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Maritime Security Program

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The Maritime Security Program at the Center for Civil-Military Relations (CCMR), headquartered at the Naval Postgraduate School has provided exceptional programs to hundreds of civilian officials and military officers from many countries over the  last ten years. Using a faculty of academicians, retired military, coast guard, law enforcement, and civilian agency personnel, CCMR delivers programming that strikes the right balance between the theoretical and the practical. 

Specific objectives include:

  • Help participants think through the challenges of preventing and responding to maritime security threats and terrorism with democratic tools at a strategic level
  • Multi-dimensional, innovative solutions to maritime security threats
  • Integrate classroom exercises to extend learning
  • Emphasize interagency (inter-entity) and multi-national approaches

CCMR addresses tough questions about national, regional and global Maritime Security

  • What can governments do to enhance the security of their maritime domain while also allowing for the efficient movement of people, goods and services?
  • How can governments conduct maritime risk assessments that will allow them to prioritize limited resources and develop comprehensive strategies and policies?
  • How can governments best protect their critical maritime infrastructure?
  • How should governments integrate their military, law enforcement and other civilian agencies with maritime security responsibilities?
  • What collective measures can regional nations take to prevent or minimize transitional maritime threats like terrorism, piracy, illicit trafficking and illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing?


  • Risk Assessment
  • Maritime Governance
  • Maritime Domain Awareness/Maritime Intelligence
  • Port Security
  • The Maritime Sector’s Contribution to National Economic Security
  • Trends and Developments in Global Shipping
  • Maritime Terrorism and Piracy
  • Maritime Law Enforcement
  • Critical Maritime Infrastructure
  • The Role of Strategic Communications and Public Affairs
  • Roles and Responsibilities of the Commercial Sector in Maritime Security
  • The Pros and Cons of Using Private Security Contractors
  • Interagency Decision Making
  • Measures of Effectiveness
  • Consequence Management
  • Using the Incident Command System in Maritime Disasters
  • The Importance of Cyber Security for Maritime Security
  • The International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre
  • The Joint Interagency Task Force - South (JIATF-S)
  • Singapore’s Information Fusion Centre
  • Australia’s Border Protection Command
  • Case Study: The Costa Concordia
  • Case Study: The South Korean Ferry Disaster
  • Trends in Illegal, Unreported or Unregulated Fishing (IUU)Other customized programs and Topics

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Program News

Building Global Maritime Partnerships: CCMR & US Coast Guard Station Monterey
For the past several years, there has been a cost-effective effort to maximize the training and education experience of our international counterparts through a combination of intensive classroom instruction and a visit to the local U.S. Coast Guard Station in Monterey. Read More

CCMR Partners with Indonesian Naval Command and Staff College on Maritime Domain Awareness
The CCMR Maritime Security program delivered its new “Building Maritime Domain Awareness Capabilities” course to the Indonesian Naval Command and Staff College (SESKOAL), Jakarta, 29 Apr – 05 May 2018. Read More

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