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MAGHREB-EU RESEARCH STAFF EXCHANGE ON GEODYNAMICS, GEOHZARDS, AND APPLIED GEOLOGY IN NORTH-WEST AFRICA

Objective

At the doorstep of Europe, the NW African plate boundary system is paradoxically the least understood segment of the Earth global plate system. This largely reflects the intrinsic complexity of the present-day plate boundary, characterized by a diffuse geometry and several lithospheric domains accommodating the relative motion between Eurasia and Africa. Despite long stand collaborations, research in the area is highly fragmented due to the lack of a sustainable multilateral transfer of knowledge between EU & Maghreb researchers. Further advances in our understanding of the structure and dynamics of this key area, along with advances the societal issues related to geohazards and georesources, entails the combined analysis of surface evolution with knowledge on deep structures and mantle dynamics. This scientific challenge requires to greatly improving the transfer of knowledge and networking of research staff from EU and the key MPC Maghreb partners involved in multidisciplinary studies in the fields of Geodynamics, Geohazards and Applied Geology. MEDYNA is aimed at filling this gap fostering the transfer of knowledge through a 4 year programme of research staff exchange as an essential step forward to lay the foundations for a sustainable collaboration network on Integrated Earth Science studies between EU-Maghreb researchers working in NW Africa. MEDYNA it is an ambitious exchange scheme on Integrated Earth Sciences that will involve the exchange of over 100 ESR/ERS (489 months) between 4 Mediterranean EU institutions from Spain, France and Portugal, and 17 MPC institutions from Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. MEDYNA will reinforce networks for long-term, joint research projects and high-level training of researchers between EU and Maghreb staff and will sparks synergies to become a sustainable and key initiative for widening ERA towards MPCs in the field of Integrated Earth Sciences.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IRSES
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Funding Scheme

MC-IRSES - International research staff exchange scheme (IRSES)

Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 326 800
Administrative Contact
María ángeles López Vázquez (Ms.)

Participants (5)

UNIVERSITE MONTPELLIER 2 SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES

Participation ended

France
Address
Place Eugene Bataillon 2
34095 Montpellier
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jean-Louis Bodinier (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER
France
EU contribution
€ 408 500
Address
163 Rue Auguste Broussonnet
34090 Montpellier
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jean-Louis Bodinier (Prof.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 125 400
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sophie Deschaintes (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE III
France
EU contribution
€ 41 800
Address
Route De Narbonne 118
31062 Toulouse Cedex 9
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carole Matthia (Mrs.)
UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 19 000
Address
Largo Dos Colegiais 2
7000 803 Evora
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mourad Bezzeghoud (Prof.)