conference information and registration desk will be set up close to the
meeting rooms to facilitate the registration of participants and provision
of general information.
for the seventeenth session of the Commission for Instruments and Methods of
Observation (CIMO-17) will take place at the conference information and
registration desk at the RAI Amsterdam
Convention Centre and start on 11 October 2018, from 4 to 6 p.m. It will
continue throughout the session. At the time of registration, participants will
receive identification badges, which should be worn
throughout the session.
Documents will be posted before and during
the session on the session website, in line with WMO greening efforts to
promote paper-smart meetings. Therefore, participants are kindly invited to
bring internet-enabled portable computers capable of handling Microsoft Word
2010 and Adobe PDF formats so that they can work in paper-smart mode during the
the session, simultaneous interpretation in the six WMO official languages
(Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish) will be provided in the main conference room. Additional meeting rooms without interpretation
facilities will also be available.
Material arrangements for the session are described in the INF1(1)
document posted in the Information Documents section of this
All participants requiring a visa to enter the Netherlands should make their visa applications directly to the nearest embassy or consulate of the Netherlands, submitting invitation letters issued by the local organizing committee, together with other required documents, although holders of Diplomatic, Service, Official or specified passports from some countries may not require a visa by virtue of bilateral agreements.
A short-stay Schengen visa might be needed for the Netherlands:
If a letter of invitation is necessary for your visa application, please fill in the form in Appendix A of the INF1(1) document (available in due time under the tab "Information documents") and return to the local organizing committee (LOC), together with the information page of the passport, at the following E-mail address (ultimately two weeks before the visa application is required to be started):
Mr Hans Roozekrans
KNMI, International Affairs Coordinator
Email: Hans.Roozekrans@knmi.nl (please copy: Marion.Bogers@knmi.nl)
Amsterdam Tourism office website provides a large choice of hotels, in addition to those that can be
found through various online providers of accommodation. Please note that there
will be no shuttle service provided.
Participants are recommended to arrive at
the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (website: https://www.schiphol.nl/en/), where
major companies operate daily flights as destination.
A guide for local transportation is provided
through this link.
All enquiries related to the organization of the Technical Conference
and theseventeenth session of the Commission for Instruments
and Methods of Observation (CIMO-17)
should be sent to email@example.com with copy to Alida Catcheside.