The seventeenth session of the Commission for Instruments and Methods of Observation (CIMO-17) will be held from 12 to 16 October 2018 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It will be preceded from 8 to 11 October 2018 by a Technical Conference (CIMO TECO-2018).
Online registration is required for all participants. Pre-registered participants for CIMO-17 will be able to pick up their identification badges at the registration desk at the RAI Amsterdam
Convention Centre already on Thursday, 11 October 2018, from 2 to 6 p.m. Registration desk will remain open throughout the session.
Venue: RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre, Europaplein 24, 1078 GZ Amsterdam
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with copy to Alida Catcheside.