The 65th CRAF Expert Committee meeting

and the 4th Stakeholder Forum meeting

Engineering Research Institute

“Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Centre”

of Ventspils University of Applied Sciences

Ventspils, Latvia

TBA, 2020

REGISTRATION

Please register for the meeting by returning your registration form till – to be announced.
Click here to download form
Please return registration form to Ieva Kozlova (ieva.kozlova@venta.lv) with a copy to Michael Lindqvist (Michael.Lindqvist@chalmers.se) by email with “subject” CRAF2020

PROGRAM

Will be updated

IMPORTANT DATES

To be announced

ACCOMMODATION

Please note that you have to make your own hotel reservations. You are urged to do this as soon as possible.

You can find information about accommodations in Ventspils at the web site:

https://www.visitventspils.com/en/where-to-stay/?category=28

LOC recommends:

Hotel Juras Brize From 53 EUR per room/night
http://hoteljurasbrize.lv/en/
Raibie Logi From 38 EUR per room/night
https://www.raibielogi.lv/en
Ventspils University of Applied Sciences
dormitories
From 21 EUR per room/night
https://venta.lv/en/studies/student-life/dormitory/
Martas Nams From 35 EUR per room/night
http://ejuz.lv/bookingartaams

 

VENUE

VENTSPILS UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

Address:  Inženieru Street 101, Ventspils, LV-3601

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Travelling from RIGA AIRPORT to RIGA CITY CENTRE

BY TAXI
The average daytime taxi tariff is EUR 0.40-0.70 per kilometer. Boarding fee is up to EUR 2.50. We suggest Baltic Taxi +37120008500, Red Cab +37180001313. Also there are taxi application “Bolt”  you can use.

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Bus no. from airport RIX
Bus No. 22
Express minibus No. 322
Express minibus No. 341Ticket price for a single journey: EUR 1.15 if bought in advance or EUR 2.00 if bought from the driver.

Tickets can be purchased at the Welcome to Riga! Information bureau (arrival hall E ), in retail outlets at Level 1 and 2 of the terminal building, or from a ticket vending machine at the bus stop.Public transport timetables: at the bus stop and on https://www.rigassatiksme.lv/en/for-riga-guests/ 

Source: https://www.riga-airport.com/en

Travelling from RIGA CITY CENTRE to VENTSPILS

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
Bus goes from Riga International Bus Station (Prāgas street 1, Riga) till Ventspils Bus Station (Kuldigas street 5, Ventspils).

You can look for bus schedule Riga SAO – Ventspils AO here: https://www.1188.lv/en/transport/schedules/rigas-sao/ventspils-ao/105317/105334

Travelling around VENTSPILS

BY TAXI

MS-VR Taxi Ventspils
Fortuna Taxi2 Ventspils

ON FOOT
From Ventspils Bus Station to venue you can go by feet (around 20 minutes).

VISAS

Participants who need a visa to enter Latvia should submit the necessary application to the nearest diplomatic or consular representative of Latvia in their country of residence.

CRAF can send invitations for getting Latvian visas if requested by participants.

Please contact Michael Lindqvist michael.lindqvist@chalmers.se as soon as possible for an invitation letter, as obtaining a visa can be a long
process.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Important phone numbers

  • The country code for Latvia is +371
  •  Emergency services (police, ambulance, or fire) – 112

Electricity supply

  • The electricity supply is 230 V, 50 Hz

Foreign exchange

  • The official currency is the EUR

Local time

  • At the time of the meeting, Latvia will have Eastern European Summer Time, EEST (UTC + 3 hours)
CONTACT

Ventspils University College

Inzenieru Street 101a

Ventspils, LV-3601, Latvia

https://venta.lv/

If you have questions, please contact us by writing to the email address:

Michael Lindqvist michael.lindqvist@chalmers.se

Vladislavs Bezrukovs vladislavs.bezrukovs@venta.lv

Ieva Kozlova ievako@venta.lv 

 

SUPPORT

This conference is supported by the European Regional Development Fund projects No. 1.1.1.5/18/I/009 “Support to the Ventspils University of Applied Sciences in preparation of international cooperation projects for research and Innovation”

This conference is supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730562 [RadioNet].

About CRAF

The science of radio astronomy plays a key role in increasing our understanding of the environment and the universe in which we live. By its nature it is a passive service, so it never causes interference to other users of radio, but unfortunately it is becoming increasingly difficult to protect radio astronomy operations from radio interference as use of the spectrum increases for both terrestrial and space-borne communications. On behalf of European radio astronomers, the Committee on Radio Astronomy Frequencies of the European Science Foundation (CRAF) coordinates activities to keep the frequency bands used by radio astronomy and space sciences free from interference. It works towards this aim by:

  • Co-ordinating the case for radio astronomy and space sciences in Europe in discussions with the major public and private telecommunications agencies.
  • Acting as the European voice in concert with other groups of radio astronomers in discussions within the international bodies that decide on the use of radio spectrum.
  • Initiating and encouraging scientific studies aimed at reducing interference at source and the effects of interference.

Source: https://www.craf.eu/