The return of Somali piracy. Safeseas contributes to joint statement

Somali pirates show increasing activity, implying a growing threat to international shipping. This presents a situation in which piracy is no longer suppressed in the region. On the 29th of January the Indian Ocean Commission issued a statement and call for action that SafeSeas contributed to along with the two centers of the MASE architecture. … Read more

SafeSeas at North Sea Neighbours Conference 2023

Image credit: SafeSeas director Professor Tim Edmunds joined a UK FCDO delegation at the NL-UK North Sea Neighbours conference in The Hague, NL, on 7 December as a speaker on Subsea Critical National Infrastructure protection (CMIP). He emphasised the importance of the North Sea as a test bed for critical maritime infrastructure protection, and … Read more

Event summary – North Sea Critical Infrastructure Protection

The 2022 attack on the Nord Stream pipelines brought much needed attention to the vulnerability of maritime infrastructures and their vitality in the digital age and for achieving the goals of the green energy transition. The October 2023 Baltic Connector pipeline incident has given this agenda further impetus. Identifying a common agenda for policy and … Read more

Symposium on critical maritime infrastructures in the North Sea

In partnership with the University of Copenhagen and the University of Edinburgh, SafeSeas is hosting a symposium on critical maritime infrastructure protection in the North Sea in Copenhagen on 23. and 24.11. With the growing awareness for the vulnerabilities of maritime infrastructures and their growing importance, in particular the green transition, the North Sea is … Read more

New article analyzes maritime security and offshore wind energy infrastructure

Offshore wind is rapidly emerging as the future of green energy production, but it brings new challenges to maritime security. With the expansion of wind farms, underwater cables, hydrogen pipelines, and energy islands, regional seas are becoming more congested and vulnerable to terrorism, crime, and hostile state activities. In a new article forthcoming in the … Read more

Shipping risks: Lessons from Wakashio disaster for island states – Event Summary

The Charles Telfair Centre, in partnership with the University of Copenhagen and the SafeSeas network for maritime security research, hosted a public event on “Shipping Risks: Lessons from the Wakashio for Western Indian Ocean Islands” on Friday, August 18, 2023 in Mauritius. Over 100 guests attended the event, which showcased the latest research on shipping … Read more

Maritime security is one of the new blue paradigms in ocean politics – new article

Global ocean politics has continuously been evolving, and maritime security is part of that development. A new article, co-authored by Christian Bueger, shows how maritime security is related to debates on the blue economy, ocean health, and blue justice – three other key ‘blue paradigms’. Thinking through how maritime security connects and contributes to the … Read more

New Article on the EU as a Global Maritime Security Provider

Image source: SafeSeas directors Christian Bueger and Tim Edmunds have published a new article entitled ‘The European Union’s Quest to become a Global Maritime Security Provider.’ The article is published in Vol.76 No.2 (2023) of the US Naval War College Review. It is open access and available to view at the link above. In … Read more