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.
As part of its biennial multi-national naval exercise Aman, the Pakistani government is organizing an International Maritime Conference. This years iteration had the theme “Global Geopolitics in Transition: Rethinking Maritime ...Read
In January 2019, SafeSeas’ director Prof. Tim Edmunds, visited the National Maritime Information Centre (NMIC) in Portsdown, UK. NMIC, is one of the most interesting international role models of how ...Read
One of the core areas work of the SafeSeas' project TOCAS is Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA). Asking how MDA can become a fruitful tool for better law enforcement at sea, ...Read
SafeSeas presented it's draft guidelines for maritime domain awareness (MDA) at a meeting of the Djibouti Code of Conduct (DCoC) organised by the Internaitonal Maritime Organisation. At the meeting which ...Read
SafeSeas Director Prof. Christian Bueger participated in the 9th edition of the Galle Dialogue of the Sri Lanka navy. The Galle Dialogue is an important regional forum in the discussion ...Read
SafeSeas has received new funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) of the United Kingdom. The ESRC is the premier grant making authority of the UK in the ...Read
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 ...Read
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, ...Read
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 ...Read
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 ...Read
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