SafeSeas is a network of academic institutions that studies maritime security governance in different world regions. Participants investigate responses to maritime threats and crimes to understand 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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Announcement: Upcoming Ideaslab – Securing Britain’s Seas
Safeseas is organising an Ideaslab on 'Securing Britain's Seas' on the 28th February in Bristol. Creative Commons: Bristol, England - Taken by Lee is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 As ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Workshop on Security Sector Reform in the Philippines
Safeseas research associate Scott Edwards was invited to attend the 7th Workshop on Security Sector Reform, focusing on Maritime Security Sector Reform and Governance. Organised by the Geneva Centre for ...
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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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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.