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Nantes aerial picture: courtesy of the international and economic agency Nantes Saint-Nazaire Developpement


Due to the strikes on Wednesday 25 May and Thursday 26 May in France, please check your train and flight details on your travel company website!

Note that tomorrow there will be also protests in the streets of Nantes from 2pm. It is highly recommended to avoid the city centre from 1pm.

Some blocages in the city might be expected as from 6am.

As from 1pm till 8pm there will be no public transport. 

To get to the airport :

  • We advise you to bring your luggage to the congress centre. A cloack room will be available.
  • If you have travel plans, you are recommended to take a taxi from the front of La Cite. As from 11am, a representative from "Allo Taxi" will be in the registration area from 11am till 6pm. Please try to share taxis (co-sharing).
  • As from 1pm, a bus (for about 60 people), will be rotating and available every hour. Please note that some blocages might happen and therefore we cannot ensure a smooth drive to the airport. You can book a place (on a first-come, first-served basis). 

To get to the train station :

  • Please go and check the website. If you need help, please ask the resgitration desk for assistance on Thursday 26 May at 7:30am at the registration desk.
  • You may walk to the train station. 

The information desk of the Congress Centre will be open all day till 6pm in the exhibit hall.

Walking tours :

1.  They have been cancelled tomorrow.You may ask a refund at the registration desk.

 We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.  


It is a great pleasure to invite you to the SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meeting, which will be held in Nantes, France, from 22-26 May 2016. Mark your agenda and save the date!

Nantes is one of the biggest cities of the French Atlantic coast at only two hours travel from Paris.

Environmental contaminants ignore boundaries and ecosystem limits. Under the general theme Environmental contaminants from land to sea: continuities and interface in environmental toxicology and chemistry, experts from academia, government and industry will share the most recent advanced knowledge in environmental sciences in order to improve chemical risk assessment and support current and future policies. Among the keynotes approached, Plastic waste in the aquatic environments, Fate and effect of cosmetics and personal care products - Regulatory perspectives, and Climate change and environmental contamination by chemicals: do they combine to modulate ecological and health effects? will put frames of debates of international interests.

We warmly welcome you to Nantes, in the Loire estuary, where history meets modernity. In this inventive and daring city, you will appreciate art deco style, cruises on the River Erdre, traditional music, and, of course, delicious French gourmet food and regional wines. Being the birthplace of Jules Verne, Nantes has kept the inspiration of the famous novelist to surprise visitors. Nantes is also an appropriate starting point to discover the Loire valley, with some of the finest royal castles and well-known vineyards, the sea shore with fishermen and salters villages, the Mont Saint Michel and beautiful long beaches.

We promise you an exciting scientific programme, surprising entertainment and great social events in a truly French atmosphere.

Welcome to France, rendez-vous in Nantes!


We kindly acknowledge the following meeting sponsors:


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We also greatly knowledge the support of: