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Maritime Security – Global Maritime Security Challenges
08.10.2014 @ 09:00 - 16:30
An open-house event at the Royal Danish Naval Academy with a number of expert presentations under the overall theme: “Maritime Security – global maritime security challenges now and in the future”. The presentations will address the global maritime security challenges from more perspectives as basis for cross-sector dialogue and networking. The underlying theme will be the cooperation between the worlds navies, coast guards, maritime industry and the commercial shipping.
0900 “WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION OF THE SEMINAR’S MEDIATOR” by Commander Senior Grade Gustav Lang, Commanding Officer at the Royal Danish Naval Academy.
Mediator will be Lieutenant Commander Johannes Kidmose, Military Analyst at the Centre for Military Studies.
0910 “MARITIME SECURITY – NAVAL OPERATIONS IN THE 21ST CENTURY” by Lieutenant Commander Johannes Kidmose.
The conceptual phrase “Maritime Security” and the following “Maritime Security Operations” (MSO) has become more and more popular among navies. The reason for that is primarily the change of geopolitical focus. During The Cold War navies primarily focused their capabilities on deterrence and combat readiness on- and from the sea. Today the capability needs has changed to a more wideranging scope, where navies carry the responsibility of “good order at sea” in a globalized world.
1010 “NATO MARITIME SECURITY STRATEGY IN THE WAKE OF THE NATO SUMMIT IN WALES” by Jan-Christoph Napierski, First Secretary at Danish Delegation to NATO.
Russia, South China Sea, Syria – only a few buzzwords are indicating a rapidly changing maritime security environment. Maritime is back on the agenda, also at NATO. One example: the Wales summit declaration contained the largest text on maritime since 1990. But what comes after the declaration? How will NATO address new challenges? To which degree could the Alliance and maritime industry enhance their mutual beneficial cooperation enhancing maritime security? This session will give you insight in the perceived “black box” NATO and its work on maritime issues.
1100 “CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES AT SEA – PIRACY AND MARITIME TERRORISM ON THE AFRICAN WEST COAST” by Andreas Bruvik Westberg, PhD Fellow, Royal Danish Defence College.
The presentation examines the drivers of maritime insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea, and draws insights and lessons from the experience of Somali piracy and maritime terrorism off the Horn of Africa.
1145 LUNCH BUFFET HOSTED BY THE NAVAL ACADEMY
1245 “THE RESPONSE TO MARITIME CHALLENGES IN THE ARCTIC” by Francis Zachariae, Deputy Director General at Danish Maritime Authority and former Captain in the Royal Danish Navy.
Increased traffic in Arctic waters and the expectations of more to come have brought about a need for new maritime regulation in Arctic waters and the development of tools assisting vessels in the area. The Danish Maritime Authority is – in cooperation with The Danish Defense – developing the web portal ArcticWeb to improve safety of navigation in the waters around Greenland.
1400 “OP RESYR – REMOVING CHEMICAL AGENTS FROM SYRIA – ESTABLISHING NEW STANDARDS FOR MARITIME OPERATIONS AND COOPERATION” By Captain Torben Mikkelsen, Commander Task Group 420.01 NOV 2013 – MAY 2014.
The removal of chemical weapons from Syria was a global challenge but small state Denmark managed to play a vital role to overcome it. The operation became a maritime driven combined joint operation with many and very varied stakeholders adding unusual complexity to the conduct. The success of this operation established new standards for future international operations and the use of maritime forces. Based on his experiences as Force Commander in Operation RECSYR, Captain Torben Mikkelsen will provide us his view on future maritime operations.
1520 “GLOBAL MARITIME SECURITY CHALLENGES FROM A COMMERCIAL PERSPECTIVE” by Ship Brooker and former Admiral in the Royal Danish Navy, Torben Ørting Jørgensen, Maersk Brookers.
With his thorough knowledge and interest in both the Navy’s and merchant fleet’s capacities and abilities, the former admiral Mr. Jørgensen and current Ship Brooker will give his view on future cooperation between the naval and merchant fleets regarding maritime security operations.
More to follow.
1620 “ROUND UP AND CONCLUSIONS” by mediator Lieutenant Commander Johannes Kidmose
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