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Fukuoka International Congress Center
Fukuoka International Congress Center (FICC)

The 17th International Sedimentological Congress will be held during late August to early September 2006 in the Fukuoka International Congress Center (FICC). Located in Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan's four main islands, Fukuoka is a modern commercial city, which served as a sea gateway to continental Asia during Japan's early history.

The city can be readily reached by frequent flights from international airports in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya or Seoul or by the Shinkansen trains. The weather during the scheduled late-summer dates is usually fine with daytime temperatures around 30°C. Low-pressure systems sometimes result in rainy weather, for which the delegates should be prepared. Night-time temperatures range between 20°C and 25°C with a pleasant sea breeze blowing in from Hakata Bay.

The Fukuoka International Congress Center is a recently completed, state-of-the-art facility situated on the waterfront of Hakata Bay, located about 1.5 km from the downtown area of Fukuoka. A convenient subway system connects the city centre with the Congress Center. The meeting rooms, where the oral and poster presentations will be held, are all adjacent to one another. PC projectors will be available in each lecture room.

The nearby waterfront park and adjoining "Hakata Bayside Place" with cafes, restaurants and small shops offer a pleasant environment to relax and meet with colleagues.

Although the Congress will be held in Japan, the emphasis of excursions will be on the sedimentology of Eastern Asia. In addition to the wide range of field excursions planned throughout Japan, a number of field excursions will be offered in other Eastern Asian countries and regions.