4th ACTRIS General Meeting
(incl. General Assembly & Steering Committee Meeting)
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From: Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014
To: Friday, 13 Jun 2014
Place: Clermont-Ferrand, France
Details:

Registration: Registration is closed. Please check with the Coordination office if you would like to attend (actris-co@opgc.univ-bpclermont.fr)

Download the participant list.

Videoconference
For those unable to participate, note that online participation in the oral sessions will be available. Please contact actris-web@actris.imaa.cnr.it if you want to attend via videoconference (note: only available on request, a test session will be organised on June 3rd, 9-12h). Required equipment: internet connection, headphones, micro; no specific software installation is needed.

We expect large attendance from the ACTRIS community (partners and associated partners). For the GA on Th pm participation of one representative per partner is mandatory.

Meeting venue: The ACTRIS General meeting will be hosted by the Laboratory of Physical Meteorology (CNRS-LaMP), Blaise Pascal University, Cézeaux campus (Amphitheatre "Pôle Physique"), Clermont-Ferrand, France.

Contact:
Programme: The meeting agenda is available for download:



S: Scientific sessions (oral)
P: Poster sessions
E: Excursion to Puy de Dome and Observatory


The 4th ACTRIS meeting will have a strong scientific emphasis and offer opportunities for discussion and exchange. The topics of the scientific sessions are as follows:
  • S1: Scientific achievements at ACTRIS stations
  • S2: Scientific results from ACTRIS TNA campaigns
  • S3: ACTRIS integration activities (incl new data products/algorithms; support to large scientific campaigns)
  • S4: ACTRIS & Model & Satellite
  • S5: Climatology / Trends
Lab tour: Visits of the remote sensing instrumentation at LaMP (Lidar, Radar, sun photometre) will be organized during the poster sessions. Please sign up if you are interested.
Excursion to Puy de Dome: We are arranging an excursion to the Puy de Dome including a joint dinner on the summit on Wednesday, June 11th. The schedule is as follows:
  • 17h: Bus from meeting venu to bottom of Puy de Dome
  • 18h40: Train to summit of Puy de Dome (~15 min). Please bring warm clothes (fleece, wind jacket), the Puy de Dome is exposed 360° and, depending on weather conditions, it can get chilly and very windy. If you are interested in hiking to the summit (~45-60 min) please sign up and bring hiking boots and a pocket/head lamp for the return hike.
  • 19h-20h: Short guided tours on summit (observatory / geology). Please sign up if you are interested.
  • 20h: Dinner at restaurant "Le 1911" on summit of Puy de Dome
  • 22h30 Train to bottom of Puy de Dome, 23h00 return by bus to Clermont (centre: 23h30)
Meals: A special buffet type lunch will be served in the university restaurant (5 min walk). The price for lunch is included in the meeting fee. Lunch is scheduled at 12:30-14:00 on Wednesday, and at 13:00-14:30 on Thursday and Friday. No lunch is provided for on the day of arrival (Tuesday).

A common dinner is organized in the evening of June 11 on the summit of the Puy de Dome (see above).

For dinner: information on selected restaurants in Clermont-Ferrand.
Travel Info: How to reach Clermont-Ferrand

By plane

The Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne airport offers several daily flights from/to Paris CDG, Paris Orly, and Lyon, and several weekly flights from/to Amsterdam, Southampton, Brussels, and Nice (spring/summer timetable 2014). Additional seasonal flights are available, please check the 2014 timetable.

Clermont centre and the University campus can be reached by taxi in 15 min. The prices are 20-25€ one-way (25-30€ evening/night). The taxi stands are at the airport exit (to the right). You can also contact them beforehand at +33 473 195353 or contact@allotaxiradio.com).

By train
Direct connections to Clermont-Ferrand are available from Paris (Gare de Bercy, ~3.5h). Check the French railway SNCF site for more information.

By car
The main motorways connecting Clermont-Ferrand are with Paris (4h), Lyon (2h), Montpellier (3h), and Bordeaux (4h).

Local travel

The tramway (ligne A) connects the city centre with the University campus Cézeaux in 15 min (tram stop "Cézeaux-Pellez". Prices are 1.40€ (one-way). Tram tickets with validity from 10-13 June will be provided at registration. The tickets can be used for both tram and bus. For information on tram and buslines, please check the public transport map (or T2C site for details).

