< Azores2016

Summer course
"Volcanism, Plate Tectonics, Hydrothermal Vents and Life"
Angra do Heroismo, Azores, Portugal, 23 August - 1 September 2016


Venue

The course will take place at:
University of the Azores
Campus de Angra do Heroísmo
Rua Capitão João d'Ávlia
P-9701-851 Angra do Heroísmo, Portugal
Phone: (+351) 296 650 559
Fax: (34) 922 42 55 09

The lecture room is equipped with a PowerPoint and overhead projector. If lecturers need some other technical devices, they should contact the organisers in good time. The venue of the poster session will be announced in due course.



Access

By air
The best way is first to fly into Lajes Airport, IATA code: TER. The company SATA Air Azores offers both direct connections from Canada (e.g. Toronto), USA (e.g. Boston) and the European mainland. Some flights from Europe operate via Lisbon. Also flights from other island of the Archipelago and domestic flights from the Portuguese mainland terminate in Lajes. August is a main tourist season in the Azores, thus early booking is recommended!

To go from Lajes airport to the accommodation there are 2 possibilities:

By public transport
Bus number 15 goes from Lajes to Angra. The timetable is adapted to the flights and can be found (unfortunately only in Portuguese) here. Segunda - Sexta means Monday - Friday, Sábado Saturday and Domingo Sunday. Buses stop in front of the terminal and terminate at Angra terminal at Praça Velha.

By taxi
A taxi from the airport to Angra will cost you about EUR 20,-. Taxis depart from the terminal.

By boat
There is no boat service to the Portuguese mainland. Boats from the other islands are operated by the company Atlanticoline. Ferries are quite expensive though and take a long time. Also rough seas are not uncommon, don't forget you are in the middle of the Atlantic. Schedules and further infos can be found here.

Please note that ferries arrive in Praia da Vitória, not in Angra. Bus number 2 connects Angra with Praia. The timetable is adapted to the flights and can be found (unfortunately only in Portuguese) here. Segunda - Sexta means Monday - Friday, Sábado Saturday and Domingo Sunday. Buses stop in front of the terminal and terminate at Angra terminal at Praça Velha.


Directions from the hotel and hostel to the venue

From the hotel
Walk out from the hotel onto the main road. Turn right. After 150 m turn left on a roundabout onto Rua Capitão João d'Ávlia. After 150 m turn left again. You will see the building with the lecture hall on the right. Total walking time 10 minutes.

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