Place & Time



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Place and Time

Cork, European City of Culture 2005, is situated in southwest Ireland. The second city of the Republic of Ireland has a population of over 160,000 people. Like Venice, the city is built upon waters. Cork city centre is built on an island in the River Lee, just upstream of Cork Harbour. The two channels of the River Lee embrace the city centre and are spanned by many bridges giving the city a distinctive continental air.  Cork City is small enough to walk around, but has all the amenities of a large city, and you are sure of a great Irish welcome.

The conference will be held at University College Cork. University College Cork (UCC) is one of four constituent universities of the federal National University of Ireland.  Founded in 1845, UCC is one of Irelandís oldest institutes of higher learning. 

The university is within walking distance of the city, and is a short taxi/bus ride from both the rail station and airport. The airport is well served by budget airlines that operate from many parts of Europe, either directly, or via the UK.

Lectures will be held in Boole 4, Boole Lecture Complex located next to the Boole Library, opposite the quadrangle.  Posters and refreshments will be in Devere Hall.


Dates to remember:



3 September 2006 (Sunday) Collect registration packs at UCC


*******Registration will take place from 3:30pm - 5:00pm on Sunday in the basement of the Boole Lecture Complex located on the Main Campus of UCC, opposite the Quadrangle.  Late registration will take place in the Boole Basement before 9:30am on Monday, September 4, 2006.


4-8 September 2006 Symposium


*******All oral presentatioins will take place in Boole 4 of the Boole Lecture Complex located on the Main Camput of UCC, opposite the Quadrangle


Poster presentations will take place on the first floor of Devere Hall


EMBS 41 welcome party will be held at the Franciscan Well Brewery, North Mall on Sunday 3rd September 5.30pm

The Franciscan Well Brewery on the North Mall, Cork City is built on the site of an old Franciscan Monastery and Well dating to the year 1219. Legend is that the water from the well has miraculous and healing properties and people would come from afar to drink from it. The brewery has now combined modern technology with traditional methods to make classic beers including lager, ale, stout and wheat beer. Soft drinks are also available.


*******NEW EVENT AT EMBS41*******

Marine Protected Areas Workshop

Wednesday 6th September 11.30 - 4.30 pm in Boole 4 UCC

Organised by Dr Bill Ballantine and Dr Vreni Haeussermann with Dr Rob McAllen

The main focus of this additional workshop is to look at the idea of networks of marine protected areas and how best to create useful entities especially when very little biological information of an area is available. Examples from Chile and Sweden as well as other MPAís will be used as a basis for discussion. Dr Ballantine will chair the session and the workshop aims to bring together scientists involved in MPAís to share their ideas, experiences and opinions on the best way forward for the designation and monitoring of marine networks. There will be no additional fee for this workshop.

 *Please note that attendance at the workshop will mean that you cannot take part in the Excursion/Yellow Submarine Competition on Wednesday. Please notify us at Registration if you wish to attend the workshop.


         Contact us at:  EMBS41@ucc.ie