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Research Interests

IUU fishing; fisheries crime; transnational maritime organised crime; maritime piracy; privatisation of security; non-state actors in maritime security; smuggling and trafficking related crimes by sea (humans, arms); maritime security governance and capacity building; maritime security policies and strategies; SE Asia; Indonesia.

Biography

 

Dr. Ioannis Chapsos is the Research Lead in Maritime Security and Course Director  of CTPSR’s MA in Maritime Security. His research aim is to better understand the land-sea nexus in the context of international security, feed into sustainable policy responses and build maritime security capacities wherever required. He focuses both on the traditional state-centric concept and the contemporary human security approach as well as the increasing involvement of non-state actors in international security as victims, perpetrators and security providers. His research interests also encompass the global trend of privatisation of maritime security and the potential implications in international security.

His current research is focused on the maritime security comprehensive approach and he works in a number of research projects where he investigates the links between illegal (IUU) fishing and transnational organised maritime crime in the fishing industry and the respective strategies, responses to challenges and threats, as well as their implications on coastal communities, particularly in SE Asia (Indonesia). 

Ioannis is a Captain (ret) of the Hellenic Navy with more than 16 years of seagoing service and former lecturer on international security and strategy at the Hellenic Supreme Joint War College / Security and Strategy Department. 

 

Area of Expertise:

 

Maritime Security, Governance and Capacity Building, Privatisation of Security 

Vision Statement

The maritime domain is the medium which connects continents, regions, states and communities rather than a barrier that separates them. Although it significantly contributes to international trade and development, it is inevitably exploited also by criminal networks for illicit activities. My research is focused on minimising the ‘sea blindness’ and highlight the inseparable land-sea nexus, aiming at feeding into sustainable policy responses, robust maritime security governance and building maritime security capacities wherever required. I focus both on the traditional state-centric concept as well as on the contemporary human security approach and the increasing number of non-state actors involved in security provision.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctorate, Coventry University

1 Apr 2012Nov 2014

MA, Coventry University

Sep 2008Sep 2010

Postgraduate Diploma, Hellenic Supreme Joint War College

Aug 2007Jul 2008

Postgraduate Certificate, George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies

Jan 2007Apr 2007

Degree, Hellenic Naval Academy

Nov 1984Jul 1989

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Projects 2014 2019

Research Output 2015 2019

Prosecuting Pirates: Maritime Piracy and Indonesian Law

Fenton, A. J. & Chapsos, I., 3 Jun 2019, In : Australian Journal of Asian Law. 19, 2, 16 p., 4.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

piracy
Law
Indonesia
UN Convention
rights and responsibilities

Illegal Fishing and Fisheries Crime as a Transnational Organized Crime in Indonesia

Chapsos, I. & Hamilton, S., 30 Jan 2018, In : Trends in Organized Crime. (in press), p. (in press) 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
organized crime
fishery
Indonesia
offense
forced labor

Maritime Terrorism

Chapsos, I. & Noortmann, M., 2017, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behaviour. Moghaddam, F. M. (ed.). Los Angeles: SAGE Publications, Vol. 2. p. 462 - 463 2 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Terrorist Networks

Noortmann, M. & Chapsos, I., 2017, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behaviour. Moghaddam, F. (ed.). 1 ed. Los Angeles: SAGE Publications, Vol. 2. p. 831 - 832 2 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Activities 2014 2018

  • 9 Participation in conference
  • 3 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 2 Consultancy
  • 2 Invited talk

Why Maritime Security Matters? Human exploitation in the Indonesian fishing industry

Ioannis Chapsos (Speaker)
28 Feb 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Fostering Projection of Stability through Maritime Security: Achieving Enhanced Capabilities and Operational Effectiveness

Ioannis Chapsos (Speaker)
5 Jun 20187 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Sustainable Ocean Development

Ioannis Chapsos (Organising Committee)
6 Mar 20179 Mar 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Weapons on Vessels? States, Private Security and Responsibility for Responding to Maritime Threats

Ioannis Chapsos (Speaker)
17 Nov 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Press / Media

East Mediterranean: Prospects, challenges, opportunities

Ioannis Chapsos

19/01/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research

LSPR Dan Coventry University Kolaborasi Dirikan Jurusan Komunikasi Maritim

Ioannis Chapsos

23/01/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

IIMS dan PPAL Susun Maritime Policy Indonesia

Ioannis Chapsos

16/09/16

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Search and Rescue at Sea - Egyptair crash

Ioannis Chapsos

22/05/16

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment