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Widening the Network of Maritime Expertise

Malmö, Sweden

Safety and security in the Maritime Domain remains of utmost importance for the development of the global economic patterns and an unhindered and lawful use of the maritime global commons.

Amongst the wide range of entities engaged in related activities, the World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmö, Sweden, is a top level academic institution founded by the International Maritime Organisation, a specialised agency of the United Nations. Merging scientific prowess with an immense range of experience in maritime matters, the WMU brings forward solutions for pressing challenges faced by the global maritime domain.

Therefore, it was with particular pleasure that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the WMU and the COE CSW could be signed at the 8th May in Malmoe, on the WMU premises. The agreement aims at cooperation in the field of maritime education and research/innovation, including- but not limited to - the exchange of expertise in the field of maritime safety and security.

Embedded in the 35th anniversary of the foundation of the WMU and the official inauguration of the WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute, the WMU President, Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, and the Director of the COE CSW, Rear Admiral Christian Bock, signed the MoU at the WMU premises in Malmoe. Without doubt, the envisaged collaboration and mutual support in seminars, conferences and other academic events will serve the common goal of a safe, secure and peaceful use of oceans and seas.

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