1. Dates

Work Package Leader meeting: Monday, May 28th 14:00 - 21:00. Plenary meeting: Tuesday, May 29th - Friday, June 1st 2018. On Friday the 1st of June, there will be an optional excursion to the study site, Askov Experimental Station.

2. Location

Billund, Denmark

3. Venue

Legoland Conference Centre (LCC).
Askov Research Centre (ARC - excursion Friday)

4. Stay

The participants are requested to book their own hotel room.
LCC is in downtown Billund, 3 km away from the airport. The following recommended hotels are within walking distance from the venue:

Legoland Hotel (twin building to LCC)
70 rooms have been reserved until April 30th, 2018. After that date the offer cannot be warrantied
DKK 1025 per night, single room.
DKK 1225 per night, double room.

Book here:
https://booking.legoland.dk/reserve/en/block/310518EUPR?Arrival=2018-05-28

Legoland Village (3 minutes' walk from the venue)
DKK 915 per night, single room.
DKK 1115 per night, double room.

Book here:
https://booking.legoland.dk/reserve/en/block/290518LAND?Arrival=2018-05-28
In case of additional questions about booking at Legoland Hotel/Village, write directly to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Zleep Hotel Billund Airport (2,4 km from the venue) 
If you prefer this hotel you should book as soon as possible, as it was not possible to reserve a number of rooms for SoilCare participants.

DKK 898 per night, single room.

Book here:
adding an Offercode "Soilcare": https://www.zleephotels.com/en/hotel/billund-airport/
All prices include breakfast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Food

There are restaurants in the hotels. Lunch will be at the venue. On Tuesday, there will be an industry-sponsored dinner and on Wednesday the official joint meeting dinner.
Persons with allergies or special food wishes are asked to inform LCC. Buffets are including vegetarian and vegan dishes.

6. Visit Legoland

On Thursday, after the meeting, there will be a possibility for visiting Legoland Park. Entrance to Legoland is included in the meeting fee.

7. Travelling

International travel options
Recommend airport: Billund (BLL).

Local travel
You will have to arrange your own transport to your hotel. Both LegoLand hotels are within walking distance of Billund international airport (see the map above). There is no shuttle service provided. If you do not want to walk, you can take a taxi. This should cost no more than DKK 150 (EUR 20).

8. Local Money

Local currency is Danish Krone (DKK). EUR 1 ≈ DKK 7,50.

ATMs are at the airport and in the Legoland Resort.
It is possible to pay with credit card in most of the places in Denmark (only buses require cash).
Regarding meeting costs, LCC allows paying both with credit card and with EUR - but in such case, the change is going to be given back in DKK.

9. Local Weather

The weather in Denmark is quite unpredictable. In the last few years May has been pretty warm, with sunshine and temperature reaching 20oC. But the minimal temperature can be even 10 oC. The good news is that the spring (nature) is at its height and the sun goes down around 21:30. Usually it's pretty humid, with daily rain showers.
Recommended clothing: lightweight with rainwear.

10. Excursion

There is an optional excursion on Friday, June 1st.
The excursion is a one-day trip to Askov Research Centre (Aarhus University) to see the 120 years long-term experiment. The buses will leave from the Legoland and Zleep hotels at 8:30 and depart back to the hotel/airport at 15:00 and 16:30.
Please bring sturdy shoes and umbrella/raincoat as rainy weather is possible.
"Sustainable lunch" with local food and "recycling brew" will be provided.

11. Meeting costs

There will be a single fee to cover the costs of meeting room, coffee breaks, lunches, and 1 joint dinner (the second one is sponsored by AGROINTELLI and external industrial partners) and entrance to Legoland on Thursday evening. The fee for the meeting is DKK 1985 (EUR 265) and should be paid directly at LCC (cash, bank card, credit card). Receipts will be issued. The fee has been negotiated with LCC based on the full programme. This means that everybody will need to pay this amount, also if they join only part of the meeting.

Excursion is going to be free of charge, thanks to sponsoring by AGROINTELLI and partners.

12. Contact

The meeting is organised and hosted by AGROINTELLI and Aarhus University. For practical questions contact: Kamila Smolucha, AGROINTELLI, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel. +45 5237 9916
WENR is responsible for the daily program of the meetings: Rudi Hessel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel +31 317 486530), Erik van den Elsen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel +31 317 486533).

1. Dates

November 14th & 15th 2018.

