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Global Organization for Earth System Science Portals (GO-ESSP) 2008 Workshop


Dates: The GO-ESSP meeting was held on September 17-19, 2008 and the abstract submission due date was June 1, 2008 (The previously announced date of the workshop had to be changed due to an excessive number of conflicting schedules for the GO-ESSP meeting).

Meeting Agenda: click here

Meeting Themes

Detailed descriptions of meeting themes

Location: Seattle Public Library

Washington Mutual Foundation Room, 4th floor
Downtown Seattle between Spring and Madison streets and Fourth and Fifth avenues
mornings (before library hours): enter on 4th avenue


A block of rooms has been reserved at the following hotel

Executive Pacific Hotel (downtown Seattle)
400 Spring Street
Seattle, WA 98104
Toll Free: 1-888-388-EXEC(3932)

Rooms will be a reduced rate -- US Government per diem rate of $152/night
Ask for the rooms reserved for "GO-ESSP"

Other downtown hotels: http://www.visitseattle.org/visitors/lodging/default.asp?cat=Hotels+%26+Motels&sort=Downtown+Seattle


From Seatac airport (http://www.portseattle.org/seatac/ground/) as the meeting room is downtown recommend not renting a car. Instead take transportation option from below
(the following clipped from http://www.portseattle.org/seatac/ground/groundrates.shtml )


Taxi $33 (approximately)
On Call Limo $40
GrayLine Airport Express

Madison Renaissance, Crowne Plaza , Fairmount, Hilton, Sheraton, Grand Hyatt, Westin. Warwick Connector to: Hotel Monaco, Hotel Vintage Park , Mayflower Park , Pacific Plaza , Red Lion, W, Maxx
Adult $10.25, Adult RT $17; Child (2-12) $7.25, Child RT $12

Connector to: Alexis, Amtrak, BW Executive, BW Loyal, BW Pioneer, 8th Ave Inn, Comfort Suites, Days Inn, Edgewater, Greyhound, Hampton, Holiday Inn Express, Inn at Virginia Mason, La Quinta, Pier 52, Quality Inn, Marriot Waterfront, Silver Cloud, Travelodge, Victoria Clipper
Adult $12.75; Adult RT $22; Child (2-12) $9.75, Child RT $17

Shuttle Express Zone B: 1 @ $26; 2 @ $26; 3 @ $30; 4 @ $33; 5 @ $43; 6 @ $48; 7 @ $53 Public Transit Route #194 Express or Route #174: $1.25 (Off Peak) - $1.75 (Peak)
Route 99 replaces the free trolley service to the Waterfront,
Pioneer Square , and International District.

General Visitor Information

last modified: October 01 2008.