SAFESEAS workshop on Maritime Security and Sustainable Development in the Seychelles

Maritime Security and the Blue Economy are vital policy concepts for sustainable development in the western Indian Ocean. Yet, how do both of these agendas link to each other? Exploring this relationship, using the Seychelles as an exemplar, was the core task set out by a workshop at the University of Seychelles on Tuesday, the 18th of July 2017. The workshop was the outcome of a joint international initiative by SAFESEAS in collaboration with Cardiff University’s Sustainable Places Research Institute, the University of Seychelles James Michel Blue Economy Research Institute and the Sir James Mancham International Centre for Peace Studies and Diplomacy

The event held at Anse Royale, the main campus of the University of Seychelles, brought together core policy makers and users of the sea to discuss the organisation of marine policy in the Seychelles, as well as the challenges and success stories of the country.

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At the recent CGPCS 20th plenary in Mauritius, the SAFE SEAS team held a meeting with representatives of EU Critical Maritime Route Wider Indian Ocean (CRIMARIO) project to learn more about the projects plans and activities with regard to enhancing Maritime Situational Awareness (MSA) and capacity building in the western Indian Ocean.

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SAFESEAS attends 20th plenary meeting of the Contact Group on Piracy

From the 5th to 7th of July the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia held its 20th plenary meeting in Mauritius. Christian Bueger and Robert McCabe from the SAFESEAS team participated in the working group meetings and plenary discussions. Dr. Bueger was part of the Seychelles delegation and advised the Chairmen’s team … Read more

New publication investigates maritime domain awareness

In a new publication titled “Effective Maritime Domain Awareness in the Western Indian Ocean”, SAFESEAS principal investigator Prof. Bueger discusses the importance of maritime domain awareness for the region and asks how the structures can be better supported. He argues for the importance of paying more attention to low-tech solutions and working with human sources. The … Read more

Talk at University of Cape Town

On the 27th of June, SAFESEAS principal investigator Prof. Bueger gave a lecture at the University of Cape Town’s Faculty of Law. Drawing in large parts on an article forthcoming with the European Journal of International Relations, the talk discussed some of the core insights on global security governance that can be developed from the fight against piracy. The … Read more

SafeSeas attends plenary of contact group on piracy (CGPCS)

In the first week of July the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS) is holding its 20th plenary meeting in Mauritius.  One of the long-standing core agenda items of the CGPCS – the main global governance body for the coordination of counter-piracy work of the international community – is coordination of … Read more

Development, Security and the Oceans: Summary of World Oceans Day event

In celebration of World Oceans Day, the SAFESEAS team in collaboration with the Sustainable Places Research Institute and the Crime and Security Research Institute at Cardiff University held a seminar on the 8th of June with the aim of exploring linkages between some of the key challenges facing the ocean space. This blog summarises the key insights gained at the event. 

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2nd project day of SafeSeas

SafeSeas is in its second work phase, the data collection. To coordinate data collection on maritime security sectors, the project had its second joint workshop day on June the 12th and discussed with all team members the first results and next steps. During the meeting focus areas were identified and visits to local stakeholders planned. … Read more