Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
MWW Research Network Members


Maritime Work Watch / MWW is an exciting new academic project, which has developed out of collaboration between a group of European researchers with a shared interest in maritime labour. As experts in labour law we have spent much of our careers analysing the living and working conditions of seafarers and other workers who carry out their work in a maritime context.

This Research Network, coordinated by Prof. Olga Fotinopoulou Basurko (University of the Basque Country) was created in 2015, with the financial support of Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) in the context of National Programme for fostering Excellence in Scientific and Technical Research.

The Maritime Work Watch/MWW Research Network members have a strong  scientific  background in the issues addressed by the team, as for example, the seafarers’  or fishermen living and working conditions or, also, the labour conditions of workers employed on yatching, as well as, in port services.

The different research areas developed by researchers integrated in the MWW have been subject of many research projects financed by national or European research institutions. Also, we have organized several seminars, workshops and congresses to discuss deeply about the above mentioned shared interest issues.  

Maritime Work Watch / MWW is a research network open to incorporate new researchers interested on maritime work issues. 

Research network team

Olga Fotinopoulou Basurko

Senior Lecturer of Labour and social security Law at the Basque Country University/Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea.

Patrick Chaumette

University professor of law, University of Nantes

Inmaculada Ballester Pastor

Professor in Labour and Social Security Law (Certified as Professor) at the University of Jaume I Castellón

Alexandre Charbonneau

Senior Lecturer at the University of Bordeaux

Xosé Manuel Carril Vázquez

Senior Lecturer in Labour and social security Law at the University of A Coruña

Francisco Piniella Corbacho

Professor of Maritime Navigation at the University of Cádiz

María Isabel Ribes Moreno

Associate professor of Labour and Social security law at the University of Cádiz.

François Mandin

Maritime and Oceanique Law Center Director at the University of Nantes. Lecturer (HDR) in labor law, yachting, recreation and water sports at the University of Nantes.

Mº Aránzazu Vicente Palacio

Professor of Labour and social security law at the University Jaume I Castellón.

Julio Louro Rodríguez

Associate professor in Navigation sciences and Marine engineering at the University of A Coruña.

Rosa Mary de la Campa Portela

Associate professor in Navigation sciences and Marine engineering at the University of A Coruña.

Gerdien Van der Voet

Professor holding the endowed chair ‘Special Labour Relations: the seafarer’ at the Erasmus School of Law. Erasmus University Rotterdam (the Netherlands) . Lawyer at AKD N.V. in Rotterdam

Jaime Rodrigo de Larrucea

Senior lecturer of Maritime Law and Maritime Safety at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia UPC

Myrto Kyriaki Vasili

PhD Candidate at Erasmus University of Rotterdam

Sandra Lielbarde

PhD Candidate at Polytechnic University of Catalonia.

Andria Alexandrou

Lawyer with a PhD in commercial law.

Giorgio Gallizioli

Volunteer in corporate wellbeing

Philippe Janvier

International Maritime organization (IMO) France deputy representative