Climate Change Interamerican Observatory
check with the Consulate of Chile in your country if you need VISA, and
if you need to pay any fee
your arrival to Santiago (for
instance, US citizen need to pay a "reciprocity" fee of about US$
- If you want to
extend your trip and enjoy our country, please visit Gochile
(there is plenty of practical info there) or
Nacional de Turismo
- The first ACCION meeting will occur
during mid summer (recall we
are in the Southern
Hemisphere :-) and we expect warm, dry, clear skies weather for most of
time. During February, daily temperature ranges between 16-32°C.
You can check the weather forecast
at the Weather
Service. Current weather conditions can be seen here.
- February is the
peak of the summer vacations in Chile (equivalent to August in US or
Europe). The good news: Santiago will be significantly less crowded
- Peso ($) is the
national currency. At the time of writing this page (Dec 06) 1
= $ 510 -- and 1 Euro = $ 680. See daily values here.
pay in US$/Euros in hotels (recomeded, that way you are not charged the
19%) and transportation from/to the airport
(restaurants, local transportation) only Chilean Pesos ($) are
accepted. Money exchanges is available at the airport, some hotels,
banks and money exchange agencies (most of them in downtown and
Providencia). There is NO
money exchange at the venue.
the Airport to the Hotel
has a modern Airport
located about 20 km west of Santiago downtown.
of the participants will stay at Hotel Grand Palace
in Santiago Downtown.
- For your own
safety, it is strongly recommended that you use the transport service
by the Santiago Airport (taxi or shuttle service).
- There is a counter
for official ground transportation in the baggage claim area of the
price of a taxi airport-city is US$ 35. There is also a
very good shared Van
service, Transvip, at US$ 15.
efficient subway: Metro de
a bit crowded in the rush hours (7:30-9:00 AM, 6:00-8:00 PM) is the
best -and safest- way to move around the city. If you are around
Providencia or downtown, you just need to use line 1. Line 1 runs under
Alameda -the main city avenue, from east to west- and Providencia (see
to get to the meeting venue?
- We strongly recomend using the subyway system (Metro de Santiago).
- Most of the participants will stay at Hotel Grand Palace
in Santiago Downtown. From there to the venue, you can take the a taxi
(about $5000 = US$10) or the Subway.
- If you take the subway, see Map 2:
- walk to Alameda and take Line 1 in station Moneda
to the west.
- Leave in next Station (Los Heroes)
- Take line 2 to the south
- Leave in next station: Toesca
- Walk to FCFM, enter by Blanco Encalada 2002
The First ACCION
be host by the Department of
Geophysics (DGF), Universidad de Chile, located near downtown in
Santiago, Chile.We will use a meeting room at the 1th floor of the
building (room G108). We also have two smaller meeting rooms for the
gropus at the DGF building.
Our Department is part if the Facultad
de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas (FCFM), one of ten
University Campuses. The FCFM devoted to the
formation of engineers and scientist (Geophyics and Geologist, among
others) with a strong
background in basic sciences as well as knowledge in applied sciences
February the University is in receses there will be almost no
students and professors, as well as minimum staff.
shows where the meeting will be
held along with
other key points.
venue, DGF-UChile, has a fast, free, completely open Wireless Internet
access. Just let your laptop to find the stongest signal and connect
(DGF-Met or DGF-TS).
Participants and friends are invited to our conference dinner at De
Cangrejo a Conejo restaurant.
located in Providencia. The dinner
cost is US$ 35 and includes Pisco Sour,
starter, main course, half
bottle of wine, mineral water, desert and coffee.
Tuesday presentations by presenter's
last name (refer to program
Friday presentations by presenter's
last name (refer to program
Peruvian, Ecuadorian and
Draft for ACCION Workshops