The next GMI Seminar of the 2012-13 series will be taking place on Wednesday 7th November 2012 at 6pm in Room 075, Queen Anne Court. http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/travel/greenwich
African Piracy: Is the medicine working?
In this seminar, guest presenter Ian Millen will address the current status and trends in both Somali and Gulf of Guinea maritime crime; the different models, the approaches used to mitigate the risk and the possible future outcomes. He will contrast the various types of crime practised either side of the African continent and look at how the risk is treated by regional and international actors. His talk will focus on the operational aspects of Somali piracy and Gulf of Guinea maritime crime, outlining the complexity of tackling the problem from the perspective of a commercial intelligence company.
Cdr Ian Millen RN (retired) is the current Director of Intelligence at Dryad Maritime Intelligence Service Ltd – a market leading commercial intelligence company that helps seafarers quantify and mitigate the risks posed by piracy and other waterborne crime. Ian has over 30 years’ of experience in the direction and conduct of national and multi-national intelligence operations. From strategic analysis, supporting policy and capability development, to direct operational support Ian draws upon a significant amount of intelligence experience and regional knowledge. After a 30 year career in the RN, Ian spent 4 years in the UK’s Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) where he was responsible for the development of information and intelligence systems. The combined experience of maritime intelligence and organised criminality made him a natural choice to lead Dryad’s intelligence effort in support of its wide shipping client base. Ian is a regular contributor to Lloyds List and other maritime publications.
Everyone is welcome to attend, the seminar will begin at 6pm, it is free to attend and no booking is required. Tea and coffee will be available from 5.30pm and a glass of wine afterwards.
The GMI Seminar Series is sponsored by the Zhonghui Maritime Education Fund.
We are delighted to announce that we are running an exciting short course programme again this year which covers a variety of historical and contemporary subjects.
• Maritime Crime: There’s Wreckers About – Saturday 9th June – £60
• Silencing the Silent Service?: Naval Propaganda and Censorship during the Second World War – Thursday 14th June – £60
• ‘Enemies of All Humanity’: Sea Piracy A Modern Perspective – Saturday 16th June – £60
• Caricature and the Navy during the Eighteenth Century – Thursday 28th June – £60
• Baroque Navies at War: Britain, the Netherlands and France 1688-1713 – Friday 29th and Saturday 30th June – £120
• China’s Rise as a Powerful Maritime Nation: Factors and Influences – Friday 20th July – £60
Everyone is welcome to register for these courses so please do feel free to register yourself or pass on to anyone else you think may be interested. You can find more information about each course and a registration form on our website: http://bit.ly/wATcht