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7th Study Conference
Öland, Sweden
10 - 14 June 2013

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Szczecin, 12-15 May 2014

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7th Study Conference on BALTEX

Borgholm, Island of Öland, Sweden, 10 to 14 June 2013

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Building Regional Earth System Knowledge - A future programme for the Baltic Sea region



Conference Venue and Accommodation

The 7th Study Conference on BALTEX will be held 10 to 14 June 2013 at the Strand Hotell in Borgholm, Island of Öland, Sweden.

Rooms are pre-booked at the Conference Hotel until 15 April 2013 at a special rate (keyword: BALTEX). Hotel booking must be done directly via the Strand Hotell. However, do not use the online form at the Hotel website!
For booking, send an E-Mail to or call +46 485-888 88.

Room rates:
Single: 1090 SEK
Twin: 650 SEK/pers.
3, 4. or 5 beds room : 500 SEK/pers.

Hotel and conference venue contacts:
Strand Hotell Borgholm
387 88 Borgholm
Tel: +46 485-888 88, Fax: +46 485-888 99

Other accomodation is available via:



The island of sun and wind

The island of Öland is located in the Baltic Sea just off the coast of Småland. It is the second largest Swedish island and has 25.000 inhabitants. It is seperated from the mainland by the Kalmar Strait and connected to it by the 6 km Öland Bridge, which opened in 1972

Öland has a total length of 137 km and a width of 16 km at the widest point. Evidence of habitation of Öland (known in earlier times as Oelandia) occurred at least as early as 6000 BC, when there were stone age settlements at Alby and other locations on the island. Burial grounds from the Iron Age through the Viking Age are clearly visible at Gettlinge, Hulterstad and other places on the perimeter ridge including stone ships.
The dominant environmental feature of the island is the Stora Alvaret, a limestone pavement which is the habitat of numerous rare and endangered species. The first known scientific study of the biota of the Stora Alvaret occurred in the year 1741 with the visit of Linnaeus. The Stora Alvaret belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage program with prehistory sites such as Gettlinge and Eketorp; numerous old wooden windmills left standing, some of which date to the 17th century; and the special geological alvar landscape.

Two castles can be found on Öland, the Borgholm Castle which was built between 1669 and 1681. In its vicinity sits the Solliden Palace, summer home to the royal family.



How to get there

By car: From Kalmar via the Öland bridge

By plane: International Airport: Stockholm
Domestic to Kalmar Airport

By bus or train from Stockholm: SWEBUS Bustours daily between Stockholm and Öland, seven stops on Öland, from Färjestaden via Borgholm to Byxelkrok harbor (approx. 6 hours, ca. 65€).
By train from Copenhagen or Stockholm to Kalmar, then by public bus. There is a public busnet on Öland with connection to Kalmar

bus timetable Stockholm C - Borgholm (approx. 6.5h)
train timetable Copenhagen - Kalmar (approx. 4h)
bus timetable Kalmar-Borgholm-Kalmar

By ferry: The car and passenger ferry M/S Solsund runs between Oskarshamn and Byxelkrok during summer.

Further information on Öland and Borgholm

Click here for a Google Maps link to Borgholm:








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