The WAPSN aims, in particular, to create the space, time and opportunities for the free exchanges of ideas, scientific cooperation and practical interaction between policy and academic worlds. Its core objectives include fostering practitioner-informed research and research-informed policy.
It notably aims to provide a framework to support its members both to develop inclusive research teams or “clusters” organized around specific research problems. To start with three clusters have been identified: “Institutional Responses”, “Maritime Security” and “Peace Support Operations”. We hope that soon more will be added.