This meeting is organized by the Institute of Space Sciences (www.ice.cat, CSIC) and the Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (www.ieec.cat, IEEC) with the collaboration of the Scientific Secretariat of the Institute for Catalan Studies (www.iec.cat, IEC). The meeting will take place in the IEC historical building (Barcelona) from 16 to 17th January, 2013. Conferences will be given in the Pere and Joan Coromines conference room, inside the IEC building located in Carme street 47, nearby the famous Ramblas. A nice reception, and poster session will take place at IEC historical cloister on the afternoon of Thursday 17th. General information on the hosting institution and pictures about IEC facilities are posted here:


A wide offer of hotels is available nearby Barcelona Ramblas and Gotic District where the IEC building is located. For an updated list please visit::

Please also notice that nearby the IEC you will also find the very convenient CSIC residence of researchers:

We cordially invite you to attend this important scientific event, and to have the chance of visiting Barcelone at the quietest periode of the year.