The “Practical Workshops” of the FEMG and the EEMGC Master GEGE 1st year and GC 2nd year


As part of the practical illustration of the courses “Disturbed Natural Systems” & “Ecology and Sustainable Development” for the benefit of respectively the students of the 1st year of the Master “Environmental Engineering and Water Management” and the 2nd year of the civil engineering cycle, a field trip was carried out on January 29 and 30, 2020.

The first day was devoted to the study of the Moulay Bousselham lagoon (Merja Zerga), a wetland essential to the balance of ecosystems.

The different components of the biodiversity of this lagoon were reviewed, commented on and analyzed with systematic reference to the lessons taught. The rest of the day was devoted to visiting the archaeological site of “Lexus”, a city founded by the Phoenicians in the 12th century BC. BC and one of the oldest urban centers in the western Mediterranean. The Site Curator explained to the civil engineering students the techniques of construction, development, design and use of the components of this ancient Phoenician city.

The second day was devoted to visiting the Tangier Marina where the students were welcomed by the President of the SAPT (Société d'Aménagement du Port de Tangier-ville) who indicated that the port of Tangier-ville is among large-scale projects contributing to establishing the city of the strait as a destination of choice for pleasure and cruise tourism on an international scale and in the Mediterranean basin in particular. A presentation of “Tanja Marina Bay” by the Marketing and Strategic Intelligence Director of SAPT was held, followed by a visit to the “marine” museum, as well as the presentation of the rehabilitation and enhancement program for the walls. antiques.

The students were also able to visit the Marina reconversion site, a project which perfectly materializes the slogan “Give the port back to the city, unite the port and the city”. Explanations were provided by the engineers responsible for carrying out the project and by the site divers. A fruitful student-engineer exchange then focused on the methodologies used in this reconversion.

Ultimately, a visit to the operational part of the Marina marina took place, detailing the technical aspects of its on-shore and off-shore components presented by the Port Director who also gave an overview of the history works, the developments carried out and the work in progress to return the marine domain to the Tangier population and make this city an essential destination for pleasure and cruise tourism in the Mediterranean basin.

We would like to warmly thank all of our partners for the excellent welcome, the time allocated, the precise explanations provided and the fruitful exchanges with our students.

See you soon for a next edition!