What are the lessons from the work of the CGPCS for maritime security more broadly? This was one of the questions discussed in an Ideaslab at Cardiff University, organized by the Counter-Piracy Governance Project and piracy-studies.org. The Ideaslab included inputs and presentations from scholars from different disciplines, including international law, geography, sociology and strategic studies, as well as from the UK’s Royal Navy. It became clear during the discussion that to some degree Somali piracy is paradigmatic of the maritime security challenges more broadly. Many similar problems exist: How to share information efficiently, how to ensure cooperation and build transnational communities, and how to build capacity. It is here where the CGPCS experience provides major lessons for maritime security, not only in Africa, but also in Europe and the UK.