This year, the 5-day field trip took place in northern parts of France: the old coalfield area (at the South of Lille) and the coast of Picardy (Baie de Somme).
The objectives of the field trip are to train the students to the following outcomes:
- Describe the landscape and estimate the main topographical features and geomorphological processes (human and/or anthropogenic) through observation and map analysis;
- Understand how anthropogenic activities affect the water quality and/or quantity;
- Identify regional specificities of French culture (language, architecture, land planning, food, etc.).
Here are some pictures shot during the 2018 field trip.
Day 1: Visit of the coalfield area
Day 2: Visit of the French Geological Survey in charge of the post-mining management
Day 3: Bike & boat tour in Amiens (the relationships between the land planning and the river ‘Somme’)
Day 4 – The coastal processes (erosion and excessive deposition) in the Baie de Somme
Day 5 – Management of coastal processes in the Baie de Somme