Maritime Security Conference 2012

The Maritime Security Conference 2012 will take place at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, from 4 to 7 June, 2012. Building on the success of the last year, the conference will be co-sponsored 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).

We are pleased to announce the participation of the Centre of Foreign Policy Studies (CFPS) at Dalhousie University in Halifax. The CFPS will provide academic support to the conference and set the scene from North American perspective based on the findings of the Maritime Security Workshop that was held 27-29 October 2011 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

MSC 2012 is the foremost annual event for civilian and military professionals who are involved in maritime safety and security affairs around the world. In a collaborative setting, this prestigious group discusses solutions to challenging security issues that will contribute to a more effective Global Network for Maritime Security Cooperation.

This year, the conference will develop around four objectives:

a. Enhance National Maritime Security Governance: Develop a comprehensive, whole of government approach

b. Enhance Interregional Maritime Security Governance: Develop the way ahead for international maritime security cooperation and awareness

c. Improve Capabilities – Data Fusion Systems – Design and Standards: Design effective, interoperable and affordable maritime security cooperation and awareness infrastructure

d. Identify Future Maritime Security Challenges: Provide a projection for maritime security challenges and how to engage them.