3rd retreat: Mbour Senegal, October 2015, from Monday 26th to Friday 30th

The meeting is organized by the UCAD (Université Cheikh Anta Diop) team in collaboration with the UVSQ and all the consortium members.

Hosted by the UCAD team It will be held in Les Filaos in Saly, M'bour, Sénégal.

The group will leave Dakar -UCAD campus- in October Sunday 25th at 14h.
Please see the red dot in the
caption below for the meeting point:

The group will be back to the -UCAD campus- in October Friday 30th at -around- 16h.

WHO WHERE room needs

Omer, Gregory and Céline, UM
Ginette Pellerin and François Vincelette, film

UCAD manage 5 singles rooms
Yorghos, Jean-Paul, Juan UVSQ UCAD manage 3 singles rooms
Kane, Quensière, Gaye, Seck, Niang, Thiaw UCAD UCAD manage 2 singles rooms and 2 doubles OR 4 singles rooms
Gary and Tracie, AU UCAD manage 2 singles rooms
Thompson, CU UCAD manage 1 single room
Olivier and Melanie, IUEM UCAD manage

2 singles rooms

Since some team members are highly allergic to smoke,
we have to collaboratively ensure that during the entire meeting
we keep all buildings smoke-free.

WHO & Study site

UdeM
Cocagne Grande Digue

Omer Chouinard
Gregory Kennedy
Céline Surette

film
Ginette Pellerin
François Vincelette

UCAD
Mbour

Alioune Kane
Ndickou Gaye
Awa Niang
Jacques Quensière
Aichetou Seck
Diatou Thiaw

UA
Wainwright

 

Tracie Curry
Gary Kofinas

 

CUSAT
Vypin, Kanyakumari

Thompson Kaleekal

 

IUEM
Brest

Olivier Ragueneau
Melanie Raimonet

 

UVSQ
Uummannaq, Tiksi and coordination

Juan Baztan
Yorghos Remvikos
JeanPaul Vanderlinden

In a nutshell

The General Goal of this meeting is to work along the line of the description of work and prepare the associated deliverables/papers.

The first day will give us an opportunity to touch base on site-specific progresses.

The second day morning will be dedicated to integration challenges - within the deliverables associated with task 2, 3 and 4 and in preparation of tasks 5 and 6.

The remaining time will be dedicated to task specific paper preparation, i.e. delivering the deliverables.

 

AGENDA

DAY 1, Monday, Oct 26 2015

9h 11h15

Introduction
Round table discussion

45’ Uummannaq

Agenda and key points for the Retreat

Reports from each team on work completed, research results and next steps

12h 14h

Lunch break

14h 18h30’

45’ Cocagne Grande Digue
45’ Wainwright
45’ Brest, Brittany, France
45’ Vypin, Kerala Kanyakumari, Tamil nadu, India
45’ Mbour, Senegal
45’ Tiksi, Sakha Republic, Russian Federation

Reports from each team on work completed, research results and next steps

Diner

DAY 2, Tuesday, Oct 27 2015

9h 9h30’

Introduction for the day

9h30’ 11h

We split in 3 small groups

 

Discussion of expectations and confirmation of calendar for remaining time in the project - integration of results from tasks 2, 3, 4 toward success on tasks 5, 6

11h 12h

We merge in one group

Results from each group particularities from each study site and commun points

12h 14h

Lunch break

14h 17h

Introduction > Jean Paul
We split in groups:
Task 2 > Olivier +++
Task 3 > Juan +++
Task 4 > Gregory +++

1st ROUND: Detailed Discussion of ARTISTICC papers to be written for Tasks 2, 3, 4 - objectives, structures, input from each team, who is writing them, etc.

DAY 3, Wednesday, Oct 28 2015

9h 9h30’

Introduction for the day

9h30’ 12h

We split in different groups

Work on the “data” from each study site: protocols, agendas, corpuses, etc
Task 2, 3 and 4

11h 12h

We merge in one group

Results from each group particularities from each study site and common points

12h 14h

Lunch break

Results from each group particularities from each study site and common points

14h 18h

Field visit

DAY 4, Thursday, Oct 29 2015

9h 9h30’

Introduction for the day

9h30’ 11h

Introduction > Jean Paul
We split in groups:
Task 2 > Olivier +++
Task 3 > Juan +++
Task 4 > Gregory +++

2nd ROUND:
Detailed Discussion of ARTISTICC papers to be written for Tasks 2, 3, 4: - objectives, structures, input from each team, who is writing them, etc.

