Research Fellow in Maritime Security, Coventry University

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.

Experience

  • 2012–present
    Research fellow in Maritime Security, Centre for Trust, Peace & Social Relations - Coventry University
  • 2008–2012
    Lecturer, Hellenic Supreme Joint War College
  • 1984–2012
    Captain (ret) , Hellenic Navy

Education

  • 2014 
    Coventry University, PhD - Privatisation of International & Maritime Security
  • 2010 
    Coventry University, MA - Terrorism, International Crime, Global Security
  • 2008 
    Hellenic Supreme Joint War College, Greece, Diploma in International Security and Strategy
  • 2007 
    George C. Marshall Centre for Security Studies, Germany, Executive Programme in Advanced Security Studies
  • 2003 
    Multinational Peace Support Operations Training Centre, Greece, Certificate, OSCE, CFE Inspectors/ Escorts
  • 2002 
    NATO School, Shape, Certificate, Combined NATO Orientation and Crisis Management Course
  • 1989 
    Hellenic Naval Academy, Greece, BSc - Naval Science

Publications

  • 2016
    Is Maritime Security a Traditional Security Challenge?, In Anthony J. Masys (Ed). Exploring the Security Landscape: Non-Traditional Security Challenges. Springer International Publishing Switzerland
  • 2015
    Strengthening Maritime Security through Cooperation, NATO Science for Peace and Security Series, Human and Societal Dynamics – Vol. 122, Amsterdam: IOS Press
  • 2015
    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
  • 2015
    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
  • 2013
    Maritime Security Challenges in South-East Europe, Shaping South East Europe’s Security Community for the Twenty First Century: Trust, Partnership, Integration, Palgrave Macmillan
  • 2013
    Explaining the Role and the Impact of the Social Media in the Arab Spring, Global Media Journal: Mediterranean Edition, 8 (1), 10-20

Grants and Contracts

  • 2015
    Focus Group Discussion in Maritime Security
    Role:
    Consultant
    Funding Source:
    IOM/ Indonesia
  • 2014
    Building trust to enhance maritime security
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    NATO SPS programme
  • 2014
    Training of Trainers in Maritime Security
    Role:
    Consultant
    Funding Source:
    IOM/ Indonesia