Second IVS Analysis Workshop
February 12-14, 2001
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD USA

First Announcement, October 24, 2000
Local tourist information added, October 25, 2000
Foreign visitor form added, January 16, 2001. Forms are due by January 22, 2001.
Registration closed as of January 22, 2001.
Tom Clark's picture link added February 25, 2001.






Foreign Visitors



Local Information


Local Organizing Committee

Objectives     All scientists of IVS components involved in geodetic and astrometric VLBI data analysis are invited to attend this workshop for an exchange of technical and conceptual ideas related to generating state-of-the-art IVS products. In particular, the workshop aims at detailed presentations and discussions of

  • IVS Analysis Center reports
  • IVS Analysis Working Group reports
  • IVS product definition, timeliness, and quality control
  • distribution of and cooperation in software development
  • definition of data formats
  • implementation of geophysical models
  • IVS Data Center reports
  • ... plus a number of other topics related to IVS data analysis and product dissemination
  • ... other topics

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Pictures     Tom Clark's candid photos taken during the week of meetings are posted at

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Location     The location of the workshop is Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, Maryland USA.

Conference room: Goddard East Campus, Building 33, Room H114

All participants will require a badge to enter Goddard. On the first day of the meeting you can claim your badge at the Main Gate. Foreign nationals require advance security checks, which we will take care of before the meeting by using the information provided on your registration form (see below).

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Program     The meeting program is being maintained by Axel Nothnagel on the Analysis Coordinator's page. Contributed presentations will be added to the program. Please send topics and presentations to Axel Nothnagel at before December 15, 2000.

First session starts: Monday, February 12, 2001, 09h00m EST
Last session ends: Wednesday, February 14, 2001, 12h00m EST

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Registration     Registration is now closed.

The registration fee is 40 USD (US dollars) to cover coffee breaks and lunches. The fee will be collected at the registration desk at the meeting. Only cash in USD can be accepted.

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Foreign Visitors     All foreign national visitors to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center must now provide detailed information prior to visiting. This information is required before access to the center can be approved. This form is a new requirement which we were just informed about. All foreign visitors must fill out the Foreign Visitor Information Sheet. Versions are available in MS Word and ASCII. If you fill out the form electronically, please e-mail it back to If you fill out a paper form, please fax it to +1-301-614-5970. Please fill out the form as soon as possible, but no later than January 22, 2001.

Transportation     The Washington, D.C. area is served by three major airports. Links to their web sites are listed below. Most international flights will probably come into Dulles.

Ground transportation from all airports is available from SuperShuttle to all the hotels in this area for a reasonable fee. If you are travelling with another person and going to the same hotel, the cost for the second person is reduced. No reservations are required, just go to the ground transportation area (see the table below).

If you are staying at the Holiday Inn, we will have daily transportation by car or van from there to Goddard and back on the meeting days. There is no need to rent a car unless you want to explore more of the area.
AirportDistance to Greenbelt Ground transportation locationCost
Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) 20 miles Ground transportation desk on the lower level, at Pier C between baggage areas 6 and 7. $21 first person, $8 others
Dulles International (IAD) 40 miles Curb 1C or 1F on lower level, look for the SuperShuttle sign. $28 first person, $10 others
Reagan National (DCA) 25 miles Washington Flyer Supershuttle booth. $25 first person, $8 others

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Lodging     A block of 30 rooms has been set aside at the Holiday Inn Greenbelt about 1.5 miles from Goddard. The hotel has a full-service restaurant and bar. The government room rate is $118.00+10% tax.

Participants are requested to make their own reservations. Please mention "NASA IVS Workshop" to get this rate in our block of rooms. Rooms will be released from the block after January 10, 2001 (one month in advance of the workshop) so please make your reservations before then. To make reservations you must contact the hotel directly via phone or fax. They require a credit card to guarantee your room.

Holiday Inn Greenbelt
7200 Hanover Drive
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Phone: +1-301-982-7000
Fax: +1-301-982-4826

Following is a list of hotels that are further from Goddard than the Holiday Inn (and also cheaper). Expect to pay 10% tax in addition to the room rate. Some of these hotels do not have restaurants conveniently nearby.
HotelAddressPhone RateDistance
Days Inn Lanham 9023 Annapolis Rd
Lanham, MD 20706
+1-301-459-6600 $99 4 miles
Days Inn College Park 9137 Baltimore Blvd
College Park, MD 20740
+1-301-345-5000 $79 6 miles
Best Western College Park 8601 Baltimore Blvd
College Park, MD 20740
+1-301-474-2800 $79 6 miles
Best Western Lanham 5910 Princess Garden Parkway
Lanham, MD 20706
+1-301-459-1000 $79 4 miles
Red Roof Inn I-95 and Lanham-Severn Rd
Lanham, MD 20706
+1-301-731-8830 $54 4 miles
Super-8 9150 Baltimore Blvd
College Park, MD 20740
+1-301-474-0894 $64 6 miles

Driving directions to Goddard from any of the hotels can be found by using MapQuest. Enter the street address of the hotel as the "from" address and use 8800 Greenbelt Road as the "to" address.

Please note that daily transportation to Goddard can only be provided from the Holiday Inn. If you stay at the other hotels you will need a rental car.

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Local Information     Listed here are general tourist information for the Washington, D.C. area. Thanks to George Kaplan for providing the links he set up on the web page for the recent meeting at USNO. Goddard is located about 10 miles from the city center. The Greenbelt Metro stop is about 2 miles from the Holiday Inn. Baltimore is accessible via Amtrak trains from the New Carrollton station, about 4 miles from the Holiday Inn.

There are a variety of choices for local restaurants in the Greenbelt area.

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Invitations     Although IVS cannot provide financial support for attendance at the workshop, either IVS or NASA (your choice) will send a letter of invitation to attend the meeting. If this would be of assistance for your travel plans, please contact Nancy Vandenberg at the IVS Coordinating Center to request a letter.

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Local Organizing Committee     Members of the local organizing committee are:

Please feel free to contact us with any questions. The VLBI group of GSFC welcomes the opportunity to host this meeting.

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Please address questions or comments to the IVS Coordinating Center
Last updated: February 25, 2001