Sustained Observations for Carbon Cycle Science and Decision Support

13-14 April 2016
13 April 2016 to 14 April 2016
Boulder, CO



Agenda - 4/11/16



Land/Group A: Room GC402 (same as main meeting)
Ocean/Group B:  Room GB124
Atmosphere/Group C:  Room 3D512



The meeting will be held at:

NOAA David Skaggs Research Center
Room GC402
325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305
**All participants will need to stop at the visitor center to present their identification and receive a badge.**


For general information about visiting NOAA, please click here.

If you will be driving, please note that vehicles are subject to search (alcohol, marijuana, and firearms are prohibited as at any federal facility).  From the visitor center, continue heading west through the gate, and the NOAA building is to the south and has a large sign. The parking lot is west of the building, and the entrance is in the center of the building.



Best Western Plus Boulder Inn
770 28th St.
Boulder, CO 80303
Phone: 303-449-3800
Rate: $125 + tax per night and includes a complimentary hot breakfast


If your travel is being funded thru UCAR, Melanie Russ will make your hotel reservation for you. If you are providing your own travel support, you can make your reservation be contacting Ari Rubin via email or by phone at 303-449-3800. The cutoff for the group rate is March 29th, so please make your reservations before then.



The UCAR Shuttle will operate according to the following schedule

Wednesday, April 13th

Shuttle #1 will depart the Best Western at 7:40 am
Shuttle #2 will depart the Best Western at 8:00 am

Thursday, April 14th

Shuttle #1 will depart the Best Western at 7:40 am
Shuttle #2 will depart the Best Western at 8:00 am
A UCAR employee will meet each group in the lobby prior to the shuttle departure. The shuttle holds 15 people, so there will likely be the need for 2 runs each morning as outlined above. The shuttle will make return trips to the hotel at the end of each day.


Exit the hotel to the South. Cross the frontage road and get on the sidewalk at Baseline (near Housing Helpers). Turn right and head west to 27th way. Turn left (South) onto 27th way and follow it to Broadway. Cross Broadway and turn left. Follow Broadway South until you come to Rayleigh St. NOAA security will be on your right.



Green Ride

Green Ride offers one-way and roundtrip service between the airport and the Hyatt Place. Rates are $32 each way.

At the airport, their outbound Shuttles load on Level 5 (Main Level/ Baggage Claim Level), between Doors 507 and 509, Island 5, beneath the “Special Permit” signs. This is on the East (BLUE) side of the Terminal. Door 507 is next to baggage carousels #3. We encourage reservations for our outbound service. If you have a confirmed reservation, you may proceed directly to our loading area. We have a booth located inside the Terminal on Level 5 to provide walk-up ticketing or assist you in any capacity.



Federal attendees: A working lunch will be provided both days. Please note, UCAR cannot provide meals for Federal employees. This regulation comes from OMB and OMB circulars and Federal agency regulations. It is NOT a UCAR regulation but must be followed due to funding terms and conditions. Therefore, it is requested that Federal employees contribute $15 towards each lunch. The amount is calculated by using the specific meal portion of M&IE for Boulder, CO.

To make your payment:

  1. Proceed to
  2. Under "Payment Select," click on "Other Items" and then from the drop-down menu, choose "CC Sustained Obs Workshop – April 13-14 2016 – Meal Fees" and then click on the "Next" button.
  3. On the following screen, enter the amount and fill in your billing information. When you are ready, click on the "Start Process" button.
  4. You will receive an e-mail confirming your payment.

If you prefer to pay by check, please make it payable to "UCAR" and mail to: UCAR/JOSS, Attn: Melanie Russ, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307. (Or you can give it to Melanie onsite during the meeting.)



Boulder is full of things to do and great restaurants. For more information about Boulder, please visit the Boulder CVB website.



In April, Boulder has historically had average highs of 62 degrees and average lows of 35 degrees. Snow is always possible in April, so we encourage you to pack layers. More information on Boulder's weather can be found here.