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CYPnaval Conference - October 2nd - Cyprus

October 2nd 2019
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Royal Navy's 1 Day Shipping Managers' Course - July 10th - London, UK

July 10th 2019
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CSOA First Response Report: Iran Drone Attack

June 20th 2019

CSO Alliance presents to European Union Member States

July 7th 2014
After a meeting in London with the European Commission’s Deputy Head of Land & Maritime Security Unit, Mr Christian Dupont and a follow up meeting in Brussels with Robert Missen, the Head of the Unit, we were privileged to receive an invitation to address the EU Maritime Security Committee.

We presented the vision and membership of CSO Alliance as well as provided an online tour to the Stakeholders Advisory group of Maritime Security (SAGMAS), which comprises EU maritime security stakeholders (Intertanko, BIMCO, IMCA, etc.) and the Committee of Maritime Security (MARSEC), representatives of EU Member States' administrations dealing with maritime security.

They were impressed with the geo-location of crime data and our ability to zero in on anchorage crime, in one case showing photographs of criminals in the act of stealing cargo. CSO Alliance provides global data and tools to make it easily searchable, constantly available and updated around the clock.

There were many questions from Italy, Germany, Denmark and the European Ship Masters representative, it was impressive as interpreters worked hard to ensure momentum was maintained despite the number of different languages in the room. It was impressive to see the EC in action, working through a busy agenda in a considered way.

This meeting represents evolving proof CSO Alliance has the support of many in the maritime political sphere. Key parties are seeing the benefits of Marine Port and Facility security officers centralising efforts, ideas, best practice and training, to better fight organized crime.