The conference directorate determines that the CCIB - Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (Spain), the Barcelona International Convention Centre, shall be the chosen venue for the 2nd International Ocean Research Conference, for its commitment to the environment: the CCIB measures and compensates the carbon footprint generated throught the conferences that take place there.

The CCIB is an integral part of Diagonal Mar, the newest section of Barcelona’s seafront. CCIB is in the heart of the technology and business district known as Barcelona 22. The CCIB is unique in Europe for the impact and originality of its architecture, for the versatility of its column-free meeting halls and spaces and for the superb use it makes of the warm, natural Mediterranean light.

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The city of Barcelona offers numerous world class sightseeing opportunities and is unique for its cultural, artistic and historical richness lovely surroundings. It overlooks the sea with emblematic buildings of Catalan architects Antoni Gaudí and Luis Doménech i Montaner declared to be World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Its more modern facilities are the inheritance from the 1992 Olympics. Their mark can also be seen on the hill at Montjuïc, beside the monumental work from the 1929 World Exhibition. Barcelona is connected worldwide by its international airport located in El Prat de Llobregat, 12 kilometres southwest of the city. A train connects the airport with the railway station.

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Other information:

  • Security Arrangements: There are no specific security arrangements in place. 
  • Currency: Euro (€). Major credit cards are accepted at most hotels, restaurants and shops. Credit cards are also accepted by some taxi companies. 
  • Power Supply & Internet: Power supply is 220 volts and round type plugs (europlug) are used. Internet access is available at most venues. 
  • Weather: The weather in November should be pleasant with mild wind and air temperature close to 15°C during the day; however, it is likely to be cooler during the evening. 
  • Time Zone: Barcelona is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. (GMT +1).

Hotel accommodation & Travel

Most key hotel brands are situated within easy walking distance of the Conference Center. Special Conference rates available at Viajes el Corte Inglés:

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  • Air Travel: Barcelona International Airport is serviced by all major airlines and is connected with most European capitals with several daily flights. It is also connected with major cities around the world by at least 1 daily flight. The CCIB can be reached from the airport by taxi, bus and train.
  • Passport & Visas: EU citizens from Schengen-zoned countries are required to have either their national identity cards or a valid passport. All other attendees must have a valid passport. Passport holders from a large number of countries do not need a visa, however, attendees are advised to check their respective country’s Travel Advice Centre for visa requirements and other important information.