June '14 Technical and Planning Committee - Geneva, Switzerland

Tuesday, 2014-06-10
Saturday, 2014-06-14


World Meteorological Organization

7 bis, avenue de la Paix
Case postale No. 2300
CH-1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland

Schedule of Meetings: 

The tentative agenda is now published. 

NOTE:  The Technical Committee Meetings will run from Tuesday - Friday.
The Planning Committee will be held on Saturday 14 June. 


On-line Registration is now open:

  • In order to submit registration through security, we will cut off early-bird registration on 2 June. On-Site registration fees will be imposed on or after 3 June.
  •  OGC Members Must register through the My Account section of the OGC Member Portal
  •  Non-members and Guest may register directly through the OGC Storefront.

There are Meeting Fees associated with the OGC TC/PC Meetings. Based upon your organization's OGC Membership Level, you will have at least one Complementary registration for each meeting.

The Thursday evening Gala Dinner will be $70.00 USD per person. Seating is limited and everyone MUST have a ticket to attend. Registered individuals will receive an email the week prior to the dinner with their ticket information.

Meetings and EventsEarlybird Rate (Before 3 June)On-Site (on or after 3 June)
OGC Member - Technical Committee (comp'd) $0 $50
OGC Member - Technical Committee Meetings** $225.00 $275.00
OGC Member - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $100.00 $150.00
Non-Member - Technical Committee Meetings **
$300.00 $350.00
Non-Member - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $200.00
OGC 20th Gala Dinner Only $70.00 $70.00

** Use for two or more days of Technical Committee attendance.


The WMO suggests the following list of hotels.  Note that the prices are out of date.  You will need to contact the hotels directly to determine pricing and availablity.

Local Information and Travel: 

Should you need a letter of invitation for Travel Visa, please contact Greg Buehler at OGC.  We will forward your request to the WMO Liaison.

Here is a great resource for anyone flying into Geneva:

When you arrive at Geneva airport there is a machine that will give transit passes for free.  Get your transit pass before you leave the baggage area.

Then take the big train from the airport to the central train station, then either walk to hotel or take tram (or bus) using the same transit pass. 

The transit pass from airport baggage area is good for about 4 hours.


How to get to the World Meteorological Organization

Getting to WMO from the airport

Taxi: From the taxi rank outside the Arrivals Hall (Ground floor)
Cost: approximately CHF 25–30

Bus: Bus 28 can be taken from outside the Terminal Building (First floor). The stop is situated to the left as you come out of the terminal. The bus goes all the way to Jardin Botanique, which faces the WMO building (last stop). Cost: free tickets are available from the machine in the Baggage Conveyor Hall before passing customs.


Getting to WMO from the centre of Geneva

From Cornavin Station, tram 15 goes to the Place des Nations. WMO is then within walking distance (avenue de la Paix, towards the lake – 10 minutes). Buses 1, 11 and 28 also stop at the Jardin Botanique, which faces the WMO building.

A map of the bus network can be obtained free of charge from the UNIRESO Information Centre at Cornavin Station.

Hotels in Geneva are providing guests with a free ticket for public transport.