SafeSeas regularly organises events on maritime security and ocean governance linked to our projects. We largely work in two formats. Symposia are larger events centered on a dedicated theme and usually involve the participation of high level policy makers. Ideaslabs are smaller scale events that intend to explore a particular theme with a limited amount of participants. These may be primarily academic in nature, or involve a mix of analysts and practitioners.
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
On 25 June 2020, the ‘Addressing Maritime Insecurity in Ghana (AMARIS)’ project held its ‘Kick-Off Event’. AMARIS is a two and a half year initiative funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, administered by the DANIDA Fellowship Centre and based at the Department of Political Science, University of ...Read More
What is the current state of maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea? What are the consequences of Covid? These were two central questions of an event organised by CEMLAWS, partner of the SafeSeas network and core contributor to the new AMARIS project.
Christian Bueger participated in the event on ...Read More
As part of the ongoing discussion on the blue turn and divergent research perspectives on ocean governance, international relations and maritime security, SafeSeas organised another iteration of the blue ideaslab on the 28th of May. The blue ideaslab provides an open format to discuss research and project ideas as well ...Read More
On the 6th and 7th of May the 2nd annual student conference on maritime security was held in collaboration with the scholars from the SafeSeas network. At the conference students reported on the results of the research projects that they have been carrying out in relation to the seminar on ...
SafeSeas is pleased to announce the programme for the forthcoming
'Securing Britain's Seas' event. The IdeasLab will focus on the challenges of ensuring UK maritime security, drawing on contributions from academics, policy makers and other maritime security stakeholders. Panel one, chaired by Professor Timothy Edmunds (University of Bristol & ...Read More
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 migration of people, the fight against narcotics and people trafficking, ...Read More
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 at Sea”: New Perspectives on Maritime Security” the goal of ...Read More
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 Danish Shipping, the University of Copenhagen and SafeSeas. While it is maritime piracy that catches most of the attention, there ...Read More