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IODP Staff Travel

This information applies to IODP JRSO staff only.

Port call and shipping information for IODP Expeditions
Intranet IODP Staff travel information
PDF IODP-TAMU travel policy

Travel Authorization Forms

PDF Interactive Travel Authorization/Advance Request form
PDF Travel Authorization/Advance Request form for printing
PDF Traveler Profile form

Expedition 385: Guaymas Basin Tectonics and Biosphere

Boarding in San Diego, California
Disembarking in San Diego, California

PDF General information
PDF Port call reconnaissance

Hotel Information for IODP Staff

San Diego, California—September and November 2019

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown
601 Pacific Highway
San Diego CA 92101
Tel: (1) 619-239-2400

City View Suites King or Double Room: $160.00 per night plus tax rate of 12.708%, 600-sq-foot (56-sq-meter) room. All suites with a private bedroom and separate living area.


  • Room Service
  • Safe box
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool
  • Complimentary nightly reception
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Hotel offers valet parking only, at the current rate of $50.00
  • Wireless Internet is available for $12.95 per room for 24 hour connectivity

Hotel Transportation: Hotel is 3 miles from San Diego International-Lindbergh Field. Taxi service from/to airport/hotel is approximately USD 15.

Check-in/Check-out Time: Check-in is 4 p.m. and checkout is 12 noon.

Expedition 378: South Pacific Paleogene Climate

Boarding in Lautoka, Fiji
Disembarking in Papeete, Tahiti

PDF General information
PDF Port call reconnaissance

Hotel Information for IODP Staff

Nadi, Fiji—January 2020

Fiji Gateway Hotel
Queens Road
PO Box 9891 Nadi Airport
Fiji Islands
Tel: (679) 673 4755

To guarantee reservation, book through hotel website or call hotel directly. There are no group rates for this expedition. If you choose not to stay at the group hotel, it is our recommendation that for security purposes you choose a four-star or higher hotel.

The Gateway Hotel will be the meeting location for the shuttle transport to the ship.


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Flat screen TV with satellite, Air Conditioning, Refrigerator, Tea & Coffee Facilities, Ensuite Bathrooms

Hotel Transportation: Across the road from Nadi International Airport, 26 km from Lautoka Port. Taxi service from airport hotel to port is ~USD $30.

Check-in/Check-out Time: Check-in is 2 p.m. and checkout is 10 a.m.

USSSP Scientists Travel

Contact USSSP Logistics Coordinator James Spencer to make flight arrangements. Alternatively, travelers can contact Safder Paracha at Ultramar directly.