ICE-ARC General Assembly – Barcelona 2014


The first ICE-ARC General Assembly will be held in Barcelona, Spain. Pedro Elosegui (WP1 leader, CSIC) has kindly offered to host the meeting at the Institute of Marine Sciences.ICM

Date: 19th-21st November 2014

Venue: Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM)

Address: Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37-49. E-08003 Barcelona, Spain

Registration deadline: 30th September

Abstracts: Please submit your abstracts online, this can be done after registration, until the deadline of the 31st October. Everyone should try to either give a talk, and/or present a poster on their work. If you’ve done a poster for a previous meeting, please bring it along (but add the abstract so we have the right number of boards).


(Please note timings may change slightly)

Tuesday 18th November:
18:00 Steering Committee arrival and dinner – SC only

Wednesday 19th November:
09:00 – 13:00 Steering Committee meeting – SC only
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch (SC and GA)
14:30 – 17:30 General Assembly meeting opens: Presentations
19.30 Conference Dinner

Thursday 20th November:
09:00 – 12:30 General Assembly meeting presentations
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:30 Advisory Board Meeting
13:30 – 15:30  Work Package discussion sessions (separate)
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee/ tea break
16:00 – 17:00 Advisory Board panel Q&A session
17:00 – 18:30 Poster session (with refreshments)

Friday 21st November:
09:00 – 12:30 Work Package discussion sessions
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Summary talks

15:00 – End of General Assembly
15:00 – 17:00 Steering Committee Follow-up Meeting (SC only)

General Assembly

Date: Wednesday 19th November, 14:00 to Friday 21st November, 15:00
Venue: Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM)

The General Assembly will begin with a series of presentations before separating into Work Package discussion sessions on the second day. When registering please indicate which Work Package meeting you would like to attend. There will also be a poster session, please state if you will be providing a poster. The meeting will conclude with summary talks.

Work Package Discussion Groups:

Work Package 1 – Improving observational capabilities and reducing uncertainties
Work Package 2 – Improving modelling capabilities and reducing uncertainties
Work Package 3- Identifying socio-economic vulnerabilities within the Arctic region
Work Package 4 – Modelling socio-economic vulnerabilities and assessing management options arising from Arctic marine


Conference DinnerLa Fonda

Date: Wednesday 19th November, 19:30
Venue: La Fonda Del Port Olimpic
Located on the waterfront La Fonda del Port Olímpic is one of the most renowned restaurants in the area. The cuisine is Mediterranean, with great prominence of rice dishes, fish and seafood.


Steering Committee Meeting

The ICE-ARC Steering Committee Meeting will precede the General Assembly.
Date: Wednesday 19th November 2014, 9:00 – 13.00
Venue: Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM)

Steering Committee Dinner4gats

Date: Tuesday 18th November 2014, 19:30
Venue: 4Gats
Serving traditional Catalan cuisine, Els 4Gats opened in 1897 it occupies the ground floor of the building designed by the modernist architect Puig i Cadafalch, it was to be a place for the cultured, for intellectuals and artists of the period.



H10 Marina Barcelona Av. Bogatell, 64-68 E-08005 – Barcelona. Telephone: (34) 93 309 79 17

A group reservation for 60 rooms has been made, please contact the hotel directly by phone or website to reserve your room and quote the special offer code. Situated in the Villa Olimpica neighbourhood the hotel is a 15 minute walk from the institute or a few minutes drive, it also has good transport links to the centre and airport.

Room rates per night: €135 double for single use / €155 double for double use for 18th, 19th, 20th November

(discounted room rate of €80/€90 for additional nights before 18th and after 20th November)

Online booking: Search the dates you require then click on the Special Offer Code box, enter the code and search again to obtain the above rates. Alternatively you can book by phone, Delegates are required to pay for their own rooms and will need to secure their booking with a credit card.

Special Offer Code: This will be provided by email.

To obtain the above rates you must book directly with the hotel online or by phone and quote the special offer code. Please note rooms are available on a first come first served basis and the booking will be released on 18th October 2014.

Directions from the airport

* Aerobus (30 minutes):

This bus goes from the airport to different parts of the city. To come to the hotel you have to stop in Plaça Catalunya, then take the metro line 1 (red line)until Marina and Once in Marina, walk four blocks going down the street and you will find the hotel on the left hand.

* Train (30 minutes):

Take the train at the airport until Passeig de Gràcia. In Passeig de Gràcia you have to change and take the metro line 4  (yellow line)  until Bogatell. Once in Bogatell, you walk two blocks going down the street, and on the right hand you will find the hotel.

** The train station is in Terminal 2. If your flight arrives in Terminal 1 you have to take a bus from this terminal to the train station.**

* By taxi (20-30 minutes):

In front of the Terminal there is a taxi stop. The price from the airport to the hotel would be, always depending on the traffic, between 30.00€ and 40.00€.

Alternative hotels:

There are of course a number of other hotel options if you would prefer to stay elsewhere some suggestions include:

SB Icaria Barcelona (4*) Av. Icària, 195

54 Barceloneta (3*) Pg. Joan de Borbó, 54 Tel. 932 250 054

Park Hotel (3*) Av. Marquès de l’Argentera, 11 Tel. 933 196 000

Del Mar (3*) Pla de Palau, 19 Tel. 933 193 302


Contact the organiser:

Katie Gosling 


Website by Martin Black
Last updated on 10-02-2021 14:22