RCN November 2019 Meeting

Marine Biological Laboratory | Woods Hole, MA

Meeting starts Friday, November 8th at 9AM and ends Saturday, November 9th at 3PM, with optional extended session until 5:30PM.

Travel Days: Thursday, November 7th & Saturday, November 9th afternoon

Schedule  Steering Committee


We are pleased to invite you to the Research Coordination Network Meeting at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA. The meeting will take place on Friday, November 8, 2019 and Saturday, November 9, 2019. 

In light of several new developments and successful activities we will convene a meeting of the RCN at the MBL. At the meeting we will review where we are at the half way mark of the RCN, including discussing further integration strategies and identify additional contacts. The group will also present successful integration projects and discuss publication strategies post-IsisCB focus section.

The RCN meeting is generously funded by a grant from National Science Foundation. The meeting is hosted by the Center for Biology and Society at Arizona State University.

We will pay directly for airfare, MBL Housing, Peter Pan Bus/Green Shuttle to Woods Hole, and meals. We are not able to process reimbursements or pay for additional expenses. Please contact Jessica Ranney, the logistic coordinator, if you have any questions or if you plan to drive your own car - which requires additional paperwork.

We are contracted with Marine Biological Laboratory for lodging accommodations in the Swope Dormitory from November 7 – 10. If you will be attending, please confirm your room reservation with jessica.Ranney.edu as soon as possible.

For more information on the accommodations, please see MBL Campus Map including Swope (dormitory and dining), and parking.

Click here to access the Guest Policies for the Marine Biological Laboratory. All participants are expected to have reviewed this information prior to arrival.

We have contracted with Anthony Travel to book and fund your airfare directly. Once we have confirmed your attendance, you will be able to coordinate with them directly via DenaThompson@anthonytravel.com. Please let them know you are part of the “RCN Woods Hole Meeting” group. They will require the following information:

  • Name as it appears on your state-issued identification or passport if Non-U.S. Citizen
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Seat preference in coach
  • Departing city
  • Preferred dates and times of travel in both directions
  • Frequent Flyer information if applicable
  • Email address
  • Phone number while traveling, i.e. cell phone

Anthony Travel will then email you the flight reservation to approve. Keep in mind once the reservations are made, you only have 24 hours to approve before the airline will cancel the booking. Billing will come to the Center for Biology and Society directly.

Boston Logan Airport is about two hours from Woods Hole, MA. We are currently coordinating ground transportation limo service through Green Shuttle, and will offer various time options as flights continue to be booked through Anthony Travel. However, if you would prefer to take a Peter Pan Bus, please let us know and we can pay for the reservation directly. Their website details the shuttle times they offer, but please note the latest shuttle leaves at 7:00pm. We will work with you to coordinate your flight and ground transportation so that you are on ground by 6:15 PM and on your way to Woods Hole by 7:00 PM. We can not reimburse taxi expenses between Woods Hole and the airport.

If you plan to drive your own car, please let Jessica Ranney know. For Complete MBL Travel Information, please see the MBL Directions page. Directions to the MBL from the Peter Pan Stop/SteamShip Authority are on the map below:


A Welcome Brochure provides rich detail on the MBL and Woods Hole:

Link to Woods Hole weather.

Please visit www.woodshole.com for information on Woods Hole’s restaurants and services.

Falmouth is 4 miles away and a larger center.