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Third International Workshop

 

Formation and Migration of Dunes

 

Laayoune, Morocco
12-21 April 2004

Registration before JANUARY 15th 2004

Participants

Information and correspondence:

Belkacem KABBACHI

Université Ibn Zohr

Faculté des Sciences

BP 28/S cité Dakhla, 80000 Agadir

Tel : (212) 48 22 02 67

Fax : (212) 48 22 01 00

Information: bkabbachi@yahoo.fr              Registration : andreott@lps.ens.fr


 

Third International Workshop

 

Formation and Migration of Dunes

 

Laayoune, Maroc

 

            12-21 April 2004

 

Presentation of the Workshop

The international workshop Formation and Migration of Dunes has been organsied in Tunisia in 1999 and in Mauritania in 2001. It will take place in 2004 in Morocco under the responsability of Ibn Zohr University (Agadir), that has scientific collaboration with Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Université de Rennes I, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques de Nouakchott and Cemagref de Grenoble. It is a scientific event bringing together periodically searchers and international experts around the problem of dunes, understood in all its pluridisciplinary aspects, from the dynamics of granular material to the fight again sand invasion. The workshop is conceived as a federative collaboration North-South bringing the interest of the international community on the problem of desertification, actual threat against the developpment of Great Maghreb countries.
The workshop is a open to the various specialists of applied and fundamental research, the talks being submitted to a scientific commity before being accepted in the forthcoming program. It is funded by EU, CNRS, NASA, etc and by the moroccan organisms that will cover the general expenses. The trip, food and lodging expenses should be covered by the participants themselves or by their labs.
You may find some pictures of the region at the end of this text.


 



Third International Workshop

 

Formation and Migration of Dunes

 

Laayoune, Maroc

 

            12-21 April 2004

 

 

Scopes

• Discuss at the national and international level the works done by University specialists on dunes.
• Think  about the development of concrete applications for the fight against sand invasion
• Increase the collaborations at the international level in order, in particular, to make a research proposal for the european PCRD.
 

Themes of the workshop

• Experimental measurements on the dynamic of grains and their modeling.

• Experimental measurements on the dynamic of dunes and their modeling.

• Dynamics of water inside dunes.
• Ecologic approach to the environment of dunes in arid and semi-arid regions (water, soil, vegetals) 

Scientific commity:

Président : Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, ESPCI de Paris, prix Nobel de Physique

Etienne Guyon, président de la Société Française de Physique

Jim Jenkins, professeur à l’Université de Cornell

Pierre Rognon, professeur émérite à l’Université Paris VI

John Hinch, professeur à l’Université de Cambridge

Jacques Durant, professeur à l’Université Paris VI

Hans Hermann, directeur de recherche à l’Université de Stuttgart

Houcine Khatteli, directeur de l’Institut des Régions Arides de Tunisie

 


 



Third International Workshop

 

Formation and Migration of Dunes

 

Laayoune, Maroc

 

            12-21 April 2004

Organisation commity:

Belkacem Kabbachi, Facultés des Sciences d’Agadir (coordinateur)

Abdelkrim Ezaidi, Facultés des Sciences d’Agadir

Lahcen Ait Tirri, Facultés des Lettres et Sciences Humaines d’Agadir

Daniel Bideau, Université de Rennes 1

Stéphane Douady, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris

Bruno Andreotti, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris

Mohamed Benssaou, Faculté des Sciences d’Agadir

Nezha Elkamali, Faculté des Sciences d’Agadir

Ibhi Abderrahmane,  Faculté des Sciences d'Agadir.
 

Workshop program

Day

Morning

Afternoon

Night at


Lu 12 Avril

 

Arrival (Flight at 17h) Accueil

Laayoune


Ma 13 Avril

Conference (Opening session)

Conference

Laayoune


Me 14 Avril

Field trip

Field Trip

Laayoune


Je 15 Avril

Conference

Conference

Laayoune


Ve 16 Avril

Conference

Walk to the Mega Barchan

Mega Barchan (or Laayoune)


Sa 17 Avril

Field (free / field works)

Field (free / field works)

Mega Barchan (or Laayoune)


Di 18 Avril

Field (free / field works)

Turn to Laayoune

Laayoune


Lu 19 Avril

Conference

Conference

Laayoune


Ma 20 Avril

Field trip

PCRD+Closure

Laayoune


Me 21 Avril

Flight at 13h

 

 



We recall the possibility to participate to the EGS meeting just after the Atelier :
http://www.copernicus.org/EGU/ga/egu04/index.html

Registration before JANUARY 15th 2004

Informations:

• Travel to Laayoune :

* Return flight ticket Paris-Agadir : around 300 euros.
 Then share a car with 2 or 3 other people from Agadir :
 12 days + gasoline : 500-700 euros which gives approximately 200 euros .each

* Plane Paris-Casablanca-Laayoune : 650 euros
We hope to obtain from Royal Air Maroc some group tickets. We will let you know soon if it is possible.

• Meeting:

9 lunches + teas                        20 euros/p/d which gives 180 euros
4 excursions (4*4) + Airport transfers            20 euros/p

Total to be paid for the Meeting:                200 euros

• Lodging and dinner

9 nights                Hotel Lakouara (Single 20 euros / double 25 euros)
Hotel Al Massina (Single 60 euros / double 75 euros)
Total : 120 euros to 540 euros.
8 dinners            from 3 to 18 euros/p/d  which gives 25 euros à 150 euros.


Minimum cost : 300+200+200+145=845 euros
Maximum cost : 650+200+540+150=1540 euros

Registration before JANUARY 15th 2004

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