Registration for the meeting will be $550, increasing to $650 after August 15, 2018. Please register here.
Registration fees include the conference facilities, a continental breakfast, lunch at the meeting, morning and afternoon coffee breaks, and some evening social activities.
RBR is hosting a technical workshop on Optimizing Coastal Measurements on Friday, October 19 from 1-4 pm (immediately following the closing of the conference). The workshop will be held in the same location as PECS. The workshop will focus on understanding oceanographic sensor measurement methods, improving the quality of field data, and increasing deployment success rates. More information and registration is available on the RBR website.
We plan to have a number of outings on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 18. We will have one main organized activity that will include a boat and bus tour of Galveston Island. Due to limitations in the number of passengers on the boat, we can only allow 88 people on this tour. There are a number of other options; group transportation and organization of these events will be dependent on the level of interest. Events other than the boat/bus tour will likely have some additional charges, and approximate costs are listed.
Bus tour of Galveston island and boat tour of Galveston Bay (limit 88): A tour of Galveston Bay through the port and jetties on the R/V Trident, and bus tour to the southern tip of the island. Boat and bus tours will run in two concurrent groups, exchanging halfway through.
The Artist Boat ($75): The Artist Boat has various adventures to choose from, whether it’s just a kayaking trip through the East End Lagoon, or a kayaking and painting excursion.
Stand Up Paddleboarding ($30): Standup paddleboarding along the Gulf coast.
Island Bicycle Company ($25): Rent a bicycle or surrey, or even book a bike tour
Moody Gardens ($25 - $70, depending on attractions selected): Moody Gardens has a multitude of activities for every age and interest. Their rainforest pyramid is a stroll through the rainforest with monkeys, ocelots, parrots, anacondas, bats, etc. The recently renovated aquarium pyramid has beautiful and numerous aquariums and undersea tunnels. The Discovery Pyramid has rotating exhibits that are brain teasers and the history and purpose of inventions. There is also a 4-D Theatre and an IMAX theatre on premise with rotating films.
Downtown Brewery Exploration (cost proportional to thirstiness):