Maritime Risk Symposium

November 16 - 17, 2015
Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, New Jersey USA

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In conjunction with the United States Coast Guard, the Maritime Security Center (MSC) coordinated the 6th Annual Maritime Risk Symposium held November 16 - 17, 2015 at the Stevens Institute of Technology campus in Hoboken, New Jersey.
The theme of the Symposium was Risk in the Western Hemisphere and Southern Border Approaches.  The event included discussions on transnational threats and maritime challenges to the Marine Transportation System (MTS) and U.S. national security over the next ten years, specifically focusing on: (1) Combating Networks; (2) Securing Borders; and (3) Safeguarding Commerce.

The 6th Annual Maritime Security Symposium served as a forum to inspire and generate areas of study and future research projects for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology (S&T) Center of Excellence researchers, students and new partners.  As in past years, the Symposium facilitated dialogue and an exchange of ideas between a diverse group of public and private maritime and homeland security practitioners. 


The 6th Annual Maritime Risk Symposium Chairs were:

  • Dr. Julie Pullen, Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental & Ocean Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Joseph DiRenzo III, Senior Advisor to the Area Commander for Science, Technology and Innovation, U.S. Coast Guard, Atlantic Area. 

The Co-chairs were:

  • Captain Bruce Clark, Director, Maritime Safety and Security Center, CSU Maritime Academy
  • Dr. David Boyd, Operations Analysis, U.S. Coast Guard, Pacific Area.


The 6th Annual National Maritime Risk Symposium was held at the Stevens Institute of Technology Campus in Hoboken, New Jersey.

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Maritime Security Center

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Babbio Center, 6th Floor
575 River Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030

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