2014 Summit Housing and Travel Information

2014 Ocean Literacy Summit

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We are grateful that you have chosen to attend NEOSEC’s 2014 Ocean Literacy Summit. Please use the information links below to help you plan your visit.  The Summit will take place at MBL’s Swope Center and surrounding buildings.


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The housing option at MBL has now been closed; other hotel information can be found here.

Registrants were encouraged to stay at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) where the summit will be held. Rooms at the Swope Center are a great deal at $48 double occupancy or single occupancy for $96 per night. Parking is included, along with bathrooms and telephones in each room. Free wi-fi is provided throughout the Swope Center. You can choose to stay Thursday and/or Friday nights.

Travel to Woods Hole

There is very limited parking in the village at Woods Hole. We highly recommend taking the bus.

The Peter Pan bus line comes directly to Woods Hole village (ferry parking lot) from many points in MA, NH, CT and RI. It is a short walk to MBL campus. Roundtrip from Boston South Station is $35 – $40.

Schedule from Boston’s South Station:

On Thursday, Nov. 6th, Depart South Station at 10 am to arrive at 11:45 am – in time for the field trips. OR Depart at 4 pm to arrive at 5:45 pm –  in time for the evening reception.

The first bus in on Friday will not get you in on time for the first speakers. It leaves South Station at 8:30 am and arrives Woods Hole at 10:15 am.

Return Buses can be taken Friday at 4:50 pm after the end of the summit, or on Saturday between 6:55 am and 4:50 pm.

Travel Directions, Maps, and other useful links:

If you choose to drive. Parking is available in lots a short walk from the Swope center for those whose choose to stay there. Pick up your parking pass at Check In and please allow an extra 15 minutes for walking to and from your car when registering.

For those who drive in for the day on Friday, Free parking will be available on WHOI Quissett with shuttles available to Woods Hole village – more details to follow.


Driving Directions and Maps of the Quisset Campus:

*If you park in the village for any amount of time, BRING QUARTERS!*  Meter maids are very efficient here and you will get a ticket.parking ticket

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