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Maritime security and the Blue Economy: intersections and interdependencies in the Indian Ocean

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Abstract


  • Maritime security is essential to supporting the Blue Economy. Many

    maritime security forums have been key supporters of the Blue

    Economy concept, particularly in the Indian Ocean region (IOR).

    This paper will explore the co-evolution and co-dependence of

    Blue Economy and maritime security agendas, with a particular

    focus on the IOR. It identifies two primary interactions between

    Blue Economy and maritime security interests. Firstly, maritime

    security is an enabler of the Blue Economy, for example, through

    safeguarding navigation routes, providing important oceanographic

    data to marine industries and protecting rights over valuable

    marine resources and activities within claimed zones of maritime

    jurisdiction. Secondly, an often overlooked role that maritime

    security plays in the Blue Economy is by being itself a source of

    economic development and growth. An expanded Blue Economy

    will create greater demand for maritime security capabilities, and

    this, in turn, will trigger increased investment and growth in these

    capabilities. The enhanced and increasingly diverse role that

    maritime security will continue to play in the Blue Economy can

    be seen across all sectors in the IOR.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Voyer, M., Schofield, C., Azmi, K., Warner, R., McIlgorm, A. & Quirk, G. (2018). Maritime security and the Blue Economy: intersections and interdependencies in the Indian Ocean. Journal of the Indian Ocean Region, 1-21.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85041113653

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4373&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3358

Number Of Pages


  • 20

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 21

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Maritime security is essential to supporting the Blue Economy. Many

    maritime security forums have been key supporters of the Blue

    Economy concept, particularly in the Indian Ocean region (IOR).

    This paper will explore the co-evolution and co-dependence of

    Blue Economy and maritime security agendas, with a particular

    focus on the IOR. It identifies two primary interactions between

    Blue Economy and maritime security interests. Firstly, maritime

    security is an enabler of the Blue Economy, for example, through

    safeguarding navigation routes, providing important oceanographic

    data to marine industries and protecting rights over valuable

    marine resources and activities within claimed zones of maritime

    jurisdiction. Secondly, an often overlooked role that maritime

    security plays in the Blue Economy is by being itself a source of

    economic development and growth. An expanded Blue Economy

    will create greater demand for maritime security capabilities, and

    this, in turn, will trigger increased investment and growth in these

    capabilities. The enhanced and increasingly diverse role that

    maritime security will continue to play in the Blue Economy can

    be seen across all sectors in the IOR.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Voyer, M., Schofield, C., Azmi, K., Warner, R., McIlgorm, A. & Quirk, G. (2018). Maritime security and the Blue Economy: intersections and interdependencies in the Indian Ocean. Journal of the Indian Ocean Region, 1-21.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85041113653

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4373&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3358

Number Of Pages


  • 20

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 21

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom