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Venue

The 1st LIAISE Conference and dET CrossCut Workshop (27–29 March, 2023), will take place at:

Parc Científic i Tecnològic Agroalimentari de Lleida
Lugar Parc Gardeny, 23
25003 Lleida
Spain

For directions to the meeting venue, click here


Parc Científic i Tecnològic Agroalimentari de Lleida. Courtesy of IRTA

Accommodations

Accommodations close to the meeting venue are:

Ciudad de Lleida (about 15 min walk)
C/ Unió, 8
25002 Lleida

Hotel NH Lleida Pirineus (about 15 min walk)
Gran Passeig de Ronda, 63
25006, Lleida

Parador de Lleida (about 15 min walk)
C/ Cavallers, 15
(Pedestrian Access only)
(Parking available at C/ La Palma 21-23)
25002 Lleida

Hotel Real (about 15 min walk)
Av. Blondel, 22
25002 Lleida

A complete list of hotels and other types of accommodation in Lleida can be found here.

Travel to Spain

Visa

There are different types of visas for Spain depending on your nationality and reason for visiting. Importantly, Spain is a part of the Schengen Area which means they share a visa policy and a common, external border with the other participating countries.

More information about the Schengen Visa and how to apply can be found here.

Health

Please visit the Spain Travel Health portal for the current health requirements for traveling to Spain.

Transportation

How to reach Lleida:

By Air

Barcelona-El Prat Airport and Madrid-Barajas Airport are two major international airports close to Lleida. From each airport you can either travel by train or bus to Lleida.

From Barcelona-El Prat airport to Lleida

From Madrid-Barajas airport to Lleida

By train

Lleida Pirineus, located at Plaça de Berenguer IV, is an important railway station serving the city of Lleida in Catalonia, Spain. Click here search for (international) trains from and to Lleida.

By bus

Lleida Bus Station is located at Carrer Saracibar, 2. Click here to find bus tickets from and to Lleida, Spain.

Lleida (province)

Lleida is located in northeast Spain in the interior of the region of Catalonia. The province has some valuable Catalan Romanesque churches in the Vall de Boi, awarded the World Heritage designation by the UNESCO. Lleida is well known for its natural beauty and for being an excellent place for all sorts of mountain sports such as skiing, MTB and trekking. Areas of particular interest include the Aigüestortes y Estany de Sant Maurici National Park, its two nature reserves, and its Pyrenean and pre-Pyrenean landscapes.

Useful links for things to do and see while in Lleida are https://www.spain.info/en/region/lleida-province/ and https://www.turismedelleida.cat/en/useful-information.

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Agenda

Agenda

The agenda will become available mid February 2023.

1st LIAISE Conference and
determining evapotranspiration CrossCut Workshop

About

LIAISE Field Campaign

One of the largest challenges facing the Environmental Science community is understanding future changes in the terrestrial water cycle and the subsequent impact on water resources. It has also been recognized by international organizations such as the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) that human activities are playing a key role in modifying the continental water cycle, and therefore must be accounted for in projections.

Under the auspices of international HYdrological cycle in the Mediterranean Experiment (HyMeX),  the overall objective of the international Land surface Interactions with the Atmosphere over the Iberian Semi-arid Environment (LIAISE) project aims to improve the understanding of land-atmosphere-hydrology interactions in a semi-arid region characterized by strong surface heterogeneity owing to contrasts between the natural landscape and intensive agriculture.

The LIAISE study area is located over the Catalan counties of Urgell and Pla d’Urgell within the Ebro basin in northeastern Spain which is characterized by a semi-arid hot, dry Mediterranean climate. There is a sharp delineation between a vast, nearly continuous intensively-irrigated region and the dryer natural zone to the east. The main water source consists of artificial reservoirs located to the north in the Pyrenees mountains, and this water is brought into the irrigated area using a highly anthropized river and canal network.

