Since the turn of this century there has been a growing realisation among security analysts about the importance of maritime domain awareness (MDA) as an essential enabler of maritime security. Of course, understanding the position and likely intention of maritime actors has always been a big concern of navies â€“ it is something they have always done in relation to rivals and enemies. But recent advances in sensor and computing technology render it technically possible to create a networked real time picture that allows for a shared understanding of threats and developmentsâ€”both civil and militaryâ€”in the maritime domain. However, actually implementing an MDA system also involves overcoming some formidable technical, organisational, and legal hurdles.
|Title of host publication||PAVING THE WAY FOR REGIONAL MARITIME DOMAIN AWARENESS|
|Editors||Christian Bueger and Jane Chan|
|Place of Publication||Singapore|
|Publisher||S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|