Maritime Security In The Pacific Workshop

Date: 06 – 10 May 13
Location: Victoria Barracks, Sydney, AUS
Resources: United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea


Issues of maritime security continue to maintain a high profile and importance for Pacific Island nations, given their geographic and demographic characteristics.

The Maritime Security in the Pacific workshop is a joint collaboration between the APCML, the United States’ Defense Institute of International Law, and the New Zealand Defence Force. The purpose of the workshop is to develop a common understanding of contemporary maritime security challenges, including their legal implications, and to build capacity and knowledge-sharing networks across the Pacific.

In 2012, the workshop was held in Sydney, Australia and attended by over fifty representatives from more than 20 countries. The workshop brought together operators, legal officers and policy makers to share knowledge and build consensus on contemporary challenges and opportunities in the field of maritime security.

In 2013, the workshop was held in Wellington, New Zealand.

In 2014, the Workshop was conducted in collaboration with the US Naval War College.