We will be staying at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA where the GEBCO GCC meetings will be taking place on 4-8 November.
The Arctic-Antarctic-North Pacific Mapping meeting will be either at the Sheraton or at the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. This decision will be made later – if the meeting is in Durham, transportation from the Sheraton will be arranged.
Participants are expected to make their own accommodation arrangements but are encouraged to stay at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel for convenience. This hotel offers special rates for the delegates if they book before 3 October 2019 through this link.
The nearest airport for both international and domestic flights is Boston Logan International Airport.
Below are some transportation options from the airport:
If we choose to have the Arctic-Antarctic-North Pacific Mapping meeting at CCOM in Durham, transportation to and from the Sheraton will be arranged.
Winter usually starts to slowly creep in by the end of October. The average temperature in November is a high of 20°C and a low of 10°C with possibilities of rain showers. Participants may check this link for the weather forecast.
The official language is English. Signage at some airports has a Spanish translation. Should the participant require assistance, please contact the host.
The hotel is within walking distance of the city. Participants can check the links below for local attractions.
To get to nearby places like malls, participants can take buses that run until about 9:00 in the evening – CoastBus routes 2 and 40, and UNH Wildcats Bus route 4. The nearest bus stop is along Russell Street, approximately 100 m from the hotel.
Participants from outside the US who need a visa to enter the country may apply for B-1/B-2 or A, whichever is applicable and convenient. Check this link for more details.
US dollar (sign: $; code: USD) is the currency of the United States of America, which includes bills and coins.
Mains voltage in USA is 120 V 60 Hz. Plug Type A and B. Participants from countries with 220V might need a transformer to protect their electronic devices. Though it is claimed that laptop and phone chargers are designed to work fine with the range of 100 to 240 V, please make sure to check your devices first.