US Climate Variability and Predictability Program

Satellite image of the Gulf Stream

Whither the Gulf Stream Workshop: Present Understanding and Future Opportunities for Elucidating the Role of the Gulf Stream in Weather and Climate Logistics

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



Early career and student travel support: May 20, 2022

In-person registration: June 1, 2022

Virtual registration: June 10, 2022

Abstract Submission

Poster presentations: May 14, 2022

Woods Hole, MA and Virtual

Meeting Venue

The workshop will take place at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).


Participants should book their hotel rooms directly with area hotels:

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

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

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

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.

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
  • Providing masks and personal hand sanitizer

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 Sam Coakley to make a formal request.

Virtual Participation

We aim to provide a seamless experience for both in-person and virtual participants. Additional information will be provided to you via email as we approach the workshop dates.