On 24 September–2 October 2020, the conference UNEP-EEAP will be held at Linnaeus University in Kalmar. Researchers within environment and sustainable development will meet to work out new knowledge for decision makers on the effects on health and environment of the ozone depletion.
UNEP-EEAP or Environmental Effects Assessment Panel Meeting gathers once a year for a work conference at which a knowledge basis is worked out for countries that have signed the Montreal Protocol to limit emissions of ozone-depleting substances. Experts within, among other things, health (skin cancer), atmospheric chemistry, ecology, and materials engineering look at how ozone-depletion is affecting human health and nature. The knowledge basis is then handed over to the parties of the Montreal Protocol so that they can make decisions on continued measures. In 2019 the conference was held in New Zeeland. This year’s conference will be held at Linnaeus University in Kalmar.
The conference starts on Thursday 24 September with pre-mingle and registration in the evening. The conference itself then takes place 25 September–1 October, and on 2 October the participants will depart.
Programme and timetable
Thursday 24 September: Pre-mingle
Friday 25 September: Conference starts
Saturday 26 September:
Sunday 27 September:
Monday 28 September: Field trip to Öland and joint dinner at Kalmar Castle in the evening.
Tuesday 29 September:
Wednesday 30 September: Conference closes
Friday 2 October: Departure day
Field trip and dinner 28 September
On Monday 28 September, we will visit the island of Öland. Öland is renowned as the island of sun and wind, since the island is so flat that there is nothing to stand in the way of the wind and the island has more sunshine hours than the mainland. There are also numerous and long beaches on the island, but above all the island has a unique history, culture, and beautiful nature that is rich in wildlife. We will visit southern Öland where Ottenby Bird Observatory is located. At the bird observatory, studies are being carried out on the riddles of bird migration, monitoring of population fluctuations, how birds respond to climate changes, and what part birds play as hosts of diseases and infections. We will be given a guided tour of the bird observatory and also have the opportunity to enjoy Öland’s unique nature and some its culture.
In the evening, we will have dinner at Kalmar Castle. The history of Kalmar Castle goes back 800 years. For a long time, Kalmar Castle was an important fortification, called ‘the key to the realm’ because of its strategic location. Since then, many kings have ruled the castle and left their own marks on it. The castle’s history goes back to the 12th century. It was here that the Kalmar Union was signed in 1397 and the castle was given its present look already during the Vasa kings in the 16th century. We will get to have a look at the castle and enjoy an evening dinner.
Kalmar and a new university campus
In Kalmar you can feel the wings of history when walking among the beautiful buildings, in the small alleys, and in the town squares. Kalmar is an idyllic town located next to ocean and with the island of Öland just a bridge away. In Kalmar, you can enjoy city and nature in the same place. Kalmar Castle and the city park, the university buildings, the paths along the ocean – distances are short and within 5–10 minutes you can reach most places. In Kalmar, which to a large part consists of islands, you are always near the ocean.
Students are an important part of Kalmar and we are in the middle of constructing a new university campus at Universitetskajen, facing the ocean and Öland. It is not odd then that much of the education and research carried out here at Linnaeus University has ties to Kalmar’s history and nature. And, of course, to the ocean.
Not far from Kalmar, you will also find Glasriket, where you can see and experience glass and the history of the glassworks.
How to reach Kalmar
The most convenient way of reaching Kalmar is to fly to Stockholm Arlanda and then take a domestic flight to Kalmar. You can also fly in to Copenhagen and take the train to Kalmar (approx. 4 h). There are no flights between Copenhagen and Kalmar.
For flights from Stockholm, Arlanda airport (ARN) to Kalmar Airport (KLR) visit sas.se for more information.
For flights from Stockholm Bromma airport (BMR) to Kalmar Airport (KLR) visit flygbra.se/en for more information.
Bus from Kalmar Airport to the city center
Kalmar Airport is located about 5 km from the city centrer. Shuttle bus number 402 Kalmar–Smedby departs from Kalmar Central Station every twenty minutes and passes by the airport.
Train from Copenhagen Airport (CPH), Denmark to Kalmar city center takes about 4 hours. Öresundståget is a direct train. For timetable and reservation visit sj.se
Trains from Stockholm to Kalmar
Visit sj.se to search for timetable.
Taxi Kalmar +46 (0)480-44 44 44
Netto Taxi +46 (0)480-160 00
You can also visit Flygtaxi.se