Last week, a Blended Intensive Programme (BIP) in Digital Environmental Geosciences took place in Orléans, bringing together students and professionals from all over Europe.
The programme was designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the latest developments and trends in digital environmental geosciences, with a focus on practical applications and hands-on experience.
The BIP was structured as a combination of online lectures and in-person workshops, allowing participants to engage with experts in the field and learn from their experiences. Through a combination of theoretical and practical instruction, attendees gained a deep understanding of the key concepts and techniques involved in digital environmental geosciences and focused on water, energy, mining waste as well as pollution mitigation.
The BIP covered a wide range of topics, including data management and analysis, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Digital Rock Physics and Microfluids (DRP & MF), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Reactive Transport Modeling (RTM).. Participants also had the opportunity to work on real-world projects, applying the knowledge and skills they had gained through the programme to solve practical problems.
One of the key benefits of the BIP was the opportunity for participants to network with other professionals and experts in the field. Through interactions with other attendees and instructors, participants were able to gain valuable insights and make connections that will help them in their careers.
In addition to the academic and professional development aspects of the BIP, there were also several intercultural events that took place throughout the week. These events provided participants with the opportunity to explore the local culture and history of the city of Orléans, where the BIP was held.
One of the highlights of the intercultural events was a guided visit of the city of Orléans, during which participants were able to learn about the city’s rich history and cultural heritage. The tour included visits to local landmarks, such as the Sainte-Croix Cathedral and the Hôtel Groslot, as well as lesser-known sites that are important to the city’s history and culture.
Another popular intercultural event was a treasure hunt in the city, which encouraged participants to explore their surroundings and interact with the local community. The treasure hunt involved solving clues and completing challenges that led participants to various locations throughout the city, providing a fun and engaging way to learn more about the local culture and history.
Through these intercultural events, participants were able to gain a deeper understanding of the local culture and history of Orléans, as well as connect with other attendees from around the world. These events also helped to foster a sense of community and collaboration among participants, creating a supportive and inclusive environment for learning and growth.
Overall, the BIP in Digital Environmental Geosciences was a highly successful event, providing participants with a comprehensive and practical education in the field. By combining online lectures and in-person workshops, the programme was able to provide a flexible and accessible learning experience that met the needs of a diverse range of participants from ATHENA partners.
Watch the video how this BIP went: