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Second Circular Antarctic Geodesy Symposium 1999


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Second Antarctic Geodesy Symposium 1999
AGS99
14 - 16 July, 1999, Warsaw, Poland

Organized by
Institute of Geodesy and Cartography
Warsaw, Poland
Supported/Sponsored by
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
Working Group on Geodesy & Geographic Information (WG-GGI)
Polish National Committee on Scientific Research (KBN)
Polish National Committee on Polar Research (KBP)
Institute of Geodesy and Cartography (IGiK)

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Being thankful for your kind interest in the AGS’99 the Organizing Committee is furnishing you with additional information.

The Second International Antarctic Geodesy Symposium 1999, will be held at the International Biocybernetics Centre of PAS, Trojdena 4, Warsaw, Poland, 14 - 16 July 1999

WARSAW, THE CAPITAL

of Poland and its largest city, is the country's central point for rail and highway links, connecting it to major European cities and the rest of Poland. Located on the Vistula River, Warsaw became the capital of the federation of the Polish Kingdom and Grand Duchy of Lithuania in 1596, and its cultural and political life developed rapidly. Over the next several hundred years, Poland was often at the centre of territorial disputes, subject to invasions and partitionings by Sweden, Prussia, the Austro-Hungarians, Napoleonic France, and Russia, but never had the country seen such destruction as was wrought by the German occupation of World War II.

Much of Warsaw, both buildings and inhabitants, was systematically annihilated by the Nazis between their first air attack on the city, on September 1, 1939, and the subsequent invasion. Approximately one million people of Warsaw, including hundreds of thousands of Jews who had been herded into the single square mile of the infamous Warsaw Ghetto, were killed before the liberation of the city by Soviet and Polish troops in January 1945. After World War II, other countries aided Poland in rebuilding Warsaw, including the historically important Old Town, but only about a tenth of the city's residents had survived the war. A new Communist government, supported by the USSR, gained control of Poland, and they remained in power until 1989. Now Warsaw is at the centre of an emergent democracy, and the city has become a significant hub of industry and communications.

More information about the city, monuments, history, restaurants, climate, etc you can find on web page http://www.warsaw.com

ACCOMMODATION
Has been booked for all the pre-registered participants in the hotel rooms of International Biocybernetics Centre of Polish Academy of Science ul. Trojdena 4, Warsaw, Poland.

The cost of a single room including breakfast and lunch is about $US 40, the double room including two breakfasts and two lunches is about $US 55 per night. The payment should be done at the registration desk during the Symposium.

REGISTRATION

will take place in 14th of July 16:00 - 17:30 and 8:00 - 14:00 in next days of Symposium in the International Biocybernetics Centre of PAS, Trojdena 4.

No fee required for registration.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

The Internaional Biocybernetics Centre of PAS, Trojdena 4 can be reached by bus No 175 from the airport as well as from the railway station Warszawa Centralna. The single bus fare is 2 PLN (0.5 USD). The tickets are available at all newspaper stands.

ICEBREAKER PARTY

will take place in the conference room of the Institute of Geodesy and Cartography, 5th floor, Jasna 2/4, Warsaw, 14th of July, 18:00 – 20:00. The transport to the Institute and backwill be provided. The bus will leave Trojdena 4 at 5:30 p.m.

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

The preliminary program is enclosed to this circular. Only minor changes can occur. The GIANT Meeting is planned to be held during the second day of the Symposium. The Working Group members are asked to bring to the meeting national reports on geodesy activities for the last austral summer and to be prepared for a discussion on the planned activities to be undertaken in the next austral summer.

SYMPOSIUM DINNER

All participants are cordially invited for a common diner to the restaurant "Kuznia Krolewska"

in Wilanow, the place of royal summer residence.

Half an hour walk around the gardens of palace is scheduled before the dinner.

The dinner will take place 15th of July at 19:00. The bus will leave International Biocybernetics Centre at 18:00.

TECHNICAL EXCURSION AND COCKTAILS

will be at the last day of Symposium, i.e. 16th of July. All participants are invited to visit Astro-Geodetic Observatory of the Institute of Geodesy and Cartography situated in Borowa Gora about 40 km North from the venue of Symposium. The bus leave the hotel at 4:00 p.m.

TOURIST EXCURSION

It is planned to visit Zelazowa Wola the place of birth of Chopin situated about 40km West from Warsaw and listen to the piano concert. The excursion should start at 9:00 a.m. 17th of July from the hotel. Depending of the interest transportation will be by bus or by cars.

PUBLICATION

All authors of papers are asked to bring the digital version of the papers for the conference or send it later to the Organizing Committee before 1st of October 1999. The papers will be published in SCAR Report. The copies of abstracts will be distributed during the conference among the participants.

This circular, the Scientific Program and some more information you may find in WG-GGI web site.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Warsaw

With best regards,

Jan Cisak
In the name of LOC