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01/04/2019 – 05/04/2019 @ All day –

Dear Colleagues,

The Organizing Committee is pleased to invite you to the II Gypworld Workshop. The workshop will be held from the 1st – 5th of June 2019 at Reggio di Calabria,Italy.

This workshop is the second in a series of International Conferences & Workshops organised as part of the activities of the H2020 GYPWORLD project. It will offer an International forum to interested scientists from around the world to present and discuss research results in all aspects related to GYPSUM ecology.

The workshop will consist of key speakers plus oral talks and poster presentations providing an ideal background for scientific interactions and interchange of ideas.

We would be most grateful if you could send this information to your colleagues.

We look forward to seeing you all in Italy.

Kind regards,

On Behalf of Organizing Committee,

Sara Palacio Blasco (Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología) & Giovanni Spampinato (Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria)

Workshop Chairs

Organizing Secretariat Contact email: gypworkshop.italy2019@gmail.com


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Date(s) - 01/04/2019 - 05/04/2019
All day



Reggio di Calabria, Italy,

1-5 April 2019

Tentative Programme

01/04/2019 Mid-term project review meeting (whole day)
02/04/2019 Training course: functional trait analyses* (whole day)
03/04/2019 Workshop sessions (whole day)
04/04/2019 Workshop sessions (mid-day) – Field trip to gypsum outcrops in Sicily
05/04/2019 Field trip to gypsum outcrops in Sicily. Return to Reggio di Calabria (whole day)


Giovanni Spampinato, Carmelo Maria Musarella.


Carmelo Maria Musarella*, Serafino Cannavò.

*email: gypworkshop.italy2019@gmail.com

*Phone number: +393409035770


The  workshop will take place at the “Residenza di Merito” of the Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria, located in Via Roma n ° 6. The field trip  will be in Sicily.


How to get to Reggio Calabria.

By Air: The city is served by the Aeropoprto dello Stretto “Tito Minniti”, at only 7 minutes by car from the city center. Currently there are only domestic flights to Reggio Calabria from Milan Linate, Rome Fiumicino and Turin Caselle.

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The International airport of Lamezia Terme is 1 h 19 min from Reggio Calabria (with a distance of 126 km). The airport has international and  national flights. It is connected to Reggio Calabria city by train and bus.

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The International airport of Catania (Sicily) is more o less 3 h from Reggio Calabria (with a distance of133 km). It has more international flights than Lamezia Terme airport and more national flights. It is connected to Reggio Calabria city by train and bus. It is preferable take a bus from the terminal of Catania to Messina (Sicily) and then cross the Strait of Messina with a hydrofoil connecting to the Reggio Calabria port, in the center of the city.

For more information, please visit:



By train: Reggio Calabria is connected to the national rail system by direct high-speed trains from Roma Termini and from Milano Centrale (going by other major Italian stations) arriving in the city center at the station of Reggio Calabria Centrale or Reggio Calabria Lido. The company that operates such transport is Trenitalia. Book well in advance to find discounted prices.

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By car: For those who decide to get to Reggio Calabria by car there are two possibilities. 1) From the North: Motorway A2 (Old name “A3 Salerno-Reggio Calabria” / New name “A2 Autostrada del Mediterraneo”), 2) from the south: State Road SS106 Jonica (Reggio Calabria-Taranto).

For travel information:

– Autostrade per l’Italia http://www.autostrade.it

– Cis – Travel information http://www.radio.rai.it/cciss/index.cfm

– ANAS Toll 800841148



The are a number of hotels and B&Bs to choose from near the location of the workshop. For example:








Other options: for those who have different needs and wants please contact the organizing secretariat at:



If you would like to find out more about Reggio Calabria please see:







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