ASPO-5 Conference


The 5th workshop of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas (ASPO) will be held on July 18-19, 2006 in the park of San Rossore, about 5 km from downtown Pisa, in Italy.

San Rossore is a large park, partly woods, partly marshes and partly beaches. The conference will be held at the entrance, a place named “Cascine Vecchie” and the sessions will take place under a tent (do expect a warm weather, informal attire is suggested).

The complete address of the conference location is:

Tel: +39 050 539111

Pisa is known for its leaning tower, which has an “official” web site at It is also known for the “Piazza dei Miracoli” (“Square of Wonders”) where the tower stands together with the cathedral and the medieval cemetery. You may find the square a bit too touristic, but Pisa is an interesting town in itself, for its medieval architecture and its university, one of the most ancient in the world. From Pisa, you can easily reach Florence (about one hour by train) and other interesting places in Tuscany: Siena, Lucca, Volterra, Arezzo, and many others.

Local Transportation

The organizers of the meeting will provide a free bus service to and from the conference location and the areas in downtown Pisa where most hotels are located. Two buses will run on the 18th and 19th from 8:30 am to 10:30 am and from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. A bus service will also be provided from 10 pm to 11 pm for those who will attend the conference dinner in the park. The itinerary of the buses will be:

- Piazza Stazione
- Piazza Manin (near the "miracles square")
- Park of San Rossore

Venue to Pisa

    By Plane
    The International Airport “Galileo Galilei” in Pisa is located at about 6 km from the conference location. Alternatively, arriving at the “Amerigo Vespucci” Airport in Firenze, you can reach Pisa by train in about one hour. Trains for Pisa leave frequently from Firenze’s central station “Santa Maria Novella.” Another possibility is the "G. Marconi" airport in Bologna. From Bologna to Pisa, you need to change train in Firenze for a total trip of about 2:30 hours. Finally, you may fly to the "Leonardo da Vinci" airport in Fiumicino, Rome, where many international flights land. To get to Pisa from Rome, you can use the "Eurostar" train that takes you to Florence in less than 2 hours. The whole train trip from Fiumicino to Pisa should last around 3-4 hours.

    By Train
    You can find the timetable of the italian railroads (in English) at The closest station is "Pisa-San Rossore". From there, in principle, you can walk to the conference site (if it is not too hot). However, only local trains stop there. Long distance trains arrive to Pisa central station. From there you can change to San Rossore or take a taxi to the conference site, as mentioned before.

    By Car
    Wherever you are arriving from, you’ll reach Pisa driving along the A12 highway. Take the exit “Pisa Nord” and follow the signs for “Parco di San Rossore”. You can’t miss it. There will be plenty of parking space at the conference site, parking may be more difficult in downtown Pisa.

ASPO-5 Conference

The 5th International Conference on Oil and Gas Depletion
Organized by the Association for the study of Peak Oil and Gas (ASPO)
San Rossore (Pisa) Italy, 18-19 July 2006

Conference web site:
ASPO web site:
Italian section of ASPO:

Contact person: Prof. Ugo Bardi
Dipartimento di Chimica, Università di Firenze
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