Santander is a port city, capital of the Autonomous Community of Cantabria and located on the northern coast of Spain.

With its tradition for tourism thanks to the variety of its landscapes, its beautiful beaches and promenades and its important cultural and gastronomic offer, Santander is today a modern and cosmopolitan city with a rich historical past, chosen by many professionals for holding conventions, congresses or company meetings.

A complete social and cultural infrastructure combined with a large variety of services have made the capital of Cantabria a welcoming city for travellers who arrive just to visit it and to professionals who come to our city for work but also to enjoy its charm, its culture, its people and its atmosphere. The beautiful environment that surrounds the city never leaves the visitor indifferent.

Among its many tourist attractions we must highlight its wonderful bay, which bathes the southern part of the city and is considered one of the most beautiful bays in Spain. We cannot forget the Lighthouse or the magnificent Sardinero, which make our city one of the best venues in the world for holding a congress or a conference.

The possibilities offered by Santander to the delegates and the accompanying persons are endless.

Tourism information:



The Conference sessions will take place at the School of Nautical Studies of the Universidad de Cantabria.

There will be no concurrent sessions, oral presentations will take place in the Auditorium room and coffee breaks and poster exposition in the contiguous room.


Address: Escuela Técnica Superior de Náutica. Gamazo 1, Santander





From Santander Airport:(Santander airport provides regular connections to the main Spanish airports).Main airline companies: IberiaRyanairVueling Avenida de Parayas, s/n, Camargo, Cantabria 942.202.156
From Bilbao Airport:(Bilbao’s International airport is only 100 Km away from Santander and provides direct and regular connections to the main European capitals).Main airline companies: Iberia, Vueling, AirEurope, AirBerlin, AirLingus, BrusselsAirlines, Easyjet, GermanWings, KLM, Volotea. E- 48180 Loiu,  Vizcaya Bilbao 944.869.663/4
Renfe (* National: Albacete, Alicante, Madrid, Palencia, Segovia and Valladolid. Plaza de las Estaciones, Santander 902.240.202
Brittany Ferries.Various weekly links to Plymouth and Portsmouth. Maritime Station 942.360.611
Radio Taxi Santander Avenida General Dávila, 127-7º 942.333.333
Tele Taxi Polígono de Raos, parcela E-1 942.369.191
Urban Transport of Santander (T.U.S.) Office: C/Castilla nº8 Office: C/Castilla nº8 942.200.771 942.200.648
Estación de Autobuses Navas de Tolosa, s/ 942.211.995
From Bilbao, on the A-8.
From Madrid on the A-1 to Burgos and the N-623 road across the “Puerto del Escudo” (mountain pass).
From Oviedo on the A-66 to Unquera and on the A-8 to Torrelavega. Then, on the A-67 to Santander.
From Leon, on the N-621, across the Puerto de S. Glorio (mountain pass).
From Palencia on the Meseta Motorway, on the route to Reinosa and Torrelavega.



Santander is under the influence of the Oceanic or Atlantic climate, characterized by a limited thermal variation and a clear summer-winter pattern.

The average temperature in September is approximately 18⁰ celsius.