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venue and local information - COST EMF-MED
Biomedicine and Molecular Biosciences
COST Action BM1309 EMF-MED
COST EMF-MED
European network for innovative uses of EMFs
in biomedical applications
2nd Management Committee Meeting (MCM)
and
1st Working Group Meetings (WGMs)
Split, 2-3 October 2014
VENUE AND LOCAL INFORMATION
Meeting Venue:
FESB Split
Ruđera Boškovića 32
HR-21000 Split
CROATIA
Local organiser:
FESB Split, represented by Prof. Antonio Šarolić
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Split, 2-3 October 2014
ABOUT THE CITY
Split is the second largest city in Croatia, located on the Adriatic coast in the central Dalmatia, on the
Split peninsula. It is surrounded by mountains in the north and by a string of islands in the south
which, together with the beautiful blue sea, make a magnificent frame around Split. The city is
known for its climatic benefits (it has 2700 hours of sun a year), magical shades of the Marjan forest
in the west part of the peninsula, and miles of seaside walkways.
The Diocletian’s Palace (under UNESCO’s protection since 1979), situated in the city centre, dates
from the 4th century and it is a unique site worldwide. The citizens still treasure traditional customs,
leaving a pleasant and world-known feeling of welcome with their unique Mediterranean charm and
delicious autochthonous cuisine. Split, a city with almost 200.000 inhabitants, is one of the most
important tourist destinations in Croatia and a significant cultural centre.
The central point for downtown walks is a beautiful and famous waterfront called Riva.
For more information please visit: http://www.visitsplit.com/en/1/city-of-split-croatian-tourismchampion
Climate
Split has a Mediterranean climate with hot, moderately dry summers and mild, wet winters (snow is
very rare). July is the hottest month, with an average high temperature around 30°C. January is the
coldest month, with an average low temperature around 5°C. During October average temperature is
above 20°C with about 197 mean monthly sunshine hours.
Currency
The Croatian currency is kuna (HRK, local abbreviation is KN) and 1 euro is worth approximately 7.6
kunas. The currency can be exchanged in numerous change offices. The credit cards are widely
accepted. However, tickets for local public transport (city buses) in Split can be paid by cash only!
VENUE
The meeting will take place at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and
Naval Architecture - FESB Split). FESB building is a part of Split university campus and is located at
Ruđera Boškovića 32, Split. The joint WG meeting will take place in the large amphitheater A100,
situated just to the right of the faculty entrance.
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HOW TO GET TO SPLIT
By car
The fastest and easiest way to get to Split by car is by using the A1 highway, which is part of
international routes E65 and E71. You can also use D1 state road (no tolls, but slower). When you're
approaching Split on A1, look for the exit Dugopolje and follow the signs that will direct you to Split.
Note: There's a plenty of free parking space at the venue (FESB).
By plane
Split Airport (Zračna luka Split, code: SPU) is located 25 kilometers northwest from City of Split. It is
connected to the Split main bus terminal (Autobusni kolodvor Split, situated in the city center), by
shuttle bus. Bus ticket fare is 30 HRK ≈ 4 € for one direction. The time table and other useful
information regarding shuttle transportation can be found at
http://www.plesoprijevoz.hr/ttable?vr=st.
The taxi fare Airport<->Split is approx. 250 HRK ≈ 30 €. Please be aware of COST reimbursement
restrictions concerning taxi transport!
By ferry
Split ferry port is the largest passenger port in Croatia. Ferry lines connect Split with the rest of
Croatia like Dubrovnik, Rijeka and the islands, as well as with Italy: Ancona (daily) and Pescara. Split
ferry port is easily accessible by all kinds of transportation - both the train station and the main bus
terminal are located in the port area.
LOCAL TRANSPORT ROUTES
(maps are given on the last page)
By local bus
Bus tickets are sold by bus driver or in kiosks (located at major bus stops) and cost 11 HRK - cash only,
HRK only. Tickets are valid for 45 minutes and can be used in any city bus that circulates through the
city of Split.
OUTBOUND DIRECTION: DOWNTOWN → FESB
1. Use the bus no. 18 or no. 11, either from their first stop HNK, or from the second stop Tržnica
(outbound buses are on the west side of the street).
2. Both buses pass by FESB on Matice Hrvatske street. You should exit at the bus stop situated below
the pedestrian bridge (5th bus stop counting from Tržnica, or 6th stop counting from HNK). If in
doubt, ask for “Campus” or “FESB” (if asking locals, don't pronounce FESB as abbreviation, but as a
word).
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INBOUND DIRECTION: FESB → DOWNTOWN
1. From FESB walk back towards the pedestrian bridge, but before crossing it, turn right towards west
and find your way down to the bus road (Matice Hrvatske).
