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MSC22 will take place in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, on
14-16 November 2022.


The Maritime Security Challenges conference series recognizes Canada’s status as a maritime nation by bringing together global representatives to examine the issues affecting the maritime environment of today and tomorrow.

COVID-19 border requirements updated

As of October 1, 2022 – Per Transport Canada, all COVID-19 border requirements including vaccination and use of ArriveCAN will end for all travelers entering Canada. However, all non-US Citizens are required to complete and submit the Canadian eTA form before they travel.

Maritime Security Challenges 2022

Pacific Seapower: Strategic Competition in the Indo-Pacific
14-16 November 2022
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Join us for Maritime Security Challenges 2022, the ninth iteration of the continuing MSC conference series, as we transition from a year of online webinars back to in-person proceedings. MSC22 will again take place in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, from 14-16 November 2022 inclusive, and registration is now open.

MSC22 is presented by the Navy League of Canada in cooperation with the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies and the Royal Canadian Navy. Building on a successful series of online sessions, MSC22 will delve further into the maritime security topics of our day, including:

  • Challenges to the Strategic Commons – how are system-level challenges such as the erosion of rules and norms and climate change affecting the maritime domain?
  • Great Power Competition and the Spaces Between – how is maritime competition between the US, China, and Russia playing out, and how do middle powers such as Canada and Australia navigate these turbulent times?
  • Innovation to Meet Maritime Challenges – how can innovations to old systems and implementation of new systems help maritime forces adapt to evolving challenges?

Plus, special presentations on the state of competition in the South China Sea, an assessment of the state of commercial shipping, a look at the Royal Canadian Navy’s new Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship, and much more!

The draft program for this November’s MSC22 is now posted on this website and is available on the MSC social media channels.

Don’t miss this premier maritime security event!

Maritime Security Challenges Virtual Sessions

After their successful debut in 2020, the Maritime Security Virtual Sessions will continue  until the next in-person MSC22 Conference, to take place in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, on 14-16 November 2022.

Enjoy the recordings below of completed MSC Virtual Sessions and keep an eye on this space to register for upcoming Sessions.

MSC Virtual Session 11: “How the Russia-Ukraine War is Changing Russia’s Maritime Warfare”

Wednesday, 10 August 2022, 1500-1600 PDT

Dr Michael Petersen

Dr Michael Petersen

Russia Maritime Studies Institute, U.S. Naval War College

Spectacular events such as the sinking of Russia’s Moskva guided-missile cruiser in mid-April and the months-long battle for Snake Island have placed the Russian Navy at the center of the Russia-Ukraine War. But how does the Russian Navy fight? What would the naval component of a wider war with NATO look like? What are we learning from the naval war in Ukraine? Dr Michael Petersen, Director of the US Naval War College’s Russia Maritime Studies Institute, will discuss the Russian Navy’s warfighting concepts and strategy, its strengths and limitations, and lessons from the naval war in the Black Sea.

For Dr Petersen’s insights on this topic earlier this year, please see “Reconsidering Russian Maritime Warfareat the Center for International Maritime Security.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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