‘Securing Britain’s Seas’ Ideaslab Programme

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 & SafeSeas, will cover ‘Threats, risks and opportunities’. Position papers will be delivered by Dan O’Mahoney (Director, UK Joint Maritime Operations and Coordination Centre), James Driver (Head of Maritime Security and Resilience Division, Department for Transport) and Dr. Sofia Galani (University of Bristol)

Panel two, chaired by Professor Bridget Anderson (University of Bristol), will focus on ‘Boundaries, borders and maritime regions’ and features position papers from Professor Sir Malcolm Evans (University of Bristol), Commander Des Hirons (Deputy Director, National Maritime Information Centre and Commanding Officer, Maritime Information Exploitation Group), and Ann Singleton (University of Bristol).

Finally, the third panel, chaired by Professor Christian Bueger (University of Copenhagen & SafeSeas), will cover ‘Governance and coordination‘ and features position papers from Caroline Cowan (Fisheries Lead, Scottish Government), Captain Phil Haslam (Director of Operations, Marine Management Organisation), and Professor Richard Barnes (University of Hull).

The full programme can be found here.

Participation is limited. To express interest and register for the event, please contact Dr. Scott Edwards (scott.edwards@bristol.ac.uk).

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Posted by Scott Edwards

Dr. Edwards is a research associate at the University of Bristol for the TOCAS project. Scott completed his PhD at the University of Birmingham in 2019, where he analysed the role of trust in security communities under Nicholas Wheeler. He holds an MA from the University of Birmingham in Asia-Pacific International Relations, and has primarily focused on Southeast Asian security issues. He is the lead author of the SafeSeas evidence base and specialists in issues of coordination and inter-agency management.

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