SAFE SEAS has just published two new Concept Notes outlining initial project results. The first is titled Capacity Building and the Ownership Dilemma and discusses the importance of ‘local ownership’ in international capacity building endeavours and security sector reform. It also explores the importance of the principles of local ownership within the context of the SAFE SEAS SPIP methodology. The second Concept Note is titled Mapping Maritime Security Sectors and outlines the framework for mapping maritime security sectors further developing and refining the SPIP methodology as a framework through a series of exploratory questions. These notes are work in progress documents that have the primary purpose of serving as consultation and discussion drafts.