Aix-Marseille and the Mediterranean

Aix-Marseille University, together with its A*MIDEX partners - CNRS, Inserm, IRD, CEA, AP-HM, Centrale Marseille, et Sciences Po Aix – held an international conference « Aix-Marseille and the Mediterranean: scientific challenges and collaborations » on February 12th and 13th 2015 at Villa Méditerranée, with the support of the Regional Council and of the A*MIDEX Foundation.

This event gathered around 400 participants from the North and South shores of the Mediterranean: teacher-researchers, researchers and teachers from higher education and research institutions of the Mediterranean area, representatives of politic, institutional and funding partners of research.

This conference aimed to strengthen the euro-Mediterranean international cooperation in the fields of research and innovation, in response to the great challenges of sustainable development in the Mediterranean, and to set up long-lasting relations between Aix-Marseille and its partners from the North and South shores of the Mediterranean, to build the future together.

Session 2 "Climate, Environment and Heritage" was coorganized by OT-Med.
Several OT-Med PhD students and postdocs presented posters:


- Galeron MA, Rontani JF, Radakovitch O, Vaultier F, Charriere B "The MORTIMER Project"

- Riou V, Le Moigne F, Garel M, Jacquet S, Santinelli C, Tachikawa K, Tamburini C "Understanding the role of biogenic mineral ballasts and Saharan dust deposition on the organic carbon sequestration in the Mediterranean Sea (OT-Med WP1 project ROBIN)"

- Vacchi M, Currás A, Ghilardi M, Spada G "Holocene relative sea-level change in the Corsica-Sardinia block"
- Djaoudi K, Pulido E, Van Wambeke F "Role of atmospheric inputs on
biodegradation processes and stoichiometry of dissolved
organic matter in the Mediterranean Sea"

- Pratlong M, Haguenauer A, Chabrol O, Pontarotti P, Aurelle D "Exploration des capacités adaptatives des gorgonaires méditerranéens face au changement climatique"

Program

Four large scientific themes were on the program of these two days, and were be approached through lectures and round tables led by scientists from Aix-Marseille institutions and from their partners of the Mediterranean area:

Opening speeches and inaugural lecture

SESSION 1: Health and Access to care.

- Theme 1: Emergent infectious diseases in the Mediterranean;

- Theme 2: Health inequalities, struggle against large pandemics and State health cover;

- Theme 3: Rare diseases in the euro-Mediterranean area

SESSION 2: Climate, Environment and Heritage.

- Theme 1: Water management in the arid Mediterranean context;

- Theme 2: Marine resources (organised by members of OT-Med: MIO);

- Theme 3: Climatic change and biodiversity (organised by OT-Med: CEREGE, CERIC, IMBE);

- Theme 4: Mediterranean lands and heritages (organised by members of OT-Med: LPED)

SESSION 3: States, Laws and Societies.

- Theme 1: Migrations, work and development;

- Theme 2: Law, governance and social changes;

- Theme 3: Research collaborations in social and human sciences : stakes, tools, goals

SESSION 4: Energy, Engineering and Innovation.

- Theme 1: The stakes of energy in the Mediterranean;

- Theme 2: Engineering and innovation in the Mediterranean area

Closing round table: what prospects and means for scientific cooperation in the Mediterranean?

All the details about the program for the 12 and 13 february, 2015

Some pictures of the event

SESSION 2: Climate, Environment and Heritage



Theme 1: Water management in the arid Mediterranean context



Theme 2: Marine resources (organised by members of OT-Med: MIO)









Theme 3: Climatic change and biodiversity (organised by OT-Med: CEREGE, CERIC, IMBE)













Theme 4: Mediterranean lands and heritages (organised by members of OT-Med: LPED)



Room for poster session