Accession Number:

ADA535513

Title:

Maritime Domain Awareness: The Key to Maritime Security

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

COAST GUARD WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Maritime security is burdened by thousands of years of history and tradition. Unlike aviation, which sprang to life as we know it today less than a hundred years and which has a coherent, relatively complete architecture of policies and supporting systems, maritime practices have evolved over centuries. Maritime policies and supporting systems have likewise evolved and have developed ad hoc. Unlike aviation where transparency has been the hallmark of safety and has been improved even more for security purposes, the maritime domain has long been marked by a culture of secrecy that now works against both individual community members and society as a whole.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Defense
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE