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EurOCEAN 2023 practical information

Date: 10-11 October 2023 from ~08:00 to ~17:30 CEST

Venue: Auditorio y Palacio de Congresos Mar de Vigo, Av. da Beiramar 59, Vigo, Galicia, Spain (

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Main conference contact:

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Catering was provided during the conference. This included coffee breaks and lunches on both days, and an evening reception with drinks and snacks on the first day. The evening reception took place at the Museo do Mar de Galicia, Av. da Atlántida, 160, 36208 Vigo. A shuttle bus service was provided between the conference venue and the Museum.


A conference photograph took photos of the in-person attendees during the conference.

Please note that any pictures or footage taken may be used by EMB online, on social media and in future EMB publications. If you do not wish to appear in any of these pictures, please inform EMB in advance, and they will advise further (

Reaching Vigo

Vigo is located in Galicia on the coast in the North-East of Spain, north of Portugal.

Travelling by air: The closest airport is Vigo airport, with most international flights requiring a change in Madrid or Barcelona. A bus service, Linea A (Universidad-Aeropuerto), connects the airport with Vigo city centre ( and takes around 35 minutes.

The Santiago-Rosalia de Castro Airport at Santiago de Compostela is around 2 hours away from Vigo by public transport. A bus service, Linea 6A (Aeroporto-Hórreo (estación)), connects the airport with the bus and train station ( and takes 20 minutes. To continue to Vigo by train, see below.

The Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport at Porto, Portugal is around 3 hours away from Vigo by public transport. The following bus companies operate from Vigo bus station to the airport in Porto and back: Autna, Alsa and Flixbus. The trip fare can be from 10€ to 30€ and it takes from 105 minutes to 120 minutes (depending on the number of stops). A taxi drive is about 200€ and it takes 90 minutes.

Travelling by train: Vigo has two train stations, both located in the city centre. Urzáiz station has regular high-speed train connections to other cities including Madrid, Santiago de Compostela and A Coruña. Guixar station includes services to Porto, Portugal. The trip Santiago de Compostela to Vigo takes from 60 to 100 minutes depending on the line (and the number of stops).

Reaching the venue

Walking: The venue is around 2km / 25-minute walk from the centre of Vigo.

By car: The venue is around a 10-minute drive from the centre of Vigo, depending on traffic. Local taxi services include: Radio Taxi Vigo: (+34) 986 272 829 and Central Radio Taxi: (+34) 986 470 000 (see, and Uber services also operate in Vigo.

By public transport: Be aware that the local public transport service has not provided their transit information to Google; as a consequence it may seem that there is no public transportation in Vigo when relying on Google Maps. The Vitrasa bus company operates services in and around Vigo ( Bus connections from the city centre to the venue take around 20 minutes. You can search for the best bus services for your needs here:


The venue was wheelchair accessible throughout.

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Reduced rates are available at the following hotels in Vigo. You can find the hotel locations in the map above.

To access these rates, please write to indicating EurOCEAN2023 in the subject and provide the following detail: name, surname, ID, contact telephone number and postal address, required dates and the chosen hotel. They Travel Agency will confirm the reservation and send a link for secure card payment. As soon as the Travel Agency receives the payment, they will send a hotel voucher and invoice.

  • Hotel Attica 21, 4*
    Av. de Samil 15, 36212 Vigo
    Rates start from 72 EUR
    To benefit from reduced rates, contact or +34 986 46 21 21 and provide reference "EUROCEAN 23 - 10 and 11 October 2023"
  • Eurostars Mar de Vigo, 4*
    Av. da Beiramar 57-59, 36202 Vigo
    Rate (per person per night) 85 EUR
    Rate available until 10 August
  • Hotel Ciudad de Vigo, 4*
    Rua de Concepcion Arenal 5, 36201 Vigo
    Rate (per person per night) 85 EUR
    Rate available until 10 August

  • Hotel Maroa, 4*
    Rua Pablo Morillo 6, 36201 Vigo
    Rate (per person per night) 90 EUR
    Rate available until 11 September

  • Hotel Occidental Vigo, 4*
    Rua Via Norte 10, 36204 Vigo
    Rate (per person per night) 95 EUR
    Rate available until 10 August

  • Hotel AC Palacio Universal, 4*
    Rua Canovas del Castillo 28, 36202 Vigo
    Rate (per person per night) 105 EUR
    Rate available until 10 July

  • Hotel Zenit Vigo, 4*
    Av. Gran Via 1, 36204 Vigo
    Rate (per person per night) 110 EUR
    Rate available until 1 September

  • Hotel Nagari, 5*
    Praza de Compostela 21, 36201 Vigo
    Rate (per person per night) 140 EUR
    Rate available until 15 June

  • Hotel Los Escudos, 5*
    Av. da Atlantida 106, 36208 Vigo
    Rate (per person per night) 150 EUR
    Rate available until 10 August