15 searches for this phrase today. It’s really three completely different concepts:
01 21st Century war at sea (submarine, surface, air, and electromagnetic)
02 21st Century sea control (special focus on non-state maritime actors)
03 21st Century maritime environment (Arctic, rising sea level, pollution, fisheries, minerals, role of the ocean as source for desalinated water, infinite free energy).
China’s new emphasis on maritime power does not in any way justify the insane “pivot to Asia.” There is no pivot to Asia, to do so would be to put the US Navy into the same sad position that the US Army now occupies, having been put into Afghhanistan and Iraq on the basis of hundreds of lies and multiple acts of treason by political “leaders” who betrayed the public trust.
If someone wants to send an email to robert.david.steele.vivas [at] gmail [dot] com, interested in discussing the context for the query. Below are a few hits from both Phi Beta Iota and the broader Internet, with a special tribute to Col Dr. Max Manwaring, who understood environmental security decades before everyone else. Neither NMITC nor MCIA are serious about strategic intelligence — it would be quite useful to get a DEEP BLUE SHALLOW BROWN team together that is.