cooperation in maritime security bringing countries from Africa and the Arabian ...
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SafeSeas Job Call
SafeSeas is advertising for a 2-year postdoctoral Research Assistant position to work on the topic of Transnational Organised Crime at Sea at the University of Bristol, UK. The successful candidate ...
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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