NOTE: you are requested to pay before the meeting using the internet link under '10.' of this page, but first arrange your travel and reserve your hotel. 

1. Dates

Tuesday, April 2nd – Thursday April 4th 2019. On Friday  April 5th, there will be an optional excursion to the study site.

2. Location

Almería, Spain 

3. Venue

Campus of the University of Almería, Carretera de Sacramento, s/n, La Cañada de San Urbano Almería, Andalusia (Spain).

4. Stay

The participants are requested to book their own hotel room.
The organizers have reached an agreement with several establishments. A limited number of rooms are initially available. So, book in advance.

Hotel options are:

5. Food

Lunches will be at the venue and are included in the meeting costs. On Tuesday, there will be a joint dinner sponsored by the Agrifood Campus of International Excellence (ceiA3) and on Thursday the official joint meeting dinner. Persons with allergies or special food wishes are asked to inform Julian by writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and make note of their specific food requirements on the registration page.

Almería has this year been awarded the title of Spanish Capital of Gastronomy. There is a great variety of restaurants that offer excellent food. Almería “tapas” (free small portions of food offered with beer and wine) are very famous and many small bars are all around the city. Late dinner having some beers in a terrace is a common way to spend warm spring nights for locals. Most restaurants open at 1:30 pm for lunch and 9 pm for dinner. Fast food restaurants are often open before and later.

On Thursday 4th, after the meeting and before official dinner, there will be a possibility for visiting Old city. A guide will accompany participants. Cost of the visit is included in the meeting fee.

6. Travelling

International travel options
Recommended airport: Almería (LEI) 10 minutes distant from the University of Almería. Luggage Service will be available at the Campus. For more info about flights:
You can also fly to Málaga International Airport (AGP) and then by highway reach Almería (2 h trip). Bus info at:
A different option is to fly to Alicante Airport (ALC; less companies do this airport) and then by road to Almería (almost 3h, 300 km distant)

Local travel
A shuttle service will be provided to and from Campus. Shuttle will pick attendants from Hotels 20-30 minutes before the start of the meeting each day. If you do not want to take the shuttle, you can take a taxi. This should cost no more than 20 €. Buses are available too.

7. Local Money

Local currency is Euro (€).
ATMs are at the airport, at the Campus and in the city.
It is possible to pay with credit card in most of the places in Spain (only buses require cash).

8. Local Weather

Located in the southeast of the peninsula, Almería is the Spanish province with the highest number of sunshine hours (circa 3000) and clear days (more than 300) per year. Almeria’s weather is subtropical, Mediterranean, mild and dry. Annual average temperature is 18º/19ºC. In April temperatures are warm with maximum reaching 21ºC or even more and minimum about 12ºC. Usually it’s pretty dry but sometimes light showers can occur.
Recommended clothing: lightweight.

9. Excursion

There is an optional excursion on Friday April 5th.
The excursion is a one-day trip to the Soil Care field sites in Almería, located in Tabernas (olive tree crop) and Aguamarga (stone fruit crops). Buses will leave from Hotels above cited. Lunch with local food will be provided. Return is scheduled by 6 p.m approximately.
Please bring sturdy shoes and comfortable clothing

10. Meeting costs

There will be a fee to cover the costs of meeting room, coffee breaks, lunches, and 1 joint dinner (the second one will be sponsored by University of Almería). The fee for the 3-day meeting is € 260. The fee has been established for covering full program. This means that everybody will need to pay this amount, also if they join only part of the meeting.
UAL allows paying both with credit card and with cash in €. Details on payment procedure is descibed below. Receipts are issued after using the payment module.
Excursion is going to be free of charge, thanks to sponsoring by the Agrifood Campus of International Excellence.

Electronic payment
All meeting participants are requested to pay before attending the meeting.

Electronic payment is facilitated using the SIP electronic payment link below. After clicking the link, a new SIP payment window will open.
In the payment window you will need to fill out your name and passport number for identification. After selecting the SoilCare event (only option possible), you can either select electronic payment using a credit card or bank payment using a payment document.

Cash or bank card payment at a local bank
You can use the payment voucher/document generated within the SIP payment window to pay for the meeting in a bank in Almeria, either by cash or bank card. There is a bank office available on the Almeria campus.

Credit card payment
If you have selected credit card payment, you are taken to a credit card payment module, where you enter your name and credit card number. Be aware that you will be asked to verify your credit card payment using an electronic verification (e-Code) or another verification method. VISA (ICS cards) has an e-Code generator inside the ICS cards App on iPhone and Android phones. Different credit cards may use another verification method.

If you have requested an invoice, you will also need to fill out your personal and company data in a separate window. The Invoice can either be sent to your postal address by regular mail or by e-mail, or you can download your invoice upon request.

The SIP payment module can be found HERE (a new window will open)

11. Registration

Registration for the meeting is obligatory. You are asked to register after you have arranged your travel and have made a hotel reservation, since these details are asked in the registration form.

12. Contact

The meeting is organized and hosted by the University of Almería.
For practical questions contact: Julián Cuevas (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; tel. +34 600766462), Virginia Pinillos (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and/or Yolanda Cantón (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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).