Recent Work & Clients

  • Provided general consultancy and advisory services to IMO, inter­governmental organizations (IGOs) and governmental entities, including facilitation of the development of a maritime resource and security strategy for Somalia under the United Nations lead ‘Kampala Process’ 03/13 and the development of a Somali National Maritime Administration 04/14
  • Completed a project proposal for IMO on the establishment of a Cooperative Mechanism for the Mozambique Channel and it approaches on the protection of this vital shipping lane in the South Western Indian Ocean
  • Developed an IMO Strategy for Capacity Building related to the 1988 SUA Convention and Protocols and other IMO maritime security measures as they relate to the work of the United Nation Security Council 1540 Committee
  • Provided presentations and keynote addresses at a number of major international conferences, workshops, desk­top exercises and roundtable discussions relating to maritime security, counter-­piracy and the treatment of persons rescued at sea, including the International Tribuneral for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), the United Nations High-­Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Regional Roundtable and the European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)
  • Expert/advisor/speaker/lecturer at: Maritime Security Summit, London 01/13; EXPOSEC Defense World, Athens 04/13; 4th Maritime Security Desktop Exercise and Law of the Sea Course Bali 04/13; QMARSEC Doha 10/13; Security in Challenging Environments, London 10/13; Expert Group Meeting on the use of PCASPs, Rome 03/13 and 10/13;
  • TRACECA/NTU workshop concerning Code for Recognized Organizations (RO Code), III Code and IMO Member State Audit Scheme, Baku, Azerbaijan 07/14
  • Provided Auditing services under the IMO Member State Audit Scheme (IMSAS)­ (see link)
  • Visiting Professor and Lecturer on UNCLOS, maritime legislation, maritime security and operations, IMO Member State Audit Scheme (IMSAS), III Code and Code for Recognized Organizations (RO) Code at the World Maritime University (Sweden – www.wmu.se ), Dalian Maritime University (China – www.wmu.se/msc-dalian), Cardiff University (UK) and Olympia Summer Academy (Greece – link)
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