Saturday, May 30, 2015

COD Community Workshop 

15-17 June 2015

NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction

5830 University Research Ct, College Park, MD 20740


Registration Open!

Abstract submission is now closed


Goals of the meeting:

COD’s Strategic Goals include:

  • Observing Systems- Sustain an evolving in situ global observing system adequate to monitor the Earth system

  • Information and Products- Expand the observation-based products and analyses that describe global and regional patterns of climate variability and change

  • Innovation- Focus on innovative practices and new technologies to improve system efficiency

  • Partnerships- Promote partnerships that build on mutual strengths and interests, and advance the value and impact of COD work

  • People and Culture- Empower people and their role in the organization to sustain a highly skilled and competent workforce adaptive to changing needs and conditions.

Agenda:  Updated 5/18/15

Participants: Updated list 5/27/15

Registration: Register here

Lunch information: Order here

Group dinner on Tuesday June 16th at FishNet Resturant--check out their menu

Hotel Information:

We have reserved a block of rooms at the following hotels:

1. College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

3501 University Blvd, East

Hyattsville, MD 20783


Rooms are reserved for our group at a cost of $199/night. This rate is guaranteed through 25

May. The NOAA Block reservation number is 1-800-228-9290.

Or book your reservation online  Here using the code: NOAA Block

• Free parking

• Free high-speed internet is available in all guest rooms.

• Free shuttle within a 5-mile radius. Reserve at front desk. First come/first served.

• Complimentary shuttle to Prince George’s Plaza Metro (Green line)

2. Greenbelt Marriott

6400 Ivy Lane, Greenbelt, MD 20770

Phone: 301-441-3700 or 1-888-236-2427 Fax: 301-441-3995 

• Rooms are reserved for our group at a cost of $229/night. This rate is guaranteed through

24 May. When you call the Greenbelt Marriott to make your reservation, please state that you

are with the NOAA Room Block or go here to book online WASGB June 2015 to receive the discounted rate (same as the

government rate).

• Free parking.

• High-speed internet is available in all guest rooms for $12.95. Free Wi-Fi in lobby.

• Shuttle, which seats ~8. They agreed to offer one complimentary morning shuttle at ~0800 to the conference center. Not sure about evening return transport yet.

• 1 Mile from Greenbelt Metro (Green line)

Other hotels in the area

3. Holiday Inn College Park

4. Courtyard Greenbelt

5. Residence Inn Greenbelt

6. Hilton Garden Inn Greenbelt

7. Comfort Inn & Suites College Park

8. Quality Inn & Suites College Park


The closest airports are Baltimore Washington International (BWI), Ronald Reagan (National), and Dulles (IAD). If you need directions regarding how to most easily travel to/from an airport, please email and we will be happy to send you details. Information is also available on the meeting registration website or at the NCWCP site

If it is necessary for you to ship material prior to the Community Workshop, please contact Debbie Galo at

Download the program brochure (PDF).

Check out the NOAA Ocean Climate Observation website for more information about the program. 


Steve Piotrowitcz - Program Manager, Argo

Diane Stanitski – Program Manager, OceanSites, Moorings

Kathy Tedesco - NOAA Affiliate, Program Manager, Ocean Carbon

Sidney Thurston - International Development