from: "Klein Tank, Albert \(KNMI\)" <Albert.Klein.TankatXYZxyzi.nl>
subject: Extremes workshop: agenda and logistics
to: "Albert Klein Tank \(Klein Tank, Albert\)" <Albert.Klein.TankatXYZxyzi.nl>
Following our previous message about the workshop on "EXTREMES IN A
CHANGING CLIMATE" (to be held in De Bilt, the Netherlands, 14-15 May
2008), we are happy to send you the provisional meeting agenda
(attached) and some practical information (below).
In case you have not yet indicated that you are interested to attend
this workshop, but want to come after reading the agenda, please contact
us as soon as possible. Together with Francis Zwiers (Environment
Canada, co-chair of the ETCCDI) and Lisa Alexander (Monash University,
organiser of the Friday session on "Issues of scaling"), we look forward
to meet you in De Bilt.
Albert Klein Tank and Adri Buishand,
KNMI, The Netherlands
The workshop will be jointly organised by the Expert Team on Climate
Change Detection and Indices (ETCCDI, see
http://www.clivar.org/organization/etccdi/etccdi.php) and the EU-FP6
project ENSEMBLES (see http://www.ensembles-eu.org/).
There is no fee for registration, coffee/tea and lunches (sandwiches)
during the meeting. These will be sponsored by KNMI.
A list of confirmed participants is attached.
TRAVEL AND HOTEL:
We ask participants to make their own travel and hotel arrangements.
Members of the ETCCDI should have been in contact with the JCOMM, CLIVAR
or CCL staff person about travel support by now.
A list of hotels is available from the meeting website at
There is a direct train from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Utrecht
Central Station (leaves every 30 minutes and the journey takes about 30
minutes). Local transportation from Utrecht to KNMI in De Bilt (about 5
km) is by public bus. From Utrecht Central Station one can take several
buslines: 50, 52, 53, 74. Embark at busstop "Tunneltje De Bilt". You
will probably see the KNMI radar tower from the bus on your right hand
side. For details see:
tickets can be bought either from the bus driver or (in advance for
several trips) at Schiphol railway station or Utrecht bus station. You
can also rent a bike and do as the Dutch do (but lock your bike!).
For security reasons, there will be no wireless in the KNMI building
where the meeting is held. However, there will be PC's available with
connection to the Internet for workshop participants.
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