Piracy Studies is a research portal for the study of contemporary maritime security and ocean governance that was active from 2010 to 2017. The core objective of the portal was to facilitate inter-disciplinary collaboration and make academic research on maritime security, blue economy and ocean governance available to a wider audience.
The portal published short research-based comments on contemporary developments or recent research results and provides a space for sharing academic resources. The portal was not for profit project and edited by a team of researchers that started to work on African piracy in 2009. The portal was hosted at Cardiff University, Wales, UK and the University of Seychelles, Anse Royale, Seychelles. In the past, the portal received sponsorship from the Economic and Social Research Council [grant ES/K008358/1]. The portal was edited by Prof. Christian Bueger and Jan Stockbruegger. It was discontinued in 2017. A new blog is now available at http://safeseas.net.
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