Maritime Security Programme
Research on maritime security at RSIS started in 2004 following increased concerns over the security of ports and sea lanes. The programme addresses issues of good order at sea, piracy and SLOC security, and has built up a significant international reputation in these fields.
The programme’s research agenda span the spectrum of maritime security issuesand developments in the Asia Pacific region. Its current research includes maritime force modernisation, shifts in the regional maritime balance of power, and maritime territorial and boundary disputes.
The programme also focus on particular threats and challenges in the maritime domain, such as maritime terrorism, piracy and other transboundary maritime crimes, safety at sea and disaster relief. Bridging these traditional and non-traditional security concerns are topics on maritime security cooperation and regime building.
International Maritime Security Conference
The International Maritime Security Conference (IMSC) is Asia Pacific’s premier platform for discussion on Maritime Security, with the aim of laying foundations for a safe and secure maritime commons. As in previous years, the conference is expected to attract high level representation by Navy Chiefs, policymakers, strategic thinkers and maritime stakeholders. It is also a key platform for bilateral and multilateral discussions, as well as dialogue sessions with regional think tanks. The 6th edition of IMSC was held on 14-15 May 2019. Click here for more information.
Prof Robert C. Beckman
Adjunct Senior Fellow
Maritime Security Programme, IDSS
Last updated on 25/01/2021