Programme IP EUROSTAIN May 16 - 29, 2011 Spanish Pyrenees   


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 Monday, May 16, 2011         

Arrival from abroad at Barcelona


 16:00 – 19:00      

Opening lecture (Alexander Cernusca)


Tuesday, May 17

Lectures in Barcelona 


 09:30 – 14:00      

Introductory lectures (Alexander Cernusca, Jordi Bartolomé, Feliu López)



Bustransfer to Fraga


Wednesday, May 18

Field visits and lectures in Fraga (Bajo Cinca)  


 09:30 – 13:00

Lectures in Fraga (Palau Montcada): David Badia, Carlos Cantero, Enrique Playan


14:00 – 20:00     

Field visit to the most arid inland region in Europe. Lectures on conflicting environmental protection and development of new irrigated zones (Carmen Casteñada, David Badia, Federico Fillat)


Trailer Salt Lake 

Thursday, May 19

Field visits and Decision workshop 1


 09:30 – 13:00      

Ecology and management of the nature space l’Aiguabarreig (Fraga-Seros):

Biological Station Aiguabarreig, bird watching and ringing experiments; Rehabilitation of coal mining areas; Fishing as socio-economic activity


Trailer Aiguabarreig 

  14:30 – 17:00

Decision Workshop 1- Arid land development

Three Groups are considering alternative management  plans for the Ebro Valley


Trailer Mequinenza Dam 


Bustransfer to San Martin de la Virgen de Moncayo


Friday, May 20

Field visits and lectures  in the Western part of Natural Park Moncayo    


 08:30 – 16:00      

Field visit showing ecology and management of the Western part of Natural Park Moncayo (Daniel Gomez, Federico Fillat)


Trailer Moncayo 

 17:30 – 20:00          

Evening lectures (Teresa Gil): Planning and management of Natura 2000 Network.

Plant conservation in Moncayo Range: Why and how to conserve it?


Saturday, May 21

Field visit and lectures in the Southern part of Natural Park Moncayo    


 08:30 – 13:00      

Sustainable Organic Goat  Farming  


Trailer Organic goat farming 

15:00 – 20:00

Field visit and lectures from Talamantes to Peñas de Herrera (Daniel Gomez, Federico Fillat, Teresa Gil)


Sonday, May 22

Field visits and lectures in Bardenas Reales and Loarre Castle



Departure from San Martin.



Field visits and discussions at the Eolic Park of La Muela de Borja 


Trailer Windfarm 

 11:30 – 16:00      

Field visits and lectures in the Bardenas Reales (Javier Peralta, Federico Fillat, Daniel Gomez)


Trailer Bardenas Reales 

 16:00 – 19:00      

General transect throughout the Ebro Valley with special stop at the Loarre Castle. Explanation of plant cover, landscape and historical importance of the Reconquest process (Federico Fillat)


Trailer Loarre Castle 


Arrival at Hecho in the Pyrenees


Monday, May 23

Field visits and lectures (San Juan de la Peña)


 09:00 – 16:30

Field visit and lectures in the Natural Park San Juan de la Peña (Daniel Gomez, Juan Herrero)


Trailer San Juan de la Pena 

 18:00 - 20:00

BEES TERRITORY, MENS LANDSCAPE movie presentation and discussion with the director of the movie Daniel Orte


Trailer Daniel Orte 

Tuesday, May 24

Lectures and Decision Workshop 2, Part 1(Neil Bayfield) 


 09:00 – 13:00

Introduction to decision methods that involve stakeholders; Sustainable energy for houses, communities and regions; Ecotourism: is it the answer to sustaining mountain communities?

Aims and tasks of the field visits “Organic farming and Formigal Ski area”


 15:00 - 20:00

Decision Workshop 2, Part 1: Identification of social, economic and ecological indicators of sustainability. Introductory talk followed by three groups debating and prioritising indicators


Wednesday, May 25

Organic Farming and Formigal ski area (Gomez, Fillat, Bayfield, Cernusca)


 08:30 – 12:00      

Organic Farming (Federico Fillat, Luis Cazcarro)


Trailer Formigal 

 13:00 – 18:00      

Field visit and lectures at Formigal ski region with regard to the development of ski areas and conflicting environmental protection concerns in the Pyrenees (Neil Bayfield, Alexander Cernusca, Federico Fillat, Daniel Gomez)


Thursday, May 26

Decision Workshop 2, Field visit Hecho Valley


 08:30 – 13:00      

Workshop 2, part 2:  Electronic voting on highest priority indicators to identify the most sustainable of three alternative scenarios for development of a ski valley (Neil Bayfield)


Trailer Hecho grassland 

15:00 – 20:00

Field visit Hecho Valley: Ecology, Socio-Economy and Culture of the Valley (Federico Fillat)

Friday, May 27

Decision Workshop 3 – Management Hecho


 09:00 – 17:00

Three Groups are considering alternative management  plans (Eco-Tourism, Local Quality Produce, Renewable energy) for the Hecho Valley (Neil Bayfield)


 18:00 – 20:30

Barn dance (Neil Bayfield)


Saturday, May 28

Field visits and lectures in the Ordesa National Park (Daniel Gomez, Ricardo Gonzales)


 09:00 – 20:00     

Field visit in the Ordesa National Park and lectures concerning ecology and socio-economic aspects of the Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park


Trailer Ordesa national park 


Farewell dinner


Sonday, May 29

Return home bus to Barcelona Airport 



Departure from Hecho to Barcelona



End of the IP course at Barcelona airport


    Eurostain 2011 

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