Piracy Studies is a research portal for the study of contemporary piracy and maritime security that facilitates inter-disciplinary collaboration and makes academic research on piracy and maritime security available to a wider audience.

The portal provides  a space for sharing academic resources related to the study of piracy and maritime security and publishes short research-based comments on contemporary developments or recent research results. The portal is edited by  a team of researchers that started to work on African piracy in 2009. The portal is currently hosted at Cardiff University, Wales, UK and  is partially sponsored by a grant by the Economic and Social Research Council [ES/K008358/1]. The current editorial team consists of

The page presently has three main sections: 1) A comment and analysis section; 2) A collection of resources, that is links to research projects,  useful information, or key international actors. You might also visit our SPAM section, for the more humorous part of studying piracy; 3) the page “Academic Literature” contains an extended bibliography on contemporary maritime piracy, which is hosted on the Mendeley platform. The bibliography contains over 300 references on piracy from various disciplines and is frequently updated. The reference data is open source and can  be imported in other reference formats using the Mendeley platform. Further information on authors and editors can be found here.

The website is copyrighted under a creative commons license. You are free to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work, under the following conditions: You must attribute the work to the author and institution. You may not use this work for commercial purposes. You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work. For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work. Any of these conditions may be waived if you request the permission from the copyright holder. Please contact the editors to request permissions. The full licensing details are available here