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Update LANDac events due to Covid-19

As you are probably aware, Covid-19 currently spreads word wide, including in the Netherlands. In the Netherlands, there are currently governmental restrictions in place which last until the 1st of June.

To ensure the health and safety of all of us and those around us, LANDac has made the following decisions.

LANDac 10-year anniversary

Unfortunately, the LANDac 10-year anniversary, originally planned on the 23rd of April, has been postponed until further notice. We will explore possibilities to hold the celebration later this year. Hopefully we can share more information with you soon.

LANDac Annual International Conference

The LANDac Annual International Conference is scheduled on the 2-3 of July. However, in the light of the current duration of the restrictions, the Organising Committee of the 2020 conference will make a decision in the second week of April to either continue with the conference as planned (when the health situation allows this), or to postpone the conference, in which case we will explore (online) alternatives for this summer. At all times, we will adhere to the official recommendations and guidelines by the RIVM (Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment). If there are any updates, we will inform you as soon as possible.  

Due to these uncertainties, session organisers currently cannot inform you on the status of your abstract before the earlier communicated deadline (1st of April). We apologise for the inconvenience this causes for many of you. In case the situation allows us to go ahead with the conference, we will put in all our effort to inform you on the status of your abstract as soon as possible and provide you with an invitation letter for your visa application (if necessary). We recommend you to not make any travel arrangements or start visa processes before the Organising Committee can provide further information on whether the Annual Conference will take place in July 2020.

Annual Summer School

LANDac organises its Annual Summer School in cooperation with Utrecht University, and as such we will follow the recommendations and guidelines of the University. Utrecht University expects that the Summer School courses in July and August will be able to take place. In the unfortunate event that we are not able to offer our course due to new, tightened national regulations, you will receive a full refund of your payment to Utrecht Summer School. You can find the latest information on the Summer School here.

We hope for your understanding and we will update you in two weeks’ time. If there are any questions in the meantime, do not hesitate to contact us on landac.geo@uu.nl for questions related to the 10-year anniversary or Annual Summer School 2020, or on landac2020@gmail.com for questions related to the LANDac Annual International Conference.

Stay well and healthy!