• Le 16 August 2016
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The Human Sea Research European Program, ERC Advanced Grant 2013, led by Professor Patrick Chaumette, has just published its first Human Sea book.

The book considers the changes in work on board merchant ships. This is the first internationalized sector, due to open registry shipping, search of a skilled and competitive labour force. The 2006 ILO Maritime Labour Convention takes a universal dimension and renews the framework of this sector, including a social certification. Control of ships by the port state contributes to the effectiveness of international standards, and their regionalization. The European social law seeks to integrate the international dimension of this sector, to build a harmonized regional market and to treat shipping companies as any other company. The control of manning companies and the link of seafarers to a social protection system are two particularly complex projects, which might lead to unfair competition. 

Human Sea - It is necessary to make the sea more human. The development of human activities at sea - What legal framework?. The European research program, ERC Advanced Grant No. 340770 in 2013, directed by Professor Patrick CHAUMETTE, University of Nantes, deals with technological developments and their consequences on maritime activities, on the Law of the sea and maritime law.