EPD Meeting and training workshops from 01 to 03.06.2016 in Aix-en-Provence, France

We are looking forward to seeing you in Aix-en-Provence at Europôle Méditerranéen de l’Arbois.

Download the program and timetable here.

Poster abstracts and slides can be downloaded here: EPD_workshop_posters_s

EPD Meeting 2016 Photo Gallery 2016

Overview schedule

Workshop topics

  • 4) Quantitative vegetation reconstructions using the Landscape Reconstruction Algorism (PPEs, REVEALS, LOVE) Petr Kuneš, Ralph Fyfe and Martin Theuerkauf Program and instructions
  • 5) An introduction to Non Pollen Palynomorphs and help with pollen identification: Jean Nicolas Haas, Benjamin Dietre and Steffen Wolters


There are no registration fees to attend the Meeting and Workshops.

Please register by sending an email to [michelle.leydet@imbe.fr] at the very latest before 01.05.2016, indicating if you will present a poster and providing your affiliation.

Practical Information

The special bus for EPD participants to Arbois on Wednesday morning leaves from here at 8:30 in the morning.


The Meeting and Workshops will take place within the facilities of IMBE and CEREGE at Europôle Méditerranéen de l’Arbois - Avenue Louis PHILIBERT - BP 80 - 13545 AIX EN PROVENCE cedex 04.

The address of the location is as follows (see also the attached map)

Site Europole Arbois; IMBE (VILLEMIN) CEREGE buildings, Europôle Méditerranéen de l’Arbois - Avenue Louis PHILIBERT - BP 80 - 13545, AIX EN PROVENCE, cedex 04, FRANCE

Getting to Aix-en-Provence from the Airport or TGV Station

If you want to go to your Hotel in Aix-en-Provence From Marseille Airport (MRS) or TGV Aix-en-Provence station to Aix-en-Provence Centre you can take the bus line 40 (Cartreize), see: MapMarseilleAirport or MapTGVaixenprovenceStation and Line40MarseilleAirPort-TGVaixenprovence-AixCentre

If you want to go to your Hotel in Aix-en-Provence from Marseille TGV Station (Saint-Charles) to Aix-en-Provence Centre you can take the bus line 50 (Cartreize) in Saint-Charles station, see: MapTGVmarseilleStation and Line50TGVmarseille-AixCentre

Getting to the EPD meeting from Aix-en-Provence Centre

If you want to go to EPD Meeting From Aix-en-Provence Centre you can take bus 15 or 18 see here for a map of bus stops and lines. It may be easiest to take the bus in Belges Avenue, where you find bus stops of Line 15 to Duranne Europole (place of the meeting) and Line 18 to Duranne Ecole (close to the Meeting place):

The bus 15 has two directions but serves Arbois in both cases, see: Line15timetableBelges-DuranneEuropole-DuranneEcole

The arrival at the meeting place is easy with the bus 15 but you can also take the faster bus line 18 in Belges Avenue to Duranne Ecole and get off at Philibert stop or Pleiades stop, then you walk 5 minutes to Europole Arbois (place of the Meeting) see:

Line18timetableBelges-DuranneEcole, Line18PleiadesStop-EuropoleArbois, Line18PhilibertStop-EuropoleArbois

From University Residence Cuques to Belges Avenue, you can take the Bus 4 at Bourget stop to Belges Gare Routière then take at Belges Avenue the bus 15 or 18, see

UniversityResidenceCuques-BourgetStop, ResidenceCuques-DuranneArbois4-15, ResidenceCuques-DuranneEcole4-18, ResidenceCuques-BelgesByWalk, Line4TimetableCuques-Belges

If you want to go to the EPD Meeting From Marseille TGV Station (Saint-Charles) take the bus line 53 (Cartreize), see



If you travel by flight

Marseille Provence Airport Marignane is the main airport serving the city Aix-en-Provence. Flights from all over the country arrive here as well as flights from the rest Europe.

Participants to the EPD Meeting and workshops are offered attractive discounts on a wide range of fares on all Air France and KLM flights worldwide.

Attractive discounts on a wide range of fares on all Air France and KLM flights worldwide.

Event ID Code to keep for the booking: 27139AF

More details can be found here

Please find enclosed an informative text of the AirFrance-KLM discount for attendees here.

At any point of their journey, passengers making use of the discount have to be able to justify the application of AIR FRANCE & KLM Global Meetings special fares. Hence, if you applied for a special discount with the Event ID Code above, print the informative text and keep a copy during the journey: the informative text can be used as a proof of attendance.

Getting to the city from airport

There are shuttle buses running from the airport to the Aix-en-Provence city centre every 30 minutes. The bus trip ends at the Bus Terminal (called “Gare routiere”), which is at walking distance from the city centre (see map). More info on the shuttle buses (timetable, location of bus stop) can be found here and here

If you travel by train

TGV trains stop at a train station outside the city centre (Aix-en-Provence TGV station) and at the train station Marseille Saint Charles. Buses belonging to the “Cartreize” company run regularly between the train stations and the Bus Terminal (“Gare routiere”) in Aix-en-Provence (see location of the Bus Terminal here.

Timetable Marseille-Saint Charles TGV <-> Aix-en-Provence Bus Terminal

Timetable Aix-en-Provence TGV <-> Aix-en-Provence Bus Terminal

If you arrive at Marseille Saint Charles train station you may also take a train directly to Aix-en-Provence city centre.

Hotels, accommodation

There are a number of hotels and one Youth Hostel in Aix-en-Provence. A list with hotel names, addresses and telephone numbers of the Hotels that are near to the Meeting and Workshop location can be downloaded here.

Booking in advance is highly recommended.

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