’Delivering Maritime Security in Global Partnership: Identify Cooperative Strategies for Future Maritime Security Engagement”

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PRESS RELEASE
Will the vulnerabilities of the Global Maritime Commons continue to be exploited?
How will this impact world security?
Maritime Security Conference 2012 contributes to global crisis management in maritime
environments.
Maritime insecurity in one part of the world has historically caused significant economic and security
impacts to the rest of the world. If piracy in The Gulf of Guinea or Southeast Asia’s Straits of Malacca
rose to the current level of Somalia’s Indian Ocean coast, there would be market shock around the world.
The Maritime Security Conference 2012 in Halifax, Canada, seeks to gather those leaders and thinkers
engaged in responding to these threats and other global challenges, and to develop the optimal,
cooperative strategies necessary to solve them.
Last year‘s successful and internationally acclaimed Maritime Security Conference in Kiel, Germany,
produced a broad spectrum of findings. The common understanding that the political will of the
international community is a prerequisite to a comprehensive maritime approach for dealing with multiple
threats in the maritime environment is at the core of those findings. In this context, the Maritime Security
Conference 2012 provides an exceptional working and networking platform for national, international,
governmental and non-governmental organizations, military entities and leading experts to further
examine the essential demands and activities required to achieve and enhance maritime security through
global cooperation.
Under the theme ”Delivering Maritime Security in Global Partnership: Identify Cooperative Strategies for
Future Maritime Security Engagement”, the Maritime Security Conference 2012 will take place at the
Westin Nova Scotian Hotel, Halifax, Canada, from 4 to 7 June, 2012. It is co-hosted again by the
Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence (CJOS COE) and the Centre of
Excellence for Operations in Confined and Shallow Waters (COE CSW).
Contact for Public Affairs: CDR Alexander WALD (COE CSW), aw@alexander-wald.de or
CDR Sonya Cox (CJOS COE), public@maritimesecurityconference.org.
Information on the conference and on how to register can be found at:
http://www.maritimesecurityconference.org
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