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Pre-conference:
May 18-20, 2018 – 3 days (2 nights)

Evolution of La Crosa de Sant Dalmai maar volcano, stratigraphy of the basaltic tuff-ring of El Puig d’Adri and its phreatomagmatic deposits including basaltic ignimbrites. The participants will discuss on the Montsacopa complex cinder cone that rises right in the heart of the city, one of the five volcanoes that stand inside the city of Olot. The participants will also visit the open fossil excavation in lacustrine sediments of the Camp dels Ninots Pliocene maar crater.

Vista Olot

 

This field trip will start in Caldes de Malavella, a beautiful village, declared historical monument of national interest, with a great tradition in spas and thermal water springs since Roman Empire in time of Emperor Augustus, who called this village Aquae Calidae. Moreover, we can find Medieval architecture such as the walls of the old castle Caldes with 3 towers of s. XII and also modernist and neoclassical buildings in the old town of the village.
During the first half of the day, participants will explore and discuss about the evolution of La Crosa de Sant Dalmai maar volcano, the largest maar crater of the Iberian Peninsula, formed during the Pleistocene.
After lunch in Caldes de Malavella, the group will visit the open fossil excavation in lacustrine sediments of the Camp dels Ninots Pliocene maar crater.

During the morning of the second day, the group will debate on the stratigraphy of the basaltic turing of El Puig d’Adri and its phreatomagmatic deposits including basaltic ignimbrites. Then, the group will visit the Quaternary Cairat maar volcano and their phreatomagmatic deposits.

The last day of the field trip, the participants will enjoy the wonderful views and landscapes of the Garrotxa Volcanic Park and the Mediterranean coast from the Xenacs panoramic viewpoint.
The last stop will be in the Montsacopa complex cinder cone that rises right in the heart of the city and is one of the five volcanoes that stand inside the city of Olot. This volcano exhibits a diversity of eruptive styles with strong evidence of vent migration controlled by tectonic features. An important aspect of this field trip is that it will also include discussions about the relation between science and society taking into account that in this region volcanoes are present in many aspects of local society, as its cultural heritage, local history, architecture, or even in its excellent cuisine. The local people are aware of living among volcanoes and that they represent the most characteristic feature of their region, in an extent comparable or even superior than in areas with more active volcanism.

Field-trip leaders: Xavier Bolós, Joan Martí, Oriol Oms, Gerard Campeny and Bruno Gómez

PRE-FIELD TRIP PROGRAM

Friday May 18th 2018
9:00h Meeting point:  Caldes de Malavella train station (1h journey from Barcelona). Depart with curtesy bus.
1st visit: Crosa de Sant Dalmai.
Back to Caldes de Malavella town. Lunch at restaurant Balenari Prats
2nd visit: excavation in lacustrine sediments of the Camp dels Ninots
Back to Caldes. Dinner and accommodation:  Hotel Vichy Catalán.

Saturday May 19th 2018
Depart at 8:30h from hotel to Canet d’Adri
1st visit:Puig d’Adri.
Bus ride to La Garrotxa, lunch at Font Moixina Restaurant
2nd visit: Sant Joan les Fonts lava flows
3rd visit:  Cairat maar volcano and their phreatomagmatic deposits
Back to Olot town. Dinner and accommodation:Hotel Riu Fluvià

Sunday May 20th 2018
Departat 9:00h from hotel
1st visit: Xenacs view point
2nd visit: Montsacopa complex cinder cone
Lunch in Olot town: La Quinta Justa restaurant
Afternoon: inscription process

Price: 493,00€ / person (double room)
Including:
      –    2 nights in 4* hotels, on double room, dinner included.
      –    2 lunches at local restaurants
      –    All transfers needed for the visits

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