Presentations

SafeSeas researchers present at international maritime security forums

In November 2022 SafeSeas researchers attend several important international maritime security forums. Dr. Jan Stockbruegger will be attending the 50th Shared Awareness and Deconfliction (SHADE) meeting in Bahrain. He will be providing an academic perspective to the event, drawing on a recent research article on maritime security in the Western Indian Ocean. He argues that SHADE should concentrate on its core business, that is to enhance awareness and deconflict naval operations. Professor Christian Bueger will be attending the Shared Awareness ...
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Panel – Towards a ‘blue’ criminology: How should we study transnational organised crime at sea?

Scott Edwards presented 'Blue criminology: towards a trans-disciplinary understanding of crime at sea' at the 24 Hour Conference on Global Organized Crime. The panel, moderated by SafeSeas co-director Tim Edmunds, also featured Mercedes Rosello (Leeds Beckett University) presenting 'Towards a ‘blue’ criminology: How should we study transnational organised crime at sea?', Anna Sergi (University of Essex) presenting 'The journeys of complex crimes through the port, from the sea and into the city', and Nigel South (University of Essex) presenting 'Oyster ...
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Is there a role for the E3 in maritime security in the Indo-Pacific?

Maritime security in the Indo Pacific is a theme that is getting increasingly political traction. While much of the debate is centered around the South China Sea, Freedom of Navigation and signaling towards China, it is also an opportunity to address the non-state dimensions of maritime security, namely maritime related extremism and blue crime. SafeSeas director Christian Bueger was invited to provide a statement at an event on June 22nd that investigated what kind of promises the coordination in the ...
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SafeSeas research discussed at major maritime security forums

In the last week, we had the opportunity to feed key research insights from the TOCAS project into a number of policy processes. The first one was a presentation at the EU-China Expert Meeting on Maritime Security, held on the 26th and 27th of May in Bejing, At the meeting our contribution focused on the importance of a holistic understanding of blue crimes and the need to pay more attention to environmental security at sea and climate change. Our second ...
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SafeSeas gives presentation to UK Maritime Threat Group

The UK has been the country at the forefront of innovation in maritime security. Spearheading Maritime Domain Awareness initiatives, inter-agency coordination and maritime security strategies, the UK provides an important case for how to organize holistic responses to maritime insecurity. One of these initiatives is the UK Maritime Threat Group (MTG); a cross governmental coordination committee that meets bi-weekly to discuss maritime security issues and responses. Created in 2020, the group is chaired by the UKs Joint Maritime Security Centre ...
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The Limits of Capacity Building: New Video

Capacity building for maritime security is one of the core themes of Safe Seas. When and why capacity building succeeds or fails is the core subject of our recently published book on the Western Indian Ocean and the Best Practice Toolkit. It is also part of our ongoing work in the AMARIS project on maritime security in Ghana. In a new video which is now available in our Youtube channel, Christian Bueger summarises these insights and discusses why capacity building often does ...
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SafeSeas holds Ideaslab

For a number of years the SafeSeas network has been holding bi-annual events at which ongoing or planned research projects are discussed. These so-called Ideaslabs have the primary purpose to discuss, explore and advance early ideas for maritime security related research. At the winter 2020 ideaslab, held on the 3rd of December, four ideas were discussed. Felix Mallin, National University of Singapore, introduced a range of ideas why we need to take a critical stance towards the idea of the ...
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Presentation at G7 meeting

The G7++ Friends of the Gulf of Guinea is the most important global forum to coordinate the fight against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea region. At this years plenary meeting Prof. Bueger, one of the directors of SafeSeas gave a presentation on December 3rd on how academic research can inform counter-piracy operations. Taking the work of SafeSeas members, and in particular, the AMARIS project funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, as a starting point, Bueger argued ...
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Participation in IFC Maritime Security Webinar

The Information Fusion Centre (IFC) based in Singapore is one of the most important international hubs for sharing information on the maritime domain. It enhances the global understanding what issues at sea need attention. One element of this work are frequent events for maritime stakeholders and an interested public. On the 25th of November, SafeSeas Director Prof. Christian Bueger gave a presentation, in the IFC's new 3 day online format, the 2020 Maritime Security Webinar. At the seminar Bueger provided ...
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Maritime Security and the Anthropocene

SafeSeas Director Christian Bueger gave a talk on the challenges that the anthropocene, climate change and biodiversity loss pose for maritime security at the conference of the NATO Maritime Security Centre of Excellence 2020 conference on September 16th. In the talk Bueger revisited what changes the anthropocene imply and what that means for maritime security forces. He argued that the anthropocene implies changing patterns of blue crime, more difficult working conditions for maritime security forces as well as a broader ...
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