On behalf of myself, the local organizing committee and UCD Institute of Food and Health, I would like to extend a warm welcome to Dublin. Dublin is a small but exciting European capital city with a rich cultural heritage strongly associated with food, drink, agriculture and the environment.
I believe that the conference we have planned for you will be an exceptional scientific experience with networking opportunity for scientists, professionals and practitioners to meet and discuss new developments in life cycle assessment in the context of agrifood systems. While maintaining the tradition of scientific quality, we will endeavor to promote connections between industry, academia and policy makers at the conference. In addition, the social program planned is guaranteed to meet the highest standards expected by conference delegates at a world-class international meeting.
I look forward to welcoming you to Dublin in 2016.
Prof Nicholas M. Holden
BSc MSc MEngSc PhD
UCD School of Biosystems Engineering
UCD Institute of Food and Health.
LCA is growing within UCD, in our neighboring institutions and within the Irish Food Industry. In addition support for hosting the conference has been secured from our national tourist board, airlines, other universities, national interest societies and politicians, so I can guarantee that the excellent local organizing committee together with the international scientific committee will ensure an intellectual and scientific experience to remember.
As Ireland’s largest and most research-intensive university, located in Dublin, University College Dublin (UCD) is the ideal host venue for the conference
It is the only university in Ireland with Schools of Biosystems Engineering, Agriculture and Food Science and Veterinary Medicine, and it has a long history of food and agrifood systems research and teaching.
Dublin is a bustling city with a population of over 1.7 million. Though modern, Dublin has managed to retain its own distinct culture, which is expressed in a love of literature, drama and traditional music.
Outdoors lovers will find lots to be excited about in Ireland, with acres of wild and windswept countryside, cute-as-a-button villages and hair-raising coastal cliffs making up the country's varied scenery.