Projet Coordinator : Pr. Yves Girault (email@example.com), National Museum of Natural History, UMR PALOC.
Isabelle Brianso, from 1st January 2015 to 1st March 2016, then, Yi Du, from March 1st 2016 assisting the professor Yves Girault in the coordination of the project and more specifically in the monitoring of group activities.
Administrative secretariat manager : Hatoumatha Konte (Hatoumata.Konte@mnhn.fr).
Office management : Ludivine Goisbault (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Communication webmaster / blog manager : Ana Cristina Villegas Calderon.
Web project manager : Stéphanie Targui.
Head of Grant Office : Vanessa Demanoff.
PhD Students Beneficiaries :
- MNHN : Catalina Gonzalez, Yi Du, Yannick Ekobevet Allogo.
- UAB : Joan Poch.
- UCA : Aït-Nicer Mariam, Khalid El Housni, Khadija Bratti, Ali Aouada, Ayoub Elouarti, Sana Gebrati, Mariam Benkhallouq, Sara Lafraoui, Noufissa Ouyachou, Hanane Bouaabid.
- WP1 is focused on Earth and Life sciences with main expertise on geology, palaeontology, biodiversity and ecology.
- WP2 is focused on Humanities sciences: social, gender and local development (tourism, heritage) aspects as an integrated and sustainable process. Genders aspects in Atlas Mountains will be a top priority of the project.
- WP3 is focused on higher-education through a distance learning Master (II) programme as a transversal and interdisciplinary education programme based on expertise and transfer of knowledge of all partners.
- WP4 is focused on dissemination and management in order to diffuse scientific results to research community (publications, conferences, inventories, etc.) and non-specialists (exhibition, multimedia tools, etc.) through the multilingual website.
WP 1 : Geology, Biodiversity and Environment
Lead participant Prof. Jose Luis Briansó (General coordinator of WP1)
This WP1 in the first step of the proposal and integrates, in harmonic way, with the other complementary ones. This WP1 it is an important and basic Work-Package because is associated with studies of geology-environment-
WP 2 : Heritage and Geo-development (Tourism, Social, Territory)
Lead participant Prof. Ouidad Tebbaa (UCAM) (General coordinator of WP2)
WP3 : Higher-Education in Geopark Issues
Lead participant Prof Yves Girault (General coordinator WP3)
There is no specialized Master’s degree (Europe/Morocco) or higher training courses on issues related to Geoparks (management, conservation, development). Nevertheless, an intensive course is organised every year (September) in Lesvos Island (Greece) within the framework of European Geopark Network – 7th edition in 2014. It is a specialized course in English (60 hours) organised with the support of UNESCO, but without giving a European degree (LMD) to participants. Our concern would be to set up with the consortium a Master programme (distance) through the MNHN platform as a productive and long-term interaction result from each partner involved into GEOPARK project. Based on the higher education experience of each academic partner (Partner: 1, 2 and 4), the Master programme (distance) will be oriented on local heritage (research) and technical issues (management, candidature process, etc.) with the support of Partner 3 as a specialised agency (private sector) in geology services with great experience on evaluation and candidatures with Spanish ministry of Industry and Tourism. Besides, 3 short training sessions on geopark topics with strong connection with consortium issues (territory, heritage, development, population, etc.) will be organised as a preparatory phase on geopark didactical materials (modules) in order to implement the distance learning Master (II) degree, titled “Geopark: Heritage Conservation and Sustainable Management”. This Master (II) could be “exported” to other countries, like Latin America or Magreb, with specific modifications.
WP4 : Dissemination and Management
Lead participant Prof Yves Girault (General coordinator WP4)
The main objective of this WP is focused on the management and the dissemination of the consortium results (tasks and deliverables) through innovative research tools (cartography), collaborative platform (website), multimedia tools (newsletters, videos, brochures) in order to diffuse technical documents (meetings, reports) and scientific results (inventory, publications, methodology, etc.) to consortium participants and external audience.
The dissemination of results produced during GEOPARK project will be mainly diffused within a website in order to communication on the GEOPARK activities developed by the consortium. This multimedia tool will be designed as an interactive and participative platform of collaboration between participants involved within the project, but also as a research platform based on an innovative technological and advanced tools (cartography, database), a media canal (videos, newsletters) and a dissemination support regarding the consortium activities (conferences, training sessions, workshops). Besides, all management materials produced during the 48 months of the project will be well-presented and well-organised on the website project in order to follow the action progress concerning the list of deliverables by month (M1 to M48). In addition two external and informal visits to MNHN/UCAM, in order to check the provisional project results. This visit will be carried out by two experts in Geoparks, for example from the European Network of Geoparks. This activity will be organized during months 24 and 42. The relevant comments of those external visitors will be taking in consideration by the consortium.