ESF Research Conferences

ESF-FMSH Entre-Sciences Conferences in Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences

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A French EU Presidency Event


Chaired by


Dr. Joël Guiot
CEREGE Marseille France  


Dr. Sylvie Thoron
GREQAM/EHESS Marseille France

Entre SciencesParisFrance


05 - 10 November 2008


Centre IGESA, Island of Porquerolles, Hyères, France
The Centre IGESA is in the village of the island of Porquerolles. This is the biggest of the three islands of Or in the Hyères gulf directly to the South of Hyères, and South East of Marseille. It has a very pleasant climate - almost daily sunshine (more than 300 sunny days a year). The venue is 5 min by foot from the port. It belongs to the armed forces of France as a recreation and meeting location.

Practical Information Guide on how to reach the venue etc.: PDF (212 KB)!!

IMPORTANT Information on the Venue!! Please note that conferees must bring their own laptop – there are no public computers at the venue. Wireless access is available in the Reception area, the Bar and the Conference Room. This is payable via credit card as follows: 1 hour = 4.50€ (valid for 24 hours) 3 hours = 10€ (valid for 30 days) 10 hours = 15€ (valid for 30 days) 50 hours = 50€ (valid for 90 days) The venue accepts all major credit cards EXCEPT American Express.

Final Programme and List of Participants

This interdisciplinary conference will present the new advances in the modelling of the Global Change that combines Geosciences and Economics, with a perspective view from history - given the novelty of their interrelations – and from political science – given the impact of the model outputs in the public sphere. The conference will gather together speakers and attendees from Europe, United-States and Asia in Porquerolles, one of the most beautiful islands of the French Riviera.

About 150 participants are expected to attend. Its originality and attractiveness will lie in the mixing of scientists concerned with the same topics but coming from disciplines far apart (from Physical and Natural Sciences to Social and Human Sciences). Speakers will use clear and understandable language while maintaining a high scientific level.

This conference, lasting 5-days will facilitate contacts and stimulate intellectual exchanges, especially among the young researchers, and future collaborations.



Final ProgrammePDF (620 KB) Last Updated 30-October-2008
List of Invited Speakers & Accepted Participants

Conference Flyer: PDF (450 KB) Last updated 30-October-2008

Posters & Short Oral Contributions

There will be no short talks other than those listed on the final programme.

Posters can be fixed with small binder clips (19mm width) or tape (not pins) onto poster panels. Poster size should be no more than 150 cm high x 100 cm wide. Use letters and drawings that can be read from approximately 100 cm distance.

List of Accepted Posters PDF (148 KB) Last Updated 24-October-2008

Group Transportation & Practical Information Guide

Detailed information on all practical aspects of the conference (access to site, registration & fee payments, accommodation, travel reimbursements...) is available from the Practical Information Guide: PDF (212 KB). Please read it fully and carefully.

GROUP TRANSPORTATION - Please reserve with Jean Kelly
Three buses will be arranged on arrival day from Toulon Train Station, via Toulon-Hyères Airport to La Tour Fondue in Giens (where a ferry will go across to Porquerolles). The journey takes approximately 1 hour.

Bus departure times–Wednesday 5 November:                                                

Toulon Train Station: 15.30 and 16.30 and 18.00                                                
Toulon-Hyères Airport: 16.15 and 17.15 and 19.00 

Train Station departure point: the buses will wait to the left of the Exit.

Airport departure point: the buses will wait in front of the Exit.

The coaches will have a sign in the window indicating “ESF” for easy recognition.

Group transportation back to Toulon Train Station and Airport will be arranged in a similar way for the departure day.

Bus departure times from La Tour Fondue–Monday 10 November: 09.00 & 10.00

Please note that SINGLE accommodation can only be guaranteed to invited speakers. All other participants will have to share a TWIN room. In case single rooms would become available at the time of the conference, rooms will be attributed on a “first come, first served” basis. Only the TWIN conference fee should be paid to the ESF when registering. The supplement for single should be paid to the venue directly. Should you wish to be put on the waiting list for single accommodation, please contact Ms. Jean Kelly.

Registration Form

All participants - including speakers & session chairs - are kindly expected to confirm their attendance (and, when applicable, to pay the conference fee) by filling in a Registration Form.
Closing date for registration & fee payment: 05 October 2008

Conference Fees


What the fees cover

EUR 730

conference, meals and twin OR double room

EUR 520

non-resident: conference, meals (no room)

ESF Contact

Conference Officer

Phone: +32 (0)2 533 2025
Fax: +32 (0)2 538 8486
Please quote 08-284 in any correspondence.

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