11h 12h

We merge in one group

Results from each group and program

12h 14h

Lunch break

14h 19h30’

To be defined at the end of the day we need a definite plan for the deliverables.

DAY 5, Friday, Oct 30 2015

9h 12h

Next steps, next meeting
Meeting minutes agreement

The ARTisticc team leave the Dakar UCAD campus by bus in October Sunday 25th at 14h.

Thanks so much to the UCAD team and the marvelous driver.

With them we move forward in our common efforts, particularly in Task 1, 2, 3 and 4.

For "Task 1" a 2/3 draft of a paper is in the oven, with the title "Facing climate change through a community-rooted, transdisciplinary, transnational, policy-centred adaptation framework". Jean-Paul, Juan and Bethany are working in the draft.

For "Task 2" the working group is organized around Celine with the researchers in natural sciences:




TASK 2 ARTICLE OUTLINE
Here is the outline of the article – as discussed in the Sénégal retreat Oct 26 to Oct 30 2015. Contact person is Céline Surette, celine.surette@umoncton.ca
Working group : Céline Surette (lead) and by alphabetical order: Juan Baztan, Thompson Kaleekal, Olivier Ragueneau, Mélanie Raimonet, Yorghos Remvikos, Jean-Paul Vanderlinden and the ARTisticc consortium.
The story of us, natural scientist, engage in building meaningful connections between science and local knowledge in the context of global change

OUTLINE

  • Quick overview of Artisticc and the place of natural science

  • Quick presentation of the 7 sites

  • Clarify what is « community » for each site

  • How is natural science used in each site, what is the starting point ?

  • Present our element of analysis

    • Level of Interaction – from disciplinary interaction to transdisciplinary interaction

    • Level of how we enable use of science – yes to no

  • Analysis : how sites have changed - where we were, where we are

  • What are the elements that influence feasibility ?

  • How are these reflected in the 7 sites ? What are the challenges ?

  • What recommendations for meaningful connections ?

FOCUS ON OUR ROLE – this article is about our stories as natural scientists engaging in communities

For "Task 3" the working group is organized around Gary.
The key take messages are:
"Hey policy makers beware of contexts if you want communities to adapt to climate change.
We have looked into this in several different places all over the planet and we are in a position to offer a framework to address this".


And the OUTLINE is:
Introduction
Coasts, climate change, global change
The project and the study sites
The project
The study sites
How does context manifest itself?
Careful case study centered analysis on how context deploys itself
So what?  - We can identify how does context maters and matters to what?  To whom?
Scale
Agents involved
Dominant paradigms
Drivers or enablers of local action
Conclusion
Hey! current vulnerability to climate variability is dependant upon contexts
Hey! reception and acknomledgement of climate change an an extra source of concern is dependant upon local contexts
Gary+JeanPaul+Juan keep the ball rolling with Omer+Thompson and all the consortium.

For "Task 4" the working group is organized around Gregory, in the picture below with the head of the quality control of the Mbourg fishing Mbourg pier:

The UCAD team was essential during all the retreat long, in the picture below Diatou, Aichetou and Ndickou with Tracie from the University of Alaska Fairbanks:

The visit to Mbour and Bally was an incredible opportunity to realize the complexity of the Senegalese case study, the pictures below show respectively the fish pier in Mbour and Bally.


 

With all of the beauty and intensity of those days we agree to meet in Cochin University of Science and Technology for the next meeting, Thanks Thomson for the invitation !

We leave the meeting room soon after this agreement...

...And here we are all the group member that join the ARTisticc 3rd retreat...

More photos are available here or here

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See you soon in Cochin!!!

Event date: 
Monday, October 26, 2015 - 09:00 to Friday, October 30, 2015 - 16:00