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.

2022 Video

Videos of MSC22 Conference proceedings are now available for viewing on the MSC Youtube Channel.


Download Presentations:

Mr. Greg Poling “State of Affairs in the South China Sea”

Dr. Daniel Pauly “Indo-Pacific Fisheries and Interstate Tensions”

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 FINAL 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!

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