Accession Number:

ADA588786

Title:

Determinants of Achieving Effective Shared Situational Awareness within the Context of Global Maritime Partnerships

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL FORCES EUROPE AND AFRICA APO AE 09626 6TH FLEET

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

Maritime domain awareness as it is termed in the United States is a key enabler to help maritime forces and other organizations maintain maritime safety and security. Regional bodies such as the Economic Community of Central African States ECCAS have expressed their willingness to harmonize competing national interests and to mobilize international assistance to build regional capacity in crucial areas, such as surveillance, patrolling, logistics, and information sharing. According to a United Nations report, this growing determination comes at a time when pirate attacks off Africas west coast have become more violent, sophisticated, and systematic. The maritime domain is vulnerable to a wide array of threats, including illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing environmental degradation smuggling trafficking in persons narcotics trafficking piracy proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and terrorism. The Maritime Domain Awareness Capability Maturity Model CMM is an analytical tool designed to assess existing maritime domain awareness capabilities and gaps. It can be used to provide a snapshot of a countrys capacity to achieve different levels of maritime domain awareness. The Maritime Domain Awareness CMM is designed to suggest a strategy that organizations could adopt to improve Maritime Domain capabilities with a set of milestones that represent significantly different levels of capability. These milestones are expressed as maturity levels. The Maritime Domain Awareness CMM was used to rank African countries and then regression analysis was computed to determine how well the variables of trust, globalization networking, economic wealth, and corruption explained the variability in CMM ranking.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law
  • Marine Engineering
  • Military Intelligence
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE