Save the date for the 4th Natura 2000 Monitoring workshop! Since 2013, Eurosite has organised a series of workshops to facilitate information exchange on issues related to monitoring Natura 2000 habitats and species. From 09 – 11 April 2019 the workshop ‘New technologies for Natura 2000 monitoring’ will take place in Doñana, Spain and will be hosted by Estación Biológica de Doñana. The workshop is one of the networking events of the Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process.

The sessions will focus on three main subject areas:

  • the roles of satellite images in conservation monitoring
  • the roles of drone images in conservation monitoring
  • open source software packages that can increase the efficiency, accuracy and precision of our work.

Keep an eye on this page to stay informed on the development of the programme. Registration will open soon (most likely in week 8).

 

Photo credit: Clive Hurford

 

 

Registration opens in week 8
Shuttle transport between airport and venue

A shuttle bus from Sevilla airport to the hotel has been arranged in the evening of Monday 8 April, as well as a shuttle back to the airport in the morning of Friday 12 April – exact times will be determined based on the travel times provided by participants. Additionally, on the way back from the fieldtrip on Thursday 11 April, the bus can drop people off at Sevilla (airport) for participants who prefer to travel back on that day. Depending on traffic, that bus will arrive at the airport between 19:00 and 20:00. If you would like to make use of the regular shuttle bus on Monday and Friday, please provide your flight details to the Eurosite secretariat for planning purposes after you have registered for the event. The bus will also make a pickup and a drop-off at the train station if needed. We advise you not to arrange your travel until after you have registered for the event, since we have a limited number of places available for participants.

Accommodation

We have made a pre-booking for participants in hotel Palacio de Arizon at a discount rate that includes breakfast and lunch. Prizes for rooms are €65,- per night per room for a single room, and €95,- for a double room. Instructions for making a booking will follow soon on this page. Venue address:

Hotel Palacio de Arizón
Plaza Quinto Centenario
Sanlucár de Barramedo
Spain

EuroCocktail

On Wednesday evening we will be holding our traditional EuroCocktail. Participants are invited to bring a sample of local produce - something to eat or drink that typifies your part of Europe - to share with the other participants. We advise you to bring something which does not need to be kept cool or needs to be warmed up.

Field trip

On Thursday 11 April there will be an optional field trip to Dehesa de abajo and surrounding area. There is no need to bring specific gear or clothing, although a pair of hiking boots is advised.