EVAN2017 will take place in Southampton, on the south coast of the UK. Southampton is a vibrant and well-connected coastal city, which is home to 250,000 people (including our 23,500 University of Southampton students).
The Conference sessions will take place at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton. There will be no concurrent sessions, oral presentations will take place in the Auditorium room and coffee breaks and poster exposition in the contiguous room.
Getting to SouthamptonTravel
Plane: Southampton Airport is situated approximately 4 miles (6.5 km) north-east of the city. There is a Uni-link bus service (U1C) that goes from the Airport to Dock Gate 4 (terminating outside the National Oceanography Centre). It runs every 15 minutes during the week, and every 20 minutes at weekends and public holidays. The bus service U1A runs in the opposite direction. Single tickets costs £2, while ‘dayrider’ tickets (unlimited travel on any Uni-link or Bluestar bus within the Southampton area during one day) costs £3.50. A full timetable can be found here.
Train: Southampton Central train station is the closest station to the city centre and the docks (where the National Oceanography Centre is located). The Uni-link bus services U1A and U1C, mentioned above, stop at Southampton Central. Those travelling to the National Oceanography Centre from here should take the U1C bus (found at bus stop SF, take the south side exit from the station). This will take you directly outside the National Oceanography Centre. Prices are the same as from the airport. This map shows where Central stations bus stops and taxi ranks are is here. Southampton Parkway train station is next to the airport, and is close to airports bus and taxi stops.
Those coming from the Airport or Central train station can alternatively take a taxi to the National Oceanography Centre (although this will be more costly). Southampton Central station has numerous taxis at its taxi rank (see above link). Three operators that may accept advance bookings are: RTS, +44 (0) 2380 66 66 66, Amalgamated, +44 (0) 2380 22 22 22, and Streamline, +44 (0) 2380 22 33 55. Checker Cars is the official airport taxi service, and runs a 24-hour dedicated airport service. Checker Cars also have an advanced online booking system, found here. Their telephone number is: +44 (0) 2380 65 11 10, and their email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Car: Southampton is easily accessible by car from the north by the M3 motorway, and from the east or west by the M27 motorway. From the M3, at junction 14 exit and head towards A33/Southampton. From the M27, either exit at junction 3 or junction 5. Once in the city, follow signs to the city centre, and then to Dock Gate 4. For SatNav users, the National Oceanography Centre postcode is SO14 3ZH.
We can arrange parking at the National Oceanography Centre during the day, if you need this immediately contact Dr Ivan Haigh with your name, which days you need, and your car make and registration number (as visitor parking permits must be applied for in advance). Unfortunately, due to on-going building work we cannot provide on-site overnight parking. Southampton City Council has a website with all city parking available: http://www.southampton. gov.uk/roads-parking/parking/default.aspx. The nearest long-stay car parking to the National Oceanography Centre is Gloucester Square (Post Code: SO14 2GH), College Street (Post Code: SO14 3DZ) and Crosshouse Hard (Post Code: SO14 5GZ). Please double-check if your hotel provides free parking, as parking in the city is paid between 8am-6pm, and is £2 overnight.