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 and part of the UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund initiative to strengthen development through research. 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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New Research Assistant joins the SAFE SEAS team
SAFE SEAS is very happy to welcome Mowlid Aden to the team. Mowlid will contribute to mapping the maritime security sector in Djibouti. This case study will also identify best ...
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SAFE SEAS contributes to OBP workshop in London
Dr. Robert McCabe, Research Associate of SAFE SEAS, travelled to London recently to attend the launch of the Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) 'State of Maritime Piracy 2016' report at the ...
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SAFE SEAS attends maritime crime workshop in South Africa
SAFE SEAS principal investigator, Dr. Christian Bueger, attended the workshop "Combating Transnational Maritime Threats off Africa - through Collaborative Efforts in Policy Making, Law Enforcement, and Capacity Building". The workshop ...
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Refining SPIP
SAFE SEAS has just published two new Concept Notes outlining initial project results. The first is titled Capacity Building and the Ownership Dilemma and discusses the importance of ‘local ownership’ in international capacity building endeavours ...
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SAFE SEAS attends Maritime Crime Workshop
The principal investigator of SAFE SEAS, Dr. Christian Bueger, is attending a workshop titled "Maritime Crime beyond Piracy: Trends, Challenges and Interconnections". The workshop is organized by the Centre for ...
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First project day: Preparing data gathering and first publications
On April 13th SAFE SEAS held a day-long project meeting in Cardiff with all team members. The meeting marked the end of the preparatory phase of the project and the ...
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New project staff join the SAFE SEAS team
SAFE SEAS is delighted to welcome Alvine Marie and Njoki Mboce to the team. Alvine and Njoki will primarily contribute to mapping national maritime security sectors through case studies of ...
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Thinking Blue Economy and Maritime Security together
The Blue Economy and Maritime security are two of the major frameworks for the contemporary discussion of ocean governance. Although some efforts have been made to define what the blue ...
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Somali sea hijack is a warning signal
The hijacking of the Aris 13 tanker by Somali pirates last week was a warning signal - it reiterates the importance of maintaining international counter-piracy efforts while also building the ...
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SAFE SEAS welcomes new staff member
SAFE SEAS is happy to welcome Dr. Robert McCabe to the team as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. Robert completed his PhD in 2015 at Maynooth University in Ireland examining the evolution ...
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