maritime security


Naval Association of Canada 2014 Annual General Meeting and Conference

The Naval Association of Canada has released the details of their upcoming conference. It will be held in the Lord Elgin Hotel in Ottawa on Thursday, 2 October. The Annual General Meeting will be held afterward, running to 5 October. The Conference Theme will be – Submarines: Past, Present and […]


Preview of the Spring 2014 Issue of CNR

Here’s an excerpt from the next Editorial: “War and Economics: The Real Threat to the Canadian Navy.” The impact of two powerful events have placed the navy in a difficult position. Neither is maritime specific and neither originates in Canada but both combine to challenge the future of the Canadian […]


Is there a relationship between Canada’s national security and healthy communities?

A review of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway’s Maritime Security Operations Centre (MSOC) shows how it serves as a bridge between the ‘navy on patrol’ and the ‘police on the beat’. Offshore threats, like transnational organized crime and global acts of violence, are influencing relationships between national security […]


Child Pirates an increasing threat to maritime security

In an article published by Fairplay Magazine, entitled “Target: Child Pirates,” author Girjia Shettar explores the work being done by the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative and the Dalhousie Marine Piracy Project (DMPP) on the phenomenon of child maritime piracy. It is likely no coincidence that the countries which are […]


Maritime Blindness*

Consumers and their governments are generally unconcerned that 90 per cent of the world’s trade is conducted by the international shipping industry. The oceanic transportation industry has transformed the industrialized world into a “just-in-time” manufacturing zone, in which “our warehouses now float,” as Canada’s Rear-Admiral David Gardam, commander of the […]


A look inside the next issue of Canadian Naval Review

The next issue of Canadian Naval Review (Vol. 9, No. 2) will be available in early August. Editor Dr. Ann Griffiths has released the Table of Contents and it contains an array of articles on everything from migrant smuggling and protection against piracy to a celebration of naval aviation and […]


The Oceans: Our New ‘Wild West’

[Moderator’s Note:  This article was published previously in the Halifax ChronicleHerald. It is reprinted here with the permission of the author.] Vice-Admiral Dean McFadden, retired commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, once described the world’s oceans as anything but peaceful and placid — more like “the wild west.” He spoke […]


Atlantic Council of Canada Roundtable on the Navy-Coast Guard, 13 September 2012

The Atlantic Council of Canada invites you to a roundtable discussion entitled: “The Future of the Navy-Coast Guard Relationship in Canada.” The discussion will be lead by Ken Hansen, Resident Research Fellow with the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies and Science Advisory Committee Member with the Halifax Marine Research Institute. […]


A Secure Ocean Commons – Are We Doing Enough?

A safe and secure ocean commons has been a goal for decades. Initiatives to achieve this tend to have their roots in significant events that become forcing functions for change. For example, attention was focused on the security of ships and ports immediately after the 2001 attacks in New York […]


CFPS 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. The conference title is “Delivering Maritime Security in Global Partnership: Identifying Cooperative Strategies for Future Maritime Security Engagement.”  The conference will be co-sponsored by the Combined […]