2. Walking along the sidewalk, you will find the bus stop 200 m to the west of the bridge.
3. Take the bus no. 18 or no. 11 and exit on Tržnica or HNK (you cannot miss HNK since this is the last
stop).
MAIN BUS TERMINAL (AIRPORT SHUTTLE) → FESB (and viceversa)
(e.g. if you are connecting directly from the airport to FESB, and viceversa)
1. You can walk from the main bus terminal (Autobusni kolodvor Split), in the northbound direction
about 450m to Tržnica, where you can take the bus no. 18 or no. 11 in the outbound direction (as
described before). Viceversa: coming from FESB by bus, exit at Tržnica and walk 450m to the main
bus terminal.
2. If you want to avoid this walking, you can take the bus no. 2, 9, 10 or 15 for just 1 stop from the
main bus terminal to Tržnica, but to catch this bus, you have to walk about 150m in the southbound
direction. Viceversa: coming from FESB by bus, exit at Tržnica, cross the street to the west side, there
take the bus no. 2, 9, 10 or 15 for just 1 stop, then walk back about 150m to the main bus terminal.
By taxi
You can find taxis at several locations in the city center, e.g. at the main bus terminal. Taxi fare to
FESB should cost approximately 80-100 HRK. Please be aware of COST reimbursement restrictions
concerning taxi transport!
SOCIAL EVENTS
Thursday, 02/10/2014 at 19:15h:
Welcome reception with catering/buffet dinner in the Cellars of the Diocletian's
Palace, including a short tour of the Cellars.
The Cellars (Podrumi) are located as a substructure below the Diocletian’s apartment in the southern
quarter of the Palace. By converting the palace into the city of Split, most of the residential complex
was demolished but the ground floor halls were perfectly preserved. In the early Middle Ages a part
of the complex was inhabited, and in one of the halls wine and oil were produced. Today the Cellars
are accessible through the Brass Gate of the Palace (from Riva), or through a staircase from the
Peristyle. The Western part of the basement has been preserved in its entirety and is almost
completely accessible for sightseeing. The Eastern part has collapsed during Middle Age but has been
excavated and a large part is also accessible.
Gathering point: west wing of the Cellars. Find the Cellars southern entrance situated on Riva (the
famous waterfront promenade). Enter from Riva, immediately turn left and enter to the west wing
through the large metal gate.
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Friday, 03/10/2014 at 16:30h:
Tour of Diocletian Palace and Split city center
(approximate duration 1.5 - 2h)
Diocletian's Palace (Dioklecijanova Palača) is an ancient palace built by the Roman emperor
Diocletian at the turn of the fourth century. Today it forms the center of the city of Split. While it is
referred to as a "palace" because of its intended use as the retirement residence of Diocletian, the
term can be misleading as the structure is massive and more resembles a large fortress: whereof
about half was for Diocletian's personal use, and the rest housed the military garrison. Diocletian
built the massive palace in preparation for his retirement on 1 May 305 AD. It lies in a bay on the
south side of a short peninsula running out from the Dalmatian coast, four miles from Salona, the
capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia.
Gathering point: Trg Gaje Bulata square, in front of the Split National Theatre (the immediate vicinity
of the bus stop HNK).
Friday, 03/10/2014 at 18:45h:
Split City Museum – free entrance
The City Museum of Split (Muzej grada Splita) is located in the northeastern part of Diocletian's
palace, within the complex of medieval buildings at whose center is the Gothic palace of the Papalic
family designed and built by the native master Juraj of Dalmatia and his stonecarvers and builders
circle. The palace is beautifully executed and well preserved: courtyard with its richly decorated
portal, loggia, the first floor hall with its lavish four-light, two-light and one-light windows and with
the well preserved wooden ceiling. The Renaissance building with a fine window decoration
completes the ensemble of the courtyard. Inside, the permanent museum exhibition relates a
segment from the history of the city, the period when Split was an autonomous city commune (12th14th centuries).
The city statute, seal and coins and the Romanesque sculpture from the belfry of the cathedral stand
out among the exhibits. Within the period of Venetian rule (15th- 16th centuries), a central place is
given to the Marulic's literary circle. Mention should also be made of Libro d'Oro, Gothic-Renaissance
coffers. In the armoury are exhibited the weapons from the 15th to the 18th centuries, used for the
defence of Split.
Address: Papalićeva 1, Split
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MAPS
FESB
Local bus network with important stops:
HNK, Tržnica, Kolodvor (main bus terminal), outbound to FESB, inbound from FESB
TOUR
STARTING
POINT
BUS STOP
"HNK"
SPLIT
CITY
MUSEUM
BUS STOP
TRŽNICA
ENTRANCE
TO THE
CELLARS
Downtown (city center) with important points

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