Innovative tools for social science research on the environment, natural resources and maritime issues
A quick introduction to ecosystem modelling with agent-based models
Dr. Murat Yildizoglu. University of Bordeaux, France
In this session is presented a minimalistic model of fisheries, based on the economic complexity. Economy can be considered as a complex adaptive system (CAS), which meets the general properties of the CAS: dispersed interaction; no global controller; continual adaptation; perpetual novelty; and out-of-equilibrium dynamics. With this approach, an attempt is made to answer questions such as how to predict ﬁnal states or aggregate dynamics of a system, how to inﬂuence its evolution or how to predict aggregate properties from individual behaviours.
The application of the CAS to the fishing allows developing new tools for analysis and modelling. In this sense, a spatial modelling of ﬁsh school movements and of ﬁshing boats, as well as their ﬁshing activities, is exposed. The principal components of the model are the environment and the agents who move on the sea, the fish schools and the fishing boats. This is an Agent Based Model (ABM) for a simple spatial ecosystem that allows easy interaction with the system and the agents. With this tool it can be study diﬀerent regulation mechanisms (PMA, quotas, etc.) and incorporate economic dimensions (market price, taxes, etc.).
PhD opportunities and grants
Exploring management sciences PhD opportunities: case of France and Europe
Mr. Marc Bidan. University of Nantes, France
Doctoral studies in MANAGEMENT SCIENCES in France are composed by 10 topics. All of them are from the business point of view: corporate finance, corporate governance, controlling, accounting, human resources, marketing, purchasing, logistic, management information system and strategy. At the same time, these topics can include a lot of issues or many research lines, which the student can chose for his/her project. It is important to note that some research lines are not only about business but it could be many different possibilities.
The main methodologies are based on two factors: Qualitative – case studies, interview, action research, observation research- and Quantitative –confidence, determination-. Both are necessary for doing a successful research line.
The great majority of the projects, which are doing in this University, are related with computer sciences, economics, law, psychologist, engineering, history, and geography. And, the estimated time of duration in this PhD Program is about 3 or 4 years. In this context, the student has a close relation with his/her supervisor and he/she integrates in the doctoral department.
Environmental Maritime Research (EMR) Platform
Mr. Nikola Kutin. University of Nantes, France, and National University of Management, Cambodia
In the sphere of Project “DOCKSIDE” different on-line platforms, like Facebook and Web Page, were created. These tools can be very useful for those interested people who want to know more about this Program. These online platforms can help students to find information on the different issues of the Project.
In this way, future researchers will be able to locate in these pages: activities which have done or been planned; the partners -which composed the Project-; galleries of pictures; or news. If they have a greater interest in the Project, they can register in the web page with login and password, so they can access other information like papers.
Eiffel and French Government scholarships
Ms. Lucile Seguin and Mr. Frederique Reigney. French Embassy, Cambodia
The French Embassy presents the opportunities that the Cambodian students have if they want to study in France. In this country, there are more than 288,500 foreign students and there is no different treatment in the education for the foreign and national students; they have the same access, diplomas and fees. France has more than 3,500 higher education institutions and their quality and diplomas are internationally recognized. The main websites to look for information are the Campus France, Campus France Cambodge/BGF, Scholarship Program Research Engine, France Alumni Cambodge and ONISEP.
There are numerous scholarship programs that students could apply to study in France, as the BGF, Eiffel, ERASMUS, DFMS-A, CSLA, AUF or even specific grants from each university. Around 100 Cambodian students are supported by one of this scholarship every year. In particular, the French scholarship BGF and the Eiffel Program are presented. The information given focuses on how to apply, which level is required, their characteristics and what expenses are granted.
Research Funding Career in Europe
Dr. Susanne Rentzow-Vasu of EURAXESS ASEAN
The presentation of EURAXESS is available on this link: