First International Conference of the Arabian Geosciences Union (AIC-1).
The second MEDYNA Workshop took from 17-22 February 2016 in Algiers (Algeria) within the 1st International Congress of the Union of Arabian Geosciences. USTHB, CRAAG, and the members of IRSES-MEDYNA consortium coorganized the workshop. Many institutional stakeholders participated in this meeting. Among others, Representatives of the French Embassy attended the open ceremony.
The Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Country planning, (USTHB) with the Arabian Geosciences Union (ArabGU) joined by the Young Earth Scientists-Algeria (YES), la Societe Algerienne
de Geophysique (SAG), le Centre de Recherche en Astronomie, Astrophysique et Geophysique (CRAAG), l’Ecole Normale Superieue de Kouba (ENS-K), l’Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Agronomie
(ENSA) and Maghreb-Eu Research Staff Exchange on Geodynamics, Geohazards and Applied Geology in NorthWest Africa (IRSES MEDYNA) organize the First International Conference of the Arabian
Geosciences Union (AIC-1).
More than 150 participants from 15 Arab and Western countries participated in this event. More than fifteen sessions, covering petrology seismology, hydrogeology, stratigraphy, and SIG, were held. A total of 78 oral sessions and 39 poster sessions were presented. Many done by MEDYNA ERs and ESRs. More information on the workshop program and circulars are i available in the MEDYNA webpage.
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Two winners of Al Tifashi prize (AIC-1) : the best presentation and poster from young researchers are MEDYNA's PhD
- Hamza KAABECHE; PhD from the USTHB with research topic "Création et gestion de bases de données en géosciences : Les géosites et géoressources algériens Encadrant (et co-encadrant)" under the supervision of Dr. Charaf-Moulley Chabou from Université des Sciences et Techniques Houari Boumediene, Alger, Algérie.The student KAABECHE has participated in MEDYNA program as ESR, been involved in several secondments in the University of Montpellier (UM) under the mentorship DR. Jean louis Bodinier.
He was winner of Al Tifashi prize (AIC-1) at the best presentation.
Picture 1. Hamza Kaabeeche from the left togheter the Dr. Jean Louis Bodinier to the right.
Hicham EL MESSBAHI; from PhD from the UNIM with research topic " Caractérisation du manteau lithosphérique en bordure d’une chaîne intracontinentale : l’exemple du Moyen Atlas marocain. Etude pétrologique, géochimique et pétrophysique des xénolites ultramafiques remontés par le volcanisme basaltique plio-quaternaire du district d’Azrou-Timahdite". HE has participated in MEDYNA program as ESR, been involved in several secondments in the University of Montpellier (UM). He was winner of Al Tifashi prize (AIC-1) at the best poster.
Some Picture from the events;
Picture 3. Dr. Amar Arab from the USTHB associated professor from USTHB on the left, in the center the PhD student Ahmed Benbatta from USTHB and on the right the Dr. Amel Barich from CSIC-UGR.
Picture 4. The PhD student Muhammad Ouabid from UNIM.