2016

Photo of IceBridge Meeting 2014
 

NASA Operation IceBridge Meeting
June 22, 2016
Irvine, California, USA
 
The 2016 NASA Operation IceBridge Meeting will take place Wednesday, June 22, 2016. A pre-meeting for the Sea Ice Group will take place on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. 

 

Schedule

Tuesday, June 21: Snow Thickness on Sea Ice Working Group (STOSIWIG) Meeting (Agenda)

Wednesday, June 22: OIB Science Team Meeting (Agenda)

Meeting Location

The meeting will be held in the conference hall, 1st and 3rd floor of Croul Hall (Building 417 on the UCI campus map: http://www.uci.edu/campusmap/).

An informational package regarding directions, parking and hotels can be found here. 

Accomodations

Participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. You may request UCI/Government rates when booking. Suggested hotels:

1. Atrium Hotel 
Location: 18700 MacArthur Blvd., Irvine, CA 92612 

Phone: (949) 428-3807, Fax: (949) 757-0330 
Sales Manager: Jenna Hamacek
E-mail: j.hamacek@atriumhotel.com
UCI Rate: $114 Breakfast and Parking included.
For online bookings, enter promo code "UCI"

Complimentary shuttle to/from UCI and John Wayne Airport 

2. Radisson Newport Beach 
Location: 4545 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92660 
Phone: (800) 333-3333, Fax: (949) 833-0187 
Sales Manager: Charmaine Arellano, (949) 608-1077
E-mail: carellao@radissonnewportbeach.com 
UCI Rate: $135 Breakfast and Parking included
UCI booking page: www.radisson.com/uci
Complimentary shuttle to/from UCI and John Wayne Airport

 

A list of other hotels that offer discounted UCI rates can be found here.

Travel/Transportation

Participants are responsible for making their own travel plans. The most convenient airport for travel is the Santa Ana/John Wayne Airport (SNA), which is about 10 minutes from the UCI campus.
 
It is possible to fly to Los Angeles (LAX), but it is not recommended. Participants flying in and out of LAX are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from the hotel/UCI. There are airport shuttles from LAX that can be reserved online (http://www.supershuttle.com/). It takes at least 1 hour (with no traffic) and $50 to make the trip one way.
 
You will not need a car for this meeting. The hotels listed above offer complimentary shuttle service to and from SNA airport and UCI. If you choose to bring a car, you will have to pay for a campus parking permit (https://www.parking.uci.edu/permits/) and for parking at the hotel.

 

Additional Information

Wireless Internet Access: Thre will be wireless internet access in the meeting rooms (no password). As an alternative, you can open any browser, visit www.uci.edu, and register as a guest.

Contacts

Meeting Organizer: Eric Rignot, Bernd Scheuchl
 
Please contact the Department of Earth System Science at UC Irvine at (949) 824-8794 with any questions about logistics or travel.

About IceBridge

IceBridge NASA

NASA’s Operation IceBridge images Earth's polar ice in unprecedented detail to better understand processes that connect the polar regions with the global climate system. IceBridge utilizes a highly specialized fleet of research aircraft and the most sophisticated suite of innovative science instruments ever assembled to characterize annual changes in thickness of sea ice, glaciers, and ice sheets. In addition, IceBridge collects critical data used to predict the response of earth’s polar ice to climate change and resulting sea-level rise. IceBridge also helps bridge the gap in polar observations between NASA's ICESat satellite missions.
 

IceBridge Science Team

IceBridge’s science team develops and maintains the mission’s science requirements, evaluates mission designs and supports the mission in analysis and documentation. The team is further separated into two working groups — one for land ice and one for sea ice — each led by a science team co-lead.