SafeSeas is a network of academic institutions studying maritime security.  Responses to maritime threats and crimes, their relations and responses in the form of law enforcement & policing, capacity building, and environmental and sustainable development focused work are core themes of the network.


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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How to improve the delivery of capacity building? Insights from a coordination meeting
How can capacity building training for maritime security be better coordinated in West and Central Africa? This was the core question of a recent meeting - ‘Strategic Dialogue Workshop On West and Central Africa Maritime Security Training Capacity’ - held ...
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Dr. Humphrey Asamoah joins SafeSeas as a project coordinator
It is with great pleasure that SafeSeas welcome our new postdoctoral researcher, Humphrey Asamoah Agyekum. Humphrey will be joining the project ‘AMARIS: Analysing Maritime Insecurity in Ghana’ funded by the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA). The project led by Safeseas, ...
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A Moment of Opportunity? Britain and the Maritime Security Challenge
On 28 February 2020, SafeSeas hosted an IdeasLab in Bristol on UK maritime security after Brexit, with the kind support of PolicyBristol, Migration Mobilities Bristol, and the Bristol Global Insecurities Centre. Titled ‘Securing Britain’s Seas’, the goal of the day ...
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AMARIS: New Research project on maritime security in Ghana
In March 2020 SafeSeas will launch its new research project "AMARIS: Analysing Maritime Insecurity in Ghana". The project will investigate the manifestations of blue crime in Ghana, the countries maritime security governance system and how it is supported through external ...
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‘Securing Britain’s Seas’ Ideaslab Programme
SafeSeas is pleased to announce the programme for the forthcoming 'Securing Britain's Seas' event. The IdeasLab will focus on the challenges of ensuring UK maritime security, drawing on contributions from academics, policy makers and other maritime security stakeholders. Panel one, ...
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Announcement: Upcoming Ideaslab – Securing Britain’s Seas
Safeseas is organising an Ideaslab on 'Securing Britain's Seas' on the 28th February in Bristol. As a nation of islands, maritime security is of critical importance to the UK.Maritime security comprises a range of important issues, including fisheries management, the ...
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From coordination to command: making Thailand’s maritime security governance more efficient?
Safeseas Research Associate Scott Edwards recently had the opportunity to access insights from Thailand’s Maritime Enforcement Command Center (ThaiMECC). Previously the Maritime Enforcement Coordination Centre, the change of name is indicative of a new intended direction for the agency. ThaiMECC ...
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Environmental Crime at Sea: The Forgotten Dimension?
Environmental crime is perhaps the form of crime that receives the least attention in the debates on transnational organised crime. Although the thriving debate on a "green criminology" has gradually aimed at alerting academics and policy makers of the detrimental ...
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Growing, yet cautious, optimism – maritime security in the Philippines
Safeseas Research Associate Scott Edwards recently visited the Philippines and had the opportunity to assess some of the over-arching themes of Philippine maritime security focused upon by security practitioners. The Philippines faces a large array of security issues, ranging from ...
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Safeseas directors present at the Global Maritime Security Conference, Nigeria
Safeseas directors Timothy Edmunds and Christian Bueger attended the Global Maritime Security Conference in Abuja, Nigeria, on the 7th to 9th of October 2019. The high-level conference brought together 2300 delegates from 76 countries, and was organised by the Federal Ministry ...
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Building safe seas in the Gulf of Guinea
Professor Edmunds delivering his lead speech at the Global Maritime Security Conference, Nigeria On 7-9 October 2019, SafeSeas co-director Tim Edmunds was a lead speaker at the Global Maritime Security Conference in Abuja Nigeria. The high-level conference was organised by ...
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