MAPEEG-2022 will be held in Vladivostok city and Vostok Marine Biological Station on September 07-13, 2022.

Vladivostok is the administrative center of the Primorsky Region (Primorye), located in the South of the region. Vladivostok is the largest seaport of Russia in the Pacific and the terminal of the Trans-Siberian railway. It connects Far East Russia with the European part of Russia through Siberia. Vladivostok was established as a military Russian fort in the Far East in 1860 and was an entirely navy port for a long time. Rich natural resources of the Primorsky Region and a suitable location gave an impulse for its development as a commercial port, the industrial and research center of Russia Far East. Now it has a population of approximately 800,000 residents. Vladivostok city is currently the capital of the Russia Far East Region, providing a wide range of cultural events and tourist site-seeing locations. One of the most famous places in the city is Mariinsky Opera that gives opportunities for visitors to injoy examples of Russian treasures, like ballet and opera performances. Other details on the area and city one could find at local websites, e.g. Vladivostok - Wikitravel. Vladivostok has some two dozen colleges and universities, including Far Eastern Federal University, Far East Medical University, Maritime State University, and others. It is also the location of a large research center - the Far East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FEB RAS), which consists of 23 research institutions. A.V. Zhirmunsky National Scientific Center of Marine Biology, NSCMB FEB RAS located at Vladivostok.

The Vostok Marine Biological Station (MBS) is located in the southern Primorye, 200 km apart from Vladivostok, near Nakhodka city. The station is situated in a beautiful place on the sea beach. It belongs to the NSCMB FEB RAS.

Research at NSCMB is focused on studies in the ecology, cell biophysics, genetics, embryology, and other investigations on marine fish and invertebrates, description of flora and fauna of Far Eastern seas of Russia and worldwide. Scientists from many places from Russia and abroad are conducting at NSCMB their research in collaboration with the Institution staff. The climate in Vladivostok and the close marine area is pronounced monsoon: an average day temperature in September is 20-25 o C. At the night the temperature maybe sometimes rather chilly and a warm pullover will be O.K. The temperature of water this time in adjacent bays is 18-20 o C. Generally, there is plenty of sunshine in September, although occasional rain is also possible. Thus, an umbrella or raincoat is recommended.

 

TRAVEL

Travel to Vladivostok will be mostly by air. The Symposium will be held during the tourist season, that is why, make in time booking, please. At present, Vladivostok is linked by direct flights with many cities in the U.S.A., Canada, as well as in Japan, South Korea, etc.

Daily many flights connect Vladivostok with the largest Russian cities: Moscow, S.Petersburg, Novosibirsk, and others. Attendees from Europe can fly to Vladivostok through Moscow or Seoul (Korea), which are linked with many international airports by different airlines. If you use Aeroflot Russian lines, please, make reservations in the Aeroflot office in your country. The Organizing Committee will be pleased to help you to choose the best and cheapest way to Vladivostok and back.

 

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE

Arrival is expected on Sunday, September 3. Foreign attendees that provide info on their arrival datum and flight number will be picked up by our staff. Otherwise, you have to reach Vladivostok by taxi or bus, that available at the Airport. The airport is located within one hour drive from the center of Vladivostok. Departure is expected on Thursday, September 13. A lift to Airport will be provided to those participants that depart this day.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

After arrival, you will be accommodated at the hotel in the suburb of Vladivostok or in the center of the city. The tentative cost of rooms is $60-100 per person in a single room or room shared for two. During an excursion to Vostok MBS, you could have a bus trip directly there. Accommodations, if necessary, may be provided on an individual basis by the hosting team or directly by contacting a hotel. On the Vostok station, participants will be accommodated in the campus that looks like small cottages, the room shared mostly by two persons. Feeding will be arranged at a low price. The entering and final banquets are planned.

 

EXCURSIONS

Two trips will be organized as noted in the first circular letter. If participants are interested, we could propose a marine trip to islands in the Peter the Great Bay, and a bus trip to Nakhodka city. Excursion to site seeing points in Vladivostok city and visiting some art galleries and museums also may be arranged upon request. Visiting some institutions of the Far East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences is possible as well.