Research to Operations (R2O) Workshop

From Space Science Theory Group



The meeting is now scheduled in the UNH Alumni Center, Room 1925. This is a change from the earlier announced meeting location in Morse Hall.


  • Thursday, March 5:
    • 0800 Breakfast
    • 0830 Introduction: Why are we here? What is the problem to be solved, in detail?
    • 1000 coffee break
    • 1030 Summary of R2O ideas (Gombosi)
    • 1200 lunch
    • 1330 SWPC and NCAR perspectives: (Biesecker, Wiltberger)
    • 1500 coffee break
    • 1530 Role of universities, business, government labs, DoD, NASA, ... (Odstrcil, Tobiska, Hesse, Wing)
    • 1700 adjourn
  • Friday, March 6:
    • 0800 Breakfast
    • 0830 What are the conflicts and how can they be resolved
    • 1000 coffee break
    • 1030 Summary: identify consesus, remaining open issues, future direction, possibly writing assignments for a white paper
    • 1200 lunch
    • 1330 overflow time, splinter groups if necessary, discussion on model TRL levels
    • 1700 adjourn



Program Committee

  • Tamas Gombosi (U. Michigan)
  • Kent Tobiska (Space Environment Technologies)
  • Bob Schunk (Utah State U.)
  • Michael Hesse (GSFC)
  • Rich Behnke (NSF)
  • Jimmy Raeder (UNH)

Registration Fee

  • None

Hotel and Lodging

Located on/near the UNH Campus and walking distance to all Buildings

  • The New England Center 1-800-590-4334 (see map. Closest and all amenities)
  • Holiday Inn Express (603) 868-1234 (well, a Holiday Inn)
  • The Three Chimney’s Inn (603) 399-9777 (a bit longer walk, but very charming)

Durham, NH: Close, but not quite walking distance

  • Durham Point Bed & Breakfast (603) 868-1162
  • Hickory Pond Inn (603) 659-2227
  • The Pines Guest House (603) 868-3361

Portsmouth, NH: Distance from UNH ~20 minutes

  • Best Western Wynwood Hotel & Suites (603) 742-0400
  • Comfort Inn (603) 433-3338
  • Courtyard by Marriott (603) 436-2121
  • Fairfield Inn by Marriott (603) 436-6363
  • Garden Inn by Hilton (603) 431-1499
  • Hampton Inn by Hilton (603) 431-6111
  • Holiday Inn (603) 431-8000
  • Meadowbrook Inn (603) 436-2700
  • Motel 6 (603) 334-6606
  • Residence Inn by Marriott (603) 436-8880

Dover, NH: Distance from UNH ~15 minutes

  • Days Inn (603) 742-0400
  • Comfort Inn & Suites (603) 750-7507


You can fly either into Boston Logan Airport (BOS) or Manchester Airport (MHT). In either case it is cumbersome to come to campus via public transportation (see options below), so a rental car is advised.

Air Travel Options

Nearest full-service airport: Manchester, NH

Closer and more convenient than Boston. Driving time: 60 minutes.


Logan International Airport, Boston, Mass.

Expect heavy traffic at times. Driving time: 80 minutes. BTW, the Google map below does not give the best directions. Take Route 1a --> 1 North when you leave the airport (you first get through several traffic lights and traffic circles) and merge onto Interstate 95 after ~ 10 miles (direction NH/Maine, quite obvious).


Shuttles Serving Area Airports

Hampton Shuttle runs from both airports, stops at the New England Conference Center at UNH and locations in Portsmouth. $49 one way from Logan, $46 one way from Manchester. Check web site for more information.
Reservation required: (800) 225-6426.

Mermaid Transportation Offers 5 daily trips from Manchester to the New England Conference Center on campus. $32 one-way and $64 round-trip. Call to reserve a seat: (800) 696-2463.

If flying into Logan, Regal Limousine and Flight Line Inc. provide transportation to UNH.

C&J Trailways bus line runs from Logan to their Portsmouth bus terminal, round trip $39. If you take this, you will need to take a taxi to Durham. The terminal closes at 10PM.

Taxi Services

  • Doug's - 24 hour around the clock service, (603) 436-2220, @ $26 to Durham.
  • Blue Star - runs until 1:00AM Sunday-Wed, 2AM Thurs-Saturday, (603) 436-2774

Driving Options

Parking on Campus

UNH Parking Services

  • If you are a guest at the New England Center, parking is free.
  • Visitors to campus may park in the visitor lot across from A lot.
  • C lot on Mill Rd. across from the shopping center has a 3 hour limit for $3.
  • Parking police are vigilant and tickets are expensive ($50 to $100 is typical).

Finding Morse Hall

Plan on walking for 10 minutes to arrive at Morse Hall from the New England Center. From the Visitor Center, turn left and walk up the hill over the railroad tracks. Take a right at the lights onto College Road. There is a the flashing light at the bottom of the hill, Rudman Hall is on the left. Morse Hall is also on the left, but a little further up the hill.
If your visit is planned in advance, and you have a mobility issue, there are three parking spaces behind Morse. Permits for these parking spaces can be obtained from the EOS office by our office administrator.

From the New England Center, turn left onto Edgewood Road.
Cross Main Street. Turn left onto College Road at the lights.
There is a the flashing light at the bottom of the hill, Rudman Hall is on the left. Morse Hall is also on the left, but a little further up the hill.


A Campus Map is available that is suitable for printing.

Directions from Google

Directions form MapQuest

Additional Resources

Official New Hampshire tourism website.

Durham: It’s Where U Live A community oriented website.