The project PiraT (Piracy and Maritime Terrorism as a Challenge for Maritime Trade Security: Indicators, Perceptions and Options for Action) was declared BMBF project of the month June. PiraT aims to provide a forum in which representatives of politics, business and academia can exchange views and share knowledge on maritime trade security. These exchanges will serve as case studies for examining and expanding the concept of “Security Governance”. It will develop indicators for evaluating specific risk perceptions as well as mechanisms for joint risk analysis. It will also draw up a catalogue of non-military options that will enable a coordinated approach. For more information, please refer to http://bmbf.de/de/16503.php or http://www.maritimesecurity.eu/en/home.html.