Mar Sec – A Cottage Industry?

Here’s some good news. A lot of very clever people are thinking about maritime security.

Maritime Security – A Cottage Industry?

Op-Ed by John Guy

Here’s some good news. A lot of very clever people are thinking about maritime security. And when clever people think about things, ideas flow, discussion starts and eventually policy changes.

Here’s the not so good news. Maritime security still seems to be stuck in the past, hung up on national flags and local national interests.

In the world’s most globalized industry we need security based on a global viewpoint.

Last week Cardiff University hosted an Ideas Lab – Rethinking Maritime Security. Around thirty academics from Europe and China got together to use a lot of very long words and to see how the academic discipline of Maritime Security could be moved forward. After nearly fifty years in shipping I was amazed to discover that there are people paid to think about my security. There are even courses on it, taught at land-locked universities.

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Source: maritime-executive.com

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