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Registration

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The 5th GOVST annual meeting is being hosted by our Chinese members from the NMEFC

Capital Hotel

 

The registration is now open

 

To arrange your participation in this event, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Only if you need an invitation letter: Complete the registration form and send it to Dakui Wang (with cc to the project office). The registration is needed to prepare an invitation letter for participants to apply for a Chinese visa.
  2. All: Complete the online registration and provide information about your dietary and special needs.
  3. If you need hotel accommodation: Arrange your hotel booking by following the instructions below. Please note that the deadline for the hotel bookings is the 26 September 2014.

For any questions please read through the details below or contact the project office.

 

Hotel map

Hotel

The  venue of the 5th GODAE OceanView Science Team meeting is the Hotel Capital located at 3 Qianmen E St, Dongcheng, Beijing, China.

To take advantage of special room rates, please make your hotel room booking directly through the hotel (contact: Email: [email protected], fax no: +86 10 65120321)

hotel room

We have arranged a room-block booking at a special room rate ranging from 580 - 1200 RMB including breakfast.

(In other currencies this means ~ $94-195, GBP 57-117, Euro 70 - 147, AUD 100-210).

  • Reservation/Booking 

To reserve/book a hotel room complete the hotel booking form, and send it to our hotel contact (see above). As the form contains credit card details please be advised to send the form by fax and NOT by email. You will receive a booking confirmation by email. If you have any concerns with contact the hotel (at above email address) or the project office.

  • Hotel booking deadline

The deadline for booking the hotel using the special rates is the 26 September 2014.

  • Cancellations

Any cancellations or no shows will result in one night room charge which will automatically be charged to the credit card given as guarantee. Hotel check in time is after 14:00 pm and check our time is before 12:00 noon.

 

Transfers

The hotel booking form offers the service of arranging a private car to pick you up from the airport. Please enter the needed information in the hotel booking form as required. Please note that you can book the car for more than one person. Just enter the names of fellow travellers on the form. Please be advised that a Paat should be booked for 2 people while 3 people should fit a Audi A6 or Buick (see form for more information).

You can also use the taxis to get to/from the airport (check http://www.tour-beijing.com/taxi/ for detailed information). When arriving at the airport, keep away from taxi or black taxi drivers who approach you in the terminal or outside the terminal as they will ask for much more than the actual price. Just follow the taxi sign and there is a taxi stand outside each terminal. Drivers should use their meter; make sure that the driver puts down the flag. Beijing capital airport is located about 20km to the northeast of Beijing city center. Taxi charges from Terminal 3 at Beijing capital international airport to Beijing downtown are about CNY 130 inclusive of both a toll gate fee (CNY 10) and a fuel surcharge (CNY1). Taxi charges from Terminal 2 at Beijing capital international airport to Beijing downtown are about CNY 120 inclusive of a fuel surcharge (CNY1). Beijing legitimate taxi license plates will be for the "Beijing B" otherwise it is a black taxi!

Another option would be to use the Beijing Subway. There is a dedicated aiport express train connecting the airport with the city centre via a numer of different metro lines. Costs are much lower then for car hire or taxi and times are shorter.
 

Tour to the National Marine Environment Forecasting Center (NMEFC)

Our host, Dr. Hui Wang, would like to invite the participants of the GOVST-V meeting to visit the National Marine Environment Forecasting Center (NMEFC) in Beijing. The tour is most likely taking plac on Wed, 15 October afternoon and will be followed by the meeting dinner.

More information to follow soon.

 

Meeting dinner

In addtion to the tour, participants of the GOVST-V meeting are also invited to take part in the meeting dinner which will be organsied after the visit to the NMEFC in close proximity to the center.  The dinner venue is still to be confirmed.

To plan ahead we need to know now if you (or further guests) are planning to take part in the dinner. Therefore please register for the dinner by completing the relavant section on the registration form.