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4th General Assembly and Steering Committee-Advisory Board Meeting

From:18 March 2009
To:19 March 2009
Place:Barcelona, Spain

Preliminary agenda:

Wed 18/3 Informal SSC 9:00-12:00
GA 13:00-18:00
Thu 19/3 GA 9:00-12:00
SSC-AB 13:00-17:00
Fri 20/3 Excursion to Montseny station (9:00-15:00)

Meeting information:


You must register to attend the meeting. For registration, please complete the on-line registration form.

Deadline for registration is: 12 February 2009

Please note that the attendance of the first or second representative of each EUSAAR partner is required. If you are unable to attend, please communicate your nominated proxy from within your institution to represent and vote on your behalf (a short email notice will be needed to confirm).


The meeting will be held in the conference room of the CSIC-Spanish Research Council, located in the centre of Barcelona about 50m from the Ramblas: Residència d'Investigadors (Research Accommodation Facilities-Residence), CSIC-Generalitat de Catalunya, Hospital Street 64, 08001 Barcelona, Spain. Tel: +34 934 43 86 10, Fax: +34 934 42 82 02.

See below on how to reach the venue location from the airport. Click on maps of the conference venue for more information.

Recommendation: Barcelona is NOT a dangerous city, but the venue is located right in the city centre and therefore pick-pockets are common in the area. Please take good care of your belongings during your entire stay!


Download the preliminary programme for the GA Meeting and SSC-AB Meeting.

Excursion to Montseny:

A trip to the EUSAAR supersite Montseny will be organized on Friday. It takes approx. 1.5 hours to get there from Barcelona by car (provided by our CSIC partner), leaving Barcelona ~ 9h, getting back at ~ 15h. Lunch will be taken in a nearby village.


*** Note that reservations must be made by credit card before January 15, 2009! ***
The reservation can be cancelled at no charge until one week before the meeting.

1) CSIC Residence
located in the centre of Barcelona about 50m from the Ramblas:
Residència d'Investigadors, CSIC-Generalitat de Catalunya, C/ Hospital 64, 08001 Barcelona, Spain. Tel: +34 93 443 86 10, Fax: +34 93 442 82 02. Email: investigadors@resa.es.
20 single and 10 double rooms have been block reserved from 17-20 March.
Prices (per night, incl. VAT and breakfast): weekdays: 67 EUR (single), 94 EUR (double); weekend: 51 EUR (single), 71 EUR (double).
Please indicate booking ref. 22981
(The CSIC residence has an "internet room" on the ground floor, with free WIFI with a password provided by the residence. There are also some PCs with internet access for common use. However, the WIFI signal does not seem to reach the individual rooms.)

2) Residencia Universitaria Torre Girona
located in the University area, 20 min by metro (L3) form the venue location:
PG. DELS TIL-LERS , 19, 08034, Barcelona, Spain. Tel: +34 93 390 43 00.
9 single rooms have been block reserved from 17-20 March.
Prices (per night, incl. VAT and breakfast): 65 EUR.
Please indicate booking ref. RESERVA 20.070

Local contact:

For any questions or logistic details please contact Andrés Alastuey (aalastuey@ija.csic.es) or Mar Viana (mviana@ija.csic.es):
Instituto de Ciencias de la Tierra "Jaume Almera", Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), C/ Lluis Solé i Sabaris, s/n E-08028 Barcelona, Tel.: +34 934095410, Fax: +34 934110012.

Getting there:

Reaching the venue from the airport:

Approx 25-30 Euros from the airport to the city centre, around 30-40 min. (depending on traffic). The address to give to the taxi driver is: RESIDENCIA INVESTIGADORES DEL CSIC CALLE HOSPITAL 64.
The Express shuttle bus service runs regularly between the airport and the city centre. A single ticket costs 3.75 euros and takes about 25 -30 minutes (depending on traffic). Stops at Pza. Catalunya, from where you will be able to connect with the Metro (1 stop to Liceu) or walk (10 mins).
The RENFE train will take you from Barcelona airport to the city centre where you can change for the metro system at Catalunya station. Tickets 2.60 euros. Journey time is about 25 minutes.

Other info:

Barcelona city map: www.bcn.es/guia/

Word document indicating venue, hotels, and maps

Further details will be communicated in due time.