In March 2020 SafeSeas will launch its new research project “AMARIS: Analysing Maritime Insecurity in Ghana”. The project will investigate the manifestations of blue crime in Ghana, the countries maritime security governance system and how it is supported through external capacity building assistance. The project is a collaboration between the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Political Science and three research organisations in Ghana, the Centre for Maritime Law and Security Africa, the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, and the University of Ghana.
The project is lead by Prof. Christian Bueger and is funded by the Danish International Development Agency DANIDA. The AMARIS project will develop major new insights concerning the intersection of different blue crimes, the challenges of national maritime security governance and the dilemmas posed by external capacity building assistance.