Projects

Maritime Security after Brexit
What are the consequences of the departure of the UK from the European Union for maritime security? What challenges arise for the UK to manage their ocean sources and police their territorial seas? How can the productive European coordination in the safety of navigation and ocean governance be continued? Is there a risk for new maritime conflict? These are some of the questions that the Brexit project of SafeSeas is interested ...
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Regional responses to maritime security
Addressing maritime security and responding to blue crimes has led to various regional mechanisms through which actors aim at coordination, information sharing and mutual learning. In many of the worlds maritime regions this has led to a significant institutional complexity as well as sometimes fragmentation. SafeSeas studies different regional constellations including the Western Indian Ocean, the Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia, the South Pacific and the Indo-Pacific. The aim is to study the making of maritime regions but also to offer ...
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Transnational Organised Crime at Sea – Evidence Base
What do we know about transnational organised crime at sea? How do such blue crimes manifest, how do they intersect and are related to crime on land? What kind of data on blue crime is collected? These are the core questions that the Blue Crime Evidence Base project is addressing. Funded through a grant by the Economic and Social Research Council by the UK the goal is to collate and synthesize our knowledge on blue crimes to guide policy but ...
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Best Practices for Capacity Building
From 2017 to 2018 SafeSeas conducted a detailed study of the experiences in capacity building for maritime security in the Western Indian Ocean. This let to a range of lessons learned and best practices summarised in the best practice toolkit titled "Mastering Maritime Security. Reflexive Capacity Building and the Experience of the Western Indian Ocean". The full toolkit was launched at the 2018  symposium. Other results are available in the form of a forthcoming book, articles and a series of ...
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