The CEOS Working Group on Information Systems and Services (WGISS)
Boulder, Colorado, USA
22-26 September 2008
UCAR welcomes CEOS WGISS 26 to Boulder, Colorado, USA
The 26th meeting of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites Working Group on Information Systems and Services will meet on September 21 to September 26, 2008, in Boulder Colorado. The meeting will take place in two venues in Boulder. Most of the WGISS meeting will take place at the UCAR Center Green facility. There will be a one half day joint session with the GEO Architecture and Data Committee and the GEO User Interface Committee which will take place at the University of Colorado’s Discovery Learning Center. This joint session will take place on Monday afternoon, September 22nd. Social functions will be held jointly with the ADC and UIC. There will be an Ice Breaker on Sunday evening, September 21st at the Boulder Broker Inn. On Monday night, September 22nd there will be joint dinner at the University of Colorado’s Stadium Club which overlooks the University of Colorado and affords a panoramic view of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and the Boulder Flatiron mountain formation which is the trademark of the city.
Boulder is a city of 100,000, elevation 5,400 feet (1650 meters), located thirty miles northwest of Denver. It's just under an hour's drive from Denver International Airport. Most visitors to Boulder begin by exploring in-town spots such as the Pearl Street Mall and historic Chautauqua Park. Boulder is surrounded by a wonderful greenbelt with 120 miles of trails. The front range of the Rocky Mountains rises on the west side of town. The entire region is a paradise for hiking, cycling, rock climbing and almost every kind of outdoor activity. With its mix of natural and urban sights, Boulder is a great place to explore. You might also find that Boulder is an excellent jumping-off point to visit the rest of colorful Colorado. It's an hour's drive to Estes Park, gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park.. And just above Boulder is the mountain town of Nederland and the beautiful peak-to-peak highway which also makes a great day’s outing.
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Boulder 21-26 September, 2008
The Boulder Broker Inn Rodeway Inn & Suites is ideal for business and pleasure travelers alike. Its Victorian-style hotel is perfectly accoutered for all professional and social events. The Boulder Broker Inn Rodeway Inn & Suites has ample free parking and is the first stop and last pick-up in Boulder for the Super Shuttle, which runs between Boulder and Denver International Airport. The Super Shuttle is available daily with hourly service from 4:00am - 10:00pm.
||For reservations, please call 1.877.424.6423, or fax your registration request, with a credit card number, to 303-998-0966 (Secure fax number), or send an email to the front office manager, referencing rate code: WGISS Workshop, to get the WGISS rate of $79/night including breakfast, email@example.com.
Boulder Broker Inn Rodeway Inn & Suites
555 30th Boulder, CO 80303 USA
NOTE: The block of hotel rooms will be held until August 5, 2008. After this date they will be released and the special rate may not be honored. Please register as soon as possible.
Daily bus transportation from Broker Inn to UCAR meeting site will be provided. If you are driving an automobile, Click here for driving directions from the Boulder Broker Inn to UCAR Center Green Building #1.
Click here for a map of UCAR’s campuses
Click here for a local map of Boulder that includes hotels
Click here for Discovery Learning Center map
Click here for Stadium Club map
Denver International Airport (DIA) is a 60-minute shuttle ride to Boulder. DIA is a hub for most major carriers and is also served by discount airlines Jet Blue, Frontier and Southwest. www.flydenver.com
Ground Transportation to Hotel
Boulder Supershuttle (303-444-0808 or www.yellowtrans.com for information). $25 one way, $46 round trip from DIA to Boulder. Boulder Supershuttle has a reservation desk at Denver International Airport found to your left as you exit the escalator from the inter-terminal train. Travel time between airport and hotel is about 60 minutes.
WGISS Meeting Location
Center Green, Building 1
Room - Auditorium
NOTE: Transportation for the WGISS meeting at Center Green to the Joint ADC/UIC Session on the campus of the University of Colorado will be provided.
September weather in Boulder can be highly variable ranging from snowy winter weather to very pleasant autumn temperatures. Most likely the weather will be more autumn–like, with moderate temperatures, but you should be prepared for cool weather, even snow. Nights are typically cool, so it is recommended that you dress in layers during this time of year.
WGISS is one of three subgroups supporting the Committee on Earth Observing Satellites (CEOS). CEOS addresses coordination of the satellite Earth Observation (EO) programs of the world's government agencies, along with agencies that receive and process data acquired remotely from space. WGISS promotes collaboration in the development of systems and services that manage and supply EO data to users world-wide.
The 26th meeting of WGISS is sponsored by US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service.