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Key Dates:

Call for Papers
Summer 2008

Abstract Submittal Deadline
3 October 2008

Authors Notified,
Student Travel Grant Recipients Notified
December 2008 

Schedule Posted
January 2009

Meeting
25-30 January 2009

About the Conference Meeting Site

Centre de Congrès Acropolis

All events for the 2009 Aquatic Sciences Meeting will take place at the Acropolis convention center. Located in the center of the city, the Acropolis is either within walking distance or just a short trip by public transportation to all of the conference hotels. From the meeting site, it is only a 5-minute walk from the old town and the port.  All of the oral and poster sessions, as well as most other activities will be at the Acropolis.  It is an excellent meeting facility with state-of-the-art equipment for presentations.

Please visit the Acropolis website to learn more about the facility at http://www.nice-acropolis.com/visiteurs.php.

Getting to the Acropolis

The ideal way of getting to the Acropolis and discovering the town along the way is simply to use public transportation and walk! There is an extensive bus and tramway system in the city at a very inexpensive rate, with connections valid for 74 minutes. The convention center is next to a tram station and to the main bus station. Buses in the area also are very inexpensive. In most parts of Nice, there are numerous car parks. Take the time to note the different rates for car parks that are often not that much further away from your destination. A 5,000 m2 esplanade and a covered car park, both located next to the Acropolis, provide parking for a large number of vehicles. The Acropolis car park itself has 2,000 spaces.

Nice inaugurated the first line of its tramway (T1) on November 24, 2007. The line runs for 8.7 km and stretches from the northern tip of Nice, Nice-Nord (Boulevard Comte de Falicon) near the Ray Stadium and the A8 motorway, all the way to Pont Michel in the Saint Roch neighbourhood. Visit the following web site for more information: http://www.tramway-nice.org

The Nice train station is located in the heart of the city. It has seven sets of tracks with covered platforms. (http://www.sncf.fr)

Bus service is also an excellent way to get around Nice. The network is extensive and serves the entire city. To get from the airport to the Acropolis area, take the bus marked “Nice Direct.” For more information on the bus service in Nice, go to http://www.lignedazur.com

If you have additional questions, check with your hotel.