THE FISHERIES SOCIETY OF THE BRITISH ISLES ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM
Belfast (population ca. 270 000) is the second largest city in Ireland and the 15th largest in the UK. Historically a centre of industry including the linen, rope, tobacco and shipbuilding industries, Belfast is probably most well known for its often busy history. Today, Belfast is the true centre of business, industry, education, art and entertainment of Northern Ireland. Belfast has undergone significant regeneration in recent years and today represents a vibrant and extremely sociable European city that welcomes visitors from all around the world. Built around Belfast Lough and the River Lagan, and flanked by green hills, Belfast is also unusual in its close proximity to nature.
Queen's University, Belfast (QUB) is happy to welcome delegates to the 2010 FSBI symposium on Fish and Climate Change. Research into and the teaching of fish and aquatic biology is undertaken at QUB within the School of Biological Sciences, located both in Belfast and at the QUB Marine Laboratory in Portaferry.
Travelling to Queen's University Belfast. Note that although we have two local airports (Belfast City and Belfast International), it is also possible* to fly into Dublin, and take a short (2.5 hour) bus trip North to Belfast with either Ulsterbus, Bus Eireann or Aircoach.
Delegates flying into Belfast International Airport can take an airport taxi (approximate cost from airport to Queen's University = £25), or a bus (Ulsterbus Airport 300 Express service, £7:00 single, £14:00 return) which will take them into the Europa Bus Station in central Belfast.
Delegates landing at the George Best Belfast City Airport can take an airport taxi (approximate cost to QUB = £10) or a bus (Ulsterbus Airport 600 Express service, £2:00 single, £3:00 return) which will take them to the Europa Bus Station in central Belfast.
Delegates arriving from Dublin by bus will either arrive at the Europa Bus Station or Dukes Hotel (ca. 50 north of the Europa Hotel. Those arriving by train will arrive at the Central Train Station, and can either take a taxi, or a free bus (show your train ticket) into central Belfast.
From the Europa Bus Station, delegates can either take a taxi, bus or walk to Queen's University (ca. 15 minute walk, see Google map here). Most delegates will be staying at Elms Village, which is ca. 25-30 minutes' walk from the Europa Bus Station. Alternatively, delegates can take a taxi (ca. £6 to Elms) or a bus. The 8b or 8c bus services runs from central Belfast and drops off close to the entrance to Elms village. The bus stop in Central Belfast is on Great Victoria Street, on the opposite side of the road in front of the bus centre (Google map here).
The address of Elm's Village is 78 Malone Road, BT9 5BW. Tel: (028) 9097 4403. Delegates travelling direct to Queen's University Belfast should ask taxi drivers to take them to the main Queen's building, on University Road.
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