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    Join us in Nouméa, New Caledonia for the 6th Asia Pacific Remote Sensing Symposium. This garden city is a harmonious blend of urbanization and nature. An attractive modern capital in the South Pacific: France’s showcase in the region.

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    Hotel Information
    A block of rooms at special conference rates has been reserved at various hotels for Asia Pacific Remote Sensing attendees. The conference rates cannot be guaranteed after the room blocks have been filled.

    Hotel Reservations
    To secure a room reservation, requests must be received with a credit card guarantee. Please follow instructions for each individual hotel's booking requirements. You are encouraged to make your reservations early as rooms at convention rates can sell out quickly.

     

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    Rates per room, per night in Euro & French Pacific Francs (XPF)

    Distance to Conference Center Le Meridien Noumea Hotel

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    Le Meridien Noumea

    Point Magnin - BP1915
    Noumea 98846
    New Caledonia

    142 € or 17,000 (XPF)

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    Ramada Plaza Noumea

    7 rue Louis Bleriot BP 8262, Noumea, 98807 NC

    Chamber Superior 108 € or 12,900 (XPF)

    Chamber Deluxe 116 € or 13,900 (XPF)

    Short walk 10-15 minutes along the beach


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    Use code 'APRS2008' in comment textbox for special conference rate

    Nouvata Park Hotel

    123 Promenade Roger Laroque, Anse Vata Bay, Noumea, New Caledonia

    Pacific Standard Pool View 80-93 € or 9,500-11,000 (XPF)

    Pacific Standard Ocean View 89-101 € or 10,600-12,100 (XPF)

    Superior Pool View or Superior Ocean View 103-116 € or 12,300-13,800 (XPF)

    Short walk 10-15 minutes along the beach


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    La Promendade Resort Noumea

    109 Promenade Roger Laroque Noumea, New Caledonia

     

    Deluxe Suite 405 € or 12,500 (XPF)

     

    Short walk 10-15 minutes along the beach

    Email Vicky Lemedioni at com@lapromenade.nc to make a reservation 

    The 6th Asia Pacific Remote Sensing Symposium will be held at the following facilities in Nouméa, New Caledonia

    Registration, Opening Ceremony, and Plenary Session
    IRD-Institut de recherche pour le developpement

    Conferences and Exhibitions
    Le Méridien Nouméa

    Poster Session
    SPC-Secretariat of the Pacific Community

    Transportation between facilities is being arranged. Additional details will be provided.

    View New Caledonia tourism website

    The official language of the conference presentations is English.


    Travel

    New Caledonia is located:

    • 2 hours flying time from Australia
    • 2½ hours from New Zealand
    • 9 hours from Japan
    • 14 hours from Los Angeles
    • 21 hours from France

    Tontouta International Airport is located approximately 50 km from the city of Noumea. Shuttle buses or mini-buses and taxis offer regular transfer services to Nouméa (45 km from the airport) and take about 50 minutes. Check your hotel for airport transfer possibilities. Car rental is also available.

    We suggest you check connections from Syndey, Australia and New Zealand for travel to New Caledonia.

    Hertz has an office in Noumea, New Caledonia and at the Tontouta International Airport. Car rentals are priced based on current rates and availability. Attendees can call the Hertz International Department at 1-800-654-3001 for further information, or check online at www.hertz.com

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    Currency

    • New Caledonia uses the French Pacific Franc (XPF).
    • Travellers cheques in XPF do not exist.
    • Visitors to New Caledonia are advised to take some local currency, NZ/Australian/US Dollar travellers cheques or international credit cards.
    • If prearranged, funds can also be withdrawn by credit card at ATM machines located in and around Noumea.
    • The Euro exchange in XPF is free of charge.

    Weather

    New Caledonia is described as the land of eternal spring with a year round semi-tropical climate. The wet season is from January to March and according to the statistics it pours more during February. During the cooler season the temperature varies between 20 and 26 degrees Celsius (68-78 degrees Fahrenheit).


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    Letters of Invitation for Visa Process

    No visa is required for EEC, USA, NZ, or Australian passport holders for stays of up to three months. A valid passport and onward or return air ticket is required upon arrival. For other nationalities, visa information is available from the nearest French Embassy.

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    Clearance Information

    If government and/or company clearance is required to present and publish your presentation, start the process now to ensure that you receive clearance if your paper is accepted.


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    Important Dates

    Abstracts Due:
    5 October 2015

    Author Notification:
    14 December 2015

    Manuscripts Due:
    14 March 2016


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