Chania, Crete, 7 - 9 April 2008

Sharing Knowledge across the Mediterranean (4)

The Sharing Knowledge across the Mediterranean Conference (4) took place in Crete, Greece. It was hosted by the Institute of Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies.

The recommandations of the conference: Recommandations 2008 et Recommendations_IRC2008EN

 

Program

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Opening Session

09h00

Welcome

Bertrand Hervieu, Secretary General of CIHEAM, Hervieu2008

Robert Klapisch, Sharing Knowledge Foundation, Robert_Klapisch2008

09h30

Address

H.E. Ahmed Akhchichine, Minister of National Education of the Kingdom of Morocco

Environment

Chair: M.V.K. Sivakumar, WMO, Geneva

10h30

The Science of Climate Change

Jean Jouzel, Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace, Paris

10h50

Desertification

M.V.K. Sivakumar, WMO, Geneva

11h20

Extreme Events and Floods

Michele Clarke, University of Nottingham

11h40

The MEDCOASTLAND project and Desertification in the Mediterranean

Pandi Zdruli, CIHEAM, Bari

12h10

Forest Fires

Opha Pauline Dube, University of Botswana, Gaborone

Energy

Chair: Dominique Gentile, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin

14h00

Introduction

Dominique Gentile

14h30

Progress in Automobile Industry

Jean-Jacques Payan, ex-Directeur de la Recherche, Renault, Paris

15h00

The Future of Air Transportation

Jean-Louis Lacombe, EADS, Paris

16h00

Solar Thermal Energy with Concentration in Sahara

Tewfik Hasni, New Energy Algeria, Algiers

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16h20

Sequestration of CO2 in Algeria

Abdenour Keramane, ex-Ministre de l’Industrie et des Mines de l’Algérie, Algiers

16h40

Clean Coal Electricity Generation

Philippe Paelinck, Alstom Power, Paris

17h00

Nuclear Energy for Southern Countries

Jacques Bouchard, CEA, Paris

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17h20

Round Table and Discussion

Abdelmajid Caoui, CNESTEN, Rabat

Adel Trabelsi, CNSTN, Tunis

 

18h00

End of session

Fighting the Digital Divide

Chair: Guy Wormser, Institut des Grilles du CNRS, Orsay

08h30

Report on the Montpellier Conference (Dec 2007) on Internet for African Science

Robert Klapisch, Sharing Knowledge Foundation

09h00

E-Infrastructures in the Mediterranean : Status and Perspectives

Federico Ruggeri, INFN, Rome

09h30

Greek contribution to the European Grid projects

Panos Louridas, Hellas Grid Coordinator, Athens

10h00

WiMax, a wireless technology to reach out to isolated locations

Annamaria Raviola, Selex Communications, Rome

International Research Centers

Chair: John Ellis, CERN, Geneva

11h00

The Development of the SESAME Project

Chris Llewelyn Smith, next President of SESAME Committee, UKAEA, London

11h20

New activities at ICTP

Claudio Tuniz, Trieste

11h40

Status of the CERN LHC programme

John Ellis

12h00

SESAME experimental programme and Pakistani participation at CERN

Hafeez Hoorani

12h20

Round Table and Discussion

Mohamed Sherif, Egyptian Coordinator for Scientific Relation with CERN, Cairo : Is it enough to look at SESAME project isolated from other projects ? Sherif2008

Adel Trabelsi, CNSTN, Tunis, HEP Physics at Tunisia Trabelsi2008

Abdeslam Hoummada, Université Hassan II Ain Chock, Casablanca, The Atlas Collaboration Hoummada2008

Fatah-Ellah Rarbi LPSC, Grenoble, Initiative NanoMED Rarbi2008

Nicholas Sammut, Representative of Malta at CERN, Starting Up a Maltese Infrastructure of Cutting Edge Research and Innovation Sammut2008

Agriculture

Paul Robin, CIRAD, Montpellier

14h30

Feeding a 9 Billon Humans Planet in 2030

Laurence Roudart, AgroParisTech, Paris

14h50

Biofuels

Geraldo Stachetti-Rodrigues, CIRAD, Montpellier

15h10

Biofuels and Food Security

Alkinoos Nikolaidis

15h30

Impact of High Food Prices on Southern Countries

Mohamed Elloumi, INRAT, Tunis

15h50

Round table

Baali Srhir, P. Kefalas, G. Baourakis, Alkinoos Nikolaidis

17h00

Water, Desalination and Recycling

Miriam Balaban, European Desalination Society, L’Aquila

17h30

The Geneva conference (June 2007) and status of "Red-Dead" project

Mousa Mohsen, Amman

18h00

Desalination and Environmental Consequences

Fouad Abousamra, UNDP, Athens

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18h20

Solar Energy and Water Problems in the Mediterranean Basin

Walter Gernjak, CIEMAT – Plataforma Solar Almeria

18h40

Forthcoming Challenges in Low Quality Waters Reclamation in Arid Regions

Gideon Oron, Ben-Gurion University of Negev, The Grant Water Institute, The Technion, Haifa Israel

19h00

End of session

Human Mobility, Role of Diasporas, Financial resources

Chair: Jean-Patrick Connerade, Imperial College, London

09h00

The EU - Mediterranean Neighbourhood : Implications for Research

Mary Kavanagh, European Commission, DGResearch, Brussels

09h20

From Microfinance to Private/Public Partnership

Henry Marty-Gauquié, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg

09h40

Diasporas as a source of investment

Moncef Cheikh Rouhou, HEC Group, Paris

10h00

Round Table on role of Diasporas

El Kébir Hannou, Agence du développement du Maroc oriental Rabat, Quelle relation entre transferts et développement ?, 2) Les Marocains Résidant à l’Étranger (MRE), Acteurs du développement local : cas de la Région de l’Oriental Hannou_1-2008Hannou_2-2008

Othmane Bouhali, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Diaspora et développement : Marocains de Belgique, bouhali2008

Fatima Boubsis, Faculté Polydisciplinaire de Khouribga Maroc, L’écotourisme au Maroc : réalités et perspectives, boubsis2008

Jean-Patrick Connerade, Imperial College London, Un record mondial: le Mexique, Connerade2008

Abdeslam Hoummada, Casablanca

Maurice Tchuente, Yaoundé

Moncef Cheikh Rouhou, Paris

11h30

Preparations of recommendations

14h00

Discussion of Recommendations

16h30

General Discussion and conclusions

18h00

End of conference

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