International cooperation in education: the VASSIVIERE Erasmus intensive training program (2011-2013) on hydrography and geomatics

Nicolas Seube, Alain de Wulf, Volker Böder, Thomas Touzé, Nathalie Debese, Rodéric Moitie, Irvin Probst, Maude Audet Morin, Timothy Nuttens, Cornelis Stal

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In the framework of the European Union Erasmus Intensive Program which aims at sponsoring intentive courses jointly proposed by european universities, ENSTA Bretagne (France), Ghent University (Belgium) and HCU University (Germany), and the CIDCO (Interdisciplinary Centre for the Development of Ocean Mapping) (Canada), as an associate partner, organised a hydrographic and topographic surveying camp. This project took place in Lake of Vassivière, one of France’s largest artificial lakes exploited by EDF, France’s global energy company. Five teams of students were tasked to achieve the survey instructions given by EDF like in a real professional context. The main objective was to survey this 10 km² lake to focus on points of interest like dam infrastructures, ports, bridges and to open navigation channels for a given level of the lake. A survey boat from the ENSTA Bretagne and land survey equipment from all universities have been mobilised for this purpose. The project received sponsorship from the industry (Boskalis, Netherland) which is interested in the concept of educating students 7at an international level. Both land and bathymetric surveys has been conducted using a large variety of equipments. This paper will analyze the educational benefit of international cooperation in the field of hydrographic and land survey training.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHydro12 Conference Proceedings
Subtitle of host publication13-15 November 2012, Rotterdam - Taking care of the sea
EditorsLeendert Dorst, Thaiënne van Dijk, Rob van Ree, Joost Boers, Wilbert Brink, Niels Kinneging, Vera van Lancker, Alain de Wulf, Harm Nolte
Place of PublicationDeinze
PublisherHydrographic Society Benelux
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-90-365-3470-3
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventHydro12 - Taking care of the sea - Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 12 Nov 201215 Nov 2012


ConferenceHydro12 - Taking care of the sea


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