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TOSCA Workshop Berlin


Workshop on "Recent variability of the solar spectral irradiance and its impact on climate modelling”

Berlin 14-16 May 2012



Freie Universität Berlin

Institut für Meteorologie

Carl-Heinrich-Becker-Weg 6-10

12165 Berlin



The workshop programme can be downloaded in pdf format here.



The workshop presentations are available for download here.



Participation in this meeting is by invitation only. Participants will be reimbursed for their travel and accomodation by COST, but please note that strict reimbursement rules apply.

To register, please fill in the form, which is important for our logistics. Then, you should soon receive an email message asking you to register at e-COST. This registration is necessary in order to get reimbursed after the meeting. Please register at your earliest convenience, but not later than April 13.

There is no registration fee apart from a contribution of 10€ for lunch and coffee breaks.


Travel Directions

How to find our Institute:

Click here for a map.

From Rathaus Steglitz go Grunewaldstr., left into Lepsiusstr., right into Schmidt-Ott-Str. and finally left into Carl-Heinrich-Becker-Weg.

Public transport (BVG):

Go to Rathaus Steglitz by using

U9, S1 or the busses M48, M85, X83, 170, 186, 188, 282, 283, 284, 285, 380.

More information on public transport in Berlin, network maps, timetables, etc: bvg.de

By train:

From Hauptbahnhof use S5 (Direction Strausberg Nord or Hoppegarten(Mark)) or S7 (Direction Ahrensfelde) to Friedrichstr. Change to S1 (Direction Wannsee) and go to Rathaus Steglitz.

From Berlin Südkreuz use S41 (Ring clockwise) to go to Schöneberg. Change to S1 (Direction Wannsee) and go to Rathaus Steglitz.

From Wannsee use S1 (Direction Oranienburg or Frohnau) to Rathaus Steglitz.

By plane:

From Tegel (TXL) use Bus 109 or X9 to Zoologischer Garten. Change to U9 to Rathaus Steglitz.

From Schönefeld (SXF) use S45 (Direction Südkreuz) to the final stop Südkreuz. Change to S41 (Ring clockwise) to go to Schöneberg. Change to S1 (Direction Wannsee) to Rathhaus Steglitz.



Rooms for three nights, i.e. check in on 13 May, check out on 16 May, have been allocated at two hotels within walking distance from the workshop venue. Please contact the hotel individually to book your room. Mention that you are a guest at Freie Universität and give the keyword "TOSCA". Ask for a room towards the backyard, they are much quieter than those towards the street. Please note the different deadlines for room booking.


Ravenna Hotel

Grunewaldstr. 8-9

12165 Berlin

Single room for 72 Euro per night.

Booking deadline: 20 March 2012



Best Western Premier Hotel Steglitz International

Albrechtstr. 2

12165 Berlin

Single room for 79 Euro per night,

Double room for 102 Euro per night.

Booking deadline: 13 April 2012

Online booking at Best Western


Breakfast and wireless internet access is included in the hotel prices.


Social Event

On Tuesday, 15 May evening at 19:30 a conference dinner will take place at the restaurant "Ständige Vertretung" at Schiffbauerdamm 8 in the city centre of Berlin.


For questions regarding local organisation, please contact: Anne Kubin