Understanding the impact of anthropization on the lower atmosphere and representing it in models have been inhibited due to a lack of consistent and extensive observations. In recent years, the irrigated land area has been increasing, leading to a renewed need for dedicated field campaigns over these highly heterogeneous areas, ideally in contrasting (climate) semi-arid regions, especially over so-called breadbasket areas where climate change is directly threatening our food production. Fortunately, land surface and atmospheric observation capabilities have advanced concurrently, as well as the variety, quality and resolution of remotely-sensed data, to help improve our understanding of key natural and anthropogenic land processes and the subsequent feedbacks with the boundary layer and basin-scale hydrological cycle.

Determining EvapoTranspiration (dET) CrossCut Workshop

Evapotranspiration (ET) is a principal term in the Earth’s budgets of water and energy, and it is inextricably linked with the carbon budget. The determination of ET is still a challenge, both from a measurement and a modelling perspective, where the methods used differ depending on the circumstances and application. The study of ET has been undertaken from very different perspectives, ranging from a focus on process understanding and prediction by Earth System modelers, to quantification at a range of spatio-temporal scales for hydrological or agricultural applications such as reservoir dam regulation or crop irrigation. The dET (“determining ET”) GEWEX Cross-cut aims to bring together experts from diverse disciplines to discuss key questions and methods to allow the community to communicate in an efficient manner, and to advance ET-related science.

Embracing the interdisciplinary nature of ET, the dET Cross-cut has been preliminarily organized in four main working groups:

Working Group 1:
Measuring ET and its role in the Surface Budgets and their coupling (energy, water, carbon)

Working Group 2:
Models and parameterizations of ET (including their use in numerical models and remote sensing methods), validation and networks

Working Group 3:
The partitioning of ET over the different elements of the terrestrial hydro- and biosphere: soil evaporation, vegetation (transpiration and interception), open-water (reservoirs & lakes)

Working Group 4:
Heterogeneity, irrigation, varying spatial and temporal scales, extreme events.

Objective

The overall goal of this meeting is to bring together researchers specializing in estimating ET experimentally using in-situ observations, via remote sensing data and/or models, from the leaf to the regional scale. The emphasis will be on semi-arid bread-basket regions, notably those with anthropogenically-enhanced surface heterogeneity due to irrigation, crop variability and other activities. A particular focus will be on the domain studied by an international team of researchers during the LIAISE field campaign, which took place in July 2021 in the Ebro basin of the northwestern part of the Iberian Peninsula.

Call for Abstracts

This conference invites contributions covering topics that include:

Registration and Abstract Submission

To participate in the 1st LIAISE Conference and dET CrossCut Workshop, we ask you to register. Registration is open from 5 September 2022 to 17 February 2023.
Click here to go to the registration and payment page.

Abstract submission is open between 5 September 2022 and 13 January 2023.
To submit your abstract after you have registered first, click here.

Registration and Abstract submission fees:

RegistrationUSD $100
Abstract SubmissionUSD $25

Agenda

The agenda will become available mid February 2023 and can be accessed here.

Venue

The 1st LIAISE Conference and dET CrossCut Workshop (27–29 March, 2023), will take place at:

Parc Científic i Tecnològic Agroalimentari de Lleida
Lugar Parc Gardeny, 23
25003 Lleida
Spain

Parc Científic i Tecnològic Agroalimentari de Lleida.
Courtesy of IRTA

Travel to Spain

Visa

There are different types of visas for Spain depending on your nationality and reason for visiting. Importantly, Spain is a part of the Schengen Area which means they share a visa policy and a common, external border with the other participating countries.

More information about the Schengen Visa and how to apply can be found here.

Health

Please visit the Spain Travel Health portal for the current health requirements for traveling to Spain.

Accommodation and transportation

Information about accommodations and transportation and what to see and do in the province of LIeida can be found here.

