Maritime Strategy and Security
The ANCORS expertise in maritime strategy encompasses the development of national maritime strategy and sea power at the grand strategic level of policy and strategy making, and both joint maritime strategy and, more narrowly, naval strategy at the military-strategic level of analysis. It situates maritime strategic thinking within a context of geopolitical and geostrategic thought and reinterprets classical maritime strategic thought for the contemporary international security environment. It analyses the application of sea power and maritime strategy in the world’s most contested waters, evaluating and applying such concepts as sea control, sea denial, anti-access/area denial (A2/AD), Air-Sea Battle, sea basing and power projection.
Our expertise in maritime security involves policy, legal, technological and at-sea enforcement aspects. It is deeply involved with maritime border protection, the safety and security of shipping and global supply chains, security for offshore industries, and maritime domain awareness (MDA). The legal and policy aspects have a strong focus on post-9/11 counter-terrorism concerns and regulations, and counter-piracy initiatives. Our MDA experience includes collaboration with government, industry and regional organizations to establish the ANCORS Vessel Tracking Initiative (VTI), involving work with both fisheries and merchant shipping sectors.