Navy supporters attend Maritime Security Challenges 2022 conference

MSC 22

Participants of the Maritime Security Challenges 2022 conference. Front to back: Captain (Navy) (Retired) Kevin Carlé (NAC VI); Rear-Admiral (Retired) Jennifer Bennett (NLC); Major (Retired) Scott Usborne (RUSI VI President); and Lieutenant-Commander (Retired) Paul Seguna (RUSI VI Vice President).

Paul Seguna, 
VI Vice President, 
Royal United Services Institute

Representatives from the Navy League of Canada (NLC), Naval Association of Canada (NAC) and Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Vancouver Island (VI) branches attended the recent Maritime Security Challenges 2022 (MSC 22) – Pacific Seapower: Strategic Competition in the Indo-Pacific conference held in Victoria, B.C., Nov. 14-16.

The conference was attended by senior representatives from the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and allied navies, government and academic maritime security, marine industrial and environmental experts, along with a wide range of Indo-Pacific based interested parties.

The conference addressed the full scope of maritime security issues in the Indo-Pacific region, including challenges to freedom of navigation, the importance of regional maritime trade to the global economy, and impacts of climate change. The MSC series of biennial conferences have been held since 2005 with the aim of providing a venue for discussion on issues of common concern, the exchange of shared experiences, and potential solutions to the challenges presented to participating nations in the region.

MSC 22 hosts included the RCN, Navy League of Canada, and the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. Commander RCN Vice-Admiral Angus Topshee and Commander MARPAC Rear-Admiral Christopher Robinson were amongst several RCN keynote participants.

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