Event – Securing the Subsea Data Cable Network: Time to rethink?

REGISTER 6th of July, 14.00 (BST) Submarine data cables are the core critical infrastructure of the digital age. 99% of the world’s digital communications transit through the global cable network: Zoom meetings, emails, hotel reservations, flight bookings, financial transactions – they all depend on it. This data does not travel through satellites or the air, … Read more

Jersey fishing dispute: why the UK sent in the navy and how to resolve the spat

By Scott Edwards & Tim Edmunds. Article originally published in The Conversation On the morning of Thursday 6 May, French fishers threatened to blockade Jersey’s main port of St Helier, following a threat by French maritime minister Annick Girardin to cut off the island’s electricity supply. Both countries sent maritime patrol vessels to the area, … Read more

New SafeSeas & Stable Seas report: ‘What We Know About Maritime Illicit Trades’

What We Know About Maritime Illicit Trades is the second in a series of reports as part of the Transnational Organized Crime at Sea: New Evidence for Better Responses project. The project is a collaboration between SafeSeas and the One Earth Future Foundation’s Stable Seas program and is funded by the UK Economic and Social Research … Read more

SafeSeas researchers at ISA

Christian Bueger and Scott Edwards attended the International Studies Association’s 2021 conference. Christian Bueger presented on ‘Folk Theories of International Politics’, ‘Manifestos for an International Political Design’ and ‘Informality in World Politics: Global and regional governance / Across subdisciplines?’. Scott Edwards presented on ‘Fostering Affect Through Food: Sociability and the Emergence of an Affective Based … Read more

SafeSeas and DCAF join forces to deliver MSSG workshop

Tim Edmunds and Scott Edwards joined the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance to deliver a 3-day workshop on Maritime Security Sector Governance in East Asia. Tim Edmunds presented on ‘Introduction to the Maritime Security Sector Governance Concept’ and ‘Introduction to Maritime Security Sector Reform and International Experiences’. Scott Edwards presented on ‘Challenges in Addressing … Read more

What the Nave Andromeda incident tells us about UK maritime security

Scott Edwards & Tim Edmunds On October 25th at around 10am, just off the coast of the Isle of Wight, seven stowaways turned violent and threatened the crew of the Nave Andromeda, sparking concerns of a hijacking and intervention by the coastguard and police. A three-mile exclusion zone was put into effect around the ship … Read more

Video – Blue Crimes: Rethinking the Maritime Security Agenda

Christian Bueger (SafeSeas/Uni of Copenhagen) Timothy Edmunds (SafeSeas/Uni of Bristol), Jason Eligh (Global Initiative), Maria Damanaki (ex-EU Marine Commissioner), Cathy Haenlein (RUSI) & Alan Cole (UNODC GMCP) featured in our latest event. The event discussed the blue crime concept, drawing upon a paper written by Tim and Christian. Read the paper related to the event … Read more