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Interim ACTRIS Council meeting 08


Date and location

Thursday 6 June – Friday 7 June, 2019

De Bilt, the Netherlands (approximately 4.5km from Utrecht pictured below)

Meeting venue

The meeting will take place at the the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI)

Address:  Utrechtseweg 297, 3731 GA De Bilt, The Netherlands


Registration

Register at the following link the latest by May 20, 2019

Contact

Local organiser, practicalities: Arnoud Apituley (arnoud.apituley@knmi.nl)

Other questions: Silja Häme (silja.hame@helsinki.fi)


Programme

Wed 5 June, evening (Arrival)

19.30 Dinner hosted by ACTRIS PPP (Restaurant Amis, De Bilt)

Thu 6 June 2019

8.30-9.00 Registration and coffee

9.00-17.00 IAC08 meeting

Dinner hosted by the NL roadmap project Ruisdael Observatory (Old astronomical observatory, Utrecht)

Fri 7 June 2019

9.00-13.30 IAC08 meeting

Accommodation

Accommodation is to be booked and paid by participants themselves. Suggested hotels are indicated below:

    By using  the booking code: BIL-GF54640, you will get  a 10% discount on the room rate when you book directly trough the hotel's website. 

  • Utrecht (15 min travel by bus):

NH Hotel: https://www.nh-hotels.nl/hotel/nh-centre-utrecht

Hotel Mitland: https://www.mitland.nl

Malie Hotel: https://www.maliehotel.nl/en/index.html

Social Dinner

Dinner on Wed 5th June (hosted by ACTRIS PPP) will be in: Restaurant Amis, Dorpsstraat 81-83 3732 HH De Bilt, close to the suggested hotel in De Bilt

Dinner on Thu 6th June (hosted by NL roadmap project) will be in: Old astronomical observatory in the Center of Utrecht. This is also the location where KNMI was founded.

Travel Info

Transport to KNMI from Schiphol

By train and bus

  • First take the train from Schiphol to Utrecht Central Station. The trains from Schiphol Airport run four times per hour and need about 30 minutes to go to Utrecht. 
  • Next, take a bus from Utrecht Central Station to De Bilt, and exit at the bus stop 'Tunneltje De Bilt’. Take one of the following buses: 50 (Wageningen), 51 (Driebergen-Zeist), 251 (Zeist), 52 (Amersfoort), 53 (Zeist), 74 (Zeist). All buses in this direction leave from bus stop ‘Jaarbeurszijde’, Platform C4. The bus ride takes about 25 min. 
  • There is a 5 minute walk to go from the bus stop to the KNMI entrance. For pedestrians the address Wilhelminalaan 10 is most convenient. 
Allow for about 90 min. for the trip from Schiphol to KNMI.
Fares on all trains and buses are charged by means of an electronic travelcard, OV-chipkaart. With the OV-chipkaart, you check in at the start of your journey and check out at the end. When you change from e.g. train to bus, remember to first check out on leaving the train station and then check in when entering the bus.

Detailed train travel information can be obtained via: https://www.ns.nl/en.
Planning public transport, including trains and other means of public transport can be found trough: https://9292.nl/en.
Information about the travelcard and obtaining one can be found through: https://www.ov-chipkaart.nl/everything-about-travelling/different-types-of-passenger/tourists.htm

By Taxi: You can take a taxi at Schiphol directly to KNMI, operated by the Utrechtse Taxi Centrale (UTC) at a cost of €69 (1-4 persons).

Transport to KNMI from other directions

It is usually best to go to Utrecht Central Station and take the bus to KNMI from there.

Meeting Material

The meeting material will be available three weeks before the meeting at:
http://www.actris.eu/Documentation/InterimACTRISCouncil.aspx