Next Annual meeting will take place in Heraklion, October 8-9 th

4th GdRi MarCo meeting :

Welcome to the Fourth International Marine Connectivity (iMarCo) Conference in Crete, Greece!

October 8 -9 th

As for the past meetings, we look forward meeting all connectivity fans from all fields for an integrative, pluridisciplinary meeting.


Place: Due to an unexpectedly high number of registrations, we moved the location of the meeting to:

Aquila Atlantis Hotel, Heraklion, Greece (


NB: For those people who booked their room in the previously planned hotel, no change for you rooms, unless you'd havbe received an email, the hotels are very close to each other

Closest Airport to fly to: "Nikos Kazantzakis" International Airport (HER) of Heraklion (


Transportation from Airport to Capsis Astoria Hotel: Either take a taxi outside the arrivals hall (price ca. 10-15 euros for a 10-15' ride) or a city (blue/grey colour) bus and get off at Stop 01011 (ASTORIA HOTEL - ELEFTHERIAS SQUARE). The bus stop at the airport is located 200m to the east / left, on the main road, from the arrivals hall and it takes 20-30' minutes to get to Eleftherias Square Bus stop. Then, having Astoria Hotel at your back, you walk two hundred meters to your left to find Aquila Atalntis Hotel. All buses leaving the Airport to the city of Heraklion make a stop at "Astoria Liberty Square" (Numbers 05, 06, 10, 12, 15, 17 and 31) and cost 1,70 euros.

Date: 8-9 October 2018



Contact persons: Costas Tsigenopoulos (, +30 6944564730), Panagiotis Kasapidis (, Mike Elder (

What you need to do:

 (click on the links below to download registraton and accomodation forms)

1. Register:


We have asked a collaborating travel agent, Mike Elder, of Ourios Travel SA to take care of the registration and collection of the E60 inscription fee. This is a small amount of money to cover some of the costs associated with  the meeting room , coffee breaks and the conference dinner on the first evening. Please register by completing and returning the attached registration form to

2. Book your hotel accommodation:

Also through Ourios Travel, we have arranged preferential rates at the meeting venue, the Astoria Capsis Hotel, Heraklion.

Per night, per room, breakfast, wifi, VAT and city tax included*

E79     single (limited number, allocated on first-come / first served basis)

E85     double for single use

E95     double (1 double bed) or twin (2 single beds)

E107   triple

*Since 1st January 2018, there is a new central government imposed “overnight” tax, which is E3 per room, per night and can only be paid separately, direct to the hotel on arrival

These prices are ONLY valid for bookings made through  Ourios Travel, using the attached hotel reservation form. We have sufficient rooms guaranteed at the Astoria Hotel for most (but, depending on numbers, not guaranteed for all) participants, with a deadline for reservations of 20th August 2018. Thereafter, reservations are “on request” basis. Bookings can be made now (without obligation) with payment to be made (credit card or bank transfer) by 1st October 2018. For ease of communication, in your emails to Ourios Travel, please put in the subject header: "iMarCo 2018”.

You must register as outlined above. You are, of course, free to make your own hotel arrangements but for the sake of homogenization, it would be simpler for the organizing committee if you proceed as suggested above.

NB: as usual in some other countries, you will be asked an extra per person for the "touristic tax"

3.Download the program and the list of abstracts :Programme de la réunion annuelle du GDR, Heraklion 2018: