Bissaya Barreto Events Center - Coimbra (Bencanta)

The 8th Conference on Forest Fire Research (as well as the 2 short courses preceding it) will take place in the outskirts of Coimbra, Central Portugal, in a modern Events Center from the Bissaya Barreto Foundation (http://www.auditoriobb.pt). The Bissaya Barreto Foundation is a Portuguese socio-cultural foundation, created in 1958 by Fernando Baeta Bissaya Barreto Rosa. He was an eminent professor of medicine at the University of Coimbra, a surgeon, humanist and philanthropist. One of the most accomplished personalities in the country, Bissaya Barreto marked the destiny of the city of Coimbra, through his vast and innovative social work, a major reference in the history of public assistance and social medicine in Portugal.


 


Centro de Eventos Bissaya Barreto, Bencanta (Coimbra). GPS: 40º12´57.08´´N ; 8º 27´ 34.26´´W




Mobility


The Conference Venue is on the outskirts of Coimbra, but the Organization will provide a special Bus service for transporting participants.


 


The predicted time schedule for the Conference buses is very strict and we kindly ask you to be there on time:


 


November 9 (Short Course on Fire Safety)


The bus will be at Hotel Astoria (“Largo da Portagem” in the city center) at 8h00, leaving at 8h15 and passing by Tivoli (8h20) and D. Inês (8h30), before going to the Bissaya Barreto Events Center. At the end of the Short Course the bus will do the inverse route.


November 11 (Short Course on Fire Behaviour)


The bus will be at Hotel Astoria (“Largo da Portagem” in the city center) at 8h30, leaving at 8h45 and passing by Tivoli (8h50) and D. Inês (9h00), before going to the Bissaya Barreto Events Center. At the end of the Short Course sessions the bus will do the inverse route.


ICFFR mornings (November 12 to 15)


From Monday to Thursday, there will be one bus at each Hotel at 8h00, leaving at 8h15 to the Conference. They will be identified with the logo and abbreviation of the conference.


ICFFR Afternoons (November 12 to 15)


• Monday 12: The Buses will return to the 3 hotels after the welcome reception, at approximately 20h00 (8 pm)


• Tuesday 13: After the conference sessions, at 18h30 (6:30 pm) the buses will take the participants to the 3 hotels for a quick refresh. They will remain waiting in the same place and will depart for the conference banquet at 19h30 (7:30 pm).


• Wednesday 14: After the poster session, at around 16h00 (4 pm), the buses will take the participants to ADAI/CEIF’s Forest Fire Research Laboratory, in Lousã (25km from Coimbra) for a guided visit. At the end of the visit (around 18h30 – 6:30pm) they will drop the participants at the 3 hotels.


• Thursday 15: After the Closure ceremony, at around 18h00 (6 pm) the buses will return the participants to the 3 hotels.


 


There is also a public bus service very close to the Conference Center (line 12 or 22, stopping at “Bencanta”). Taking a taxi is also an easy option. You can find them all over Coimbra or you can call one from the Conference Center (Politaxis Coimbra 239499090).


We kindly ask you to let us know where you will be staying, so that we can easily organize the transportation buses. Please fill in this very short form: 



https://arcg.is/14qbOG




You also have public transportation buses (SMTUC) that have a stop very near the Conference Venue (Station "Bencanta-Junta de Freguesia").


Taxis are easy to find in Coimbra, so you can go directly to the Bissaya Barreto Foundation (Fundação Bissaya Barreto) in "Bencanta" at your time preference.


 




Learn more


The city of Coimbra holds a special place in the hearts of all the Portuguese, and, we are sure, many of you, the participants of this Conference. Rich in its history it is said to be the oldest seat of learning in Portugal with a University founded in 1290. This makes it one of the oldest in the world. Check out these wbsites for more information about the Conference location, Coimbra, the University and others:


Bissaya Barreto Events Center (in portuguese) - http://www.fbb.pt/cebb/destaques


University of Coimbra - http://www.uc.pt/en


Center of Portugal Tourism - http://www.centerofportugal.com/coimbra


Visit Portugal - http://www.visitportugal.com/en




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