ICE-ARC General Assembly Bologna, Italy 2015


The second ICE-ARC General Assembly will be held in Bologna, Italy. ICE-ARC partner CNR (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) has kindly offered to host the meeting at the CNR Congress Centre

Date: 20-22nd October 2015

Venue: CNR Congress Centre

Registration deadline: 14th September 2015

Abstracts: Please submit your abstracts online, this can be done after registration, until the deadline of the 30 September 2015. 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)

Monday 19th October 2015
19:00 Steering Committee arrival and dinner – SC only

Tuesday 20th Ocotber:
09:00 – 13:00 Steering Committee meeting – SC only
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch (SC and GA)
14:30 – 15:00 General Assembly meeting opens: Presentations
15:00 – 15:30 Tea/ Coffee break
15:30-17:30 Work Package Meetings/ Advisory Board Meeting
20:00 Conference Dinner

Wednesday 21st October:
09:00 – 11:00 Work Package Meetings
11:00 – 11:30 Tea/ Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00 General Assembly Presentations
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 General Assembly Presentations
15:30 – 16:00 Poster Presentations
16:00 – 18:00 Poster session with refreshments
18:30 Walking tour (TBC)

Thursday 22nd October:
09:00 – 11:00 General Assembly Presentations
11:00 – 11:30 Tea/ coffee break
11:30 – 13:00 General Assembly Summary and Close
14:00 – 18:00 SC meeting (SC Only)

General Assembly

Date: Tuesday 20th October, 13:00 to Thursday 22nd October, 13:00
Venue: CNR Congress Centre

The General Assembly will begin with an opening session before separating into Work Package discussion sessions, followed by presentations 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 Dinner

Date: Tuesday 20th October, 20:00

Steering Committee Meeting

The ICE-ARC Steering Committee Meeting will precede the General Assembly.
Date: Tuesday 20th October 9:00 – 13.00
Venue: CNR Congress Centre

Steering Committee Dinner

Date: Monday 19th October 2015, 19:30


The suggested hotels are in the city centre not far from via Indipenenza from where you can catch the number 87 bus to CNR. The following two hotels have agreed special rates available until 31 August 2015.

Nuovo Hotel del Porto, via del Porto 6, 40122 Bologna, Italy
tel +39 051 247926
fax +39 051 247386
Double room for single use €60/night bed and breakfast (plus city tax €2.00 per night)
Double room (2 people) €75.00/ night bed and breakfast (plus city tax €2.00/ night/ person)
Above rates available until 31 August. Contact the hotel directly to make your reservation.

Hotel Paradise, s.n.c. di Grazia M. e Mazzoni M.
Vicolo Cattani 7 – 40126 BOLOGNA
P. Iva/ C.F. 01925721209
Tel. +39 051 231792 Fax +39 051 234591
Single rooms €75/night bed and breakfast (plus city tax €2.00 per night)
Double room for single use €90/night bed and breakfast (plus city tax €3.00 per night)
Double room (2 people) €95.00/ night bed and breakfast (plus city tax €2.00/ night/ person)
Above rates only available until 31 August, you must book by emailing the hotel to obtain these rates, they are not available on the website or through booking agencies.
Other hotels in this area include:

Millen Hotel
Hotel Internazionale
I Portici
NH Bologne de la Gare

Alternative hotels:

There many other hotel options in Bologna, below is a list of hotels recommended by CNR: Bologna Hotels List


If you arrive by plane

Take the AEROBUS BLQ and change to the 87 bus at the “Ospedale Maggiore” bus stop, or take a taxi: the CNR is a 10-minute taxi ride (ask for “CNR, via Gobetti 101”)

COTABO Tel. 051-372727
•CAT Radiotaxi Bologna Tel. 051-4590
•when there are no taxi available: Autoservices CAB, COSEPURI
If you arrive by train

the CNR is a 5-minute taxi journey from “Bologna Centrale” Railway Station: ask for “CNR, via Gobetti 101”. You can also arrive by bus:
BOLOGNA CENTRAL STATION – CNR – route 1 and back

BOLOGNA CENTRAL STATION – CNR – route 2 and back
The bus n.87 timetable from CNR

Contact the organiser:

Katie Gosling 

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