Dear Lovers of Chemosynthesis-Related Science,
We hope you and your families are well and healthy.
After thinking and discussing all the possibilities and related pros and cons, we agreed to postpone CBE7 2020/2021 in Brazil to 2023 in place of CBE8, in direct consultation with the Deep-Sea Biology Society, Dr. Ana Colaço and Dr. Ashley Rowden (as they submitted to host CBE7), as well as our Scientific Committee and invited plenary speakers.
This was a very tough decision and was constantly delayed due to the advances of the covid-19 pandemic. The decision was made because of all the uncertainties of the pandemic, especially in Brazil, and the consequent severe health-economic crisis. In addition, we decided to avoid overlapping meetings next year, when it is likely that so many problems remain (e.g. travel issues, s elected global border closures, transportation restrictions and costs, funding and conflicts with other long-planned meetings).
We have already spent a considerable amount of time and energy organizing the event and we are sure that this work will not be wasted, as we will use what we have learned to start planning the event for 2023. Of course, we count on you, your support and participation!
Finally, we apologize to anyone who has already made plans to visit us in Brazil. It is a pity, but we really believe it is the best we can do in these very challenging and uncertain times, to promote a productive and successful face-to-face symposium in 2023.
For participants who already submitted abstracts: We will restart the abstracts submission process again for CBE7 2023. So please, consider submitting your work to DSBS or related scientific events, or hold your abstracts, refine and resubmit them after the rescheduled CBE7 date is announced and submission pages reopen.
For participants who already registered: Your registration fees can be carried forward for CBE7 2023, or fully reimbursed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We will share more information moving forward as soon as it is available. Thank you so much in advance for your comprehension.
Camila Signori, Cristina Nakayama, Maurício Shimabukuro, Paulo Sumida & Vivian Pellizari
Oceanographic Institute, University of São Paulo
We hope to offer you and spend with you a very productive and pleasant week in Guarujá, on the north coast of São Paulo state.
Guarujá is considered one of the best vacation spots for people who live in São Paulo. With a total area of 142.7km² and a tropical climate, Guarujá has 27 beautiful beaches, and it stands out for providing opportunities for nautical and historical tourism, and for hiking along trails in the lush Atlantic forest.
The city has a population of about 291,000 receives about 2 million tourists a year.
Casa Grande Hotel Resort & Spa
Av. Miguel Stéfano, 1001
Praia da Enseada, Guarujá, SP – Brazil
The meeting venue is called Casa Grande Hotel Resort & Spa, located on Enseada beach in Guarujá. With a unique architecture in an authentic Brazilian colonial style, the hotel has an ocean view, and perfectly integrates with the 5.5 km white sandy beach and clear waters.
The hotel has an excellent location and easy access, being only 70 km/ 45 miles away from São Paulo and 90 km/ 55 miles from Guarulhos International Airport. For further information on the symposium venue, please visit www.casagrandehotel.com.br/language/en/.
The Organizing Committee highly suggests that you make your hotel reservation at Casa Grande Hotel Resort & Spa. They offer incredible infrastructure, practicality and security at special rates to our participants. To obtain the discount, the participants must do their reservation by email (email@example.com), mentioning “CBE7Brazil". Any further queries regarding the hotel, you can directly use the email address above.
* Quotation of the day: 4.10
The closest international airports to Guarujá are:
São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport
Viracopos-Campinas International Airport
From the airport to Guarujá you can:
Depending on your nationality, you may need a visa to enter Brazil. The ultimate authority on whether you need a visa or not is the Brazilian Consulate in your country. The information we provide here is for your convenience only, and was obtained from the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website on 10 December 2019:More Information
Please contact the Brazilian Embassy or Consulate in your country of residence to verify your visa requirement status (will depend on your nationality) before making travel plans. The address (including websites) of the Brazilian Embassy or Consulate nearest to your current place of residence can be found here:More Information
To attend the CBE7 you may need to enter Brazil as a visitor:
“The visit visa will be issued to foreigners traveling to Brazil for staying up to 90 days without purposes of immigration or the exercise of paid activity (daily allowances, artistic paychecks, compensation or other travel expenses are allowed). Visit visas can be granted for those traveling for tourism, business, transit, artistic or sports activities, study, volunteer work, or to attend to conferences, seminars or meetings, among other purposes - provided there is no remuneration in Brazil and the stay does not exceed 90 days.”
Take note that the Brazilian visa will never be granted in Brazilian territory.
If you require a visa, we highly recommend applying for one as soon as possible, in order to guarantee that, if needed, the visa will be issued in time. Visa applications submitted to the Brazilian Consulate may take up to 90 days to be processed. Official invitation letters can be provided for those participants that need to apply for a Visa.
NOTE: Visa expenses will NOT be reimbursed.
Whether you need a visit visa. Find your country in the table that starts on page 2 and check the corresponding code in column “VIVIS (Visit)”. The caption for the codes is listed in page 1. The most common codes are 1 (visa is required) and 8 (visa exemption for staying for a period of at most 90 days).
More info soon.