4th Marine And Maritime Security Forum 2022 | CALL FOR PAPER


After the Industrial Revolution, with the development of production, trade, logistics and markets, it is seen that Britain in the 19th century and the United States later in the 20th century owed their control over world trade to navy....

Asian Century, Maritime State Ecosystem, and Blue Planet

( 03-04 November 2022, Harbiye Military Museum and Cultural Site - Istanbul )

After the Industrial Revolution, with the development of production, trade, logistics and markets, it is seen that Britain in the 19th century and the United States later in the 20th century owed their control over world trade to navy. When it is examined from a geopolitical perspective; It is seen that global and regional power struggles are taking place for the control of energy basins, especially hydrocarbon resources, and the routes that guide the world maritime trade. If the value of energy is mentioned for production today, the importance of the seas for trade can be mentioned at the same level. According to Ken BOOTH, Professor of International Relations, states are developing maritime and naval forces for three main purposes. These are defined as “transport of goods and people“, “diplomatic aims and bringing military elements to the opposite shore“ and finally “the utilization of resources within or at the bottom of the sea“. At the beginning of the 21st century, according to the report of the Chamber of Commerce, 98% of the crude oil required by the energy markets, and according to UN sources, 90% of the commercial cargoes are transported by sea. Today, maritime transport contributes approximately 500 billion dollars to the world economy and its 30% sail on Mediterranean basin routes. Considering that the Mediterranean surface area is approximately 1% of the world's seas, the geostrategic importance of the Eastern Mediterranean and the measure of the international struggle Turkey faces have been revealed.

Having a peninsula geography, moderate and generous seas with rare qualities, around 200 ports, 8333 kilometers of coastline, and important transportation lines, Turkey's problems -foreign policy based on the destabilized region in northern Syria for access to the Mediterranean and the maritime jurisdiction in the Eastern Mediterranean – that faces today lies in the context of the maritime geopolitics. If this is added to the fact that the contribution of the maritime economy within the country's economy is significantly insufficient in relation to its potential, it becomes clear that Turkey's decisive and confident march in the awakening of cultivating maritime consciousness has a long way to go. Covering the entire maritime areas (including navies, maritime trade fleets, ports, shipyards [shipbuilding industry and all applicable engineering branches in ships], fishing activities, seabed mining [including metallurgy, geology, oceanography, hydrography and seismology], marine tourism, marine law, marine education institutions and activities, marine environmentalism, supporting sectors [search and rescue, agency, guidance services, ease of navigational communication, vessel traffic services, marine meteorology, etc.], maritime history, maritime literature, cultural and sporting themed activities [water sports, museology etc.] partnerships with national/international, military / civilian maritime organizations) with the vision of an integrative approach and an extensive history, changing “marine and maritime“ parameters in Turkey and other countries in order to manage healthy cooperation, “marine and maritime power“ in the field of public awareness needs to be created. It is vital that the relevant studies - as required by global developments - are carried out to new dimensions and maritime-themed interaction networks are established between Turkey and other countries.

When approached from the defence and security dimension, the adequacy of the construction of maritime power capabilities to ensure the requirements of the country's geopolitics and to translate its potential into economic prosperity is discussed. In this regard, the efforts of the Turkish Navy Forces and the Turkish Defence Industry Complex in recent years are increasing considerably, but in proportion to the increase of the “strength of the navy“, maritime trade, shipyard and ship building, port and agency services, marine tourism, fisheries, seabed mining and secondary sectors, such as

“maritime power“ in the basic areas of marine sciences that will guide the creation of academic reports to Turkey is also hosting vital importance.

Although some non-governmental organizations operate in order to provide additional value to the decision centers of Turkey's perspectives on the geocultural aspects of cultivating maritime consciousness; to be able to produce scientific resources that will enable the cultivating maritime consciousness of the nation and the state by raising the awareness of the marine in order to accelerate the cultivating maritime consciousness adventure of Turkey, to evaluate all areas of marine geopolitics and maritime power together reflects the basic expectations.

TASAM National Defence and Security Institute will organize the fourth Marine and Maritime Security Forum 2022 this year, which includes a strong motivation to meet this need.

4th Marine and Maritime Security Forum 2022 with the theme of “Asian Century, Maritime State Ecosystem, and Blue Planet“ will be carried out aiming to establish a solid foundation for maritime geopolitics in order to cover all maritime areas, bring regional developments to new dimensions and contribute academically to the construction of sea-based social and political bridges between Turkey and its neighbors.

Sub Themes

Mariner State Doctrine

The Turkish World in the Asian Century and Building the Future on the Blue Planet

New Marine and Maritime Geopolitics

Future and Vision of Turkish Marine Ecosystems

Turkey's Capacity Building in the Black Sea, Mediterranean and Red Sea and Oceans

Structuring of Turkish Navy Forces and Power Distribution/Focusing

New Products and Technologies of Marine Defense Ecosystem (UMV, AUMV etc.)

Turkish Naval Base Scenarios

Turkish Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) and Rivalry

New Variables in Marine Geopolitics; Arctic, Canal Istanbul etc.

Impacts and Contributions of Climate Change to our Rights and Interests in Marine Protected Areas and Seas

Turkish Maritime Trade Vision and Future; Perspectives/Analysis

Turkish Nautical Tourism Vision/Future; Perspectives/Analysis

Turkish Ships and Marine Technology Industry Perspectives

Maritime Security; Turkish Defense Industry

Turkish Shipbuilding Capabilities and Shipyard Industry

Turkish Ports, Marina, Ship and Yacht Tourism; Hinterland and Growth Strategies

Turkey Deep Sea Drilling Capabilities


If you are interested in submitting a paper in order to attend at the 4th Marıne And Marıtıme Securıty Forum 2022 as a speaker, you need to submit via onatmendil@tasam.org with an MS Word document which includes following items:

- Title of your paper

- 300 words abstract, 5 keywords

- Your Institutional Connection and Curriculum Vitae

- Your Cell Phone Number (if not written in the CV)

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of abstract : 30 April 2022

Successful authors will be notified by : 31 May 2022

Final texts shall be delivered by : 30 September 2022

Conference Date : 03-04 November 2022

Required Information

- Abstract/article acceptance process is conducted by using the blind review method by our referee board.

- All full texts complying with the abstract and accepted as scientific proficiency will be published as a compilation book.

- There is no charge for the submitted abstract and presentation of accepted papers.

- Transportation, accommodation and local expenses are provided by the participants.

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