Latest Information about the FAMOS 2018 Annual Meeting

October 16, 2018
By Amélie Bouchat

The FAMOS 2018 Annual Meeting will be held at the Quality Hotel Edvard Grieg in Bergen (Norway) on October 23-26, 2018. 

Please see below for the meeting agenda, presentation guidelines, and more. 

Meeting Dates  & Registration

School:         October 23, 2018

Workshop:  October 24-26, 2018 

Registration for both the School and Workshop is now closed.

About FAMOS 2018

The major goals of the 2018 Meeting are to coordinate FAMOS activities, report accomplishments, exchange ideas and hypotheses, enhance international arctic studies collaboration and discuss plans for continuing FAMOS work beyond 2019.


Organizing Committee: 
Andrey Proshutinsky (
Michael Steele (
Amélie Bouchat (

Annie Doucette (

Agenda, Abstracts, and Participants

The final meeting agenda can be found here.

The list of abstracts can be found here.

The list of the 2018 meeting participants can be found here

The poster list can be found here

Presentation Guidelines

Oral Presentations: 

Length: 12 mins + 3 mins for questions

Please upload your presentation on the conference computer during the break before your session. 

Poster Presentations: 

Each presenter is responsible for printing their own poster. The officiall poster session will be held on Wednesday October 24th 17:00-19:00, but the posters will be displayed all days and should be put up by the participants on Wednesday morning using the provided pins.  Maximum poster size: width – 95 cm (37 inches), height – 150 cm (59 inches) 

1-minute-1-slide presentations: 

We ask that you prepare an introduction to your poster on ONE SLIDE with NO ANIMATION (see example here).  We will have one-minute summary presentations by each poster presenter in the afternoon before the poster session on Wednesday. This is intended to give a sneak peek of your work and main results, and NOT to explain everything on your poster! Just give a hint or the main result, i.e. do not over-crowd your slide with too much material. Please send your summary slide to Andrey Proshutinsky ( as soon as possible.


The 2018 FAMOS school will take place on Tuesday October 23rd. The agenda for the school day can be found here

For questions regarding the FAMOS School, please contact Michael Steele,

Working Groups

The FAMOS Workshop comprises of several Working Group break-out sessions. Participants can join one or more groups during the meeting.  The goal of the working groups is to create concrete collaboration plans and report about previous activities of the group. Examples of some collaborative work can be model intercomparison, setting up new datasets, dedicated model runs to enhance sparse observations, development of new numerics/physics and implementation in multiple models, etc.

Please make sure to have an account on our collaborative online platform and join the online group(s) corresponding to the working group(s) you are interested in joining at the meeting. In the member space of this collaborative platform, you will find a page for each group with their recent activities, leaders, and list of participants. If you have any questions regarding the online collaboration website, please contact Amélie Bouchat (

List of Working Groups 2018

Please find the list of past working groups here, and wait for updates in this section prior to the meeting.

FAMOS Past Activities

In order to save time at the meeting, we encourage all new participants to familiarize themselves with past FAMOS activities by registering on the online collaborative website and have a look at the different teams' activities and reports.

You can also browse the regular FAMOS website, or have a look at this paper for more information on FAMOS history, past accomplishments,  and the structure of the coordinated experiments.  

Attendance Costs & Lodging

We have an agreement with the Edvard Grieg Hotel for hosting the meeting & for lodging of meeting participants. All participants will have to pay attendance fees, regardless of staying at the hotel or not. 

Costs for participants staying at the hotel: 

Price per person per day single room Kr. 1595 = $206.236 (as of now)
Price per person per day in double room Kr. 1248 = $161.369 (as of now)

These charges include: room, buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner (+ coffee, tea and water available during the whole day), access to all meeting facilities and a shared buffet in the mingle area that includes popcorn and make your own ice cream. Free WLAN wireless internet access & Free parking.

Costs for participants NOT staying at the hotel: 

People not staying at the hotel will have to pay kr. 560 ($72.41, as of now) per person per day to attend the meeting. 

These charges include: lunch and desert (+ coffee, tea and water available during the whole day)access to all meeting facilities and a shared buffet in the mingle area that includes popcorn and make your own ice cream. Free WLAN wireless internet access & Free parking.

Dinner can also be arranged for participants not staying at the hotel for kr 435 ($56.2) per dinner.

Hotel booking and Cancellation conditions: 

50 rooms are reserved for participants with arrival October 22nd & departure October 27.
100 rooms are reserved for participants with arrival October 23rd & departure October 26.

Rooms can be booked via e-mail: or by phone: +47 55 98 0000.
Please refer to FAMOS meeting and give code: 6062.

Deadline: Reservations should be made no later than  August 1, 2018. 

Booking contact: Anne Kari Nessimo.

Hotel description is available at:

Please book your rooms personally and let us ( know about your dates of arrival and departure.

Earth-friendly Initiatives

In a effort to reduce the environmental impact during the meeting, we strongly encourage participants to bring their own mug/bottle for coffee and refreshments.  

Request an account

Join scientists working on arctic modeling and observation.

Membership is subject to approval and adherence to the codes of conduct.


Contact Andrey Proshutinsky, Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution at