Work Trips (often combined with a holiday)

In 2020 the Covid-19 pandemic kept me ashore for the sailing season and I decided to add to the Seatern web site some descriptions of past times for which I have photos – mainly for my own enjoyment!

On some of my trips abroad for work conferences and committee meetings I took time off before or after to do some travelling. This is a record of some of those trips; I’m adding more as I find the photos.1

1975: Seattle Summer - My first visit to the USA was for a summer school at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington State. I was sponsored by a NATO air-sea interaction scholarship. (read about it)
December 1979: Australia (IUGG) - Attending the IUGG General Assembly in Canberra with a car trip to the Blue Mountains and a visit to Sydney (read about it)
Jan. 1980: Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, and Claremont - The 1980 American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting was held at the historic Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, California. (read about it)
March 1980: Pasadena… SeaSat-JASIN - Collaboration with JPL in a workshop at the Huntington Sheraton Hotel in Pasadena to evaluate the first oceanographic satellite, Seasat. Then visiting friends at Claremont. (read about it)
Sept. 1982: Monterey, California - I had a meeting at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and took the opportunity to visit Cannery Row. (read about it)
April 1983: San Miniato, Italy - Travelling via Pisa and the Leaning Tower to an international workshop on Satellite Altimetry and Ocean Circulation held at San Miniato, a Tuscan hill top village. (read about it)
October 1983: Corsica, France - A week long NATO Advanced Research Workshop in Corsica, France, with a boat trip to one of the islands between Corsica and Sardinia. (read about it)
August 1985: Oahu, Hawaii, USA - Attending the Joint IAMAP/IAPSO Assembly in Hawaii in August 1985 and a couple of days driving around the island of Oahu with Nicky. (read about it)
February 1986: India and Nepal - Staying at the Imperial Hotel in New Delhi to attend a meeting at the India Meteorology Department, and then, with Nicky, visiting Agra and Jaipur by train, and flying to Kathmandu in Nepal for a few days. (read about it)
April 1991: Japan - A three week trip to Japan with Nicky for an IGOSS Seminar and Workshop followed by a visit to Sendai as a guest at Tohoku University, a sightseeing stay in Kyoto, and a visit to Nicky's friends in Nagano. (read about it)
Oct. 1994: Texas to New Mexico - After a meeting on a dude ranch in Paradise Texas, Nicky and I drove to New Mexico where we stayed at New Buffalo, camped at Bandolier, stayed at El Rancho in Gallup, visited the Carlsbad Caverns, and much more! (read about it)
March 1998: South Africa - A week in Cape Town for a JSC meeting. Zoe and I climbed Table Mountain and, after the meeting, drove east to the Addo Elephant Park. We visited an Ostrich Farm, and did some hiking. (read about it)
May 1998: Colorado and Utah - A two week road trip with Zoe (following a meeting in Boulder, Co.) visiting Leadville, the Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings, the Arches Park, and Canyon Lands (read about it)
September 1999: Vancouver and the Inside Passage - A meeting at the Wall Centre Hotel in Vancouver and then, with Zoe, taking trains north to Prince George and then west to Prince Rupert: back by ferry through the Inside Passage to Vancouver Island for whale watching. (read about it)
March 2000: Tokyo, Japan - A week in Tokyo attending the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee and seeing a wedding at the Meiji Shrine, cosplay in Yoyogi Park, and the Dragon Festival at the Sensoji Temple during the weekends. (read about it)
USA 2000 3 Roll 1 20 May 2000: New Mexico Road Trip - A week driving around New Mexico before a scientific editorial meeting at Cloudcroft, NM. Also walking into Juárez in Mexico from El Paso. (read about it)
February 2002: Goa, India - A two week trip to Goa, India, with Zoe where we stayed in Panjim and then at Dona Paula while I attended the JCOMM Ship Observations Team meeting at the National Institute of Oceanography. (read about it)
March 2002: Tasmania - Attending a meeting in Hobart before a coach trip to Cape Grim and the Baseline CO2 station; then exploring Tasmania by hire car. (read about it)

I should emphasise that travel costs were paid by the International organisations sponsoring the various committees and working groups and that where I took off time to travel it was from my annual leave allocation and the extra costs were always paid by me!