In October 2016, CBDAMM (“Capacity building of data acquisition methods with a view to promoting natural and cultural heritage management practices in Morocco”) was officially launched in Rabat, Morocco.
CBDAMM is a Danish-Moroccan cooperation project, based at the Maritime Archaeology Programme, Department of History, University of Southern Denmark (MAP; Esbjerg, Denmark), and the Coastal and Marine Geology Section, Scientific Institute, University Mohamed V-Rabat (SIUMV; Rabat, Morocco). It is directed by Athena Trakadas, Associate Professor, MAP, and Nadia Mhammdi, Professor, SIUMV.
The CBDAMM project focuses on training scientists and students in the acquisition and processing of data from a riverine environment that are useful to marine geological, hydrographical and marine toxicological studies. The CBDAMM project aims to demonstrate that application of a multi-disciplinary approach is also cost-effective – several scientific disciplines benefit from one methodology, increase their own data, while all researchers obtain new skills sets. Watch this space for a link to the project’s website.