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.


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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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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