maritime security

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The Naval Association of Canada 2012 AGM and Conference

The Naval Association of Canada has announced a one-day conference, to be held in conjunction with its Annual General Meeting, on Friday, 01 June 2012 in Ottawa.  The conference, which is entitled “Our Navy, Our Industry, Our Future,” advertises the following theme: Replacement of the Canadian fleet is essential. The […]

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The RUSI Future Maritime Operations Conference 2012

The Royal United Services Institute (U.K.) has announced a two-day event to be held on Wednesday and Thursday, 04 and 05 July 2012.  The conference, which is entitled “The Use of the Sea for Global Security and Prosperity,” advertises the following theme: The NATO-led operation off Libya highlighted the contribution […]

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The Atlantic Council’s Maritime Security Conference, 30 May 2012

[Tuesday, 20 March 2012] The Atlantic Council of Canada has announced a one-day event to be held at the George Ignatieff Theatre, Trinity College, University of Toronto.   The conference announcement contains the following description of the conference theme:  As a nation surrounded by three oceans and the great lakes, Canada’s […]

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Opportunity Lost

David Pugliese is reporting in the Ottawa Citizen, “Head of the Royal Canadian Navy says he has enough ships,” that Admiral Maddison said “he is happy with the number of ships the service operates and he doesn’t need any more.” This is a staggeringly uninspired statement by the institutional leader of […]

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What exactly do we mean by Canadian arctic sovereignty and is it at risk?

There appear to be few internationally contentious issues that Canada faces regarding its claims of sovereignty over its arctic landmasses, including its archipelago, aside from a minor challenge concerning Hans Island. The situation in the Arctic Ocean and its adjoining waters is less clear. While several minor maritime boundary challenges […]

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Sea Kings Featured in 18th RCAF Annual Historical Workshop, 13 – 14 June 2012

The Call for Papers has been issued for the 18th Annual Royal Canadian Air Force Workshop, which will be held in Halifax, 13-14 June 2012. The title of the workshop will be “Wings For The Fleet: Fifty years of the Canadian Sea King.”   The workshop theme reads as follows: “In […]

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CDA-CDAI Ottawa Conference on Defence and Security, 23 – 24 February 2012

The Conference of Defence Associates Institute (CDA) has announced that registration for their Ottawa Conference on Defence and Security is now open. The program includes the following speakers on maritime issues: Keynote Ray Mabus, US Secretary of the Navy Asia-Pacific Security Concerns Rear-Admiral (ret.) Tyrone Pile, former commander, Maritime Forces […]

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Seventh Australian Sea Power Conference, 31 January – 02 February 2012.

Captain Gordon A. Andrew (RAN), Director of the Australian Sea Power Centre has sent a notice advising that registration is now open for their upcoming conference.  His statement follows: “As you may know, we are holding our 7th Sea Power Conference in Sydney over the period 31 January – 2 […]

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More analysis of nuclear and conventional capabilities (II)*

*Moderator’s Note: This statement was my comment on the Naval Affairs Discussion of the Naval Association of Canada. The issue of submarines is being badly mishandled.  The NSPS does not address future maritime security or sea power holistically. Australia has determined that submarines are central for their security and have […]

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