Presentation at Indian Naval Symposium

SAFESEAS Principal Investigator, Prof. Christian Bueger, recently presented at a symposium of the Indian Navy hosted by the Indian Navy Naval War College in Goa. The two-day event focused on “Addressing Regional Maritime Challenges” and brought together over one hundred representatives from Indian and Indian Ocean navies. The presentation explored Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) and … Read more

SAFESEAS workshop at University of Stellenbosch

This week the SAFESEAS team were joined by our international research assistants and partners for a workshop hosted by the Security Institute for Governance and Leadership in Africa (SIGLA) at the University of Stellenbosch’s Institute for Advanced Study. The primary objective of the workshop was to discuss the initial results of the research conducted over … Read more

How can we capture capacity building? New Concept Note published

Capacity building is a broad concept with no clear definition. It is also a buzzword of International Politics. At SafeSeas we are interested in the practice of capacity as a diverse activity that goes beyond immediate maritime security concerns and is part of the broader picture of maritime governance. But, how can these practices be … Read more

Visiting government ministries in Kenya and Djibouti

SafeSeas Research Associate Dr. Robert McCabe is meeting with various Government ministries with responsibility for the maritime sector in Kenya and Djibouti this week. These high-level meetings are a chance to learn more about how the maritime sector is organised in both countries at policy level and explore different maritime security sector reform processes as … Read more

SafeSeas attends FishCrime Symposium

The FishCrime Symposium is an annual event for the community of practitioners addressing fishery crimes and Illegal, Unregulated and Underreported (IUU) fishing. The third installment of the event is held at the headquarters of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna from 25th to 26th of September. SafeSeas principal investigator Prof. Christian Bueger is … Read more

SafeSeas team presents at European International Relations Conference

SafeSeas Principal Investigator Prof Christian Bueger and Project Research Associate Dr Robert McCabe will both attend the 11th Pan-European Conference of the European International Studies Association (EISA) in Barcelona this month. The theme of this years conference is “The Politics of International Studies in an Age of Crises”. Prof Bueger will chair several sessions on topics … Read more

SafeSeas to hold book workshop at University of Stellenbosch

SafeSeas in collaboration with project partners from the Security Institute for Governance and Leadership in Africa (SIGLA) at the University of Stellenbosch will hold a workshop on ‘Maritime Security Capacity Building: Towards Best Practices’ in November. The primary objective of this workshop is to discuss the drafts of the book chapters that present the core … Read more

Understanding maritime security in Kenya

As part of the July field visits, the core project team of SAFESEAS visited Nairobi and Mombasa (Kenya) to gain a better understanding of the maritime security sector in the country. Kenya attaches increasing importance to the maritime sector, signified not the least by the creation of the presidents Blue Economy Committee in 2017. During the … Read more

Visiting maritime security practitioners in Seychelles

During its field visit to the Seychelles in July, the core team of SAFESEAS met with the core maritime security agencies of the country. The objective was to gain first-hand experience of how Seychelles manages its maritime security sector, what challenges exist in the coordination as well as the implementation of the countries ambitious plans … Read more

Seychelles workshop receives national press coverage

The recent joint-international workshop on maritime security and sustainable development held at the University of Seychelles in collaboration with SAFE SEAS, Cardiff University’s Sustainable Places Research Institute, the University of Seychelles James Michel Blue Economy Research Institute and the Sir James Mancham Centre for Peace Studies and Diplomacy has received national press coverage. Read the full … Read more