17th International Workshop on Laser Ranging
and
23rd General Assembly of the International Laser Ranging Service

Bad Kötzting (Germany), May 16 - 20, 2011


 

Actual Notes:

The ILRS intents to publish the contributions shown at the workshop at the ILRS website. If you don't agree or if want to submit an updated version or your presentation or your poster, please send an e-mail to the address shown at the end of this page.

All participants who did not register electronically are asked to send their e-mail address to the LOC (address see below) in order to keep in contact with you concerning the proceeding volume. Here is the list of participants without e-mail address.

You find here the final program as published on May, 16th 2011, and the final poster list.

The submitted abstracts are also available for oral and poster contributions.

Proceedings:

If you want to publish your paper in the workshop proceedings, please send your contribution to the e-mail address shown at the end of this page. You find here a Word template for your paper. The length of the article should not exceed 4 pages. Please remember that the deadline for submitting proceeding contributions is July 31st.

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- Extending the Range -


The "Bundesamt fuer Kartographie und Geodaesie" (Geodetic Observatory Wettzell and TIGO), the "Research Group Satellite Geodesy of the Technische Universitaet Muenchen" and the International Laser Ranging Service (ILRS) are pleased to announce that the 17th International Workshop on Laser Ranging is scheduled to be held in Bad Kötzting (Germany) during the week of May 16-20, 2011. The meeting of the Analysis Working Group is scheduled for May 21st.

The 23rd General Assembly of the ILRS and meetings of the ILRS Governing Board and the respective Working Groups of the ILRS will be held during the week of the workshop. A trip to the Geodetic Observatory Wettzell and an introduction to the TWIN VLBI project is also in preparation.

 

Workshop Goals

The growing number of satellites requesting SLR support, the new successful one-way laser ranging missions and the recent progress in optical time transfer have added much to the importance of the laser ranging technique. At the same time new satellite missions like GOCE provide a wealth of new observations for better models of the Earth gravity field, the reference system and their dynamics. On the other hand the diversity and complexity of the laser ranging facilities have substantially increased. This workshop presents the latest developments and results of the research and the laser ranging techniques.

Urgent goals of the workshop:

The program committee has identified a number of urgent goals, which will be addressed during the workshop and which will necessarily involve exchanges of ideas between scientists, analysts and laser-ranging practitioners. A detailled description can be found in the Second Circular.

Program Topics:

Programme Committee:

Furthermore we encourage everyone to propose additional sessions or presentations on other timely laser ranging matters.

 

 

Registration fee

The registration fee for the workshop is 150,00 Euro, including a field trip to the observatory with barbecue in the evening and a joint conference dinner.

 

Spouse program

We also offer an interesting spouse program for accompanying persons during the conference (Monday till Thursday). We expect the fee for that to be within 60 - 80 Euro (15 - 20 Euro each day), depending on the number of participants. Fees include transport, guides and entrance fees. The following tours are planned:

Please indicate interest early in order to make life easier for the local organizing committee.

 

Important Dates

 

Venue

The workshop will take place in the "Haus des Gastes" in the town of Bad Kötzting. Within the "Haus des Gastes" a hall for oral presentations and one room for 25 persons ("Balkenzimmer") for splinter meetings are available. The "Hotel Zur Post" is located directly next to the venue.

Poster

Display of posters is possible during the entire workshop. A poster session is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. The size of the poster may not exceed 85 cm (width) x 150 cm (height).

 

Accommodation

A block of hotel rooms has been reserved in the following hotels:

Hotel name Location Description Block reservation Contact
Hotel Zur Post Bad Kötzting (directly next to the venue) Hotel for 45-50,- Euro incl. breakfast 20 rooms (single and double), May 15 - May 21
Hotel is fully booked!
Phone: +49(0)9941/6628
Fax: +49(0)9941/2604
E-mail: info@posthotel-bad-koetzting.de
Hotel Amberger Hof Bad Kötzting (5 min walking distance) Hotel for 45-50,- Euro incl. breakfast 25 rooms (single and double), May 16 - May 21
Hotel is fully booked!
Phone: +49(0)9941/950-0
Fax: +49(0)9941/950-110
E-mail: info@amberger-hof.de
Pension Steidl Bad Kötzting (10 min walking distance) Pension for 25-30,- Euro incl. breakfast 10 rooms (single and double), May 15 - May 21
Hotel is fully booked!
Phone: +49(0)9941/94250
Fax: +49(0)9941/942520
E-mail: info@pension-steidl.de
Pension Raab Bad Kötzting (10 min walking distance) Pension for 25-30,- Euro incl. breakfast 10 rooms (single and double), May 15 - May 20
Hotel is fully booked!
Phone: +49(0)9941/2435
Fax: +49(0)9941/4704
E-mail: gaestehaus-raab@t-online.de
Ferienresidenz Am Weißen Regen Bad Kötzting (3 min walking distance) Holiday flats for 39,- Euro (2 rooms) and 49,- Euro (3 rooms) per flat 8 flats, May 15 - May 20 Phone: +49(0)9941/1015
Fax: +49(0)9941/401660
E-mail: info@fewo-weisser-regen.de
Hotel Herzog Heinrich Arrach (20 min by car, bus transfer available) Resort hotel for 65-70,- Euro incl. breakfast and use of wellness facilities 30 rooms (single and double), May 15 - May 20 Phone: +49(0)9943/954-0
Fax: +49(0)9943/954-777
E-mail: hotel-herzog-heinrich@t-online.de
Hotel Birkenhof Grafenwiesen (10 min by car, bus transfer available) Resort hotel for 65-70,- Euro incl. breakfast and use of wellness facilities 32 rooms (single and double), May 15 - May 20 Phone: +49(0)9941/4004-0
Fax: +49(0)9941/4004-250
E-mail: info@hotel-birkenhof.de

The hotels and pensions in the town of "Bad Kötzting" are in convenient walking distance, for the other hotels free transport will be provided.

The participants are asked to make their reservations at the hotels by their own. The best way is by e-mail. Please use the keyword "17workshop" as reference. Early booking is recommended, as the number of hotel rooms in Bad Kötzting is limited. Note that the block reservation is hold only until April 17. The hotels accept cash, traveler checks and major credit cards. Credit cards are usually not accepted in small hotels or pensions like "Steidl" or "Raab".

You may also try these hotels/pensions (no block reservation):

Hotel name Location Description Contact
Hotel Am Steinbachtal Bad Kötzting (15 min walking distance) Hotel for 35-40,- Euro incl. breakfast Phone: +49(0)9941/1694
Fax: +49(0)9941/8212
E-mail: info.steinbachtal@t-online.de
Pension Kauer Bad Kötzting (10 min walking distance) Pension for 25-30,- Euro incl. breakfast Phone: +49(0)9941/1262
Fax: +49(0)9941/1262
E-mail: kontakt@pension-kauer.de
Waldpension Ludwigsberg Bad Kötzting (10 min walking distance) Pension for 20-25,- Euro incl. breakfast Phone: +49(0)9941/1337
Fax: +49(0)9941/1337
E-mail: waldpension.ludwigsberg@freenet.de
Familiendorf Wildgatter Grafenwiesen (10 min by car, bus transfer available) Holiday flats for 35,- Euro (1 room) and 45,- Euro (2 rooms) per flat Phone: +49(0)9941/608-0
Fax: +49(0)9941/608-191
E-mail: info@wildgatter.de

 

How to reach Bad Kötzting

From Munich airport:
  By train: Travel time: 3,5-4 hours
Daily connections via Regensburg, Schwandorf and Cham (Oberpf.)
Last departure about 7:30 p.m.
TimeTables for trains from Munich Airport to Bad Kötzting can be found here
  By rental car: Distance 160 km,
Travel time 2 hours
From Frankfurt airport:
  By train: Travel time: 6-7 hours
Daily connections via Nürnberg, Schwandorf and Cham (Oberpf.)
Last departure about 4:30 p.m. (Sundays about 6:00 p.m.)
  By rental car: Distance 380 km,
Travel time about 4.5 hours
From Nünberg airport:
  By train: Travel time: 3 hours
Daily connections via Schwandorf and Cham (Oberpf.)
Last departure about 7:00 p.m. (Sundays about 8:30 p.m.)
  By rental car: Distance 155 km,
Travel time 2 hours

Train connections are found at www.bahn.de.

Rental cars are available at the airports. From Munich airport to Bad Kötzting is 160 km requiring 2 h under normal traffic conditions. You may use the Wettzell location map for orientation.

Visa support is provided on request.

 

Local contact

  Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodäsie
  Geodätisches Observatorium Wettzell
  Sackenrieder Straße 25
  D-93444 Bad Kötzting
  Deutschland
   
  Phone: +49(0)9941/603-0
  Fax: +49(0)9941/603-222
  E-Mail: 17workshop@fs.wettzell.de

 

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Last Update of this page: 31.05.2011