Mark your calendars for the annual LCLUC science team meeting to take place at Marriott Washingtonian Center (Rio), located in Gaithersburg, MD.
This LCLUC Science Team meeting will consist of presentations from the LCLUC Science Team members funded for research on LCLUC in South Asia and Synthesis (ROSES 2015 Selections), and posters of recent results from other ongoing LCLUC research including LCLUC-relevant projects under other programs, such as Inter-Disciplinary Science, Carbon Cycle, Students Fellowships and New Investigator Programs. The third day will focus on the final results from the 2014 LCLUC Multisource land Imaging (MuSLI) initiative, recent MuSLI proposal selections and future interactions with the Landsat Science Team.
Although the LCLUC Science Team Meetings are focused on the research activities of the current science team members (P.I.'s, Co-I's and grad students working on funded projects, other NASA-funded land cover land use related projects (e.g. IDS, Carbon, NIP, Applied Sciences, etc.) and our partner programs, the meetings are open to those interested in the LCLUC program. We especially welcome alumni from previously-funded LCLUC projects, and LCLUC partners and collaborators to attend our Science Team Meetings, Those planning on attending should register early for the meeting via the registration link which will be provided on this pagee. There is no registration fee. The number of attendees for each meeting is capped based on the size of the meeting rooms and for this reason, we discourage unregistered walk-ins. For our regional LCLUC meetings we encourage attendance by LCLUC PI's and their collaborators who are working in the region.
A poster viewing session preceeded by rapid 1-2minute poster introductions will take place on the first day. Poster space is limited and thus early poster registration is suggested with priorty given to invited poster presenters (with remaining space given to others interested to present on their work of interest to the LCLUC community). We are soliciting poster presentations with rapid 1-2minute introductions from LCLUC-funded SARI projects, LCLUC Caucasus projects, LCLUC student and LCLUC-related NESSF projects, LCLUC-related New Investigators, LCLUC-related IDS and carbon projects. Posters size is limited to maximum of 4ft by 6ft with a recommended size of 3ft by 5ft. Presenters are responsible for printing their own posters. Additional details regarding posters will be forthcoming.
The tentative meeting agenda is posted above for downloading.
Rooms have 1 King bed or 2 Double Beds. No triple or quad rates available. Room types are not guaranteed but every effort will be made to honor requests. No cots are allowed in 2 bedded rooms due to fire codes
Room Rates: $142 – 1 king or 2 double beds Tax currently 15% (subject to change). Room rate includes free WiFi and -1 to 2 breakfast vouchers depending on room. Vouchers are given at check in.
Hotel Amenities: 100% non-smoking property, Free Parking, Fitness Center, Business Center, Lounge, Restaurant, Gift/Newsstand, Concierge Services, 24 hour Room Service
Room Amenities: Coffee/Tea Maker, Mini Refrigerator, Iron & Ironing Board, Hairdryer, Bathrobe, Cable TV with Plugin Panel (fees apply)
Check in: 4 PM ∙ Check out: 12 Noon
Hotel Room Reservations
Attendees may begin calling Globetrotter Travel to make their hotel reservations for the LCLUC Spring Meeting. Under NO circumstances should attendees call the hotel or Meeting Planner directly to make their reservations. Using Globetrotter ensures accuracy and reduces liability for the University.
Reservations will be taken by the Housing Department until March 9, 2018. Please call the following numbers and any agent can take your reservation:
Once the reservation has been made, an acknowledgment will be sent to the attendees’ email. Any changes or cancellations to the reservation must also be made through Globetrotter to avoid any penalty fees.
The Marriott located in the Rio center in Gaithersburg, MD is situated lakeside with easy access from I-270 and the ICC highways. Ample parking is available at the hotel free of charge. To access the hotel via public transportation attendees may take the METRO rail on the red line to Shady Grove, which is approximately 3.6 miles from the hotel. From there, participants may take taxi, ridesharing, or public bus. The ride-on bus route 74 stop at "Washingtonian-Rio" is a 5-10minute walk away. For more details visit: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/DOT-Transit/routesandschedules/allrout... . Additional bus routes may also be available.