— 12 April 2016, by Elodie BricheJérémy Garniaux
Imane Madi and Vincent Letourneur, both studying at Aix-Marseille University, have joined MC3 at the beginning of February to work on urban and environmental issues in Istanbul. Imane, currently in his second year of Master of Geography, is looking at the development methods of an eco-district project on the Asiatic rim of Istanbul. Vincent, in his first year of the same Master, works on the forests located in the north west of the city, which are threatened by the building of a new bridge and the potential urban spread entailed by it. This question is raised through the understanding of heritage creation dynamics. They are both hosted by the French Institute of Anatolian Studies in Istanbul until the beginning of May and will contribute to the inventory listed on the website.
Semina Mavromatidi, who also arrived in February, is a Master of Geography student (with geoinformatics specialization) of the Harokopio University of Athens. She will stay with us until the end of July as an Erasmus exchange student. Her Master thesis is titled “Natural hazards vulnerability assessment of the coastal area of Pieria, Greece”. The calculation of a Coastal Vulnerability Index, the essential part of her methodology, will be applied to the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur coastline during her stay. In addition, she will bring Greek data into the inventory.
Finally, Matthias Rochat, a professional degree student in Geomatics at the University of Nice, has just joined us. Until the end of August, he will work on climate variability and public space uses in a tourist area of Marseille that is undergoing important changes.