The Maritime Work Watch/MWW Network is integrated by different Spanish and French Research groups conducting a range of different projects related to this theme, both separately and in collaboration. The largest and most topical of these projects is the ERC-Human Sea project, coordinated by Prof. Chaumette from the University of Nantes, a recognised expert in the analysis of the living and working conditions of seafarers.
Our goal is to build the network of collaboration further, extending it to researchers and experts from different countries (primarily, but not exclusively, in the European Union) working in the very extensive field of maritime labour from a legal perspective. The aim is to share our thoughts and to put forward proposals relating to the present and future challenges encountered in this area of study.
The philosophy underlying this initiative is to promote collaboration and cooperation between researchers and research groups working in this field. The network is intended to act as a meeting point where we can develop future joint research and training activities, as well as organizing conferences, seminars and scientific activities where MWW Network members can share and discuss subjects of mutual interest.
The promoters of the initiative feel that the network should constitute a platform where young researchers working on these issues can find a meeting place and a venue for mutual enrichment with those who have had longer experience researching in academia. We believe these young researchers are the future and the guarantee of continued progress in this exciting field where there is still much that remains to be said and done.