SafeSeas is a network of academic institutions that studies maritime security governance. It investigates responses to maritime threats and 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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Maritime Security Cooperation in Southeast Asia. Recent events in the region
From 13th to 16th of May a series of maritime security related events took place in Singapore which SafeSeas director Prof. Bueger attended. The Information Fusion Centre (IFC) - the ...
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Roundtable on Maritime Crime in Copenhagen
On Monday, the 27th of May, 2019 SafeSeas is organising a public roundtable titled "Uncovering Hidden Maritime Crimes - Consequences for the Shipping Industry". The event is jointly organised by ...
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SafeSeas participates in Djibouti Code of Conduct high level meeting in Jeddah
The Djibouti Code of Conduct remains one of the major agreements in the Western Indian Ocean to strengthen regional cooperation in maritime security bringing countries from Africa and the Arabian ...
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SafeSeas Job Call
SafeSeas is advertising for a 2-year postdoctoral Research Assistant position to work on the topic of Transnational Organised Crime at Sea at the University of Bristol, UK. The successful candidate ...
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Maritime Security course for master students kicks off in Copenhagen
To improve education in the field of maritime security and increase general awareness for the sea, the SafeSeas team is working on a curriculum for teaching the subject. For the ...
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Participation in International Maritime Conference in Karachi
As part of its biennial multi-national naval exercise Aman, the Pakistani government is organizing an International Maritime Conference. This years iteration had the theme “Global Geopolitics in Transition: Rethinking Maritime ...
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SafeSeas visits NMIC
In January 2019, SafeSeas’ director Prof. Tim Edmunds, visited the National Maritime Information Centre (NMIC) in Portsdown, UK. NMIC, is one of the most interesting international role models of how ...
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Discussion of Maritime Domain Awareness in Southeast Asia
One of the core areas work of the SafeSeas' project TOCAS is Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA). Asking how MDA can become a fruitful tool for better law enforcement at sea, ...
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SafeSeas presents draft guidelines on MDA at meeting in Durban
SafeSeas presented it's draft guidelines for maritime domain awareness (MDA) at a meeting of the Djibouti Code of Conduct (DCoC) organised by the Internaitonal Maritime Organisation. At the meeting which ...
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The Galle Dialogue in Sri Lanka
SafeSeas Director Prof. Christian Bueger participated in the 9th edition of the Galle Dialogue of the Sri Lanka navy. The Galle Dialogue is an important regional forum in the discussion ...
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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