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Daily to Decadal Ecological Forecasting along North American Coastlines Workshop Logistics

Woods Hole, MA and Virtual

Meeting Venue

The workshop will take place on the Quissett Campus of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) on the top floor of the Clark Building (room 507) and virtual.


Mention this workshop to be guaranteed our negotiated room rates and please make your reservations as soon as possible. Courtesy room blocks have been reserved at the following hotels:

Holiday Inn Falmouth
291 Jones Rd
Falmouth, Massachusetts, 02540
T: (508) 540-2000

Rate: $109 plus 13.45% room tax per night

Inn on the Square
40 North Main St
Falmouth, Massachusetts, 02540
T: (508) 457-0606

Rate: $99 plus $18 amenity fee and 13.45% room tax per night

Sands of Time Motor Inn
549 Woods Hole Rd
Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 02540
T: (781) 801-8993

Rate: $134 plus 13.45% room tax per night

Air Travel and Ground Transportation

The two airports nearest to Woods Hole are Boston Logan Airport (BOS) and Providence T.F. Green Airport (PVD). Both airports are ~80 miles from Woods Hole, but Boston Logan Airport offers better bus service to Woods Hole. Please check bus schedules before finalizing your flight to ensure you will not arrive too late to catch the last bus.

The buses from the Boston airport (Peter Pan Bus Lines and Plymouth & Brockton) have a stop close to the Sands of Time Motor Inn in Woods Hole and the Inn on the Square in Falmouth. Your departure "city" would be Boston Logan Airport or T.F. Green Airport, with arrival city as Woods Hole or Falmouth to locate the correct schedule on their website. The bus stop for "scheduled buses" can be found outside each terminal at Boston Logan Airport. If you are staying at the Holiday Inn or another Falmouth hotel, you will have to request a taxi from the Falmouth bus station.

Falmouth Taxi
T: (508) 548-3100

All Seasons Taxi
T: (508) 548-9990

Other options to travel the ~90-minute trip from the airports to Woods Hole are the GoGreen Shuttle, White Tie Limousine, Enterprise and National car rentals, and taxis.

If you are traveling by car, driving directions to Woods Hole are available here. We strongly discourage rental cars given the availability of mass transport options between the airport and Woods Hole. Furthermore, once you arrive in Woods Hole, we have shuttles to transport participants between the hotels and WHOI each day. If you do drive (personal or rental car), we encourage you to leave your cars safely parked at your hotel and use the shuttle to alleviate parking congestion at WHOI.

Health Protocols

Your health and safety are of priority concern. In order to help ensure a safe environment for in-person participants, we will be undertaking the following measures:

  • Setting up a COVID vaccination verification for in-person participants
  • Wearing of masks optional (we will have masks available)
  • Providing masks and hand sanitizing stations throughout the venue

All in-person participants will present confirmation of full vaccination at meeting check-in, so you will be assured that fellow participants on site are vaccinated. 

We encourage everyone to monitor the latest COVID trend and forecast for Falmouth, MA.

Please check back frequently for updates to the protocols.

Visa Invitation Letters

For international attendees who require an invitation letter to attend the workshop, please contact Mary Zawoysky to make a formal request.

Virtual Participation

We aim to provide a seamless experience for both in-person and virtual participants. All participants will receive a Webex link to join the workshop during the week of April 4.


All poster presentations will be presented in two ways - with a short spotlight talk of 1-3 slides during plenary, and as a printed or online poster that can be viewed during breaks and networking time. In-person participants are encouraged to bring their laptops to view the online posters, and email with presenters.

Local Dinner Recommendations

Bluefins – new sushi restaurant (295 Main St. Falmouth, 774-763-6421)

Añejo – Mexican bistro with fabulous guac and tequila tasting! (599 Main St. Falmouth, 774-470-5897)

Water Street Kitchen – local, seasonal fare, excellent cocktails (56 Water Street, Woods Hole, 508-540-5656)

Landfall – waterfront dining on Woods Hole Harbor (9 Luscombe Ave. Woods Hole, 508-548-1758)

Osteria La Civetta – Italian (133 Main St. Falmouth, 508-540-1616)

Simply DiVine – pizza (271 Main St. Falmouth, 508-548-1222)

Estia – Mediterranean, Greek (117 Main St. Falmouth, 508-548-3300)

C-Salt – American fusion, local, vegetarian and vegan options (75 Davis Straits, Falmouth, 774-763-2954)

Quicks Hole Tavern and Taqueria – tasty tacos, nice salsa bar (6 Luscombe Ave., Woods Hole, 508-495-0792)

Need other suggestions? Just ask Heather or Mai!

Also see Falmouth’s top rated restaurants (Trip Advisor, Spring 2022)


Aquatic Brewing – best beer in Falmouth, brewed by oceanographers, and you can BYO food! (661 Main St. Falmouth)

Coffee Obsession – great coffee and treats (110 Palmer Ave. Falmouth – there’s one of these on Water St. in Woods Hole too)

Maison Villatte – legit French boulangerie with breads, croissants (savory and sweet), and desserts (267 Main St. Falmouth)

Ben and Bills – if you need a chocolate fix, including great vegan truffles! (209 Main St., Falmouth)

Pie in the Sky - bakery, sandwiches (10 Water St. Woods Hole)


Logistical Questions

OCB Project Office: Mary Zawoysky, Mai Maheigan, Heather Benway
US CLIVAR Project Office: Jennie Zhu, Cyndie Graddy, Mike Patterson

Workshop Content and Agenda Questions

Scientific Organizing Committee: Antonietta Capotondi (co-chair), Victoria Coles (co-chair), Sophie Clayton, Marjorie Friedrichs, Michelle Gierach, Art Miller, Charles Stock

Meeting Menu



Poster Gallery



Webinar Series


Abstract Submission (Closed)

Register (Closed)

Registration Fees

General Registration: $200

Students/Early Career Scientist: $100

Participants from Underrepresented Racial and/or Ethnic Groups: $100

Fees are the same for in-person and virtual participants



April 1, 2022

Abstract Submission

Poster abstracts: April 1, 2022