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4th Training Course on WMO SDS-WAS products. Practical information

by Enric Terradellas last modified Nov 27, 2014 12:58 PM
4th Training Course on WMO SDS-WAS products 17-20 Nov 2014, Casablanca, Morocco Information Note for Participants

Venue and Dates

The workshop will be held in Casablanca, Morocco, at the "Hotel Casablanca Le Lido Thalasso” from 17 to 20 November 2014.

Address      : Hotel Casablanca Le Lido Thalasso & SPA
Boulevard de la Corniche, Ain Diab
Casablanca, MOROCCO
Telephone  : +212 (0) 5 22 95 25 80
Fax            : +212 (0) 5 22 39 12 19

Local Coordinator

The contact details of the local coordinator of the workshop are given below:

Name         : Mr. Moulaydriss ELHACHIMI
Address     : Division de la Coopération Internationale et de la Formation
Direction de la Météorologie Nationale
Face prefecture Hay HASSANI
Casablanca, MOROCCO
Telephone  : +212 (0) 5 22 65 48 60
Fax            : +212 (0) 5 22 91 36 87
E-mail        : m.d.elhachimi@gmail.com

Accommodation

We strongly recommend the participants to book at the same hotel where the workshop will be held. For reservations, please contact the local coordinator (see contact details above).

Entry Visa for Morocco

It is recommended that international participants start the process for getting an entry visa for Morocco, if it is required. The contact details for all participants will be forwarded to Mr. Moulaydriss ELHACHIMI, the local organizer in Casablanca, who can be contacted at m.d.elhachimi@gmail.com in case of any questions regarding visas. For more information please visit:

http://www.consulat.ma/an/prestation.cfm?gr_id=72

Below table shows the countries whose nationals are exempted from visa:

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Transportation Between Airport and the Hotel

From the Airport to the Casa Oasis Station

All international participants are expected to arrive at the Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca. To get from the airport (AEROPORT Med V) into Casablanca, take the train to Casa Oasis Station (L’OASIS). A second class ticket from the airport to Casa Oasis Station costs 40 Dirhams (approx. 4€) and a first class ticket 60 Dirhams (approx. 6€). Trains depart hourly and the last train leaves the airport at 11:45 pm. For more information and timetable please visit: http://www.oncf.ma/PrixEtReservation

From the Casa Oasis Station to the Hotel

When you get off the train at Casa Oasis Station (L’OASIS), take the Red Taxi to the hotel, Casablanca Le Lido Thalasso & SPA, which costs about 30 Dirhams (approx. 3€).

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Currency Exchange

The official currency of Morocco is the Moroccan Dirham, denoted as MAD or Dhs. The Moroccan Dirham is composed of 100 centimes; notes are available in denominations of (Dhs) 200, 100, 50, 25, and 20, all in new and old varieties and coins are available in denominations of (Dhs) 10, 5, 2 and 1, or 50, 20, 10 and 5 centimes. There are several types of 10 and 5 Dirham coins in circulation. Below are the approximate exchange rates for Euro and US Dollars.

1 USD  =   8.50 Dhs
1 EUR  = 11.15 Dhs

Climate

The mean conditions in Casablanca in November are as follows:

Max Daytime Temperature          : 21°C (70°F)
Min Night-time Temperature       : 11ºC (52ºF)
Hours of Sunshine (Daily)           : 6 hours per day
Hours of Daylight (Daily)            : 10 hours per day
Days with some Rainfall              : 9 days
Monthly Rainfall                          : 52 mm
Sea temperature                         : 19ºC (68ºF)

Time Zone

In November, there is no time difference between local time in Casablanca and the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Voltage

The voltage in Morocco is 220-240V and the plug shape is French type, illustrated below. If your appliances plug has a different shape, you may need a plug adapter.

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Emergency Contact Person

Name         : Mr. Moulaydriss ELHACHIMI
Mobile        : +212 (0) 6 66 19 78 78
Telephone  : +212 (0) 5 22 65 48 60
E-mail        : m.d.elhachimi@gmail.com

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