SAFE SEAS contributes to OBP workshop in London

Dr. Robert McCabe, Research Associate of SAFE SEAS, travelled to London recently to attend the launch of the Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) ‘State of Maritime Piracy 2016’ report at the UK Chamber of Shipping, which was attended by a range of industry, academic and military stakeholders including a plenary address by the Seychelles Secretary of … Read more

SAFE SEAS attends maritime crime workshop in South Africa

SAFE SEAS principal investigator, Dr. Christian Bueger, attended the workshop “Combating Transnational Maritime Threats off Africa – through Collaborative Efforts in Policy Making, Law Enforcement, and Capacity Building”. The workshop is a joint initiative by the Security Institute for Governance and Leadership (SIGLA), Stellenbosch University, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) International Counterproliferation Program (ICP) and … Read more

SAFE SEAS attends Maritime Crime Workshop

The principal investigator of SAFE SEAS, Dr. Christian Bueger, is attending a workshop titled “Maritime Crime beyond Piracy: Trends, Challenges and Interconnections”. The workshop is organized by the Centre for Military Studies of the University of Copenhagen. The goal is to explore the relation between piracy and other maritime insecurities and how synergies between different … Read more

New project staff join the SAFE SEAS team

SAFE SEAS is delighted to welcome Alvine Marie and Njoki Mboce to the team. Alvine and Njoki will primarily contribute to mapping national maritime security sectors through case studies of MSSR processes in their respective countries. These case studies will identify best practices, gaps and shortcomings in the delivery of maritime security capacity building. Alvine … Read more

Somali sea hijack is a warning signal

The hijacking of the Aris 13 tanker by Somali pirates last week was a warning signal – it reiterates the importance of maintaining international counter-piracy efforts while also building the capacity of western Indian Ocean states to manage and develop their own maritime security needs. SAFE SEAS published a commentary on the incident with The Conversation … Read more

SAFE SEAS welcomes new staff member

SAFE SEAS is happy to welcome Dr. Robert McCabe to the team as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. Robert completed his PhD in 2015 at Maynooth University in Ireland examining the evolution of contemporary counter-piracy initiatives and broader maritime security governance in Northeast Africa and Southeast Asia funded by a John & Pat Hume Research Scholarship. Robert’s wider … Read more

Project presentation at British Academy

SAFE SEAS presented the first insights of the project at an event by the British Academy on March the 6th. The one-day event brought together the principal investigators of the BA’s Sustainable Development Programme. Dr. Bueger highlighted in his presentation the importance of the maritime dimension of sustainable development and the need to strengthen research … Read more

New Project Partner: NCMPR joins SAFE SEAS

SAFE SEAS welcomes a new project partner: The National Centre for Maritime Policy Research, based at Bahria University, Karachi. NCMPR is the core maritime think tank of Pakistan and one of the intellectual drivers of the country’s maritime security discussions. NCMPR will conduct a case study on Pakistan’s maritime security sector and the capacity building … Read more

SAFE SEAS in Pakistan

SAFE SEAS Principal Investigator Dr. Bueger attended the 7th International Maritime Conference organized by Pakistan’s National Centre for Maritime Policy Research (NCMPR) in Karachi. He gave a presentation on the strategic options for Pakistan to take a leadership role in the Western Indian Ocean region, highlighting the importance of capacity building initiative. During the stay … Read more