2. Location

Brussels, Belgium

3. Venue

The meeting will be held at the premesis of Milieu, Chaussée de Charleroi 112, 1060 Saint-Gilles, Brussels, Belgium

 

 

WENR is responsible for the programme of the meeting: 

Rudi Hessel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel +31 317 486530),
Erik van den Elsen (
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel +31 317 486533).

1. Dates

December 12th – 13th 2017 (shifted from September).

2. Location

Bern, Switzerland

3. Venue

The meeting will be held at University of Bern, UniS (Schanzeneckstrasse 1), Room A-119. It is just above the train station. See also http://www.unibe.ch/university/campus_and_infrastructure/campus_maps_and_lecture_halls_and_classrooms/maps/4__unis/index_eng.html

 




















4. Stay

For the nights from Monday, December 11th unitl Wednesday, December 13th, we have already made hotel reservations. If you want to stay longer or come earlier, please indicate on the registration form. Rooms are reserved at :
Sorell Hotel Arabelle
Mittelstrasse 6, 3012 Bern
Phone +41 31 301 03 05
Web: www.sorellhotels.com
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Location can be found HERE

Prices (including breakfast):

Standard single: CHF 135
Standard double (Grand-Lit): CHF 150

5. Food

There are plenty of restaurants near venue and hotel. Lunch will be at the venue. There will a joint dinner on Tuesday December 12th.

6. Travelling

a. International travel options

By plane: Bern Airport is very small and served by a few airlines only. It is better to fly either to Zürich, to EuroAirport Basel – Mulhouse –Freiburg or to Geneva. The travel distances from Zürich to Bern and from Basel to Bern are approximately the same, while Geneva is slightly longer.

By train: there are many good international train connections to Bern, see www.sbb.ch

 b. Local travel options

  • From Zurich Airport: direct trains from Zurich Airport to Bern, approximately 1 h 15, see www.sbb.ch (Zürich Flughafen to Bern)
  • From Basel EuroAirport: Bus No. 50 to Basel train station (15-20 min), then train to Bern (1 h), see www.sbb.ch (Basel EuroAirport to Bern)
  • From Geneva Airport: direct trains from Geneva Airport to Bern, approximately 2 h, see www.sbb.ch (Genève Aéroport to Bern)

7. Local Money

- Swiss Francs CHF (currency rates: look here).
- There are several ATM machines in town

8. Local Weather

Temperatures in December are between -2 to +4 degrees C.
For local weather forecast look here.

9. City sightseeing

If some people are interested, we can offer sightseeing in Bern on Wednesday afternoon (depending on when the meeting ends).
For issues to be seen during the city sightseeing, see also http://www.bern.com/en/highlights/bern-in-24-hours. We can jointly walk through town in 1-4 hours, depending on your time availability. If you want to join, please indicate on the registration form.

10. Meeting costs*

The costs of venue, coffee breaks and lunches will be covered by CDE-University of Bern. You are asked to pay for the joint dinner on your own.

11. Contact

Organisers:

Gudrun Schwilch: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , +41 31 631 55 82
Abdallah Alaoui: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , +41 31 631 30 59
Secretariat CDE (Franziska Jöhr): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , +41 31 631 88 22

WENR is responsible for the programme of the meeting: 

Rudi Hessel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel +31 317 486530),
Erik van den Elsen (
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel +31 317 486533).

the arsenal chania

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Dates

The second plenary SoilCare meeting takes place from Monday, March 13th – Thursday, March 16th, 2017. On 16th, there will be an optional excursion to the study site of TUC. 

2. Location

The location of the meeting will be the town of Chania, Crete, Greece.

3. Venue

Meetings will be held at the Grand Arsenal, Old Venetian Harbour. (hyperlink: HERE)

4. Stay

KAM is in downtown Chania so we recommend the following hotels that are within walking distance from the venue. Note that the rates mentioned below are especially arranged for SOILCARE.
Participants are requested to book their own rooms via phone or email (or hotel contact forms) and to mention SOILCARE in order to get the special rate. Availability is guaranteed until December 31st.

KRITI hotel
Website: www.kriti-hotel.gr 
Phone: +30 28210 51881-3-5
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Distance from venue, ca. 9 minute walk.
Route: HERE 
Approximately 30 standard rooms are available in the following range:

Standard single  € 63.00 
Standard double € 70.00 
Superior double € 77.00 
Standard double seaview € 85.00 


Superior rooms are also available at higher prices. All credit cards are accepted. It is possible credit card information is requested to confirm booking.


