First International Conference of the Arabian Geosciences Union (AIC-1).
As planned in the DoW, the second MEDYNA Workshop was held in 17-22 February 2016 in Algiers (Algeria) under the auspices of the 1st International Conference of the Union of Arabian Geosciences. The local USTHB and CRAAG partners, as well as, the members of IRSES-MEDYNA consortium organized the workshop. Many institutional stakeholders participated in this meeting, among others, representatives of the French Embassy and local authorities attended the open ceremony.
More than 150 participants from 15 Arab and Western countries participated in this event. More than fifteen sessions, covering all the MEDYNA works packages including petrology seismology, hydrogeology, stratigraphy, and SIG, were held. A total of 78 oral sessions and 39 poster sessions were presented. Most of the by MEDYNA ERs and ESRs, the latter were extremely active in the organization of the workshop.
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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.