Information-sharing and maritime domain awareness (MDA) are at the heart of the contemporary maritime security agenda. The goal of MDA is to develop a shared understanding of developments and threats at sea which is one of the preconditions for coordination and cooperation between diverse maritime security agencies. MDA is not only a technical challenge, but also a social, political, and legal one. A study of the organization of MDA in the Southeast Asian region with a focus on its three major centers is presented, and the political and social functions that each center performs in the governance of maritime security in the region are explored. The lessons that the Southeast Asian system offers for the organization of MDA in other regions are also outlined with particular reference to the Western Indian Ocean.
IOS Press, Inc.
6751 Tepper Drive
Clifton, VA 20124
Tel.: +1 703 830 6300
Fax: +1 703 830 2300 firstname.lastname@example.org
(Corporate matters and books only) IOS Press c/o Accucoms US, Inc.
For North America Sales and Customer Service
West Point Commons
Lansdale PA 19446
Tel.: +1 866 855 8967
Fax: +1 215 660 5042 email@example.com