Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
7th - 9th May 2016
The European Network of Palm Scientists) was established in 2001 to facilitate the exchange of information and collaboration between European palm specialists. A EUNOPS meeting has been held annually ever since, providing an informal opportunity for palm biologists to meet and to discuss current research through two days of talks and round table discussions. Previous meetings (and pages associated with the meetings) are listed here.
The sixteenth meeting of EUNOPS will be held in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands on the 7-9th May 2016. A conference dinner will be held on the 7th and there be an excursion on the 9th.
EUNOPS 16 is organized by Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
The meeting will be held in AC Hotel Gran Canaria.
The program will include presentations, short communications and round table discussions, as well as plenty of time for informal interactions. Posters can also be presented. The venue is fully equipped with facilities for Powerpoint presentations.
Citizens from European Union countries won’t need a VISA to enter Spain, participants from non-EU countries need to apply for a VISA. Please contact your local embassy or consulate for additional information about visas and contact us before the end of February 2014 if you will need a letter of invitation from the conference organizers. Do this as quickly as possible, as handling time at the embassies or consulates may be substantial.
A limited number of rooms have been booked at the AC Hotel Gran Canaria. The hotel is located very close to Las Canteras beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
The prices are: 70 EURO single room / 80 EURO twin room per night. Prices per room. Breakfast included. (The prices reflect that fact that May is high season in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria).
Please indicate in the registration form (link below) whether or not you require accommodation at the AC hotel.
Departamento de Empresas
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Tel. +34.928 432 355
Please register by filling out the form HERE
Deadline if a visa letter is required: before end of February 2016
Deadline if accommodation is required: 28th March 2016
Deadline for abstract submission: 17th April 2014
As usual for EUNOPS meeting, no registration fees are planned, other than for the conference dinner on Sat 10th. The price for the dinner will be around 35 EURO including drinks.
If you wish to participate in the optional excursion on Mon 12th, you will be asked to pay a trip fee of 35 EURO including transport, lunch and a guided tour.
The closest airport is the airport of the city, Valencia (in Manises, VLC, 10 km from Valencia) http://www.aena-aeropuertos.es/csee/Satellite/Aeropuerto-Valencia/en/
Alternative airports are:
- Alicante-Elche (ALC, 173 km from Valencia), http://www.aena-aeropuertos.es/csee/Satellite/Aeropuerto-Alicante/es/Inicio.html
- Madrid- Barajas (MAD, 358 km from Valencia)
Madrid has non-stop train Madrid-Valencia (AVE), taking approximately 95 minutes: http://www.aena-aeropuertos.es/csee/Satellite/Aeropuerto-Madrid-Barajas/es/Inicio.html
For information about Valencia as a tourist location, check out these sites:
An optional excursion to the Palmeral de Elche (http://www.visitelche.com/en/ecotourism/parques-periurbanos/el-palmeral/) will be organized after the Meeting, on Monday 12th May. There will be a trip fee of 35 EURO including transport, lunch and a guided tour.
For any further details or queries concerning the meeting, please contact:
Culture and Communication team at the Botanic Garden firstname.lastname@example.org