Dr. Ioannis Chapsos is the Course Director of CTPSR’s MA in Maritime Security and a researcher who seeks to better understand the interrelation and interconnection between conceptual approaches to maritime security, the challenges and threats in the maritime domain and look at ways in which Maritime Security can be enhanced through a specific focus on governance and capacity-building.
He was the first to introduce Maritime Security at Coventry University, and consequently an online Master of Arts course in Maritime Security was launched in January 2013, from a human security and development approach and perspective. His aim is to minimise the ‘sea blindness’ and highlight the inseparable land-sea nexus, by feeding into sustainable policy responses, robust maritime security governance and building maritime security capacities wherever required. He researches both the traditional state-centric concept as well as the contemporary human security approach and the increasing number of non-state actors involved in security provision..
His current research is focused on the maritime security comprehensive approach and he is particularly interested in sustainable policies, efficient strategies and responses to challenges and threats in this environment. His research interests also encompass the global trend of privatisation of maritime security and the potential implications in international security.
Ioannis is a Captain (ret) of the Hellenic Navy, former lecturer on international security & strategy at the Hellenic Supreme Joint War College / Security & Strategy Department. In his Naval career, he counted more than 16 years of sea-going service, most of it on board fast patrol boats.
Research fellow in Maritime Security, Centre for Trust, Peace & Social Relations - Coventry University
Lecturer, Hellenic Supreme Joint War College
Captain (ret) , Hellenic Navy
Coventry University, PhD - Privatisation of International & Maritime Security
Coventry University, MA - Terrorism, International Crime, Global Security
Hellenic Supreme Joint War College, Greece, Diploma in International Security and Strategy
George C. Marshall Centre for Security Studies, Germany, Executive Programme in Advanced Security Studies
Multinational Peace Support Operations Training Centre, Greece, Certificate, OSCE, CFE Inspectors/ Escorts
NATO School, Shape, Certificate, Combined NATO Orientation and Crisis Management Course
Is Maritime Security a Traditional Security Challenge?, In Anthony J. Masys (Ed). Exploring the Security Landscape: Non-Traditional Security Challenges. Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Strengthening Maritime Security through Cooperation, NATO Science for Peace and Security Series, Human and Societal Dynamics – Vol. 122, Amsterdam: IOS Press
Stockpiles at Sea: Floating Armouries in the Indian Ocean, Small Arms Survey Yearbook 2015: Weapons and the World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Ch.8. pp. 216–41
Private Military and Security Companies: A Transnational Legal Approach, In Anrnauld, Matz-Luck and Odendahl (eds) 100 Years of Peace Through Law: Past and Future. Berlin: Dunker & Humblot, pg. 257-275
Maritime Security Challenges in South-East Europe, Shaping South East Europe’s Security Community for the Twenty First Century: Trust, Partnership, Integration, Palgrave Macmillan
Explaining the Role and the Impact of the Social Media in the Arab Spring, Global Media Journal: Mediterranean Edition, 8 (1), 10-20