The 18th International Science Team Meeting (GHRSST XVIII) will be hosted by the Ocean University of China in Qingdao.
The meeting brings scientific and operational SST users and producers together to review progress and achievements of SST science and applications within the GHRSST framework. The meeting is open to SST experts and the application community actively involved in SST science and applications. The meeting format will use plenary discussion and keynote talks to tackle specific issues; poster sessions will be used to promote discussion. Abstracts are invited on any topic relating to SST.
Abstract submission: now closed.
Venue: the meeting will take place at the Huanghai Hotel, 75 Yan'an 1st Rd, Shinan Qu, Qingdao Shi, Shandong Sheng, China, 266003. Phone: +86 532 8287 0215.
Registration: is now open here. There will be a nominal fee of GBP 80 to register for the meeting to cover the cost of lunches and refreshments for the duration of the meeting. Fees for delegates and guests to participate in the team building events on Wednesday 7th June are: GBP 28 for the excursion to Mt Laoshan and GBP 20 for the evening dinner (final location details to follow). Extended deadline: 8th May 2017.
Draft Agenda (April 2017): to download, click here: GXVIII - Draft Agenda (2.42 KB).
Scholarships: Several EUMETSAT Copernicus scholarships are available to help graduate students and early post-doctoral researchers in the field of ocean remote sensing to attend GHRSST XVIII. For full details please see Scholarship information (0.01 KB). If you wish to apply, please use the Scholarship Letter of Motivation (0.02 KB). Application deadline: 31st March 2017.
Travel information: there are flights connecting Qingdao and other big cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong. High-speed trains are also convenient between Beijing and Qingdao. The distance from Qingdao Liuting international airport to the Huanghai Hotel is about 50 mins by taxi and 15 min from Qingdao railway station. More local and travel information is available at: http://www.qdta.gov.cn/ or http://wikitravel.org/en/Qingdao.
Visa requirements: please consult your local Chinese Embassy website. If you require an invitation letter from the Ocean University of China in Qingdao, you will need to first register for the meeting then fully complete the 2-parts document template Request for Visa Invitation letter by OUC (0.25 KB) (open with Adobe Reader) and email it, as instructed on the form, before 15th April 2017. If you need this information, here is the link for Local contacts at the OUC (0.02 KB).
Accommodation: a number of rooms at the Huanghai Hotel have been reserved for participants who wish to book accommodation there. Detailed information is available on the Huanghai Hotel Room Booking Form (0.16 KB). Payment in full at the Hotel by credit card. Booking deadline: 15th May 2017. If booking independently, the following websites have been suggested: Ctrip (http://english.ctrip.com) or Booking (http://www.booking.com).
Encrypted devices: as China is not a signatory to the Wassenaar Arrangement we advise anyone travelling with an encrypted device to check with their institution’s IT department before travelling with the device.
More information will be added to this meeting page as soon as it becomes available.