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INGRID 2011 is 6th edition of annual workshop devoted to e-Science and e-Infrastructure aspects.

In 2011 INGRID is hosted by Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria. It will take place in Santander, Spain in June 6-8, 2011.

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SANTANDER

 

 

Coordinates: 43°27′46″N 3°48′18″W / 43.46278°N 3.805°W / 43.46278; -3.805
Country Spain
Autonomous community Cantabria
Province Cantabria
Comarca Santander Bay
Judicial district Santander
Founded 26 BC, as Portus Victoriae Iuliobrigensium 9 January 1755, granting the title of city
Capital Santander
Government Alcalde Íñigo de la Serna (2007) (PP)
Area Total 35 km2 (13.5 sq mi)
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Highest elevation 108 m (354 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2009) Total     183,466

Density     5,241.9/km2 (13,576.4/sq mi)

Demonym Santanderino/a, santanderense, pejino/a, chani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39001-39012
Official language(s) Spanish

 


 

Town

The port city of Santander is the capital of the autonomous community and historical region of Cantabria situated on the north coast of Spain.

The municipality of Santander includes, since 2009, the city of Santander and urban areas of Cueto, Monte, Peñacastillo, and San Román / places that were once villages but are increasingly being assimilated into the city centre. Santander and these towns have several neighbourhoods that are not ordered administratively or have specific limits but some of them do have a certain personality that differentiates them from other areas of the city. Currently the city of Santander is working to adapt the municipality to the law of large cities and thus decentralise power in several districts.

 



Climate

The climate of Santander is of oceanic humid type (Koppen climate classification Cfb). The annual thermal oscillation of the average monthly temperatures reaching around 10 °C.

The humidity is quite high throughout the year and reach more than 90% in some times. Average temperatures range between 25 °C in summer and 10 °C in winter.

The maximum temperature reached in Santander was 37.4 °C on August 31, 2009. And the minimum temperature -5.4 °C on January 21, 1957.

 



Education

First, the School of Navigation, part of the University of Cantabria, and in the background, the Palacio de Festivales de Cantabria.

* University of Cantabria is the largest university in Cantabria.
* Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP) specializes in teaching foreigners about Spanish language and culture

 

 



Culture

Santander has a great tradition and cultural activity, with events that play an important role in cultural and social life of the city. Is a major international university summer UIMP and organizes large festivals of music and dance, as the Festival Internacional de Santander (FIS) and Festival Internacional de Música de Órgano (FiMÓC).




Gastronomy

Santander offers a magnificent selection of seafood that have a high reputation in the Iberian peninsula of "good food." Amayuelas highlights and products such as ensis and morgueras between seefoods and panchos, red mullet, anchovies, seabass and sardines between the fishes, as well as breakers and squid.

Santander's cuisine is based mainly on his fishes. The gastronomic tour could start at the Barrio Pesquero, continuing on Puertochico, El Sardinero and finally by the area of Corbán.

Santander also caters dining of other municipalities in Cantabria in fish and shellfish such as the clams of Pedreña, the bonito of Colindres, the anchovies of Santoña, breams of Castro Urdiales, etc. But it also deserves special mention the great variety of legumes, fruits and vegetables produced in the region of Liébana, as well as tables of different kinds of quality cheeses that produce Cantabria and which supplies the city of Santander.

The meat which is also fueled Santander, comes from the cattle that are raised in Cantabria. Reared on natural grasses, such as veal, heifer, yearling and ox, enjoy a great reputation for quality and flavor. Santander's restaurants offer a kitchen with great charisma, and based on its varied and exquisite cuisine.

Some typical dishes of the city of Santander are the fried calamari and double donuts, in addition to leading the aforesaid cocido montañés and fish and seafood dishes ranging from seabass and sardine to products such as the morguera.

 

 

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PSNC
Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center
CNIT
Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni
IFCA
Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria
Elettra
Elettra Synchrotron Light Source