SafeSeas is a pilot project that studies lessons from maritime security capacity building in the Western Indian Ocean.

The objective is to develop key guidelines and best practices for the coordination, programming and implementation of maritime security capacity building and maritime security sector reform. The project compares the ongoing efforts to restructure the maritime security sector in four countries (Djibouti, Kenya, Seychelles, and Somalia). SafeSeas is funded by the British Academy. It is part of the UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund initiative to strengthen development through research and a registered voluntary commitment to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 14 (OceanAction14234). The project is a collaboration between Cardiff University and the University of Bristol. It is implemented in collaboration with a range of African universities as well as capacity building organizations.

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Conference on maritime security and small navies in London
SAFE SEAS Research Associate Dr. Robert McCabe is co-organising the forthcoming 'Europe, Maritime Security and Small Navies' Conference at Kings College London on 19th and 20th January 2018. This conference ...
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Briefing at Maritime Security Strategy Working Group
At the 2017 Our Oceans Conference, Seychelles president Danny Faure announced that the country would soon begin drafting a maritime security strategy: “Maritime security is an extremely important component of ...
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G7 high level meeting discusses importance of capacity building
The third G7 High Level Meeting on Maritime Security was held in Rome last month as a follow up to the G7 Ministers of Foreign Affairs Joint Communiqué signed at ...
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/ Lessons from the Field
SafeSeas organises workshop on illegal fishing in Seychelles
As part of its ongoing collaboration with the University of Seychelles, SAFESEAS is organising a symposium on illegal fishery in Seychelles waters and the wider Western Indian Ocean region. Titled ...
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Performing piracy: a note on the multiplicity of agency
SAFE SEAS Principal Investigator Professor Christian Bueger has recently published an article in the Journal of International Relations and Development on 'pirate agency' as a primer for the study of ...
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An enduring threat – suspected Somali pirates transferred to Seychelles
This week six suspected Somali pirates were transferred by EUNAVFOR officials to the Seychelles to stand trial - the first such transfer of piracy suspects to the country since 2014. The ...
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Presentation at Indian Naval Symposium
SAFESEAS Principal Investigator, Prof. Christian Bueger, recently presented at a symposium of the Indian Navy hosted by the Indian Navy Naval War College in Goa. The two-day event focused on ...
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SAFESEAS workshop at University of Stellenbosch
This week the SAFESEAS team were joined by our international research assistants and partners for a workshop hosted by the Security Institute for Governance and Leadership in Africa (SIGLA) at ...
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A new agenda for maritime security studies
SafeSeas Principal Investigator Prof. Christian Bueger and Co-PI Prof. Tim Edmunds have published an article in International Affairs. The new article - entitled Beyond Seablindness: A New Agenda for Maritime Security ...
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How can we capture capacity building? New Concept Note published
Capacity building is a broad concept with no clear definition. It is also a buzzword of International Politics. At SafeSeas we are interested in the practice of capacity as a ...
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/ Concepts, Project Activity