FP7-IDEAS-ERC World Seastems

The World Seastems Research Team

Main team

Dr. César DUCRUET, Research Fellow (P.A.R.I.S., CNRS, UMR 8504 Géographie-cités): Principal Investigator of the project.
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.
Dr. Claire LAGESSE, Post-doctoral Research Fellow (CNRS, UMR 8504 Géographie-cités), holds a Ph.D. degree in Physics (from the University Paris-Diderot, Sorbonne Paris-Cité), and an Engineer degree in Geomatics (from ENSG, French National Higher School of Geomatics). Her research work deals with the analysis of complex networks embedded in space. Her Ph.D. thesis proposed a methodology to characterize spatial graphs, applied to road networks, while her post-doctoral work focuses on maritime networks.
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.
Sébastien HAULE is Engineer in Humanities and Social Sciences (CNRS, UMR 8504 Géographie-cités). He take part to ERC World Seastems project as website designer and technical expert in the fields of digitization and data management.
Séléna PETIT, Geomatic Engineer, holds a Master's degree in Cartography (University of Paris 1). She works on the development of an online platform for visualization and analysis of maritime networks.
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.

Affiliated researchers

Dr. Anne BRETAGNOLLE, Professor of Geography (University of Paris 1). Her main research topics concern cities and towns, which are studied through a historical and international approach.
Dr. Bruno MARNOT, Professor of History (University of La Rochelle).
Dr. Éric MERMET is Research Engineer in Humanities and Social Sciences (CNRS, UMR 8557 Centre d'Analyse et de Mathématiques Sociales and ISC-PIF) and expert in the fields of geomatic, spatial analysis and networks structures.
Dr. Wouter JACOBS, Institute of Transport and Maritime Management Antwerp (ITMMA), University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Former members

Dr. Nora MAREÏ, Post-doctoral Research Fellow (P.A.R.I.S., CNRS, UMR 8504 Géographie-cités), received her Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Nantes. Within the ERC World Seasteams, she was studying the relation between networks and macro-regional organizations (e.g. maritime regions) with the aim to provide a conceptual and methodological contribution to a better understanding of world regionalization.
Marie-Anne COCHE, Research engineer (CNRS, UMR 8504 Géographie-cités).
Laura DIDIER, Research engineer (CNRS, UMR 8504 Géographie-cités).
Félix ATTIA, Master 1 student (University of Paris 1).