New article – how to improve the maritime security architecture in the Western Indian Ocean

Professor Christian Bueger and Dr. Jan Stockbruegger have conducted a review of the current security situation in the Western Indian Ocean. The study is published in African Security Review. They show which insecurities are on the rise and argue that the rise of geopolitical concerns increasingly produces a militarization dilemma: foreign naval forces are needed … Read more

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. … Read more

Pragmatic spaces and the maritime security agenda

The oceans are increasingly understood as a security space. Does the new maritime security agenda lead to new spatial configurations? This chapter introduces the concept of ‘pragmatic spaces’ to explore spatial configurations produced in responses to maritime security. Four exemplary spaces are discussed: how counter-piracy led to the development of high risk areas, how maritime … Read more

Maritime Security Cooperation in Southeast Asia. Recent events in the region

From 13th to 16th of May a series of maritime security related events took place in Singapore which SafeSeas director Prof. Bueger attended. The Information Fusion Centre (IFC) – the regional Maritime Domain Awareness center operated by the Singaporean navy – celebrated its 10th anniversary, it also launched a new information sharing platform and held … Read more

SafeSeas visits Southeast Asian partners

During a recent visit to Southeast Asia Prof. Tim Edmunds and Prof Christian Bueger met partners and stakeholders in Southeast Asia. They visited the regional MDA center based in Singapore, the Information Fusion Center (IFC), to discuss how the center provides important directions for other regional architectures. The also met with regional think tanks to discuss … Read more

What directions for maritime domain awareness in the Pacific?

In a new blog titled “Uniting nations: developing maritime domain awareness for the ‘Blue Pacific’” published by The Strategist, Prof. Christian Bueger discusses together with Dr. Anthony Bergin which steps the Pacific region might want to take in establishing maritime domain awareness. As the blog argues, the lessons collated by SafeSeas from the Western Indian … Read more