Dear ASSW 2022 in-person participants,
We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to the Arctic Science Summit Week 2022 in Tromsø!
Below is some important information for you, please read carefully.
A full program is now available on the ASSW website as well as the specific programs for the Business & Community Meetings, the ASSW 2022 Science Day, and the Arctic Observing Summit:
What to bring:
As the ASSW 2022 will be a hybrid meeting with both in-person and online participation, we kindly ask you to bring the following equipment yourself.
- web-camera (if not included in your laptop)
- head-set with microphone (if you plan to attend online meetings as well)
When you attend a hybrid meeting, the meeting organizers will ask you to log on to the meeting in Zoom as well and turn on your camera, if you are comfortable with this.
The meeting rooms will all be equipped with one camera covering the entire room and online participants will not be able to see single participants. It would be therefore nice if the online participants can see you.
Zoom meeting links for open events will be sent out early in the morning on the respective meeting days to all registered participants.
We aim at having an environmentally friendly event. As part of the ASSW 2022 - Green Event Action Plan we kindly ask you to bring:
- your own lanyard for your nametag.
Feel free to bring some extra if they are piling up in your office.
We will also provide some lanyards.
Transportation to/from venue:
Many participants will stay in hotels in the city center, whereas the campus is on the northern part of the island. Transportation is thus necessary to the event venue and back.
All participants will receive a bus pass for a week or daily passes (depending on their registration). This enables you to use public transportation as much as you like during your stay everywhere in Tromsø.
Please be aware that you will receive the bus pass when registering at the venue. This means that you will have to buy a single bus ticket to get to the venue. Tickets can be purchased at ticket vending machines in the city center or by installing the local transportation app Troms Billett.
It is also possible to buy a ticket on the bus in cash (NOK).
Buses number 20, 21, and 34 are going from the city center to UiT campus.
The bus stop to get off on campus is called ‘UiT’, which comes right after ‘UiT/Planetariet’.
The main bus stop for all three buses in the city center would be ‘Smørtorget’, close to Ishavshotellet and hotel Radisson Blu.
For an overview over bus stops in the city center, see this map: https://www.tromskortet.no/getfile.php/1336902-1641204881/Bilder/Troms%C3%B8%20sentrumskart_2022-01.png
There is also a live map available showing the current location of all buses in Tromsø and how many passengers they have. You can also click on the stations to see when the next bus will come.
For more information on how to get around in Tromsø, check out the ASSW website: https://assw.info/practicalities/tromso
Weather in Tromsø
The weather in Tromsø is currently no worth writing about but there is still a chance that this may change.
After a long period of plus degrees and rain it seems that the next days will get a little colder again with some snow.
You can follow the weather forecast here: https://www.yr.no/en/forecast/daily-table/1-305409/Norway/Troms%20og%20Finnmark/Troms%C3%B8/Troms%C3%B8
If you would like to know how it currently looks like at UiT campus: https://weather.cs.uit.no/
For general information regarding practicalities, please visit: https://assw.info/practicalities
If you have general questions, you might find the answer in the FAQ section: https://assw.info/practicalities/faqs
With kind regards on behalf of the Local Organizing Committee,