The conference will be held at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (IAMZ-CIHEAM), located 15 km from Zaragoza city in the Aula Dei Campus, one of the most renowned agricultural science complexes in Spain.
Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza
Instituto Agronómico Mediterráneo de Zaragoza
Av. Montañana, 1005, 50059 Zaragoza, Spain
Tel.: +34 976 716 000 / Fax: +34 976 716 001
Coordinates: 41.722647 N,-0.813696 W
Special shuttles will transfer congress participants from specific points of the city centre to the IAMZ-CIHEAM and back. Information on shuttle schedules will be available soon. Taxis from the railway station or the city centre to IAMZ cost around 25 euros.
The two thousand-year old city of Zaragoza, a with more than 700,000 inhabitants, is situated in the centre of an important agricultural region - the Ebro River Valley. The region has one of the most prestigious university complexes in Spain.
Zaragoza has a dry continental climate with an average annual rainfall of 320 mm, mean maximum and minimum temperatures of 30.7ºC and 14.5ºC respectively and a frequent northwesterly wind. Temperatures in mid-June are usually warm or hot, and the weather is sunny with occasional storms.
Equidistant between Madrid and Barcelona, the two most important cities in Spain, the city of Zaragoza has good road and railway communication networks.
High speed trains from Madrid and Barcelona are frequent (around 20 per day) and are the fastest (less than 1:30 h) and more comfortable way to reach Zaragoza. You can consult schedules and purchase tickets at http://www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/index.html. (note that train timetables are definitively scheduled with some months in advance, so they may be not posted yet for the conference dates) Allow at least 2 hours between landing time and train departure (accounting for possible delays, passport control if needed, time for baggage reclaim, long distances to walk inside the terminals…); for your trip back, allow 3 hours for long distance flights (1 h from railway station to the airport + 2 hours for check in, passport control, etc.). You can also purchase your tickets at the railway stations.
From Madrid airport you can reach Madrid-ATOCHA railway station
From Barcelona airport you can reach Barcelona-SANTS railway station
From Zaragoza railway station to the hotels located in the city centre, you can take a taxi (cost from 10 to 15 €)
Zaragoza also has an airport, although planes fly to only a few Spanish and European destinations. If you arrive in Zaragoza airport, you can take a taxi to your hotel or to the IAMZ (around 20-25 euro) or use a bus service. Detailed information on transfers between Zaragoza airport and the city centre is given at http://www.aena.es/csee/Satellite/Aeropuerto-Zaragoza/en/Page/1047408365822/