2nd ACTRIS WP2 / WP20 Workshop
From: 2 Oct 2012
To: 5 Oct 2012
Place: University of Salento - Lecce, Italy

Venue:  The workshop will be held at the Rectorate Conference Room of the University of Salento in Piazzetta Tancredi , 4 in the centre of Lecce.
(see below for detailed travel info).

The room is equipped with projector and microphones. Internet access is possible, but must be requested at registration.
Registration:  Registration information is available on the official workshop website: http://earlinet2012.dmf.unisalento.it/ . You can also download the registration form here in doc or pdf format. Please complete and send it by e-mail to: earlinet@unisalento.it.

Registration deadline: 26 August 2012.
Local Contact: 
  • Daniela Dell’Anna (Scientific Secretary)
    Dipartimento di Matematica e Fisica “Ennio De Giorgi”
    Tel. +39 0832 29 7414, E-mail: earlinet@unisalento.it
Programme:  Planned agenda:

 Tu 2 Oct We 3 Oct
Th 4 Oct
Fr 5 Oct

Remote sensing of vertical aerosol distribution
(09:00 – 18:00)


Lidar and sun photometer - Improved instruments, integrated observations and combined algorithms
(09:00 – 16:00)
WP2 / WP20:

Scientific presentations
(09:00 – 13:00)

Lidar data target classification; identifying aerosol and cloud layers
using the STRAT software package
(09:00 – 13:00)

Visit to Lecce EARLINET station
WP2 / WP20:

Technical discussions
(14:30 – 17:00)

Please download below the following programme details:
- Overall workshop programme (2-5 Oct) updated !
- STRAT Tutorial (5 Oct)
Accommodation:  Lecce is a highly touristic place. There are a lot of Hotels and Bed & Breakfast that can be accessed via internet.
We have blocked some rooms in a couple of hotels at the special condition of 70,00 Euros for a dus (double single use) room:
  • Grand Hotel Tiziano e dei Congressi
  • Viale Porta D’Europa
    73100 Lecce – Italy
    Tel. +39 0832 272111
    Fax +39 0832 272841
    e-mail: info@grandhoteltiziano.it
    The price includes breakfast buffet, garage, outdoor pool, city – bike.
    The hotel gave us the option to reserve 20 single rooms until 15th of September, this does not mean a limitation since the hotel has considerably more space but we recommend to book before that date.
    The hotel is about 1,9 km of walking distance from the conference place but it’s very closed to thecity terminal for Brindisi Airport.
  • Suite Hotel Santa Chiara
  • Via degli Ammirati, 24
    73100 Lecce
    Tel/Fax +39 0832 304998

    The price includes breakfast buffet
    The hotel gave us the option to reserve 15 single rooms until 27th of August, so if you are interested please book before that date.
    The hotel is in the centre of Lecce, very closed to Piazza Sant’Oronzo and about 800 m from the Rectorate Conference Room.
All the hotel reservations should be done by sending an e-mail directly to the hotel with the following subject ”IX EARLINET General Assembly - Actris WP2 JRA 1” and the payment should be done directly by each participant at the departure.

For any problems don't hesitate to contact our secretary at earlinet@unisalento.it.

Furthermore, in the centre of Lecce there are many Bed & Breakfast near the Rectorate. The webpage is in Italian but B&B have their internal page in English.

Travel Info:  How to reach Lecce

By car:
To reach Lecce by car from Rome it is necessary to follow A1 highway, direction Naples, and then follow A 16 or A 14, direction Bari. Meanwhile, to reach Lecce by car from Milano is necessary to follow A 14 highway, direction Bari. Then, for both routes, take the exit "Bari centro - Brindisi -
Lecce", continue along SS16/E55 toward Brindisi and then take SS613 toward Lecce. The distance between Bari and Lecce is of about 150 Km.

By train:
Lecce is at the end of the main Adriatic line and it is therefore well connected. There are numerous Eurostar (the fastest train), Intercity and regional/express trains from the main cities in the north and centre/south (Roma, Milano, Bologna, Torino, Trieste etc..). Regional/express services connect Lecce with all the other cities in Puglia. For exact times, prices and booking you can go to the Railway's timetable online at: www.trenitalia.com.

By plane:
The closest airport to the workshop location is Brindisi Papola-Casale (International airport code: BDS). You may fly to Brindisi from the main Italian airports (Rome, Milan). Some low-cost flight companies fly to/from Brindisi too. All information can be found at the website of the airport

From Brindisi Airport there is a public bus going to Lecce. It leaves at the exit of the airport and takes about 35 minutes to reach Lecce City terminal. The ticket can be bought directly on the bus, it costs € 6.
There is also a private shuttle service and at the following link you can directly book the pick up: www.airshuttle.it/index_eng.asp
You can reach the railway station of Brindisi by public bus and take a train to Lecce ( duration between 20 and 40 minutes, check timetable in www.trenitalia.com).

Bari Airport "Wojtyla” is 200 Km from Lecce. The website of the airport is:
www.aeroportidipuglia.it. Shuttles don’t run directly from Bari airport to Lecce, but there is a timely connection at Brindisi airport. So please check the time from Bari airport to Brindisi airport and then from Brindisi airport to Lecce . – Puglia airbus: http://pugliairbus.aeroportidipuglia.it/

You can also reach the railway station of Bari by public bus n.16 ( 30-45 minutes, waiting time 40-60 minutes ) or a private bus and take a train to Lecce (duration variable between 1h30 and 2 h , check timetable in www.trenitalia.com).
Meals:  Several restaurants and pubs are available nearby the Rectorate Conference Room to have lunch.

Coffee and sweets are offered by the organization. There will be 2 coffee breaks per day.
Other:  Download workshop information as pdf document.
Official workshop website: http://earlinet2012.dmf.unisalento.it/

Further details will be communicated in due time.

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