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PAGE21 3rd General Assembly - 12.-14.11.2014

The 3rd PAGE21 General Assembly (GA) takes place from Wednesday 12 November till Friday 14 November 2014 at the conference hotel "Landgoedhotel De Wilmersberg" in Twente, The Netherlands.

Preliminary Agenda

 To download the detailed Final Agenda with participant list, please click here
Agenda summary GA2014 v13 cropped


GRENE-TEA workshop

In conjunction with the PAGE21 Assembly, a joint PAGE21 / GRENE-TEA workshop will be held on Wednesday 12 November, 16:00-19:00. This workshop is open to all GA participants and will present selected results of both projects, highlighting the complementarity nature of these two projects as well as new results, on both experimental and observation data and modeling. See the agenda of the workshop in the GA agenda here above. 



Registration will take place via registration form in HERE.
Registration deadline was September 15. 


The GA will be held at the Landgoedhotel De Wilmersberg
Rhododendronlaan 7
7587 NL De Lutte
Tel. +31 (0)541 585 555
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Coordinates: 52o 18' 34" 6o 57' 35" (on Google Earth, look for 'Landgoedhotel de Wilmersberg')
The hotel is located in a scenic part of the Eastern Netherlands, the Twente region. It is a former mansion of a 'textile baron', the patrons of the once flourishing textile industry of the region. From one of the hilltops of a Saalian age glacial moraine, it overlooks an age-old small-scale countryside with many old Saxon farms. The area is well known for its many nature reserves and walking/cycling tracks.
The accommodation is arranged in two types of single rooms. For the period of 12.11.-14.11.2014 (2 nights) the prices range from 435 € to 505 € including breakfast, lunches and dinners.
For participants arriving already on Tuesday night (11.11.2014) additional 3rd night will be booked with the price ranging from 97,50 € to 135 € for the night including breakfast. (See exact prices on the registration form above)
All accommodation is self-pay. Booking is done via the registration form.

Work Package presentations

We will have similar type of work package presentations in Twente as we have had in our earlier general assemblies. WP leaders as thus asked to prepare a PPT presentation on the latest developments within their work package. In these presentations, please mention at least following:
  • - WP achievements during the third project year
    • - Milestones
    • - Deliverables
    • - Publications
    • - Other achievements
  • - Upcoming deadlines
  • - Fieldwork / experiments during the third year
  • - Collaborations with other WPs
  • - Major outstanding issues for the WP deadlines

Poster Session

All posters will be first presented during the relevant WP presentations with so-called elevator pitches. The elevator pitch is a short (30sek.- 2min.) summary talk presenting the main objectives and outcomes of the poster.
The posters are then set up in two separate poster sessions.
  • • Posters relevant to the WPs 2 and 4 will be set up for the session 1 on Wednesday 12 November 20:00-21:30.
  • • Posters relevant to the WPs 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8 will be set up for the session 2 on Thursday 13 November 18:30-20:00.
All GA participants are expected to be involved in at least one poster, either as a presenting author or a co-author.

Getting there

The hotel cannot be reached by public transport, unless you don't mind a nice walk.
The nearest train station, with direct connection to Amsterdam (Schiphol) airport and the German rail network, is Hengelo station. We therefore organize a shuttle service from Hengelo station to the hotel, which is approximately 20 minutes by car. 
Shuttle bus:
  • - Tuesday November 11, buses will depart from Hengelo station to the hotel at 18:00 and 21:00, in front of main station hall.
  • - Wednesday November 12, buses will leave from Hengelo station at 9:00
  • - Friday November 14, buses will return to the station after lunch (13:45), arriving at the station at approximately 14:15.
    • - If these times are not convenient for you, please inform Ko van Huissteden by mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
    • - Arranging a taxi is also an option (Tel. and mail of taxi service :+31 (0)6 - 412 307 68,
For those who also visit the 8th Symposium on C/H2O/Energy balance and climate over boreal and arctic regions in Wageningen, a bus transfer will be organized from Wageningen to Wilmersberg on Tuesday November 11 in the evening.
Schiphol (Amsterdam) Airport – Hengelo
Earliest departure: 05:37, latest: 23:07. Duration: 2:00 hours
  • - xx:37 direct train (final destination of train: Enschede)
  • - xx:07 Change at Amersfoort , usually on platform opposite to arrival platform
    • - Beware: if there are delays, these trains do not wait for each other. The final destination which is indicated on this train is usually 'Amersfoort Schothorst'.
Hengelo – Schiphol (Amsterdam) Airport
Earliest departure 04:54, latest: 22:54. Duration: 2:00 hours
  • - xx:24 direct train (final destination Schiphol)
  • - xx:54 Take the train to Rotterdam or Den Haag, change at Amersfoort to train to Schiphol, usually on platform opposite to arrival platform.
For more detailed information, consult; they also give information on any delays.
Train connection from northern and eastern Germany (via Bad Bentheim)
2 hour service by Deutsche Bahn, ICE. Arrivals at uneven hours, xx:01. Earliest arrival: 09:01; Latest 21:01
For more detailed information, consult,
Train connection to and from Frankfurt Airport (Germany)
Connections from Frankfurt Airport take at least two train changes and travel time of at least 4 hours. The easiest route is the ICE high speed train via Arnhem (earliest option 7:43, 2-hourly services). From Arnhem, take the intercity train in the direction of Zwolle. Next, change train at Zutphen (regional train to Hengelo – Oldenzaal).
On your way back, again change trains at Zutphen and Arnhem. Earliest option is departure from Hengelo at 06:46.
For more information on this connection, consult
Train connection to and from Düsseldorf Airport (Germany)
Connections from Düsseldorf (flights from Moscow) also run via Arnhem and Zutphen (see above). Travel takes 2:30 – 3:00 hours at least and 2 to 3 times train change. Alternative routes are via Enschede.
For more information on this connection, consult
In case of problems!!!
If you experience serious problems getting there (e.g. no train connection) please contact the hotel (telephone number above) or Ko van Huissteden.


Questions / Need more information?

If you have questions regarding the GA, please contact the PAGE21 project office at AWI.
Leena Viitanen – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Heike Midleja – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: +49 (0) 331 288 2219