Workshop
on the
GEWEX water vapour assessment

26-28 September 2012
Offenbach, Germany

Background

The GEWEX Data and Assessment Panel (GDAP) has initiated a water vapour assessment intended to quantify the state of the art of water vapour records as well as to eventually select a record for use by GDAP in its production of globally consistent water and energy cycle products. The activity started with a dedicated workshop at ESA-ESRIN in March 2011 on long-term water vapour data sets and their quality assessment. A summary is given in a GEWEX Newsletter (Kummerow et al., 2011). Currently an assessment plan is drafted which will be distributed to the community prior to the workshop to gather feedback and to refine the plan.

The main objective of the workshop is to bring together various experts to identify the status and critical gaps in the existing and planned water vapour data sets for the user community with focus on climate applications and to finalise the assessment plan of the GEWEX assessment. The workshop provides the opportunity to participate in this important international activity under the framework of WCRP-GEWEX and to jointly carry out this assessment in support to the user community.

 

Timeline

01 August 2012: Deadline for workshop registration and hotel room booking.
26-28 September 2012: Workshop date.
01-03 October 2012: Presentation of workshop results and assessment plan at the next GDAP meeting.


The assessment plan will be distributed to the workshop participants and the wider community one month before the workshop.
The workshop agenda can be expected in late August 2012.

 

Registration

You can register for the workshop by simply sending an email to patricia.willing@dwd.de and providing your name, affiliation, interest in the meeting, and a title, if you wish to make a short formal presentation at the workshop. We kindly ask you do so as early as possible (but prior to 1 August 2012) so that we can finalize plans for the venue and associated activities. Attending the workshop is free of charge. Participants are expected to cover their own expenses to attend the workshop.

 

Local logistics

The meeting will take place at the Satellite Application Facility on Climate Monitoring (CM SAF) at Deutscher Wetterdienst.
The location address is Strahlenberger Strasse 13, 6th floor, 63067 Offenbach, Germany (see figure below).

 


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Location CM SAF at Google Maps.


From Airport FFM International by train.
Go to Terminal 1 regional train station. Take S8 direction Offenbach (Main) Ost or S9 direction Hanau. Step off at Offenbach/Kaiserlei. Turn right direction Berliner Street, use escalator and turn left direction Strahlenberger Street. After 0.1 kilometer you will find the Strahlenberger Strasse 13 on the left side.

Block reservations at nearby hotels have been made and are currently extended. The hotel list will be provided in near future on this webpage. You need to contact the hotels directly through contact information given in the upcoming links.

From FFM Main Station by train.
Take S8 direction Offenbach (Main) Ost, S9 direction Hanau or S1 direction Roedermark. Step off at Offenbach/Kaiserlei. Turn right direction Berliner Street, use escalator and turn left direction Strahlenberger Street. After 0.1 kilometer you will find the Strahlenberger Strasse 13 on the left side.


Hotels
Block reservations at nearby hotels have been made. You need to contact the hotels directly through contact information given in the first list below in order to get the special rates.
Hotels with block reservations and special rates:

‹•›  Hotel Ibis Frankfurt Offenbach

Kaiserleistraße 4

D – 63067 Offenbach

Phone: +49 (0) 69 / 82904-0

Fax: +49 (0) 69 / 82904-333

Location: Use link and click on "Lage und Anfahrtsplan…"

 

 

Code word (Kennwort) GEWEX 64€

 

Valid until 01 September

 

‹•›  Hotel Ravel-Hotel Loewen

Ludwigstr. 91-95

63067 Offenbach

Phone: +49 (0) 69 / 8004524(25)

Fax: +49 (0) 69 / 815988

Email: hotelravel@aol.com

Location: Use link and click on "Lage"

 

Code word (Kennwort) Deutscher Wetterdienst 62€

 

Valid until 01 September

 

Other exemplary hotels in the vicinity of CM SAF:

 

‹•›  BEST WESTERN Macrander Hotel Frankfurt/Kaiserlei

Strahlenberger Str. 12

63067 Offenbach am Main

Phone: +49 (69) 153400 0

Fax: +49 (69) 153400 400

E-Mail: info@macrander.bestwestern.de

Location: Use link.

 

‹•›  Winters Hotel Offenbach GmbH

Ludwigstraße 33-37

D-63067 Offenbach am Main

Phone: +49 (0)69 / 829 82-0

Fax: +49 (0)69 / 829 82-333

Location: Use link.


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