Field trip

We are happy to announce that on Thursday April 4 2019 a post meeting field trip to Plitvice Lakes national park will be offered. This will be full day trip. Please note that the cost of the trip and the additional day in Zagreb, will not be covered by the COST action even in case you are entitled to reimbursement.

The price of the trip is 320 kn (43 EUR) the payment will done on the bus and the tour company asked to pay cash (Kn or Euros). If you are interested in joining please send email to Dario Omanovic (email: omanovic@irb.hr). In the email please also specify if the reservation is only for you or for other people.

We will depart from Zagreb at 9:00 (please come 10-15 min earlier).The meeting point location is on the north side of the “Zrinjevac park” (near Meteorological Post) ~10 min walk from hotel Academia  (conference venue). (https://www.google.com.br/maps/@45.8113987,15.9780883,20z).

We will travel by bus to Plitvice Lakes national park approximately 2 h drive. More information about daily plan will be provided by a tour guide on the bus. Food/drinks are not included in the price. There will be an option to stop for lunch at a local restaurant (to be agreed during travel, ~15 EUR for menu). Expected walking time: few hours. We will start heading back to Zagreb sometime around 16:30. All participants should bring adequate walking shoes, jacket (check weather forecast the day before) and drinking water.

Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the oldest and largest national parks in Croatia. In 1979, Plitvice Lakes National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage 


With its exceptional natural beauty, this area has always attracted nature lovers. The process of tufa formation, which results in the building of the tufa, or travertine, barriers and resulted in the creation of the lakes, is the outstanding universal value, for which the Plitvice Lakes were internationally recognised on 1979 with their inscription onto the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The lake system is comprised of 16 named and several smaller unnamed lakes, cascading one into the next. Due to the geological substrate and characteristic hydrogeological conditions, the lake system has been divided into the Upper and Lower lakes.