PhD Project - Maritime Security and Port Governance

Job Description

This research project considers a diverse range of themes that connect the Geoeconomic and Geopolitical Landscape. The project seeks to explore the intersection between maritime security, the blue economy, and sustainable development. Focus on understanding the security challenges faced by coastal and maritime regions and how they impact the development of blue economy sectors such as fisheries, aquaculture, renewable energy, and marine tourism. The research could examine strategies to enhance maritime security while promoting sustainable development, including issues related to governance, international cooperation, resource management, and technological innovations. The project is structured around three core themes: a) Maritime Security and Sustainable Development b) Climate Change, Resilience and Costal Communities c) Maritime Cybersecurity and Digital Transformation d) Maritime Security and Global Value Chains e) Geoeconomics and Geopolitical Dynamics of Maritime Security and International Trade

Student Requirements for this Project Any discipline would be considered – subject to 2.1 award

Self funded

Supervisor Lucía Morales and co-supervisor is Dr Jon-Hans Coetzer from UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training and Research

Please note that the programme can be completed full-time or part-time

If you are interested in submitting an application for this project, please complete an Expression of Interest.

Links to UNITAR Projects and Pages

Alternative Pedagogies to Change the Higher Education Landscape – Maritime Security and Port Governance – Peace Studies and the Economic Dimension of Extractive Industries – Geoeconomics and Geopolitics: Development in a Shifting Balance of Power Landscape – The International Political Economy Through the Lens of Geoeconomics and Geopolitics – Online Learning and Education Page