Porto VENEZIANO hotel
Website: www.portoveneziano.gr 
Phone: +30 28210 27100
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Distance from venue, ca. 4 minute walk.
Route: HERE 
Approximately 45 rooms available in the following price range:

Economy, 1 person € 63.00 
Economy, 2 persons € 75.00 
Standard double, 1 person € 72.00 
Standard double, 2 persons € 85.00 
Double seaview, 1 person € 85.00 
Double seaview, 2 persons  € 98.00 


Superior rooms are also available at higher prices. All credit cards are accepted. Possibly credit card information will be asked for to confirm booking.

5. Food

There are plenty of restaurants in the vicinity of venue and hotels. Lunch will be at the venue. There will be 1 joint dinner, on Monday, March 13th.
All meals arranged by the organisers will include vegetarian and lactose free food options. The majority of restaurants offer vegetarian dishes as part of the local cuisine. Please indicate any food option required on the registration form.

6. Travelling

a. International travel options

By plane: Chania “Daskalogiannis” Airport (CHQ) is the local airport, about 30 minutes from the hotel and venue. If for some reason this is not an option, try Heraklion “Kazantzakis” Airport (HER), but keep in mind it’s 3 hours away by bus from Chania. If better connections are available for HER we can provide more detailed info about transportation to Chania.
Please note that Chania is a hub for Ryan Air and Heraklion is a hub for Easyjet.

b. Local travel options

Once in CHQ airport, there are four alternatives to reach the city center (hotels/venue):

  • Public transportation: Bus (Cost € 2,30). Take the exit on the right (see picture) that takes you in front of the bus stop. You can ask for information/purchase tickets at the kiosk or in the bus. The bus schedule is available HERE.The bus will take you to the central station from where you can walk (1km - 12 minutes) or take a taxi to Hotel Kriti 
    (route: HERE )
    For Hotel Porto Veneziano it’s an additional 5 minutes
    (route:HERE

    chania airport
  • Taxi (€ 16,- flat rate from the taxi station): Take the exit to the taxi station (see picture) and ask to go to Kriti Hotel (about 20-minute drive). If in doubt about the fare reference the pricelist http://www.chaniataxi.gr/en/pricelist/ under “Chania city (all areas)”. Fares are also on a notice board at the taxi station. You should be able to share a cab.

  • Taxi (€ 22,- flat rate pre booked): same as above or someone waiting for you at arrivals http://www.chaniataxi.gr/eshop/chania-city-all-areas.html. You should be able to share a cab.

  • By car: Available car rental companies at the airport.
    Follow this route: HERE.
    Keep in mind that hotel Porto Veneziano has no parking in front as it is right on the seafront. 

7. Local Money

8. Local Weather

Temperatures in March are 9-16 C (check here for more specific info: HERE
At that time of the season there is a substantial chance of rain. Those coming to the excursion should dress for somewhat colder temperatures due to altitude.

9. Excursion

There is an optional excursion on Thursday, March 16th. It will be all day, and will visit the study site on Crete. The excursion will be by bus, but will also involve some walking. Please bring sturdy shoes and raincoat as rainy weather is possible. Lunch will be arranged and water is provided on the bus. We expect to be back in town between 17:00-18:00. The airport is 20 minutes taxi ride from the hotel but those in a hurry to catch a plane may be dropped at the airport on the way back from the excursion.

10. Meeting costs

There will be a single fee to cover the costs of meeting room, coffee breaks, lunches, and 1 joint dinner. The fee will be around 80 Euros. The fee for the optional excursion will be around 30 Euros (including cost for bus and lunch). The exact fee will depend on the number of participants. Receipts will be issued. Cash is preferable for both fees. Please indicate if you want to join the excursion on the registration form.

11. Registration for the meeting

Participants are requested to register for the meeting on the registration page. Please make sure you have booked your hotel room and flight to Chania before you register, since these data need to be entered on the registration page.

11. Contact

Organising committee:

  • Ioannis Daliakopoulos: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , +30 694784143
  • Dimitris Alexakis: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +30 6973678877
  • Aristeidis Koutroulis: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +30 697171766
  • Ioannis Tsanis: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , +30 6945991122


Alterra is responsible for the programme of the meeting:

  • Rudi Hessel: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel +31 317 486530,
  • Erik van den Elsen: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel +31 317 486533.