On May 4, 2021, DKI APCSS' LCDR Keith Wilkins chatted with Greg Poling and Ted Schmitt, for a webinar on “Orbit-2-Ocean: Technology Advancing Maritime Domain Awareness.” Poling and Schmitt discuss the future of maritime domain awareness (MDA) using enhanced tools (satellite data, high-resolution imagery, and big data processing) which will enable countries and regional partners opportunities to increase their response capabilities to a variety of maritime challenges. They also discuss how geopolitical tensions, disputed territorial boundaries, and a lack of transparency in the maritime domain create challenges in the Indo-Pacific. More information on the USCG IUU Fishing Strategic Outlook [...]
On October 27, 2020, DKI APCSS’ Dr. Inez Miyamoto, with LCDR Keith Wilkins, chatted with Mr. Jaeyoon Park and Ms. Katherine Seto, in a webinar on “Illuminating Dark Fishing Fleets in North Korea.” In this recording, Mr. Park and Ms. Seto discuss how scientists tracked Chinese “dark fishing” fleets (i.e., vessels that do not broadcast their position) operating in North Korean waters. They share their research on how they tracked “dark fishing” fleets using satellite technology and data science. They also discuss how geopolitical tensions and disputed territorial boundaries contribute to “dark fishing” challenges. More information on the USCG IUU [...]
Take 20: International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code and Emerging Cybersecurity Threats
DKI APCSS’ LCDR Keith Wilkins chats with International Port Security Liaison Officers (IPSLOs) from U.S. Coast Guard Activities Far East (FEACT) in Tokyo, Japan. In this video, the IPSLOs discuss the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code and emerging cybersecurity threats to the Marine Transportation System (MTS). (Recorded April 2021) More information on the USCG IPS Program Additional Resources: International Maritime Organization: Maritime Security Cyber Security U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology - Cybersecurity Framework Reuters Report on Hypothetical Asian Port Cyberattack U.S. Coast Guard Implementation of Cybersecurity Measures in U.S. Ports
Last February, DKI APCSS Director Pete Gumataotao spoke with Hawaii’s Island Focus about the value of the Center to the community and the region. Hosted by Lyla Berg, that Island Focus episode is now available online. You can also view current and past Island Focus episodes at www.olelo.org/islandfocus Island Focus is a local TV show focused on leaders from our communities including non-profit organizations, educational institutions, government agencies and businesses that make Hawaii a very special and unique place.