SafeSeas and DCAF join forces to deliver MSSG workshop

Tim Edmunds and Scott Edwards joined the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance to deliver a 3-day workshop on Maritime Security Sector Governance in East Asia. Tim Edmunds presented on ‘Introduction to the Maritime Security Sector Governance Concept’ and ‘Introduction to Maritime Security Sector Reform and International Experiences’. Scott Edwards presented on ‘Challenges in Addressing … Read more

Maritime Security in Ghana: AMARIS holds project meeting

The AMARIS project, investigating maritime security in Ghana, is one of the corner stone projects of the SafeSeas network. The project is a focused research partnership of 12 researchers interested in studying a paradigmatic national case of maritime security with a focus on the interaction of blue crimes in the country, inter-agency coordination and maritime … Read more

Presentation on Maritime Domain Awareness

How does the surveillance of the oceans known as Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) contribute to ocean governance? This was the core question that SafeSeas director Christian Bueger discussed in a recent talk at the MARIPOLDATA Ocean Seminar Series organized by the University of Vienna. Drawing on research on maritime domain awareness in the Western Indian … Read more

Maritime Security Course in Copenhagen gets going

Maritime Security is a growing field within the academic study of international security. Yet, the security challenges at sea, blue crimes and the link between security, safety and blue economy continue to receive relatively little attention in higher education. SafeSeas is striving to change this state of academic sea blindness by highlighting the importance of … Read more

SafeSeas holds Ideaslab

For a number of years the SafeSeas network has been holding bi-annual events at which ongoing or planned research projects are discussed. These so-called Ideaslabs have the primary purpose to discuss, explore and advance early ideas for maritime security related research. At the winter 2020 ideaslab, held on the 3rd of December, four ideas were … Read more

Participation in IFC Maritime Security Webinar

The Information Fusion Centre (IFC) based in Singapore is one of the most important international hubs for sharing information on the maritime domain. It enhances the global understanding what issues at sea need attention. One element of this work are frequent events for maritime stakeholders and an interested public. On the 25th of November, SafeSeas Director Prof. … Read more

Video – Blue Crimes: Rethinking the Maritime Security Agenda

Christian Bueger (SafeSeas/Uni of Copenhagen) Timothy Edmunds (SafeSeas/Uni of Bristol), Jason Eligh (Global Initiative), Maria Damanaki (ex-EU Marine Commissioner), Cathy Haenlein (RUSI) & Alan Cole (UNODC GMCP) featured in our latest event. The event discussed the blue crime concept, drawing upon a paper written by Tim and Christian. Read the paper related to the event … Read more

Event – ‘Blue Crimes: Rethinking the maritime security agenda’

10th September, 14.00-15.30 BST Presenter & Panellist Timothy Edmunds (SafeSeas/Uni of Bristol) Panellists Jason Eligh (Global Initiative)Maria Damanaki (ex-EU Marine Commissioner)Cathy Haenlein (RUSI)Alan Cole (UNODC GMCP) Register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6QrSxlSeSKeFF-GueWlxbA Piracy, smuggling and illegal fishing are three blue crimes increasingly high on the international agenda. Such crimes have different expressions across the world’s maritime regions and affect … Read more

Webinar on Mauritius oil spill

What are the lessons from the Mauritius oil spill? Could it have been prevented? What are the consequences for the environment? SafeSeas director Christian Bueger speaks at a webinar on the event on 18.08.20. See details below.