The COMBINE GENERAL ASSEMBLY (GA) 2011 will include scientific results of the first and second year of the project. It is expected that each Work Package (WP) will be presented. The first day of the GA 2010 (May 24, 2011) is dedicated to breakout sessions by WP. The breakout sessions are for discussing the scientific questions that are specific to each WP and for facilitating the internal WP collaboration. The first day ends with the Opening Reception of the plenary part of the General Assembly. 

The COMBINE GA 2011 takes place at midterm of the project life: Large participation from the project partners and presentation of first major results and achievements are expected.

For these reasons, the GA has been extended of 1 day, and scientific oral and poster contributions from all participants are called for. 

The COMBINE GA 2011 plenary will cover 25-26 May, 2 full days, and 27 May 2011, an half day. The closure of the open part of the COMBINE GA 2011 is planned for 27 May at midday.

The members of the project International Scientific Advisory Panel (ISAP) have been invited.

Please visit this page for updates on the GA 2011 scientific programme, venue, registration, and accommodation, as well as any other related item.


24-27 May 2011


Met Office Hadley Center, Exeter, UK

How to reach Exeter: By plane, from Paris or Amsterdam.  By train (3 hours) from London.

Detailed information on how to reach the Met Office: click here. From Exeter downtown, the Met Office can be reached by bus, here the schedule.

Deadline for Oral and Poster Scientific Contributions: 22 April 2011

Submission for contributed scientific oral and poster presentations is called for. A dedicated poster session (not in parallel with any oral session) will take place between lunch and coffee, in order to facilitate the viewing and discussion. The posters will also be on display for the whole duration of the GA.

To submit a presentation, please send an abstract by email to combine.

Please send your abstract (max 200 word) as text in the body of the email, including: title, author(s), affiliation(s), abstract text, and preference for either oral or poster presentation. 

Posters format: Portrait (poster boards: 2m high by 1m wide)





  • 24 May 2011: Breakout Sessions by WP
  • 25-26 May 2011: Plenary: WPs and scientific oral and poster presentations
  • 27 May 2011, morning: Plenary, continued
  • 27 May 2011, afternoon: SSEC meeting (by invitation only)
  • Opening Reception: Tuesday evening, 24 May, at the Met Office
  • Conference dinner: Thursday evening, 26 May, at a location in Exeter 
  • Breakout Sessions start at 13:00, on 24 May (unless differently arranged by WP leaders, eg: WP4, WP5 and WP6)
  • Open Plenary ends at lunch time, 27 May.
  • The afternoon session of 27 May ends at 14:00


Registration is now open via the Met Office registration web page. The final deadline for the registration is Friday 6 May, 2011

Meeting registration fee: £50 (attendance, lunches, tea/coffee breaks and the evening ice-breaker reception on Tuesday 24 May, 2011)

Conference dinner registration fee: £35 per head which includes a 3 course meal with wine and transport from the Met Office to Exeter. The dinner will take place on Thursday evening, 26 May, 2011. 


Rooms have been block booked at 4 hotels: 2 near the Met Office (Holiday Inn is right next door, Gipsy Hill about 15 minutes walk) and 2 in Exeter Town centre about 4-5 miles away (Jurys Inn & Southgate).

Individuals have to contact the hotels directly and quote the reference number. The cut-off date varies by hotel (from mid April to early May: please book early). Click here to download hotels information.

The Met Office can be reached from Exter Town centre by bus/taxi. Here the schedule for the bus to the Met Office.

Local Organization

Chris D Jones and S Hardiman (MET OFFICE). For any question on the local organization, please contact Chris D Jones.




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