NESA Maritime Series: Indian Ocean Region Underwater Challenges Workshop
From 21 to 23 March 2022, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies conducted a digital workshop that explored underwater security challenges in the wider Indian Ocean Region (IOR). The discussions discussed topics pertaining to military/security concerns, cyber and technological components, environmental considerations, and private sector perspectives on the underwater domain. Participants hailed from 19 different countries and provided their thoughts on what aspects of the underwater domain they feel should be prioritized by policymakers and their views on trend lines. NESA’s Director, LTG (ret) Terry Wolff kicked off the event and NESA’s Dean, Dr. Roger Kangas provided farewell remarks. NESA Center faculty member Professor David Des Roches served as a speaker with facilitation provided by Dr. Michael Sharnoff. Jeffrey Payne, NESA’s lead for IOR programs, led the event.