You can also rent a bike at one of the many stations in the city centre or on campus (5€/day or 12€/week). Please check C.vélo for more information.
Accommodation: We have block-reserved a number of rooms at special rates for the participants in the following hotels in the city centre (Mercure and Apparthôtel offer good quality/price ratio). To benefit of the given rates please contact the hotel by email (no internet booking) and indicate the booking reference. Note the reservation deadline where indicated.
  • Mercure Clermont Ferrand Centre Jaude (4*)
    1 Avenue Julien, 63000 Clermont-Ferrand
    T: (+33)4/63662100, F: (+33)4/63662101
    M: H9171@accor.com
    The brandnew hotel is ideally located in the centre of Clermont (Place de Jaude) next to the tram station. The daily rates are 135€ (single room) and 145€ (double room) including breakfast and tourist tax. Please reserve directly via H9171-OM@accor.com and indicate the reservation reference 'ACTRIS'. (Less expensive but restrictive rates might still be available via above website, however, please check the specific conditions).

  • Privilodges Apparthôtel Clermont-Ferrand (3*)
    Privilodges Carré de Jaude à Clermont-Ferrand
    7 Avenue Julien, 63000 Clermont-Ferrand
    T: (+33)4/73310110
    M: info.clermontferrand@privilodges.com
    The newly built hotel offers fully equipped appartments and is ideally located in the city centre next to the tram station (Place de Jaude, same building as Mercure). The daily rates are 90€ (1 person) and 101€ (2 persons) in a one-bedroom appartment and 136€ (1 person) and 147€ (2 persons) in a two-bedroom appartment (latter can accommodate up to 4 persons); breakfast and tourist tax is included. The reservation must be made before April 25, 2014, please indicate the reservation reference 'ACTRIS2014'.

Further possibilities for accommodation are (no block reservation made):
  • Hotel Kyriad Prestige Clermont Ferrand (3*)
    25, Avenue de la Libération, 63000 Clermont-Ferrand
    T: (+33)4/73932222, F: (+33)4/73348866
    M: clermontferrandcentre@kyriadprestige.fr
    The hotel is located near the city centre, close to the tramway. The daily rates are 92€ (1 person) and 114€ (2 persons), 136€ (suite) including breakfast and tourist tax. Reservation must be made before April 9, 2014, please indicate the reservation reference 'ACTRIS'.

  • Hotel Holiday Inn Garden Court (3*)
    59 Boulevard François Mitterrand, 63000 Clermont-Ferrand
    T: (+33)4/73174848, F: (+33)4/73355847
    M: clermont@hiclermont.com
    The hotel is near the city centre next to the tramway. The daily rates are 99€ (1 person) and 114€ (2 persons), including breakfast and tourist tax. Please indicate the reservation reference 'CNRS-ACTRIS'.

  • Kyriad Hotel Clermont-Ferrand Centre (3*)
    51, Rue Bonnabaud, 63000 Clermont-Ferrand
    T: (+33)4/73935969, F: (+33)4/73348929
    M: clermontferrandcentre@kyriad.fr
    The hotel is located near the city centre, ~300m to the tram station. The daily rates are 85€ (1 person) and 97€ (2 persons), including breakfast and tourist tax. Please indicate the reservation reference 'Blaise-Pascal University-ACTRIS'.

  • Inter-Hotel Volcanhotel (2*)
    6 rue Sainte Rose, 63000 Clermont-Ferrand
    T: (+33)4/73196666, F: (+33)4/73196668
    M: info@volcanhotel.com
    The hotel is located near the city centre. The daily rates depend on the days and are 60-90€ (1 person) and 80-110€ (2 persons), including breakfast and tourist tax. Reservation before April 15, please indicate the reservation reference 'ACTRIS'.

There is a large number of less expensive hotels in Clermont centre. Here is a small selection (below prices are approximate and exclude breakfast and tourist tax):
Hotel Regina + Hotel Foch (2*) (50-65 €)
Hotel Beaulieu (2*) (50-60€)
Hotel Ravel (2*) (55-60 €)
Otherwise, please browse with the various hotel finders, e.g., Booking.com, Expedia, Tripadvisor, ...
Other Info:

More details will be communicated in due time.
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