ARISE workshop



The venue


Breakout groups



The dinner






Second ARISE Workshop, University of Firenze, Italy, 25th-28th March, 2014

We are pleased to announce the second Atmospheric dynamics Research InfraStructure in Europe (ARISE) Workshop to be held at the University of Firenze, between the 25th and 28th March 2014.

Abstract submission and workshop registration is now open and will close on 10th February, 2014.

The workshop will cover the main themes of the ARISE program ( which is a design study project funded by the EU FP7 program and involves researchers from 12 European institutes and many other associated partners. The workshops will explore several themes:

  • The three novel monitoring technologies for the middle atmosphere, which make up ARISE (Infrasound, LIDAR and airglow).
  • How these technologies can be used in concert?
  • The use of the three technologies to monitor extreme events and results from the ARISE collocated volcano observation campaign.
  • The use of the technologies for numerical weather prediction and for climate simulation.
  • The design and maintainance of a network made up of the three technologies.

The workshop will have a mixed format with invited and submitted oral presentations, submitted poster presentations and significant amounts of time set aside for discussion in small break-out groups.  ARISE_agenda_Firenze.pdf


Invited talks will be given by:

  • Costanza Bonadonna (University of Geneva, Swisse)
  • Gelsomina Pappalardo (CNR-IMAA, Italy)


We welcome attendees from outside the consortium (list_partecipants.pdf), there will be no registration fee for the workshop, but there will be a conference dinner on Wednesday 26th March priced at €60.

We will also be able to provide a small amount of funding (by reimbursing documented expenses) to young scientists or those from less developed countries to attend the workshop, please contact the organisers for more details at the mail address:


The venue

The workshop will take place at Villa La Quiete, in the neighborhood of Firenze downtown (via di Boldrone 6).


Located about 15 minutes driving from Firenze downtown, bus transportation of workshop partecipants will be organised daily, with departure and return in front of the Department of Earth Sciences of the University of Firenze (, located in Firenze downtown at 5 minutes walking distance from the cathedral.

The venue can be reached also with public transportation with a 15 minutes walk from the nearest bus stop (Largo Caruso, Bus Stop #16 of bus number 20,

Please contact the organisers ( in order to have additional information on public transportation.





Register for the conference

To register for the conference and submit one or more abstracts for poster or oral presentations please download the registration form ARISE_registration_Firenze.doc and send this to the workshop organisers at the email address:

The deadline for registration is 10th February, 2014. Authors will be notified of abstract acceptance by Friday 12th February. Please email the abstract separately to the organisers and add the title in the registration form

In the registration form you will be asked to specify if you require coach transportation to the venue and if you plan to attend the workshop dinner.


A small amount of funding (by reimbursing documented expenses) will be available for young scientists from institutions outside the ARISE consortium. In order to apply for funds you are requested to submit at least one abstract and to provide a shoert presentation letters to the workshop organisers that will be evaluated by the scientific commission of the workshop. You will be notified about support acceptance by Friday 14th February.



Breakout group

During the meeting there will be discussion sessions about ARISE science on Friday Morning. In order to guide discussion in these groups, group leaders have produced some questions for discussion, which you can download and consult before the meeting.


  • Developing and use of Advanced Data Products Leads:
  • Developing an ARISE data service Lead:
  • Issues in weather and climate modelling Lead:
  • Dissemination of project outputs and outreach Lead:



Firenze offers a wide range of accomodations. Most of the hotels are located downtown, at walking distance from the Department of Earth Sciences (Via G. La Pira, 4) where the ARISE bus is departing every morning.

Please refer to the description of the venue if you plan to reach the venue on your own, or contact the organisers ( in order to have additional information on public transportation.

We have secured a block booking at special rates at the following hotels

Hotel Cellai (

20 rooms 

- single room € 115

- double room/single use € 135

Buffet breakfast included, Wifi internet included, vat 10% included

+ daily tax 4 Euro/person/day.

Rooms are blocked until 25th FEB 14. Free cancellation up to 48 hours prior to arrival.1 night charged after that.

Booking should be done online stating “ARISE Workshop UNIFI” in the section “Special Requests” of the booking.


Hotel Embassy (

5 rooms

- double room/single use € 100,00

- double room € 135,00

Rooms are blocked until 31st January 14. Free cancellation until March 17th 2014. Total amount charged afterwards. 

Booking should be done by mail ( by mail stating “ARISE Workshop UNIFI”.


Hotel Il Guelfo Bianco (

10 rooms

- single room € 100,00

- double room/single use € 110,00

Buffet breakfast included, Wifi internet included, vat 10% included

Daily tax 3 Euro/person/day excluded.

Rooms are blocked until 5th February 14. Free cancellation before March, 21st, 2014. One night amount charged afterwards. 

Booking should be done by mail ( stating “Second ARISE Workshop, Firenze”.




By Air

Firenze International airport is very well connected with the major European cities. The airport ( is located at close distance from Firenze downtown that can be reached easily by taxi in 10-20 minutes at the cost of about 20 Euro. There is a bus service (, leaving every 30 minutes during daytime from the airport to the central train station, located downtown (one way €6, two way €10).

Pisa International Airport  ( is very well connected with many European cities, and most low cost companies land in Pisa instead of Firenze Airport. Located ~80 km from Firenze, you can easily travel from Pisa to Firenze with train ( with one train leaving every hour (€16 roundtrip) or bus ( with a coach leaving every hour to Firenze train station (€10 roundtrip).


By Train

Eurostar trains ( are an easy way to travel to Firenze (Firenze S. M. Novella), being located on the main Italian railway (Milan-Rome), with travel times of 1 hour and 40 minutes from Milan station (Milano Centrale) and 1 hour and 30 minutes from Rome (Roma Termini)


The dinner

A workshop dinner will be organised on Wednesday 26th March at the Brunelleschi Terrace, Grand Hotel Baglioni ( at the cost of €60 that will be collected in cash during the workshop onsite registration.

It will be possible to choose between a vegetarian and meat menu, with the preference to be expressed at the time of the registration.

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