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The Seventeenth session of the Regional Association III (RA III-17) will be held from 21 to 23 November 2018 in Santiago, Chile. It will be preceded by a Regional Conference (RECO) from 19 to 20 November 2018.

information.pngBadges and venue

Online registration is required for all participants.

Pre-registered participants for the RECO and RA III-17 will be able to pick up their identification badges at the registration desk at the hotel Marina Las Condes already on Sunday, 18 November 2018, from 4 to 6 p.m. Registration desk will remain open throughout the session.

Venue: Hotel Marina Las Condes - Av. Alonso de Cordova 5727, Santiago, 7560927 - Chile

paperless.pngPaper-smart 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 session.

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During the session, simultaneous interpretation in two WMO official languages (English and Spanish) will be provided in the main conference room. Additional meeting rooms without interpretation facilities will also be available.

INF.pngMaterial arrangements for the session

Material arrangements for the session are described in the INF 1(1) document to be made available from the Information Documents section of this website.

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Visa.pngEntry requirements

Citizens from the following countries require a visa which will need to be requested at the local or closest Chilean Consulate: Guyana, Suriname and Venezuela. The visa can be obtained at the nearest Chilean Embassy or Consulate.

To visit Chile, citizens from the following countries do not require a passport, just an ID card:  Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Perú, Uruguay.  

Citizens with passports from Australia, Canada and the United States must pay a reciprocity tax before going through International Police.

Participants are recommended to arrive at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (SCL) (website:, where major companies operate daily flights as destination.

hotel.pngHotel reservation

Participants are strongly recommended to stay at the Marina Las Condes Hotel, where the meeting will be held. The hotel offers a special rate of USD 155/night (including accommodation, internet and breakfast) for single and double rooms. The reservation will be made on a first-come-first-served basis.

To secure the special rates at this hotel, participants are requested to contact directly Reservation Office ( under the reservation name OMM/Reunion ARIII-17/Santiago, with a copy to the Local Secretariat no later than 1st November 2018.

Where applicable, the hotel reservation procedure above should also be used to reserve accommodation for those attending the Regional Conference (19 to 20 November 2018).

Transportation will be offered between the airport and the hotel to participants staying at the meeting hotel (Marina Las Condes Hotel).

A list of other hotels close to the meeting hotel is provided in Appendix A.pdf.

transportation.pngTransportation from airport

Upon arrival at the airport, approach to the respective counters (taxis, van, etc.) where you can check the rates to the sector where the suggested hotels are located (Las Condes).

The fare is approximately US $ 13 per person in minibus with shared service; US $ 37 exclusive car service for up to 3 people and US $ 48 exclusive minibus service.

The following official minibus companies are suggested:

TRANS VIP              Telephone:  +56 2 2677 3000

AEROCLASSVIP      Telephone:  +56 9 7296 9686

For more information visit - -

information.pngContact information of local coordinators

Local Organizing Committee:   Dirección Meteorológica de Chile

         Ms. Bárbara Tapia

         Chief, Meteorological Affairs Office
         Dirección Meteorológica de Chile
         Santiago, Chile
         Tel: (56) 22436 4564
         Fax: (56) 22437 8212