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

Team

Dr. César DUCRUET, Research Fellow (P.A.R.I.S., CNRS, UMR 8504 Géographie-cités): Principal Investigator of the project.

Zuzanna KOSOWSKA-STAMIROWSKA, Ph.D. student (University of Paris 1) holds a Master’s degree in Economics (Sciences Po, École Polytechnique, ENSAE) and studies the effects of shocks such as wars, economic crises, link creation/destruction etc., on the world maritime network.

Former members :

Dr. Kamel AIT-MOHAND, Post-doctoral Research Fellow (CNRS, UMR 8504 Géographie-cités), received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in 2011 from the LITIS laboratory (Rouen, France), where he has worked on optical word recognition on ancient documents. He is in charge of the development of a document recognition system that will be used to extract the textual content from Lloyd’s publications.

Dr. Sylvain CUYALA, Post-doctoral Research Fellow (CNRS, UMR 8504 Géographie-cités), received his Ph.D. degree in Geography in 2014 from University of Paris 1. In this collective project, he is in charge of data processing and analysis of interdependencies between urban development and the maritime network.

Ali EL HOSNI, Master’s student (University of Paris 4) in charge of data processing and analysis of interdependencies between urban development and the world maritime network.

Sébastien HAULE, Engineer in Humanities and Social Sciences (CNRS, UMR 8504 Géographie-cités): website design, technical expertise (digitization) and data management.

Publications

Selected Publications

Full list of publication on the World Seastems website