Practical information


For detailed general information on Workshop venue, Arrival in Belgium, Accommodation, Local Transport/Information, Weather conditions and Training/meeting information, please read the document below.


UNESCO/IOC Project Office for IODE

Wandelaarkaai 7/61

B-8400 Oostende, Belgium

The closest airport is Brussels/Zaventem Airport.

To reach Ostend from the airport, you can use the train (apx. cost is 25 EUR). Schedules and information on trains can be found on the Belgian Rail website.


Pools of rooms have been blocked at 3 hotels. Attendants should stipulate “SeaDatacloud Workshop” when booking to access following rates.

  • Hotel Bero International
    • 16 Classic rooms: 85€/night
    • 24 ecology rooms: 99€/night

Deadline reservation: 19 May 2018

  • Princess Hotel
    • 10 standard rooms (19-23/06/2018): 65€/night
    • 5 standard rooms (24-28/06): 65€/night
    • 5 comfort rooms (24-28/06): 75€/night

Deadline reservation: 19 May 2018

  • Mercure Hotel
    • 10 comfort rooms: 85€/night

Mercure hotel will provide the attendants with a code to make the booking online (will be communicated later)

Deadline reservation: 19 May 2018

All hotels need to be booked directly with a credit cart.

For non-partners of SDC, rooms at one of the 3 hotels will we automatically booked and paid by RBINS after attendant registration to the workshop. Attendants will be informed in time of the reservation.