C3 Convention Centre
64 Anglesea Street, South Hobart
The IGS Sea-Ice Symposium will be held at the C3 Convention Centre, which is about 2.3km from the city centre. The address is 64 Anglesea Street, South Hobart. C3 sits right on the Hobart Rivulet track, which allows one to walk up from the fringe of the city centre to C3 in a bushland setting. From the city centre it is about 1.2km to the start of Rivulet track, making for a 30 (20) minute outward/uphill (return/downhill) walk. Alternatively and for those preferring to take the bus, there are a number of Metro buses (Hobart’s public transport system) that connect the city centre with Anglesea Street. Delegates will receive an allocation of one-way Metro bus tickets. (Unused tickets should be returned to a LOC member or volunteer.) The current bus timetable from Hobart’s city centre (e.g., Franklin Square) to close to the venue, provides details on connections of bus lines 44, 46, 47, or 49 – from Franklin Square or intervening stops along Davey Street. The nearest bus stop to C3 is stop 10 (Anglesea Street, corner of Lost Sock laundrette). Cross the main street and walk downhill along Anglesea Street to C3 (about 2 — 3 minutes). A taxi will cost about Au$12 from the city centre to the conference venue.
IMPORTANT, PLEASE NOTE, that the first day of the symposium, Monday 10 March 2014, will be a public holiday in Australia, consequently the Metro buses will run a limited service. As such, the LOC have organized a special shuttle bus service on this day, which will depart from bus stop M in Franklin Square, Hobart’s central bus hub, at 7:45, 8:05 and 8:30 am sharp for the symposium venue. A LOC member or volunteer will be at Franklin Square at those time, to provide guidance. A reverse shuttle will run to Franklin Square after the end of the poster session. For Tuesday to Friday, delegates can access Metro bus as per the published schedule.
IMAS Waterfront building
20 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point (close to Salamanca Place)
The registration and icebreaker for the the symposium, the Public Open Science Day plus all workshops and side meetings will be held the new Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies [IMAS] waterfront building. IMAS is an institute of the University of Tasmania and is run by an independent board under the leadership of an independent chair. The new $45 million IMAS building on Hobart’s waterfront is an initiative of the Australian Government as part of the Education Investment Fund. IMAS aspires to be a leading global institution for temperate marine, Southern Ocean and Antarctic research by bringing together much of Tasmania’s considerable strengths in marine and Antarctic studies in one precinct, and by offering opportunities for collaborative research of state, national and international significance.
Hobart Function and Conference Centre
1 Elizabeth St, Hobart (on the waterfront)
The banquet of the IGS 2014 Sea-Ice symposium will be held at the Hobart Function and Conference Centre [HFCC] on Elizabeth Pier on the waterfront.