SuperDARN Workshop 2012

May 27 – June 1, 2012

Shanghai, China

Workshop information


Download the current version of the meeting agenda here.

Workshop official website: link)
Hotel: link)
Abstract: link)
IMPORTANT: You need to be logged-in before entering any information (abstract, hotel confirmation, passport) on the workshop's website.


(Extracted from Announcements sent out by the Local Organizing Committee)

>>> Update: A reminder of deadline extension to 6th May for the Accommodation and abstract submissions

Here we would like to remind you that our deadlines of the acommodation and abstract submissions are extended to 6th May.

For your abstract submission: I am sorry to let you know that our system has a bug for the second abstract or more submissions. We are trying our best to improve it, but we worry it will take time. In order to keep the abstract book in time, we suggestion that if you just have one abstract, please directly submit it on our website; if you have two or more abstracts, please send us your abstracts by email. We will appreciate your help very much. link)

For your hotel booking: You need to re-book!

The meeting place and hotel has moved from Longdong Business Hotel to Best Western Pudong Sunshine Hotel. Please don’t worry, the Best Western Pudong Sunshine Hotel is better than Longdong Business Hotel, but you just need to pay the same price (CNY 450.00 for Standard room (including big-bed room or twin-bed room) with one person’s breakfast, which is about 40% off after our bargaining with the hotel). The new hotel is more convenient on the traffic. You can pay by credit card and cash (Including CNY, US Dollar, Euro, UK pound, etc.) for the hotel. There is an ATM machine in the lobby, which can change your US Dollar or Euro or UK pound (at least) to the Chinese CNY. link)

Our website also updated our ‘Accommodation’ page, you also can get the hotel information and the traffic guidance there. link)

Please email us which type of room you want to book and which date you will check in and check out as soon as possible.

Type of room: (big-bed room or twin-bed room)

Date of check in:

Date of check out:

Noting that if you want to share your room with another attendee, please let us know his/ her name as soon as possible. And also, if you share your room with other, you and your roommate will need to share an extra fee for breakfast (CNY 80.00) everyday, because the room just include one person’s breakfast a day.

From: Qinghe Zhang

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The SuperDARN Workshop will be held at Polar Research Institute of China, Shanghai, China from May 27 - June 1, 2012.

Topics of the workshop will include technical aspects and developments associated with the network of radars known as SuperDARN, and scientific contributions to the many fields related to the geospace environment. All members of the broader space science community, especially SuperDARN users, are welcome and encouraged to participate.

  • Note the pre-registration deadline is March 22, 1700 UT. If one need visa to enter China, please provide us your information in detail on the visa requirement page in the workshop website.
  • Workshop website: link)

All the information are available on the website, including the pre-registration, abstract submission, visa requirement, and accommodation, etc.

Questions related to the workshop should be directed to: or

We look forward to seeing you in Shanghai this Spring.



Visa: Required for U.S. citizens! Provide information in detail on the Visa requirement page in the workshop website before March 22. Please remember that it is not enough that you just filled in your information on the pre-registration page.

The invitation letter for Visa is issued by the Headquarter of my institute in Beijing, the State Oceanic Administration of China. We will apply your invitation letter together after March 22. Once we get them, we will send you by email and airmail.

Meeting Payments: All payments, including the registration fee and living expense in the hotel, will need to be carried out at the time when you arrive at Shanghai and formally register at the reception of LOC. Cash and/or visa credit card can be used for your payment. There are some banks with ATM in the lobby of the meeting hotel.

Airport: The more likely airport for international arrivals is Pudong airport, located 26 km to the east of Shanghai city center. The older airport, Hongqiao, mostly serves domestic travellers. Note that a taxi to the downtown from Pudong will cost 120-150 rmb and you should have your destination written in Chinese characters to show the driver (see first link below). For more airport and travel information, see: link) link)

Visa information (leaving from the US)

Visa application guidelines: link)
  • Documents:
    • Passport (incl. a copy of the information page)
    • Visa application form V2011A (also V2011B for non-US-citizens)
    • Photo (48*33mm)
    • Invitation letter
    • Proof of US residency (non-US-citizens only: green card, I-20, visa)
  • Fee: $140 for US-citizens, $30 for non-US-citizens
  • Processing time: 4 days (application/visa cannot be mailed but can be submitted/picked-up by someone else)