The Greenhouse Gases Emissions and Feedback Programme is organising Joint GHG Meeting in Edinburgh on Monday to Wednesday, 2-4 November 2015, in Edinburgh. It combines the annual internal project meetings with an open inclusive session (on 4 Nov) to connect with the wider community, researchers and stakeholders who are interested in greenhouse gas (GHG) research.
On Monday and Tuesday (2-3 Nov.), the three individual projects (RAGNARoCC, GREENHOUSE and GAUGE) have their own annual meeting in the same venue, with opportunities for cross-project interaction. Wednesday, 4 Nov., will be an outward-facing joint session, organised by the three projects together. This joint session is open to every researcher interested in greenhouse gases and not restricted to members of the GHG Emissions and Feedback Programme. The UK-ICOS community have organised a breakout meeting on Wednesday morning (note that it was originally planned for Thu., 5 Nov., but had to be moved), also in Edinburgh.
A more detailed agenda is in progress.
Monday, 2 Nov 2015: Parallel project meetings I
Venue: The Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, EH2 2PQ
9:00-11:00/13:00 Arrival, registration, icebreaker: Time for informal discussions with colleagues from all three projects and ad-hoc special interest meetings.
11:00-17:00 GREENHOUSE meeting - Wolfson Lecture Theatre
13:00-17:00 RAGNARoCC meeting - James Cleark Maxwell Room
13:00-17:00 GAUGE meeting - Scott Room
Tuesday, 3 Nov 2015 - Parallel project meetings II
9:00-17:00 GREENHOUSE meeting - Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Royal Society of Edinburgh
9:00-17:00 RAGNARoCC meeting - James Clerk Maxwell Room, Royal Society of Edinburgh
9:00-17:00 GAUGE meeting - The Roxburghe Hotel
Wednesday, 4 Nov 2015 - Open joint GHG meeting (from 11:00) - everybody welcome!
Venue: The Biosphere, Our Dynamic Earth, Holyrood, Edinburgh EH8 8AS.
9:00-11:00 Integration work packages within the GHG Project - not public
9:00-11:00 ICOS-UK Steering Group meeting
Thursday, 5 Nov 2015 - ICOS-UK satellite meeting
The ICOS meeting will now take place on Wednesday morning in a breakout session during the Open GHG Meeting.
To register for any part of the meeting, please fill in the Registration form for the Joint GHG Meeting.
Venues and Travel information
Both venues are in the centre of Edinburgh.
The Royal Society of Edinburgh (Mon&Tue) in 22-26 George Street is within walking distance of Waverley railway station (ca 300m). The building isn't well-signed, it is easier to spot the Hard Rock Cafe next door. From the airport, the fastest and easiest option is the Airlink bus (ca 25 minutes journey time); it stops in George Street ca 100m west of the Royal Society. Alternatively, the tram takes about 35 minutes from the airport; get off on St Andrews Square and walk through the garden to George St. (ca 200m). Taxis are usually only marginally faster.
The Roxburghe Hotel is in Charlotte Square, at the West end of George Street.
Our Dynamic Earth is in Holyrood, next to the Scottish Parliament, about 600m walk from Waverley station.
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Edinburgh has a wide variety of hotels in all price categories and the centre of Edinburgh is very compact and walkable. Some conveniently located hotels are:
- The George Hotel, George Street: opposite the Royal Society
- Travelodge Edinburgh Central, 33 St Mary's Street: next to the Holiday Inn, 600m from Dynamic Earth and 1km from the Royal Society.
- Travelodge Princess Street, Meuse Lane: ca 100m from he Royal Society
- Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile, Cowgate: about 600m from Dynamic Earth, 1km from the Royal Society
- Ibis Edinburgh Centre, Hunter's Square: about half way between the Royal Society and Dynamic Earth
- Radisson Blu, Royal Mile