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 blogs and working papers. The project was funded by the British Academy [GF16007].
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 article argues that maritime security capacity-building not only requires further ...Read More
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 in the SafeSeas Best Practice Toolkit titled "Mastering Maritime Security" ...Read More
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 Peninsula together. Initially only focused on piracy, the Code’s focus area was extended through the 2017 Jeddah Amendments to cover ...Read More
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, the disruption of transnational organised crime as well as increased cooperation, the SafeSeas team is developing a guide. On the ...Read More
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 was a follow up to the 2018 meeting in Jeddah, the next steps were discussed on how to improve the ...Read More