NEWRnet Annual Meeting 4/15/2016

2016 NEWRnet Annual Meeting

Date: Friday, April 15, 2016.

Time of meeting: Approximately 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The third annual group meeting with consortium members from Delaware, Rhode Island and Vermont. University of Rhode Island, Bay Campus on April 15, 2016.

Registration Fee: $20 includes lunch. Please make checks payable to URI.

Location: Coastal Institute, University of Rhode Island, Bay Campus, Narragansett, RI 02882 (building 26 on campus map:

Accommodations: We have reserved a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn, 20 Hotel Drive, South Kingstown, RI 02879 (FYI for maps and searches: This area of South Kingstown is also referred to as Wakefield.) The room rate is $95 plus tax per night and includes the breakfast buffet and wireless high speed Internet throughout the hotel. You must reserve your room by March 15, 2016 to secure this rate.

To book your room online please go to this website:, enter the arrival and departure dates, click on the link to add special rates and codes, then enter EPS in the line for Group code. You will then be able to select the type of room you want and fill in the personal information to guarantee the reservation. If you prefer to book by phone you can call 1-800-HAMPTON or the hotel directly at 401-788-3500 and provide the Group Code of EPS. Please be advised that there are smoking and non-smoking rooms in this hotel and you should emphasize your preference when securing the room.


Driving directions to URI Bay Campus (URI Graduate School of Oceanography):

•The closest Amtrak station is Kingston (KIN).
•The closest airport is Providence (PVD),

Taxis are available at the train station. Rental cars and taxis are available at the airport,


Please inform Art Gold (;401-874-2903) or Sally J. Beauman (; 401-874-6880) if you will need to be picked up at the train station or airport -- with your arrival and departure times.

Pre-meeting events: If you are able to arrive before 7:00, we will organize team dinners (sensors, social dimensions, executive Team, EOD). We will include our advisory team members in those dinners. Sidney McNairy and Francois Birgand have been invited. Dr. Birgand is confirmed.
We have also invited Robert Coyne, our NSF program officer to the meeting