Chatham House research on maritime security explores African maritime security, including challenges in the Gulf of Guinea and for regional actors such as Angola and Nigeria; security in the Asia Pacific and the South China Sea; as well as piracy, maritime crime and regional cooperation.
Greater coordination of policy should be sought. There is no global best practice in maritime governance, only a diverse set of references drawing on common challenges and tried options. In particular, the European experience with the Arctic Council and other cooperative mechanisms provides a rich set of practices for consideration.
The success of maritime governance depends a great deal on securing the representation of, and contributions from, non-state actors such as industries, fisheries groups, scientific communities, NGOs, think-tanks and local communities.