Team :

  • Dr. César DUCRUET, Research Fellow (P.A.R.I.S., CNRS, UMR 8504 Géographie-cités)
  • Zuzanna KOSOWSKA-STAMIROWSKA, Ph.D. student (University of Paris 1)

Former members :

  • Dr. Kamel AIT-MOHAND, Post-doctoral Research Fellow (CNRS, UMR 8504 Géographie-cités)
  • Dr. Sylvain CUYALA, Post-doctoral Research Fellow (CNRS, UMR 8504 Géographie-cités)
  • Ali EL HOSNI, Master’s student (University of Paris 4)
  • Sébastien HAULE, Engineer in Humanities and Social Sciences (CNRS, UMR 8504 Géographie-cités)

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Keywords : History, Economy, Mapping

World Seastems : Globalization, Regionalization, Urbanization

An analysis of the worldwide maritime network since the early 18th century

Being one of the oldest forms of human interaction, maritime flows are good indicators of economic circulation and a useful tool to “take the pulse of world trade and movement” (Ullman, 1949). The ERC WORLD SEASTEMS, a resident project of ISC-PIF studies this sector-specific approach to globalization and urban development at two complementary levels of analysis, global and local.

Mapping and modeling maritime flows

Dynamics of macro-structures and world regionalization

Co-evolution of urban development and maritime flows

Data Extraction