• Fluminense Federal University
  • View of Sugarloaf from Niterói
  • View of Sugarloaf from the Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Panomaric view of Niterói
  • Indian Rock
  • Bridge connecting Rio and Niterói
  • Santa Cruz fortress


Niteroi, 21-22 August 2015

The Institute of Geosciences was created in 1968, seven years after the foundation of the Fluminense Federal University. Currently, the Institute is formed by the Departments of Geography, Geoenvironmental Analysis (former Cartography), Geology and Geophysics. Seven degrees are offered at different levels: BSc courses on Geography, Geophysics and Environmental Sciences as well as MSc and PhD courses on Geography and Dynamics of Oceans and Earth.

More information about the Institute in their website: http://www.uff.br/geociencias/.

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Photos taken by Carol A., Eduardo D. and Monica S.

How to reach Niteroi from Rio?

Ferry to Niterói

We recommend to use the service of ferries departing from Praça XV (Rio de Janeiro) to Praça Arariboia (Niterói), a nice trip of only 20 minutes across the Guanabara Bay. For detailed information (daily schedules and prices) please visit the website of the CCR Barcas Company.

From the Praça Arariboia (Arariboia Square) you have three options to reach the Institute: On the same square you can get a taxi or you can get the bus 47A or 47B on the Platform D of the bus station, which has a stop just in front of the Institute... or you can enjoy a 25 minutes walk following the coast (see the Google map above).

Papers and posters

Organizers welcome paper and poster submissions to be presented in any of the joint thematic sessions corresponding to all the topics from the fields covered by the participating Commissions.

International Map Year


If you wish to stay in a hotel in the city of Niterói, please download the list of hotels with websites, adresses and e-mail contacts to book a room at your own.

ICC 2015