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"Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of COMNAP"

10–14​ June 2018
Associated events & meetings, including the COMNAP Symposium 2018

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen Congress Centre
Hosted by the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)

AGM & Symposium venue: Garmisch-Partenkirchen Congress Centre (www.gapa.de). 

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                         The Congress Centre is located at Richard-Strauss-Platz 1A, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. ​

Welcome event

The AGM Welcome Event & Registration will be held on Sunday 10 June 2018, beginning at 1700hrs, at the Zugspitze. The Zugspitze, at 2962 m above sea level, is the highest peak of the Wetterstein Mountains, as well as the highest mountain in Germany. It lies south of the town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and the Austria–Germany border runs over its western summit.​ 

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To get to the welcome event venue is a train and cable car ride away from the main venue. Delegates are therefore encouraged to arrive in Garmisch on Saturday evening, or early in the day on Sunday. Train and cable car tickets will be provided by our hosts and full details will be made available when you pre-register. This is an opportunity not to be missed, so make your travel arrangements accordingly: to be in Garmisch- Partenkirchen by 1300hrs on Sunday 10 June 2018.


Pre-registration & Registration

Due to the complexity in relation to the COMNAP meetings and events in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and, immediately following, the SCAR meetings in Davos, Switzerland, we ask you to please complete the COMNAP pre-registration on-line as soon as possible.  Please do not wait until the deadline. Pre-registration for all COMNAP Member National Antarctic Program delegates will open by way of the COMNAP Members Only webpage on 1 February 2018.  Pre-registration for Observer National Antarctic Programs and invited organisations will open on 15 February. Pre-registration for everyone wishing to attend will close on 1 May 2018. Early pre-registration is encouraged. Only those who have pre-registered and who then complete Registration at the welcome event on Sunday or at the AGM venue from Monday morning may attend the AGM and associated events. 



The Garmisch-Partenkirchen Tourism Office has produced a list of recommended hotels and a booking form.  You will be automatically emailed the accommodation booking form when pre-registration is completed. All arrangements for accommodation must be made by way of the booking form to ensure the AGM rates are given. Please make your selection as soon as possible and send the booking form to the tourism office before 1 May 2018.

Electricity In Germany the power sockets are of type F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. 

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Contact information

Further information can be obtained from the Local Organizing Committee: 

     Head of the LOC, Eberhard Kohlberg (Eberhard.Kohlberg@awi.de) or

     Assisted by Manfred Reinke (Manfred.Reinke@awi.de)


See also the Member’s Only are of the COMNAP website for Meeting Papers and information as it is updated. Your username and password will be requested for access.