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Terrestrial Ecology Component Writing Team Meeting

The terrestrial Ecology Team of the Arctic Freshwater Synthesis Targeted Activity will meet from the 7-9 October 2014. The purpose of the meeting is to make progress on the drafts of their chapter of the AFS. The meeting will be hosted in Wallingford, United Kingdom at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) and is sponsored by CliC, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency..

Participants

Fred Wrona, University of Victoria, Canada
Margareta Johansson, Lund University, Sweden
Terry Prowse, Environment, Canada
Joseph Culp, University of New Brunswick's Canadian Rivers Institute
Alan Jenkins, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, UK
Phil Wookey, Heriot Watt University, UK
Warwick Vincent, University of Laval, Canada
Isla Myers-Smith, University of Edinburgh

Agenda - DRAFT

Monday, October 6

Arrival and transfer to the George Hotel in Wallingford.

Tuesday, October 7

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Wednesday, October 8

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Thursday, October 9

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Local Information

Transportation from London Airport to Wallingford and elsewhere

Link to Google Maps.

By road: CEH's Wallingford site is in the village of Crowmarsh Gifford, about 20-30 minutes drive from the following motorway junctions: M4 J8/9, M4 J12 & M40 J6 (from London and the south-east); M4 J13 (from the west/south-west), and M40 J8 (from the midlands/north). From the Crowmarsh Roundabout (junction of the A4130 and A4074), travel west towards Wallingford and then turn right at the mini-roundabout in Crowmarsh Gifford, signed Maclean Building. Express bus services (X39/X40) run twice an hour from central Oxford (journey time 25 minutes) and Reading station (40-45 minutes) to Crowmarsh Gifford.

By rail: The nearest mainline station is Didcot Parkway (six miles). Didcot is about 40 minutes from London Paddington Station. Taxis are available at the station.

By air: London Heathrow airport is about 40 miles / 65 km away. There is a rail-air coach link to Reading station (on the London Paddington to Didcot line) or the Heathrow Express train goes to London Paddington.

Accommodation

A block of rooms at the George Hotel, Wallingford has been reserved for all participants according to the dates you provided. Please contact Gwen if you have questions.

George Hotel
High St, Wallingford
Oxfordshire OX10 0BS
UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1491 836 665

Website: http://www.peelhotels.co.uk/hotels/george-hotel-wallingford-oxfordshire-england/

Venue

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford

CEH's headquarters is in Wallingford, in the Thames Valley to the west of London. The research carried out at Wallingford forms part of a CEH-wide Science Programme, covering Biodiversity, Water and Biogeochemistry, supported by the Environmental Information Data Centre.

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building, Benson Lane
Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford
Oxfordshire, OX10 8BB
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1491 838800

Finding Your Way Around Wallingford

The City of Wallingford has a great website with lots of information that will help you during your stay.  We recommend checking it out:

http://www.wallingford.co.uk/index.php

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