Dr. Ioannis Chapsos is the Research Lead in Maritime Security and Course Director of CTPSR/Coventry University’s MA in Maritime Security. His aim is to better understand the land-sea nexus in the context of international security, feed into sustainable policy responses and build maritime security capacities wherever required. He is focused both on the traditional state-centric concept and the contemporary human security approach as well as the increasing involvement of non-state actors in international security as victims, perpetrators and security providers..
His current research is focused on the comprehensive approach to maritime security. He works in a number of research projects where he investigates the links between illegal (IUU) fishing and transnational organised maritime crime in SE Asia (Indonesia) and the respective implications on coastal communities and sustainable development. 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 and strategy at the Hellenic Supreme Joint War College / Security and 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