Environmental protection and human security synergies
synergies to better protect the world's oceans & Populations
High profile pollution disasters highlight the threats posed to the world's oceans by poorly-regulated, unsafe or substandard ships and transport practices.
States have responded to these threats by introducing more stringent and harmonized safety and environmental inspections – known as Port State Control (PSC) – of foreign vessels visiting their ports.
Maritime inspections and technologies geared towards environmental protection and safety at sea could be deployed to specifically target unsafe or deficient vessels suspected of transporting these destabilizing commodities.
A key research area within SIPRI's transport and security activities are the potential synergies that exist between instruments and technologies geared toward environmental protection and the need to better monitor and control vessels engaged in destabilizing commodity flows and other illicit maritime activities.