Radiowave Operators Working Group Meeting (ROWG) ROWG-7

HF Radar Ocean Remote Sensing
3 -5 March 2014
3 March 2014 to 5 March 2014
San Francisco, CA

Blue on white ROWG logo

Last Minute Changes and Notes


Please note that the museum will not be open until 0900 so all of our times will be shifted by 30 minutes.

We will meet at the west end of Pier 15 at 0900 on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and will be escorted into the building by museum staff and Jim Pettigrew.

All attendees will need to get a badge from the museum staff each morning.

Please read this map for information about where to meet for the icebreaker and for the Tuesday and Wednesday sessions.  Call Jim Pettigrew 415-307-5143 if you have any questions.

NOTICE for Poster Session Users

  • The room where the Icebreaker is being held on Monday night is not suitable for a poster session.  As our meeting room will be inaccessible that evening, we suggest that participants bring their posters on Tuesday morning.
  • The posters will be hung in our meeting room, taped to sliding partitions that can be swung out of the way during sessions and presentations.  There is room for 12 posters, (maximum width of 40") on the partition walls, and room for 3-4 more using pushpins on an adjacent wall.  We will arrange for a way to share the space.

ROWG Charter:

  1. To foster collaboration between new and experienced HF radar operators.
  2. To develop procedures governing HF radar operations including:
    • Site logistics
    • Processing to component vectors
    • Total vector products and data management
  3. To provide recommendations to users, developers, manufacturers, and program managers.


Agenda — Posted Feb. 20

Tuesday March 4 — Technical Sessions (all day)
Wednesday March 5 — Technical Sessions (all day)
Thursday March 6, 6pm - 10pm (optional event) — Exploratorium's After Dark event, free for ROWG attendees

ROWG Registration

Registration is closed

Affiliated Workshop Information and Registration

If you plan to attend the CODAR Workshop on Thursday, March 6, 2014, please send an email with your name and contact information to with "CODAR San Francisco Workshop Registration" in the email subject line.

Meeting Location


Pier 15
(Embarcadero at Green St)
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 528-4444

Exploratorium Campus Map

We'll be in rooms T&R1606A & T&R1606B (located downstairs)

Directions to the Exploratorium

It’s about a one-mile walk between the hotel and the meeting location.

Driving directions

Public transportation


Radisson Hotel Fisherman's Wharf

250 Beach St
San Francisco, CA  94133
Rate: $179 + tax per night

To make a reservation at the group rate of $179 + tax per night, please call reservations at 1-877-497-1212 and mention "UCAR/JOSS - ROWG-7 Radar Workshop."

If you prefer to make your reservation online, please go the Radisson website and enter your check-in and check-out dates. Then click on the “More Search Options” link and enter code “UCARRO” in the box entitled Promotional Code. Then click on Search.

Reservations must be made by February 1st, 2014 in order to guarantee the group rate. After that time, reservations will be accepted on a rate and space available basis. Please note that breakfast is included in the group room rate.


San Francisco International is the closest airport. If you won’t have a car, you can use the following modes of transportation to get to the hotel:

SuperShuttle - $17 one way

Airport Express - $17 one way

Taxi – approximately $53 one way

Ice Breaker/Poster Session

The Ice Breaker/Poster Session will be held at the Exploratorium Bay Observatory Gallery on Monday, March 3rd from 6-8 pm.

Federal Meals

Lunch will be provided on both Tuesday and Wednesday. It is assumed that all meeting participants will attend these events unless you send an email to me at indicating that you will not attend. (Vegetarian options will be available.)

Federal attendees: 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 $18 toward each lunch. The amount is calculated by using the specific meal portion of M&IE for San Francisco.

To make your payment:

  1. Proceed to
  2. Under "Payment Select," click on "Other Items" and then from the drop-down menu, choose "ROWG7– 3-5 March 2014 – San Francisco, CA " 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.