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31 July - 2 August 2017
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Best Western Premier - Hotel International Brno
Brno, Czech Republic
Hosted by Czech Republic National Antarctic Program Masaryk University

AGM Venue
The 2017 COMNAP AGM will be held at Hotel International Brno which is located directly in the historical city centre close to Špilberk Castle. You can find more info about the venue at https://www.hotelinternational.cz/en/. 

Information for COMNAP Members and Observers
The COMNAP AGM is a Member's and invited Observer's meeting.  Delegates must register to attend by way of the COMNAP Member's Only Website (username and password required).  Registration will close on 1 July 2017. 

The AGM is a 3-day meeting, which this year includes a half-day workshop with a focus on energy & technology.
The proposed agenda is as follows:

Item 1: Opening; apologies; introductions; administrative arrangements
Item 2: Adoption of COMNAP AGM XXVIII Final Report
Item 3: Chair’s Report
Item 4: Executive Secretary’s Report
Item 5: Administrative & policy matters
Item 6: Reports from AT Executive Secretary, CEP Representative and SCAR President
Item 7: Improving support of science & international collaboration (Regional Break-out group sessions)
Item 8: Current Projects
Item 9: Expert Groups / Topical discussions

    Safety/Safety session (Includes UAS and Air Safety discussions)
    Energy/Energy & Technology session (Half-day workshop)
    Shipping (IMO Polar Code Implementation)

    Crisis Management (Social issues perspectives)  

Item 10: Strategic Directions
Item 11: Project Plan 2018-2023
Item 12: Finance
Item 13: Election of Officers
Item 14: Future AGMs and Symposiums
Item 15: Any other business
Item 16: Close of Meeting

AGM Meeting Papers and further information is available on the COMNAP Member's Only website.

About the Czech Republic

Czech Republic lies in the very heart of Europe and has about 10.5 million inhabitants. Until 1993 it had been a part of Czechoslovakia. Nowadays it is a sovereign state and a member of the European Union.

Czech Republic is a country with very rich history and traditions. Its capital city Prague is visited by millions of tourists every year. Other popular tourist destinations in Czech Republic include Český Krumlov (historical town and a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and spa towns such as Karlovy Vary, where one of the world’s oldest film festivals is held every year.​ 

About​ Brno

Brno is the second largest city in Czech Republic and a former capital of Moravia. It lies in the Southern Moravian region and has a widespread reputation as “student city“. There are 5 universities and 9 colleges in Brno with 34 faculties in total and over 83,000 students. Masaryk University is the second largest university in the country.

Brno is a dynamic city that pulsates with life during daytime and nighttime as well. It is notable for its historical buildings and monuments listed among national cultural heritage. There is even one UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Many theatres, museums, concert halls and music clubs contribute to the rich cultural life in the city. Numerous restaurants offer Czech and international cuisine. While in Brno, you should also not skip a visit to a typical pub for a mug of Czech beer.​

Visa Requirements/Letters of Invitation

Visitors from some countries require a visa to the Czech Republic. Please see: http://www.mzv.cz/jnp/en/information_for_aliens/short_stay_visa/list_of_states_whose_citizens_are/index.html for full information.   If you require a letter of invitation for whatever reason, please email the AGM Contact Person, Pavel Kapler, with a cc to sec@comnap.aq.  

Contact the Local Organizing Committee​

Is there anything we forgot to mention? Feel free to contact us in case you have any further questions. We would like to make your stay in Czech Republic as pleasant and comfortable as possible so do not hesitate to let us know if you would like to visit also other places than Brno in your leisure time – we can give you some additional useful tips or help you plan your trip.

Contact persons:

Pavel Kapler e-mail kapler@sci.muni.cz

Michaela Kňažková e-mail michaelaknazkova@gmail.com