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4th Cluster-THEMIS Workshop 2016

Meeting Information

The Fourth Joint Cluster-THEMIS Workshop, incorporating ARTEMIS, will be held in Palm Springs, CA, USA. This follows a tradition of highly successful Cluster and THEMIS workshops previously held in New Hampshire in 2008, Corfu, Greece in 2010 and Boulder, USA in 2012. Science from other space missions (MMS, Van Allen Probes, Geotail, GOES, etc.) and ground-based observatories are most welcome, as well as theory and simulations.

The workshop will run Monday through Thursday. There is no formal program scheduled on Friday Nov. 11th, Cluster will hold an open SWT Friday morning only, with meeting room available for extended discussions till 5pm. **Please note: the Cluster SWT meetings on Friday afternoon and Saturday are by invitation only.

Workshop Program and Speaker Schedule (updated 11/4/16)

Book of Abstracts (updated 10/17/16)

$350 Registration Deadline Oct. 14, 2016*

*You may now pay for the $65 Banquet Guest Fee on this site, for non-registered guests.

Abstract submission is now closed. For any schedule questions or modifications, please contact

Poster Guidelines

We will have poster presentations on Tuesday Nov. 8 from 4-6pm. We will provide poster board which can accomodate 5'x3' posters in landscape format.


Palm Springs is a resort oasis in the beautiful Mojave desert, at the foot of snow-capped mountain peaks, and a stone's throw away from majestic Joshua Tree National Park. The hotel is located 120 miles or ~2hrs east of Los Angeles International airport, or 5 minutes from Palm Springs International Airport. Click map to enlarge.

Marriott Renaissance Hotel
888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way,
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 322-6000
Discounted Online Reservations

We have secured 100 rooms at a discount rate of $135/night, first come first served. Please mention "Cluster-THEMIS" when making your booking or reserve online. This rate also applies 3 days before and after the meeting if you wish to spend extra time in the area, nothing like California sunshine in the winter! More info on Palm Springs activities, attractions, and tours here.

Marriott Renaissance Hotel & Resort
Joshua Tree National Park


Early registration is $300/person on or before July 31, 2016, after which it will be $350/person. Online payment by credit card preferred. If you have any questions or require a formal invitation letter please contact Emmanuel Masongsong at

Meeting Registration Deadline: October 14, 2016
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View of Palm Springs and Coachella Valley from the 8500' Aerial Tramway