FAQ

Workshop on Sensitivity Analysis and Data Assimilation in Meteorology and Oceanography
1-6 July 2018, Meliá Ria Hotel
Aveiro, Portugal

When are abstracts due?
Abstracts should be submitted by 26 Jan 2018 to ronald.m.errico@nasa.gov. You will receive confirmation of the acceptance of your abstract by 7 February.

When does registration open?
Please make your hotel reservations no later than 30 March 2018, in order to secure the Workshop rate and ensure a room is available. The group rooms will be released on 1 April.

What is the registration fee?
The workshop will require a registration fee of 130 € per person, with a reduced fee of 50 € for students. This will be payable by cash or credit when you register upon arrival. No fee will be required for accompanying spouses.

How can I be to be added to the workshop email list?
Please contact ronald.m.errico@nasa.gov to be added to the email notification list.

How do I book a room at the hotel?
To make hotel reservation at the conference site, send an email to melia.ria@meliaportugal.com referencing that you are a participant of the  Workshop on Sensitivity Analysis and Data Assimilation in Meteorology and Oceanography to get access to our special rates. Tell them your days of arrival and departure and whether you want a single or double (sharing) room. If the latter, say who you will be sharing with. If you are obtaining travel funds from Ron, do not make your own reservation. He will do that for you next month.

What are the workshop costs?
The workshop costs consist of a registration fee and hotel fees. The registration fee will be 130 € per attendee or 50 € for students, payable on arrival. The hotel fee includes room and board with breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with the cost depending on room type:

Single room: 151 euro per night
Double occupancy: 203 euro per night (101.5 euro per person)
Triple occupancy: 255 euro per night (85 euro per person)

Attendees who are not staying at the Melia Ria will have the opportunity to purchase individual meals at the hotel if desired.

What is the cancellation policy?
If you have booked and prepaid through the Melia Ria, the payment is fully refundable through 2 weeks prior to your arrival date; 50% refund if 14-4 days prior to that date; no refund if thereafter.