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April 2012

Building Maritime Security Situational Awareness

Formation of warships, courtesy Wikimedia Commons
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Indian and Japanese ships participating in multilateral naval exercise

This paper contends that maritime domain security depends on situational awareness. Crises involving the maritime domain have the potential to involve major disruptions to the movement of cargo within the global supply chain. The maritime domain is one of the global commons four domains, with freedom of navigation, sea-based trade routes, critical infrastructure, energy flows, protection of marine resources and environmental safety of significant importance with regards to security and prosperity of nations worldwide.

© 2012 Institut für Strategie- Politik- Sicherheits- und Wirtschaftsberatung (ISPSW)

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Ralph D Thiele

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182

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