Logistics - Lodging, Food, and Maps
Attendees will be responsible for arranging their own accomodation. No block of rooms has been set aside. A list of hotels within the vicinity of NCWCP can be found here.
Please note that the distances specified for hotels in the link are relative to University of Maryland Main Campus and not to NCWCP.
Ordering Food for Lunch and Breaks
We have arranged with the NCWCP cafeteria (Kloud Café) to supply
boxed lunches and refreshments during registration, morning and afternoon breaks.
These can either be purchased in a package, or a la carte. We will post a link to order
lunches and snacks in advance soon.
Visitors to NCWCP must show a valid Government/State ID at the entrance.
Some State ID’s are considered Non-Compliant for U.S. Federal Government building access. A list of those States and options for other
forms of Government ID’s and information are listed https://www.dhs.gov/real-id.
Foreign nationals (those who are not U.S. citizens or green card holders) have to submit the foreign visitor form in advance for the meeting.
These should be submitted to Ana.Carrion@noaa.gov with CC to email@example.com (See Registration form).
Map and Directions
NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP) Auditorium
5830 University Research Court, College Park, MD 20740
From Maryland: Take I-495 East to exit 23A (Kenilworth
Ave/MD-210 S). Stay on 210 South until you make a right onto River Rd.
Take the 1st right onto University Research Ct. The NCWCP will be the
building on the left at the end of the court.
From Virginia: Merge onto I-495 OUTERLOOP/Capital
Beltway/ toward Alexandria. Take the I-295 N/National Harbor exit, EXIT
2A-B, toward Washington. Keep right to take DC-295 N toward US-50 E
(crossing into Maryland). Take the exit toward MD-410/Hyattsville/New
Carrollton. Take left onto Riverdale Rd (Riverdale Rd becomes East-West
Hwy/MD-410 W). Turn left onto River Rd. Take the 1st right onto University
Research Ct. The NCWCP will be the building on the left.
From Washington DC: Take I-295 North to MD-
410/Hyattsville/New Carrollton. Take left onto Riverdale Rd (Riverdale Rd
becomes East-West Hwy/MD-410 W). Turn left onto River Rd. Take the 1st
right onto University Research Ct. The NCWCP will be the building on the
Public Transit and Parking
Metro: The NCWCP is also accessible by taking the Green
or Yellow Metrorail Line to the College Park/University of Maryland
station. It is a 20-minute walk (to the east down River Road) from the
station to the NCWCP. Public parking is also availabe at College Park metro. Additionally, a shuttle is available between the metro and NCWCP (M-Square stop) at peak
commuting times. More information with schedule and map can be found
Visitors to NCWCP must show a
valid Government ID at the front gate/vehicle entrance, even if entering on foot.
Parking is available
in the parking garage with issued parking pass, which is required if you do not already have access to NCWCP. If you need a parking pass, inform that guard at the gate that you are here to attend the NOAA AI Workshop. We are limited to 100 parking passes, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Parking in the lots across the street from NCWCP is at your discretion.
To access the Conference Center and Auditorium, proceed through the
NCWCP main entrance and through the first doors on the right (not through security). Foreign Nationals, please check in at the Guard Desk.