Intelligent Earth system sensing, scientific enquiry and discovery


General Informations


University of Trieste, Aula Magna (piazzale Europa 1) third floor.
Entrance from the left (see map)


From the city center, the Conference Venue can be easily reached by public transport.

The bus ticket can be bought at newsstands or tobacconist shops.

Buses n. 3 – 4 – 17 – 17/ – 39 (




Sunday, 5 June - hall of NH Trieste Hotel - 18.00 – 20.00

From 6 to 9 June the Conference secretariat will be located in front of the Aula Magna.

Opening hours:

Monday 6         8.00 – 13.00 / 14.00 – 17.30

Tuesday 7        8.00 – 13.00

Wednesday 8    8.00 – 13.00

Thursday 9       8.00 – 13.00


Secretariat phone during the Symposium: +39 335 1249818



Wifi is available. Password and instructions are provided by the Secretariat.

Please use one device per person.

Eduroam  is available for authorized members



The University cafeteria is located in Building I

Lunch tickets can be bought at the Secretariat Desk (euro 7,00 each).





Sunday, 5 June from 18.00 to 20.00

Ice-breaker at NH Hotel (Corso Cavour, 7 – Trieste)


Wednesday, 8 June

Excursion to Grotta Gigante, site of the geodetic pendulums of Marussi and Springs of the Timavo river at the foot of the Karst 

Departure at 15:00 from the Conference Venue.

Participants are recommended to use warm clothes and comfortable shoes (average  temperature inside the cave 11°C. Safe path of 500 steps going down and up). 


Grotta Gigante

The exceptionally large size of the main underground chamber of the Grotta Gigante enabled it to enter the Guinness Book of Records as the world's largest show cave in 1995. The flights of steps lead down to the main chamber, which is 98,50 metre high, 76,30 metre wide and 167,60 metre long (total volume 365.000 m3).

The Grotta Gigante is also an important underground scientific research centre ( Pendulums, Seismographic Station, Archaeological excavations, Flora and fauna research centres, Muon radiography, Radon monitoring) and surface scientific research centre. The cave houses theMarussi ultra broad band geodetic pendulums originally built for the study of earth tides and now capable of recording earthquakes.



The Mouths of the Timavo river

 The Timavo River flows underground at the base of the Karst for at least 40 km of its journey to the sea. It comes to the surface near the village of San Giovanni di Duino and a few miles later it empties into the Gulf of Trieste, in the Adriatic Sea. Much of the Timavo's flow is contributed by subterranean sources, for example by rainfall infiltrated into the limestone rock (karst topography) of this region. The peculiarity of this disappearing and reappearing river has been well known since antiquity and described by historians and poets such as Livy, Strabo, and Virgil.

Dinner at Birreria Forst at 20.00 (Via Galatti 11 – Trieste)


Thursday, 9 June

Final Dinner at NH Hotel (Corso Cavour, 7 – Trieste)  at 20.00



The poster can be printed in Trieste and will be brought to the convention site on monday morning. Cost is 11 EUR on simple paper and 15 EUR on high quality paper. If you like a rollable polyester, cost is 30 EUR. They accept pdf or jpg.  Due to the holiday in Italy of 2 June 2016, please communicate the intention of having the poster printed by 27 may 2016 via email to the printing shop directly, you can then send the file at a later date. Please contact the following shop:

  • Cartoleria Diemme, Via Pollitzer 2/a 34127 Trieste - Italia
  • Opening times: monday to friday: 8.30-19.30 saturday: closed.
  • Telephone: +39040568592 - fax +390409890892
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