News of maritime domain

Will a new treaty boost Africa’s fight against maritime crime?

The African continent stands to benefit significantly from a new high seas treaty; perhaps more so than any other region. The world’s largest crime scene is not part of any specific country, region or territory. Rather, it is the area

Read More

Strengthening MDA in the Indian Ocean

Maritime domain awareness (MDA) is vital to combating illegal fishing and fisheries-related conflict, achieving maritime security, and developing the blue economy. Unfortunately, many Indian Ocean coastal states have low capacity to achieve MDA. They often have few law enforcement vessels

Read More

Cutlass Express 2019 Comes to a Close

PEMBA, Mosambique — Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe, and the United States concluded the eighth iteration of the annual multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express 2019, Feb. 7. The conclusion of Cutlass Express brought several firsts

Read More

France and Kenya sign two regional maritime security agreements

On the sidelines of the Sustainable Blue Economy International Conference held in Nairobi, France and Kenya have signed two regional maritime security agreements of which Comoros, Djibouti, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles are signatories. November 28th, 2018, Nairobi, Kenya – Maritime

Read More

Information Fusion Centre – Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR) is launched

Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman, the Honourable Raksha Mantri, launched the Information Fusion Centre – Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR) on 22 December 2018, at Information Management and Analysis Centre (IMAC) Gurugram. Apart from representation by officials from the MoD, MEA, MHA, Ministry

Read More

The first Blue Economy Conference

Kenya and its co-hosts Canada and Japan are inviting the world to Nairobi for the first global conference on the sustainable blue economy. Over 4,000 participants from around the world will meet from November 26 to 28, 2018 at the

Read More

EU commitments during Our Ocean 2018

Our Ocean 2018 conference took place in Bali on 29-30 October. Our Ocean Conference is focused on generating commitments and taking actions to maintain the sustainability of our oceans. Since 2014, Our Ocean Conference has successfully generated commitments totaling around

Read More

Maritime security conference in Mauritius

In order to mobilize national, regional and international partners in favor of maritime security and safety, the Indian Ocean Commission, mandated by its extraordinary Council of Ministers in October 2017, is organizing a Ministerial Conference on Maritime Security in the

Read More

Maritime security & capacity building in Indian Ocean

SafeSeas project has just published the Best Practice Toolkit entitled Mastering Maritime Security: Reflexive Capacity Building and the western Indian Ocean Experience. The report presents the core results of the SafeSeas project drawing on 16 months of research and work with

Read More

The Potential Use of AIS as a Fisheries Monitoring Tool

A new report from the FISH-i Africa Task Force, ‘The Potential Use of AIS as a Fisheries Monitoring Tool’ examines the value of using automatic identification system (AIS) as part of monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) operations. AISs are very

Read More