Invited speakers reimbursement

Necessary travel reimbursement forms include:

a1. travel reimbursement (reiseregning) – pdf (English, not fillable). (can also use to interpret fillable form below)
OR
a2. travel reimbursement (reiseregning) – doc  (Norwegian – fillable).

b. bank account form – .docx  (We will need IBAN and SWIFT (BIC) code)

c. copy of passport (if not Norwegian).

d. Receipts (originals)

As invited speakers we are covering travel expenses to/and from Rosendal for the workshop and incidental associated expenses (travel meals, etc), and extra night hotel stays  when necessary for travellers from outside Europe.   We are not paying per-diem since the hotel package includes meals,  but do include meal expenses while on travel  (Please estimate those but receipts are not necessary).   Please ask about any questions.

Please send all documents to UiB electronically (post(at)gfi.uib.no) with Paul in cc.   Payments will be set up to be processed as soon as the originals arrive.  Post originals to:

GFI, Univ of Bergen
Attn: HighLatDynamics
Postboks 7803
N-5020 BERGEN
Norway

For those who received WMO funding (Heinemann, Renfrew, Screen, Tjernstrom, Vihma) , you should include hotel expenses on your forms.  Deduct the amount received in your account from WMO in the ‘Less advance received’.  Correction:  Claim expenses only for amounts in excess of the WMO funding.  Do NOT mark the ‘Less amount received’ box.  (It results in an accounting error here).   In the notes – just summarize TOTAL  expenses and the WMO money received.  Note that hotel includes room/full board in the remarks.

Most expenses should be listed on the back side of the form:  Flight, taxis, buses in the top section, details for meals (and hotel for WMO-funded) in the bottom.  Use exchange rates indicated  on your card statements including card fees.  Otherwise use published rates at the time of purchase.

Please submit your travel reimbursement forms as soon as possible.

Upload Presentations

Upload presentations here. 

Please give file name as  –

sessionID#_lastname.ext

E.g.:  CP4_hezel.pdf

CP  = Coupled Processes

PP = Polar Prediction

EE = Extreme Events

LS = Large Scale Processes

Use session ID number as given in the agenda.

For rapporteur files:  Please name as

RAP_CP4_Hezel.odt

Maps

Bergen

Shown is the bus station  (orange), Strandkaiterminalen (red), and Flybussen stops in town.  Click on map to see some food/drink and other options.

 

Rosendal

Ferry will stop directly at Hotel on Sunday evening, arriving 20:40.   Others will disembark at Industrikai (Prob to SE of blue marker), a temporary terminal , and can walk to Rosendal Fjordhotel (red marker) in about 10-15 min (< 1 km).  Keep the water to the right, and find the hotel after the bridge and the school.

 

Practicalities

WIFI:  Available as Eduroam at all Norwegian airports.   There should also be WIFI on the ferry and the Flybussen into Bergen.

For Sunday arrivals in Bergen:  There are storage lockers at the Strandkaiterminalen where the ferry leaves from to store your bags for the day.

Weather:  See the MET Norway site yr.no.   It will rain.   Unless it doesn’t. Expect temperatures between 3 to 10 C.

Packing:  Raincoat and rain pants, practical walking/hiking shoes for Wednesday outing and long lunches.  Bathing suit for sauna (or morning fjord plunges if you prefer).

Dress:  Casual, with smart casual  at the conference dinner Wednesday night.

Cash/Bank cards:  Almost everywhere accepts cards, especially debit cards.  The exception is buying bus tickets on the bus (except for Flybussen and bus between the airport and the ferry kai at Flesland).   Cash machines are at airport and most banks, airport machines can exchange bank notes.

Prices:   Norway is not cheap. Expect to spend 10 NOK like you might spend a EUR, or a USD, and then you will still be surprised.  There are some restaurants suggested below.  Alcohol is especially expensive – expect 80 -90 NOK for a pint of beer, same for a glass of wine.  There is duty free at the airport when you arrive.  There will be some selection of low alcohol content beer in stores in Rosendal, but there will be no place to buy bottles of wine.  The hotel, of course, has a bar as well.

Sundays in Norway:  Most large supermarkets are closed, as are most non-touristic shops, and some of the museums.   Open food shops include Bunnpris, kiosks, and some of the small middle eastern and Asian food shops.

Electric:  220-230V, standard European 2 prong round plugs.

Food/Coffee/Beer suggestions for Bergen:

Restaurants:  Naboen (go downstairs, the upstairs is quite expensive).  Pingvinen. (get popcorn).  PygmalionKafe Spesial. DeStefanos.  Don PipposCafe Opera. USF-Verftet (fantastic waterside hangout if its nice out.)

Beer:  Henrik.    Pingvinen. NaboenDon Pippos (good wines).  Legal. Una. Bryggen Tracteursted  – buried in a cool part of Bryggen. USF-Verftet

Coffee:  BKB, Godt Brød (4 locations – good baked goods and lunches – see top 4 in store list).   Det Lille KafekompanietKaffemisjonen.  USF-Verftet

Activities in Bergen:

Floibanen, Ulriken, some of the museums are open, Bryggen of course, for a wander.

Bergen tourist information.  The tourist information center is closed on Sundays.   You can get a Bergen map at any hotel if you don’t find it at the airport.

Saturday after the conference:

Bondens Marked. 10-16h at Fisketorget.  Try the pannekake (pancakes) with as much jam and fresh cream as you want.  Also really good sausages and deer/lamb burgers.  Hard cheeses.  Reindeer cured sausage, brunost, and sheepskins.  All you could want in edible souvenirs from Norway.