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Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Irvine, California, USA


Tuesday, June 11: OIB Science Team Meeting (To be announced)

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:

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


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
UCI Rate: $124 Breakfast and Parking included.
For online bookings, enter promo code "UCI"

Complimentary shuttle to/from UCI and John Wayne Airport 

2. Ayres Hotel and Suites - Costa Mesa
Location: 325 Bristol, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 
Phone: (800) 322-9992 | Fax: (714) 549-3741
UCI Rate: $120 for Deluxe Guestroom, $140 for Junior Suite (single/double occupancy)
UCI booking page:
Complimentary shuttle to/from UCI and John Wayne Airport

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


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 ( 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 ( 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, and register as a guest.


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.