SafeSeas presents best practices at Pacific Island Forum workshop

The Pacific Islands are seeking to strengthen their regional collaboration in maritime security and are in the process of negotiating a new agreement — the so-called Biketawa plus agreement. To discuss how information sharing and maritime domain awareness will feature in the agreement the Pacific Island Forum is holding a three-day workshop in the Solomon … Read more

United Nations Special Envoy opens SafeSeas Symposium

The Special Envoy for the Oceans of the United Nations Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, formally opened the SafeSeas Symposium on Capacity Building for Maritime Security on the 2nd of March. The goal of the high-level symposium is to rethink the strategy and methods of capacity building in the Western Indian Ocean region.

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SafeSeas publishes Best Practice Toolkit

SafeSeas is pleased to announce the publication of the Best Practice Toolkit entitled Mastering Maritime Security: Reflexive Capacity Building and the western Indian Ocean Experience. The report presents the core results of the SafeSeas project drawing on 16 months of research and work with a wide range of partners from the Western Indian Ocean region. The … Read more

Lecture at Military Academy of South Africa

On January 31st, Professor Christian Bueger will be giving a lecture to the staff and students of the Military Academy of South Africa. Drawing on the core insights from SAFESEAS, in particular, the current draft of the best practice toolkit and the recent article in International Affairs, Prof Bueger will contextualize maritime security and speak about … Read more

SafeSeas to host High Level Symposium on Maritime Security Capacity Building

To discuss how maritime security governance can be made more efficient and capacity building can be better coordinated and its delivery improved, SAFESEAS is organizing a high-level symposium in Nairobi, on the 2nd of March 2018. The symposium, the first of its kind, takes stock of the past experience in maritime security capacity building and asks how it can be more efficiently delivered and coordinated. The high level event is a meeting of representatives from countries benefitting from capacity building, representatives of actors engaged in capacity building and a range of practitioners active in maritime security projects.

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Conference on maritime security and small navies in London

SAFE SEAS Research Associate Dr. Robert McCabe is co-organising the forthcoming ‘Europe, Maritime Security and Small Navies’ Conference at Kings College London on 19th and 20th January 2018. This conference is organised in conjunction with Cardiff University, the Centre for Military History and Strategic Studies at Maynooth University, and the Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy … Read more

Briefing at Maritime Security Strategy Working Group

At the 2017 Our Oceans Conference, Seychelles president Danny Faure announced that the country would soon begin drafting a maritime security strategy: “Maritime security is an extremely important component of the sustainable development of the ocean economy. One of the expected results of the blue economy strategy is greater protection for Seychelles’ ocean space and … Read more

SafeSeas organises workshop on illegal fishing in Seychelles

As part of its ongoing collaboration with the University of Seychelles, SAFESEAS is organising a symposium on illegal fishery in Seychelles waters and the wider Western Indian Ocean region. Titled “Stopping Illegal Fishing: Protecting the ‘Blue Gold’ of the Seychelles” the objective of the event on the 6th of December is to raise awareness for … Read more

An enduring threat – suspected Somali pirates transferred to Seychelles

This week six suspected Somali pirates were transferred by EUNAVFOR officials to the Seychelles to stand trial – the first such transfer of piracy suspects to the country since 2014. The suspects were apprehended by an Italian navy frigate, ITS Virginio Fasan, after they attacked a Seychelles-flagged 52,000-tonne container ship and a fishing vessel in the … Read more