The International Scientific Conference “Maritime Security of the Baltic-Black Sea Region: Challenges and Threats” has started at the Odesa State University of Internal Affairs
The event was co-organized by the Institute of Legislation of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, the Odesa State University of Internal Affairs, the Military Academy (Odesa), the National Academy of Security Service of Ukraine, the Odesa National Maritime University, the National University of Water Management and Nature Management, the Institute of Criminal Sciences and Applied Criminology(Chisinau), the Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities, Jędrzej Śniadecki Academy of Physical Education and Sport in Gdańsk , the Center for Ukrainian-European Scientific Cooperation.
The rector of the University, Doctor of Law, Professor Serhiy Kuznichenko opened the scientific event and congratulated everybody joined the discussion of maritime safety. He noted that the conference was attended by 238 participants from 54 higher education institutions in 5 Baltic and Black Sea regions.
“The preparation of a conference shows a wide interest to maritime research, which prompted us to launch a new scientific journal ”Maritime Safety”. It will be a platform for communication, development of new ideas, concepts, common views on the creation of a unified system of maritime and water security of the state”, – Serhiy Kuznichenko added.
Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Bohdan Drapiatyi addressed the audience with a welcoming speech, noting that the international conference at the Odesa State University of Internal Affairs “Maritime Security of the Baltic-Black Sea Region: Challenges and Threats” is a right and symbolic initiative.
“I am deeply convinced that by uniting the efforts of the international community, politicians, statesmen, local governments, scientists, civil servants, non-governmental organizations – we will be able to effectively protect national interests and Ukraine’s maritime security”, – he said.