Emergent patterns in nature and society

Global ship traffic visualisation: 90% of all goods traded globally travel by ship.

The visualisation was developed by FleetMon.com an organisation who monitores ships traffic and sells the information according to your needs. Shame is not open access, for scientific purposes it’s an amazing dataset. However, it’s a nice reminder of the connectivity, interdependence and potential teleconnections we have in the Anthropocene. As NPR puts it:

It’s a good reminder that about 90 percent of all the goods traded globally spend at least some of their transit time on a ship.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s