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4th EUSAAR Networking-Joint Research Meeting

From: 19 October 2009 (13:00)
To: 22 October 2008 (12:00)
Place: CNR Research Area of Bologna, Italy

The 4th technical NA/JRA meeting will focus on presenting and discussing the results of the recent intercalibration workshops, the status and progress at the infrastructures (instrumental improvements, implementation of modifications) and continuous measurements, and data submission to the EUSAAR database.

Registration:  All participants are required to complete the online registration form. Please note also the deadline for accommodation (see below)!

  Deadline for registration to the workshop: 11 September 2009.

Venue:  The workshop will be held in the CNR Research Area, Centro Congressi, Room No. 215, Via Gobetti, 101, 40129 Bologna.
For access to CNR, please see the travel info below.
Local Contacts: 
  • Paolo Bonasoni, Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (ISAC-CNR), Via Gobetti 101, 40129 Bologna, Italy, Tel.: +39 051 6399590, Fax: +39 051 6399652 e-mail: P.Bonasoni@isac.cnr.it,

  • Angela Marinoni, Tel.: +39 051 6399597, Fax: +39 051 6399652 e-mail: a.marinoni@isac.cnr.it.
Programme:  The workshop programme is as follows:
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Meals:  Lunch on Monday is not commonly organized but you can take it in the CNR nearby canteen (opening hours: 12:00 – 14:30). Pass the porter’s desk (main entrance) and turn left after 20m (see map). For information, the meeting location of the workshop is on the 1st level above the porter’s desk. The workshop on Monday (PM session) will start at 14 pm.

Lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday will be catered and you must buy the lunch tickets when registering for the workshop. Please make sure to bring the exact cash money with you when paying for your tickets (13 € each).

The expenses for the common dinner (~ 40 €) will have to be paid by the participants directly at the restaurant.
Excursion:  CNR-ISAC will organize a 1-day trip to the Mt. Cimone Atmospheric Research Station, about 100 km south of Bologna. Mt. Cimone is the highest peak of the Northern Apennines (2165 m a.s.l.). You will have to sign up for the excursion during online registration. Please do not forget to also buy a lunch ticket (see under meals section).

A bus will leave early in the morning from Bologna. Those leaving by plane from Bologna airport on Thursday evening should indicate their depature time upon registration. The station itself (2165 m asl) can either be reached on foot (one hour easy walk, 300 m altitude difference), or by cable-car and two elevators in an underground tunnel. The cable-car can hold six people per trip and takes 10-15 minutes, it is managed by the Italian Air Force. As the station and its surroundings are in a military zone, there are specific conditions to be met for the access.

Note: those having signed up for the excursion must send a copy of their passport or identity card to Angela Marinoni by fax (Fax: +39 051 6399652) or e-mail before 9th October.
Accommodation:  Block reservations with special EUSAAR rates (reservation mandatory before July 17) have been made at the following hotels:

1) Millenn Hotel***
via Boldrini 4, 40121 Bologna, Tel: +39 051 6087811, Fax: +39 051 6087888, E-mail: info@millennhotelbologna.it.
Only double rooms are available. The rate is 79€ for one, and 99€ for two persons. Both rates include breakfast + VAT. Please indicate the booking reference "EUSAAR".

2) San Giorgio Hotel***
Via delle Moline 17, 40126 Bologna, Tel: +39 051 248659, Fax: +39 051 250556, E-mail: info@sangiorgiohotel.it.
Prices are (all rooms incl. breakfast and VAT) 45€ for single room (one person), and 55€ for double room (one person), and 70€ for a double room (two persons). Please include booking reference "EUSAAR".

Otherwise, you may reserve at your own at one of the following suggested hotels:

3) Hotel Re Enzo****
Via Santa Croce, 26, 40122 Bologna, Tel. +39.051.523322, Fax +39.051.554035, E-mail: info@hotelreenzo.it.

4) Hotel Orologio***
Via IV Novembre, 10, 40126 Bologna, Tel. +39 051 745 74 11, Fax +39 051 745 74 22, E-mail: orologio@inbo.it.

5) Hotel Corona d'Oro****
Via Oberdan, 12, 40126 Bologna, Tel. +39 051 745 76 11, Fax +39 051 745 76 22, E-mail: corona@inbo.it.

6) Hotel Tre Vecchi****
Via dell'Indipendenza, 47, 40121 Bologna, Tel. +39 051 231991, Fax +39 051 9914301, E-mail: hoteltrevecchi@zanhotel.it.

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Travel Info:  From the airport:
There is the shuttle service AEROBUS BLQ directly to the central railway station (6 km, 20 min) leaving approximately every half an hour. You can buy the ticket on the bus (5€).

By train:
CNR is at 5-minute taxi journey from "Bologna Centrale" railway station: ask for "CNR, via Gobetti 101". You can also take the bus from the railway station (see below) or walk.

By bus:
The nearest stop to the central train station is AUTOSTAZIONE (piazza XX Settembre). Bus lines number 11a and number 87 take you directly there. The fares are as follows: single ticket (1 €, valid for 60 minutes), one-day ticket (3€), city pass (8,50 euros, 10 single trips), eco days (20 €, 11 one-day tickets). You must buy the ticket in advance at the ATC ticket office at the central station, or at any newpaper seller.

By taxi:
About 14,00 euro from the airport and about 7,00 euro from the train station. For detailed timetables and public transportation maps, please visit the web site http://www.bo.cnr.it/comearrivare-eng.html ('how to reach us').
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