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.


 

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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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 Security Sector Governance, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, and the National ...
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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 the sea: capacity-building innovations and the maritime security challenge’, the ...
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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 issues builds upon on their previous article ‘Beyond seablindness: a ...
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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 difficult in implementing MDA and why we don't see the ...
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New article summarises insights from Best Practice Toolkit
What are the challenges in governing maritime security? How can the capacity gap closed through capacity building projects? What guidelines can make such work more effective? These are the questions that the SafeSeas Network explored over the last years, culminating ...
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Maritime Security Ideaslab in Copenhagen
As part of an ongoing collaboration between the University of Sydney and the University of Copenhagen, SafeSeas co-hosted with the Center for Global Criminology an ideaslab on maritime security on the 27th of June 2019. Titled “Insecurity, Crime and Cooperation ...
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