Preliminary Programme IP SUSTMONT May 31-June 12, 2010 Spanish Pyrenees   

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Monday, May 31, 2010          Arrival from abroad at Barcelona  
 16:00 – 19:00       Opening lecture for students from abroad (Alexander Cernusca)  
Tuesday, June 1 Lectures in Barcelona   
 09:30 – 14:00       Introductory lectures (Neil Bayfield, Jordi Bartolomé, Feliu López)  
Wednesday, June 2 Workshop 1 in Barcelona  
 09:30 – 14:00 Half day workshop on selecting sustainability indicators  
 17:00 Bustransfer to Fraga  
Thursday, June 3 Field visits and lectures in Fraga (Bajo Cinca)  
 09:30 – 13:00       Lectures in Fraga (Palau Montcada): David Badia, Carlos Cantero, Antonio Cuchi  
 14:00 – 20:00       Field visit through the non-irrigated agricultural areas. Lectures on conflicting environmental protection and development of new irrigated zones (David Badia, Anchel Belmonte, Alberto Bueno)  
Friday, June 4        Field visit and lectures
 08:30 – 16:00       Ecology and management of the Natural Park l’Aiguabarreig (Fraga-Seros) including a bird watching tour. Discussion of conflicting ecotourism, agriculture and water management in the Ebro Valley.
Field trip to see the Mequinenza dam and the hydro power station

Trailer Natural Parc Aiguabarreig 

 16:00 – 18:00       Travel to the Eolic Park of La Muela de Borja (near Tarazona)  
 18:00 – 19:30 Field visits and discussions at the Eolic Park of La Muela de Borja   
 20:00 Arrival at San Martin de la Virgen de Moncayo  
Saturday, June 5 Field visit and lectures in the Southern part of Natural Park Moncayo    
 08:30 – 17:00      

Field visit showing the ecology and management of the Southern part of Natural Park Moncayo

Nature Park Moncayo
 17:30 – 20:00      

Evening lecture (Teresa Gil)

 
Sunday, June 6 Field visit and lectures in the Northern part of Natural Park Moncayo      
 08:30 – 10:00       Morning lecture (Raul Ayala)  
 10:00 – 17:00 Field visit showing the ecology and management of the Northern part of Natural Park Moncayo (Daniel Gomez, Federico Fillat, Raul Ayala)  
Monday, June 7 Field visits and lectures in Bardenas Reales and Loarre Castle  
 09:30 Departure from San Martin to Bardenas Reales  
 11:30 – 16:00       Field visits and lectures in the Bardenas Reales (Javier Peralta, Federico Fillat, Daniel Gomez)  Trailer Windfarm
 16:00 – 20:00       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)  
 20:00 Arrival at Hecho in the Pyrenees  
Tuesday, June 8 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 Monumento Natural San Juan de Pena
 18:00 - 20:00 Evening lecture (Neil Bayfield): Introduction to Workshop 2 and 3 (Hecho)  
Wednesday, June 9

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

 08:30 – 12:00       Biological Farming (Federico Fillat, Luis Cazcarro)  
 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, June 10 Field visits and lectures in the Ordesa National Park  
 08:30 – 17:00      

Field visit in the Ordesa National Park and lectures concerning ecology and socio-economic aspects of the Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park (Daniel Gomez, Ricardo Gonzales)

 
Friday, June 11 Workshop 2 and 3 in Hecho
 09:00 – 12:30

Half day workshop 2: Choose between three different development plans for the Formigal Ski Resort

Trailer Field Visit Hecho Valley

 15:30 - 18:00 Half day workshop 3: Alternative management for the Hecho Valley   
 19:00 Barn dance and Farewell dinner  
Saturday, June 12 Return home bus to Barcelona Airport 
 05:00      Deaprture from Hecho to Barcelona  
 12:00   End of the IP course Sustmont at Barcelona airport