Maritime Piracy and Security

Conference in London / United Kingdom, September 19, 2013

On 19 September, 2013, the EU-Asia Dialogue and the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) organized a joint conference on “Maritime Security: Lessons Learned from Europe and Asia” in London, United Kingdom. Guest of honor was Commodore Neil Brown from the Royal Navy. In sum, 31 people participated in the conference and represented, among others, EEAS, European Commission, ReCAAP-ISC, International Maritime Organization, NATO, EUNAVFOR, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, EU-MARSIC, BIMCO, and Norwegian Coast Guards. In addition, researchers from France, Germany, India, Japan, People´s Republic of China, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and United Kingdom attended the event. The topics discussed included law enforcement in the maritime domain, in particular the different roles of navies and coast guards, transnational organised crime at sea and obstacles in Euro-Asian collaboration. Following the conference in Seoul, one full panel was dedicated to the topic of the arctic sea and the influence the new Asian observer states China, India, Japan, Singapore and South Korea can have in the Arctic Council.

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Picture: Presentation by Jane Chan (RSIS)