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Carl Philipp Wrede

Carl Philipp Wrede

Deputy Head of Institute, Institute for the Protection of Maritime Infrastructures of the German Aerospace Center
Carl Wrede is the deputy head of the Institute for the Protection of Maritime Infrastructures of the German Aerospace Center (DLR e.V.) in Bremerhaven, Germany and the coordinator for the activities related to “naval systems” within the organization’s program coordination “security and defense research”. He is responsible for the close alignment of research activities with the current and future demand of military, and national security authorities and operators of critical infrastructures in the maritime domain. He is furthermore coordinating the research activities into ethical, legal and social aspects of technology development for security and defense.
The program “Naval Systems” is the latest addition to the portfolio of the DLR’s security and defense research activities in which more than 20 institutes combine their expertise and know how. Due to the cross-sectional coordination of this research field within the DLR it is possible to utilize existing capabilities related to sensors, platforms and more.
Previously Wrede was Head of Corporate Security of a large ship management company. This role involved frequent interaction with military and security agencies in various countries to ensure the security of +100 vessels in global trade. The roles as Company Security officer and Designated Person Ashore were taken over by him after he ended his active seafaring career in 2013 and joined the shore organization in Hamburg.
Carl Wrede is a permanent member of various working groups on maritime security, cyber security of maritime systems and ethically sound technology development in the security and defense sector. He holds a B.Sc. in Nautical Sciences and Logistics from the University of Applied Sciences in Flensburg, Germany and a M.Sc. in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management from the University of Leicester, UK.