Dead Sea, Jordan, 1 - 3 March 2010

Sharing Knowledge across the Mediterranean (5)

The Sharing Knowledge across the Mediterranean Conference (5) took place at Dead Sea, under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Jordan, H.E. Samir Al Rifai.

The discussions and the conclusions led to the following recommendations : RecommendationsSKF2010

Click here to watch the videos of each talk of the conference.

List of participants: Participants2010

Article of the Jordan Times: ArticleJT

Program

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Welcome Session

09h30

Welcome

Sharing Knowledge Foundation
American International College

10h00

Address by H.E. Samir Al Rifai, Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Energy

Moderator: Robert Klapisch

10h30

In Memoriam (Juan Antonio Rubio - 1944-2010)

11h00

New energies for the future

Carlo Rubbia, Nobel Prize in Physics 1984, CERN, Geneva

11h30

The Jordanian nuclear option

Khaled Toukan, Jordan Atomic Energy Commission, Amman

12h00

Cost factors of nuclear electricity

Jean-Jacques Gautrot, AREVA, Paris

12h30

The Moroccan project of solar energy

Mustapha Bakkoury, MASEN, Rabat

Energy

Moderator: Dominique Gentile, CNAM, Paris

Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM)

14h30

Electric cars: market opportunities, technical option

Pascal Colombani, Valeo, Paris

14h50

Can we recycle CO2?

Alain Bucaille, AREVA, Paris

15h15

The Future of the power grid in Europe and the Mediterranean loop

Olivier Lavoine, RTE, Paris

15h40

Is High Temperature Supra conductivity the future of energy transport?

Frank Schmidt, Nexans, Hanover

16h00

Smart Grids

Cécile George, CRE, Paris

Water

16h30

Moderator: Miriam Balaban, European Desalination Society, L’Aquila

European Desalination Society

16h30

The water sector in Jordan and Jordan’s expérience in desalination

Bassam Saleh, Ministry of Water and Irrigation of Jordan, Amman

17h00

Future cooperation on water issues in the Jordan-Israel-Palestine region

Shimon Tal, Tal Content Ltd, Herzeliya

17h30

Main challenges to water supply and pollution of the aquifers in Palestine

Fadel Kawash, Palestinian Authority, Ramallah

18h00

End of session

Food security, agriculture in arid zones

Moderator: Moncef Cheikh-Rouhou, HEC, Paris

Parti démocrate progressiste

09h00

ICARDA's strategy and contribution to food security in dry areas

Nasri Haddad, ICARDA, Amman

09h40

Improving productivity of the drylands

Uriel Safriel, Hebrew University, Jerusalem and Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Sede Boqer

10h20

Boosting agricultural productivity in Africa requires foreign investment. How can one reconcile this with the needs of the African population? Introducing the issues

Moncef Cheikh-Rouhou, HEC, Paris

11h30

Reflections on climate

Alain Bucaille, Areva, Paris

12h00

General discussion

International proposals for high level scientific education

Moderator: Kamal Araj, Jordan Atomic Energy Commission, Amman

14h00

Human Resources capacity building for the Jordanian nuclear programme

Kamal Araj, JAEC, Amman

14h30

A French proposal for capacity building in Nuclear Technology and Safety

Claude Guet, CEA, Paris

15h00

International Offer of Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers

Dominique Gentile, CNAM, Paris

15h20

Round Table on regional needs: Morocco, Egypt, Kuwait

15h45

The German university in Jordan

Labeeb Khadra, GJU, Amman

International Research Centers

Moderator: John Ellis, CERN

King’s College London

16h30

Status of the LHC program

John Ellis, CERN, Geneva

16h45

Superconductivity & cryogenics at the LHC & beyond

Lucio Rossi, CERN, Geneva

Rossi2010p1

Rossi2010p2

 

17h00

Moroccan PhD students at CERN

Patrick Fassnacht, CERN, Geneva

17h15

Status of the SESAME program

Chris Llewellyn-Smith, Oxford and SESAME Council

17h40

Round table on LHC and SESAME

Abdeslam Hoummada, Hoummada2010

Wafaa Khater

Mukhles Sowwan

Ilham Al-Qaradawi

Eliezer Rabinovici

Abdenour Lounis, Lounis2010p1Lounis2010p2

19h00

End of session

Fighting the digital divide

Moderators: Guy Wormser, IN2P3, Paris and Robert Klapisch, Geneva

Laboratoire de l'Accélérateur Linéaire d'Orsay
Sharing Knowledge Foundation

09h00

Grid computing in Europe and neighbouring countries

Vincent Breton, Institut des Grilles, CNRS, Paris

09h30

Round Table on Grid computing

Federico Ruggieri, INFN, Bologna: Ruggieri2010

Yousef Torman, JUNet , Amman: Torman2010

Bruce Becker, Meraka, Pretoria: Becker2010

Silvano de Gennaro, CERN, Geneva: Degennaro2010

10h00

SEACOM: connecting east Africa to the world

Jean-Louis Parmentier, SEACOM Corp, Mauritius

10h30

FEAST, the “Africa connect “ feasibility study

Björn Pehrson, KTH, Stockholm

Human mobility, role of diasporas, financial resources

Jean-Patrick Connerade, Imperial College, London

European Academy of Sciences Arts and Letters

11h30

Removing the obstacles to the necessary mobility of scientists

Jean-Patrick Connerade, Imperial College, London

12h00

Mobility of scientists, a necessary condition to develop a knowledge based economy

Henry Marty-Gauquié, Banque Européenne d’investissement, Paris

12h30

Impact of the adoption of the Lisbon Treaty on the Fellowships program of the European commission

Georges Bingen, European Commission, Brussels

14h30

Preparation of recommendations

16h30

General discussion and recommendations

18h00

End of conference