Organizing Committee

Joaquim Bellvert, Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology (IRTA) (Local Organizer)

Aaron Boone, National Center for Meteorological Research (CNRM), France

Josep Ramon Miró, Meteorological Service of Catalonia (SMC), Spain

Joan Cuxart, The University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Spain

Oscar Hartogensis, The Wageningen University and Research institute (WUR), The Netherlands

Jan Polcher, Dynamic Meteorology Laboratory /Ècole Polytechnique in Palaiseau (LMD), France

Martin Best, United Kingdom Meteorological Office (UKMO), UK

Pere Quintana Segui, Ebro Observatory, Roquetes (Observatori de l’Ebre), Spain

Anne Verhoef, University of Reading (UR), United Kingdom

Sponsors

ANR-HILIAISE run at CNRM, France

Meteorological Service of Catalonia (SMC), Spain

Dynamic Meteorology Laboratory (LMD), France

Documents SSG–34B

Documents and Reports

30 Years of GEWEX – BAMS article

GEWEX Science Plan V7

GEWEX SSG 33 – Action Items and Recommendations

GEWEX SSG 33 – Report

GEWEX/CLIVAR Monsoon Panel Report

Rapporteurs report template

Discussion Slides

GEWEX Hydroclimatology Panel (GHP)

GEWEX/CLIVAR Monsoon Panel

Global Land-Atmospere System Studies (GLASS)

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Stratosphere-troposphere Processes And their Role in Climate (SPARC)

Pre-Recorded Presentation

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

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Venue & Travel

Venue

The 2022 ANDEX Meeting, will take place at:

Universidad de Buenos Aires
Cero+infinito located at the Campus Ciudad Universitaria
Acceso Pabellón 1
Buenos Aires City
Argentina

Accommodations

We recommend two accommodations:

Hotel at the center of Buenos Aires, walking distance to some of the touristic places. Standard price rooms.
Meliá Recoleta Plaza, Posadas 1557, C1112 Buenos Aires

Hotel near to the venue of the 2022 ANDEX meeting. Low price rooms
SARUM hotel design, Quesada 2370, C1429 COJ, Buenos Aires

Transportation from/to airport

A taxi or remis ride from the Ezeiza International Airport to downtown will have a cost of about 2000 pesos. If you wish to take a remis or taxi, book it with one of the authorized agencies that you will find at the airport, just at the exit from the custom area.

Remis is a type of transportation where one purchases a drive with a private chauffeur for a fixed price to a certain destination, independenlty of its time duration. The chauffeur picks you up from the office of the company and brings you to your final destination without any further charge than a potential tip. Check the website https://www.aa2000.com.ar/ezeiza/transporte.


Otherwise, an alternative is the Bus company ‘Manuel Tienda Leon’ https://www.tiendaleon.com/, which has buses departing to Buenos Aires city every 30′ at a cost of 1000 pesos. The booth of the company is in the arrival area at the Ezeiza airport. The bus is direct to the bus terminal (Terminal Madero located in Av. Madero 1299, Buenos Aires, –look at the map in venue-) or to the Obelisco -look at the map in venue- which are in the central area of Buenos Aires. The company also offers a minibus service to drop you at your hotel from the bus terminal (Terminal Madero located in Av. Madero 1299, Buenos Aires). This service is recommended – you should then book it upfront when buying your ticket (https://www.tiendaleon.com/). The bus with dropping off service has a cost of 145 pesos (110 pesos: bus to the terminal + 35 pesos: minibus to the hotel).

The website of the Aeropuerto Internacional Ezeiza http://www.aa2000.com.ar/ provides you with more information regarding transport from and to the airport.

Currency

The currency of Argentina is the PESO ($). Credit cards such as Visa, American Express and Master Card are acceptable at hotels, large restaurants and shops. 

There are different ATM machines and some currency agencies inside the airport, that can be used to get the first pesos argentinos before travelling to reach the hotel.

Note that due to currency exchange restrictions in Argentina it is very difficult to change back pesos to dollars or euros

Watch out for an unofficial change marked known as the ‘dollar blue’ taking place at less visible places.

Visa

Check here to see if you need to apply for a visa to enter Argentina.
Anyone entering Argentina should have a passport valid for at least six months from the date of entry.

If you come from a country that is not on the visa-exempt list, contact the Argentine embassy or consulate in your home country for details of the application process.

Citizens of the United States and Canada visiting Argentina need to pay a Reciprocity Rate before entering the country. Click here for additional information.

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