Practical information for the participants
30 June – 2 July 2014, Heidelberg, Germany
Kongresshaus “Stadthalle Heidelberg”, Neckarstaden 24, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany
Registration of participants
Registration for TECO will take place at the Conference Information and Registration Desk at the Kongresshaus, it will be opened on Sunday 29 June from 15:00 to 18:30, on Monday 30 June 2014, from 8.30 a.m. onwards and will continue throughout the Conference period. Participants will receive identification cards at the time of registration.
Submission of Presentations
Speakers identified on the programme are requested to ensure that their PowerPoint presentations will be ready before the Conference and delivered to the meeting room officer for saving on the assigned computer. WMO Secretariat is making arrangements to have the presentations published as full-papers in a scientific journal or as a WMO publication after the Conference.
The conference room will be equipped with Wi-Fi access.
The TECO and other side meetings during the Conference will be held in English only.
It is recommended to make the hotel reservation through the Heidelberg Marketing GmbH. A block reservation has been made at selected hotels, most of them within walking distance to the Kongresshaus Stadthalle Heidelberg.
Reservations should be made by completing the reservation form (available in English only) and returning it as soon as possible, but not later than 23 May 2014, directly to the Heidelberg Marketing GmbH.
Trains (ICE) run to Heidelberg (main station) from the International Airport Frankfurt Rhein-Main (“Fernbahnhof”) via Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof (central station). Tickets must be purchased in advance at the airport, at stations of German railway “DB” or online. The trip takes about 60 minutes. The price for a one-way-ticket is about 24.50€. Further information can be obtained at the following website: http://www.bahn.de/p/view/index.shtml.
A Lufthansa Airport bus service from and to the airport is available. It starts at Terminal 1, Arrival Area, Exit B4-5, and goes to the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kurfürstenstraße 1-3, in Heidelberg. Departure at the airport is nearly hourly from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The price for the one-way-ticket is 23 € and 42 € for the return trip. Reservations can be made by e-mail to “firstname.lastname@example.org” or by phone 06152/976 90 99. Further information can be found by the following link: http://www.lufthansa.com/online/portal/lh/de/info_and_services/from_to_airport?nodeid=3163691&l=en.
By Airport shuttle
An airport shuttle on call is available by Heidelberg Marketing. For this service, reservations should be made using following form: Order Airport Shuttle (available in English only). The rate for the transfer from the airport to the reserved hotel in Heidelberg and back to the airport is 35 € per person, one way.
All participants should possess a valid passport and/or passport replacing travel documents. Foreign nationals who need an entry visa are requested to apply for it at the nearest German Diplomatic Representation. More details per country for acquiring travel documents to Germany are provided by the Passport and Visa Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at: http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/EN/Startseite_node.html. By the following link you can find the application form in English for a German (Schengen) visa: http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/cae/servlet/contentblob/350388/publicationFile/164912/VisumantragEngl.pdf. Inquiries about the progress of visa applications or the application procedure itself should be made directly to the German Diplomatic Representation concerned.
The electrical power supply in Germany is 220 V, 50 Hz, and electrical sockets (outlets) are mostly of "Type E/F" European CEE 7/4 or CEE 7/5 Schuko (German style). If the appliance's plug does not match the shape of these sockets, a travel plug adapter is needed in order to plug in. Travel plug adapters simply change the shape of the appliance's plug to match whatever type of socket it needs to be plugged into; it is critically important to ensure that the power input specifications are compatible with the available power supply.
The local currency is the Euro (€). There are currency exchange offices in Frankfurt International Airport. All banks also have exchange offices which are open from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and in the afternoon from 2.30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Climate data of Heidelberg in July
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