We are excited to announce that Oceans Beyond Piracy has launched a new website. We have revamped our site to better illustrate the progress being made against piracy and hope that it will continue to serve as a leading resource for the counter-piracy community as well as those interested in learning about piracy in the Western Indian Ocean region.
Despite the drop in successful pirate attacks and the positive momentum of counter-piracy activities, OBP believes that these gains are easily reversible. While OBP commends the progress made by the international, regional, and Somali communities, we stress that these efforts must continue in order to successfully develop a sustainable solution. It is this sentiment that helped influence the design and content features of our new website. As the immediate crisis has been mitigated, we have observed a shift in the international focus towards sustaining the progress and supporting the development of a sustainable solution. Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we launch a section on “Coastal Development.” This page will seek to provide a comprehensive view of Somali coastal development projects and will feature those projects whose aim is to create economic opportunities and stability through building onshore capacity.
The launch of the new OBP website has coincided with a new feature that we will begin next week, the Featured Story. The Featured Story will serve as a wrap up of key stories, events and trends in piracy and will provide an informal venue for OBP to analyze the current status of piracy in both the Western Indian Ocean and West Africa regions.
We hope you enjoy our redesigned website, please feel free to contact us with any feedback or questions you may have.