Venues & Directions

YOUMARES 9 will take place in Oldenburg on September 11-14th 2018! Below you can find information on the venues as well as travel advice.

Conference Venue

We are very happy that we can meet at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg with organizational support of the “Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment” (ICBM).

The Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg was founded in 1973, making it one of Germany‘s young universities. Its goal is to find answers to the major challenges society faces in the 21st century – through interdisciplinary, cuttingedge research.

The Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM) is an interdisciplinary research institute, dealing with fundamental and applied issues in marine and environmental research. The ICBM pays particular attention to networking and is an active member of the German Marine Research Consortium (KDM) and the Northwest Marine Research Association (NWVM). Through international cooperation and joint projects, the institute is integrated into global marine research.

Pictures: Simon Jungblut

ADDRESS

Carl-von-Ossietzky-Universität Oldenburg
Campus Wechloy
Carl-von-Ossietzky-Straße 9-11
26129 Oldenburg
Germany

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Icebreaker Venue

As usually, we meet for an icebreaker event on the first evening: This year we will have our YOUMARES icebreaker event in the cafeteria and exhibition rooms of the State Museum for Nature and Man. This first social event of YOUMARES 9 will take place on Tuesday, 11 September, from 6 pm onwards. Enjoy a drink and get to know other young marine researchers.

Attending the icebreaker event does not have to be your only visit to the museum. All YOUMARES participants can visit the museum for free from 11 to 14 September. The museum is open from 9 am to 5 pm every day. Don’t miss the museums nice aquarium! You can read more about the museum here.

Pictures: Außenaufnahmen: Kay Michalak – fotoetage, Innenaufnahmen: Landesmuseum Natur und Mensch, Jörg Schwanke

ADDRESS

Landesmuseum für Natur und Mensch
Damm 38-44
26135 Oldenburg
Germany

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Directions

GENERAL INFO

If you arrive by train, get off at Oldenburg Hauptbahnhof (main train station) which is located close to the city centre. The city centre is basically everything enclosed by the yellow streets in the map below. Exiting the train station in the direction of the city center (Hauptbahnhof-Süd) brings you directly to the city bus stops. Taxis can be found directly in front of station. There is a dense net of city buses available in Oldenburg by the VWG busses.

Bus prizes:

One adult fare costs 2.45 € (prize level I). This ticket is valid for the whole city of Oldenburg and you have 90 min time after voiding to travel. You can also interrupt the travel or travel back into the direction where you came from.

Day tickets have prizes depending on the number of people traveling with it.

1 person: 7.00 €
2 persons: 9.60 €
3 persons: 12.20 €
4 persons: 14.80 €
5 persons: 17.40 €

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DIRECTIONS TO THE CONFERENCE VENUE

By bus:

You can reach the Campus Wechloy of the University of Oldenburg with bus line 306 in the direction of “Universität”. If you leave the bus at the very last stop “Carl-von-Ossietzky-Straße”, you are standing right in front of the main building of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. You can enter the building via the “Haupteingang” (main entrance). Have a look on the map below to find our way. In the building, you keep right and you will see a broad hallway (“Ringebene”) going up some stairs. You reached the YOUMARES 9 conference venue!

By car:

There is a parking lot right in front of the building, where the conference is taking place. Just program your navigation system for travelling to “Carl-von-Ossietzky-Straße 9-11, 26129 Oldenburg”. Almost at the end of the street, you will see the parking lot at the right side of the street.

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DIRECTIONS TO THE ICEBREAKER VENUE

By foot:

From the main station, you are going into the direction city center/pedestrian area (Zentrum/Fußgängerzone). You pass over the place in front of the main station and go into the street “Kaiserstraße”. At its end, you turn right into the street “Stau”. Soon you will see a big roundabout at which you turn left into the street “Huntestraße”. After a while, you turn left into the street “Damm” and you will reach the museum after some 250 m. It is located on the right side of the street. Walking from the main station takes about 15 min.

By bus:

To reach the icebreaker venue, you may take bus 315 (direction “Hatterwüsting”) to the station “Staatsarchiv”, which is almost directly in front of the museum.

You can also use one of the many lines that pass the station “Schlossplatz” and walk five minutes from there. You will get off at the station and then walk in the same direction along the street Paradewall and turn left into the street “Damm”. The museum is then located at the right side of the street.

By car:

The closest parking lot is on the corner of the streets “Damm” and “Am Festungsgraben”. You can program your navigation system for travelling to “Am Festungsgraben 1, 26135 Oldenburg” and you will find it. The museum is located across the street, about 120 m further out of the city.

A bit further away but with more places, there is the parking lot “Theaterwall”. You can reach it by programming your navigation system for travelling to “Theaterwall, 26122 Oldenburg”. The museum is about 10 min walk away. Leave the dead-end road of the parking lot and turn right on the street “Theaterwall”, which becomes “Schlosswall” after ne next crossing. After passing a park on your right and a canal, turn right into the street “Damm” and you will see the museum after about 250 m on the right side of the street.