Logistics and Venue

Facility

Map and Directions

The 3rd Blue Planet Symposium will be hosted at the conference center of NOAA’s Center for Weather and Climate Prediction in College Park, Maryland, USA.

NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction

NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction 5830 University Research Court College Park, MD 20740

Lodging

A room-block booking will not be set up for the Symposium. Hotels close to the Symposium venue are marked in the map below. It is recommended that you contact the hotel to confirm shuttle availability.

3-4 stars

1 – Greenbelt Holiday Inn
7200 Hanover Drive Greenbelt, MD
about 4 miles to NCWCP, Shuttle to Greenbelt Metro (one stop from College Park Metro)
Phone: +1-301-982-7000

2 – Hilton Garden Inn
7810 Walker Dr. Greenbelt, MD About 3 miles to NCWCP, Shuttle within 5 miles (Bus to near NCWCP also available within short walk)
Phone: +1-301-474-7400

3 – Courtyard by Marriott
6301 Golden Triangle Drive Greenbelt, MD About 3 miles to NCWCP, Shuttle within 5 miles (Bus to near NCWCP also available within short walk)
Phone: +1-301-441-3311

4 – Metro Points Hotel – Washington North
8500 Annapolis Rd New Carrollton, MD,4-5 miles to NCWCP
Phone: +1-301-459-6700

2 stars

5 – Comfort Inn & Suites
9020 Baltimore Ave. College Park, Maryland MD 20740, about 3 miles to NCWCP
Phone:+1-301-276-1000

6 – Clarion Inn 
8601 Baltimore Avenue , College Park, MD, US, 20740, about 2-3 miles to NCWCP, offers courtesy transportation to nearby destinations
Phone: +301-474-2800

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Getting to NCWCP

Located in the DC metro area, College Park is served by Dulles International Airport, Regan National Airport, and Baltimore/Washington International Airport. NCWCP is easily reachable by car and metro.

Metro/Transit

The NCWCP is accessible via the Metro’s Green or Yellow Line to the College Park/University of Maryland station.

Walking from Metro: It is a 15-20 minute walk (to the east down River Road and then to the path that runs along the fence between the front of NCWCP and the rear of the USDA building at 4700 River Road) from the station to the NCWCP.

Shuttle from Metro: A shuttle is also available from the College Park/University of Maryland station to the NCWCP (M-Square stop #4) during peak commute periods (6 to 9 am and 3 to 6 pm).

Parking

NCWCP provides free, on-campus parking for tenants and small visiting groups. Individuals with NOAA issued badges must stop and present their badge at the access control reader at vehicle entry gate before proceeding. Any individual without an access badge must obtain clearance from the security guard stationed at the entry gate prior to driving onto campus. Individuals entering the security perimeter on foot may be asked for identification prior to being permitted onto campus. All persons wishing to enter the facility must present a valid, government-issued photo ID.