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 navigational aids by producing a series of regional guides. The project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

From coordination to command: making Thailand’s maritime security governance more efficient?
Safeseas Research Associate Scott Edwards recently had the opportunity to access insights from Thailand’s Maritime Enforcement Command Center (ThaiMECC). Previously the Maritime Enforcement Coordination Centre, the change of name is ...
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Growing, yet cautious, optimism – maritime security in the Philippines
Safeseas Research Associate Scott Edwards recently visited the Philippines and had the opportunity to assess some of the over-arching themes of Philippine maritime security focused upon by security practitioners. The ...
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Into the sea: capacity-building innovations and the maritime security challenge
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 ...
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New article summarises insights from Best Practice Toolkit
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 ...
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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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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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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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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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