Publication Archive

In June of 2018, One Earth Future (OEF) decommissioned the Oceans Beyond Piracy program marking our departure from a specific focus on maritime piracy. However, OEF remains dedicated to improving governance mechanisms and undermining the drivers of conflict both at sea and ashore through its other programs and initiatives.

For maritime specific programming, see our Stable Seas and Secure Fisheries programs.

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12/16/16
OBP Issue Paper: Defining Contracted Maritime Security

This paper provides information on the different types of contracted maritime security services currently in use, and outlines the oversight mechanisms that govern them.

Issue Paper
1/31/17
Addressing Maritime Insecurity in the Horn of Africa

Recent incidents involving vessels off the Horn of Africa do not reflect traditional forms of piracy, signaling an evolving threat to maritime security in the region that could lead to major maritime disruptions if an effective response is not developed. OBP highlights...

Issue Paper
8/8/17
Privately Contracted Armed Maritime Security

This issue paper explores the model of private maritime security, a form of contracted maritime security that has emerged primarily off the Horn of Africa as a response to Somali piracy.

Issue Paper
4/6/15
OBP Issue Paper - Will Illegal Fishing Ignite a Preventable Resurgence of Somali Piracy?

OBP explores the the circumstances surrounding the seizure and detention of two Iranian-owned fishing vessels captured near Hobyo on 21 March 2015. 

Issue Paper
9/1/17
Vessel Protection Detachments

This issue paper explores the presence of uniformed military personnel embarked on a vessel with explicit approval of the Flag State.

Issue Paper
9/29/17
Coastal State Embarked Personnel

This issue paper explores the model of coastal state embarked personnel in different regions around the world.

Issue Paper
10/18/17
State Affiliated Escorts

This issue paper explores the use of escorts by a state military asset as a model of contracted maritime security.

Issue Paper
6/22/12
Human Cost of Somali Piracy 2011

The latest version of the joint study by Oceans Beyond Piracy and the International Maritime Bureau was launched at the International Maritime Organization’s headquarters in London on June 22, 2012 and details the plight of seafarers at the hands of Somali pirates. The...

State of Maritime PiracyKaija Hurlburt
5/2/17
State of Maritime Piracy 2016

This 2016 study represents the seventh year in the State of Maritime Piracy report series. Since the beginning of the series, the scope of research has expanded to include analysis of the economic and human costs of piracy in the Western Indian Ocean Region, West Africa...

State of Maritime PiracyMaisie Pigeon, Dirk Siebels, Emina Sadic, John Hoopes, Sean Duncan, Kelsey Soeth
6/8/15
The State of Maritime Piracy 2014

Oceans Beyond Piracy has launched the fifth installment of its annual reports detailing the economic and human costs of maritime piracy. "The State of Maritime Piracy 2014" examines both human and economic costs incurred as a result of piracy occuring in the Western...

State of Maritime PiracyMatthew R. Walje, Jens Vestergaard Madsen, Conor Seyle, Kellie Brandt, Peter Kerins, Megan Matthews, Tyler Maybee
5/23/18
State of Maritime Piracy 2017

The State of Maritime Piracy 2017 report includes analyses of the economic and human costs of piracy and armed robbery in the Western Indian Ocean Region, West Africa, Asia, and Latin American and the Caribbean.

This report is the last in a series of 11 annual...

State of Maritime PiracyMaisie Pigeon, Emina Sadic, Sean Duncan, Chuck Ridgway, Kelsey Soeth

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