44th Session NSOCC 2022


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Please read below on this page about COVID-19 regulations while on the coach in Kiel and Schlesvig-Holstein: passengers during transport must wear a mouth and nose cover.

The Conference will be based on board MS Color Magic Oslo-Kiel-Oslo from Monday 10 to Wednesday 12 October 2022 but most Delegates are arriving and staying at Hotel Bristol Oslo on Sunday and will enjoy an informal get-together meeting on the evening of 9 October at the hotel's Bibliotekbaren (Library Bar).

Conference Registration and Day One on Monday 10 will start at 1030 hours at Color Conference Center, meeting room "Congress" on deck 12. 7 speakers and 5 presentations, morning and afternoon session, will be followed in the evening by the Host’s Reception- kindly sponsored by Color Line AS, with the Show "Crazy in love" at “Show Lounge” on starboard side. Day One finishes at 2030 hours with a Buffet style Informal Dinner (“Grand Buffet Restaurant”, deck 6)

Day Two Tuesday 11 morning session will be held at two other differente venues: Sartori & Berger GmbH & Co. KG - Kiel-Holtenau Locks to continue later on at Kiel Maritime Museum (please find the museum's e-guide here).

(Please bring photo ID, required for security pass. Please bring and wear at all time a mouth and nose cover while being transported on the coach around Kiel and Schleswig-Holstein)

After driving back to MS Color Magic for lunch, the afternoon session will continue with 3 more speakers and their presentations. Day Two will end with Chairman’s Reception- kindly Sponsored by NORTH ("Observation Lounge Bibliotek”, deck 15). Later at the Farewell Dinner (“Oceanic à la Carte Restaurant”, deck 6), the 44 Session of NSOCC will be closed. We shall be docking back at Port of Oslo, Wednesday 12 at 1000 hours.

Travel to Oslo

We assume that many of you may fly into Oslo airport Gardermoen during Sunday 9 October. We would recommend that you take the train to Oslo marked: "Flytoget". This is an express train with frequent departures which will take 20 minutes to Oslo and costs NOK 210. When you exit the arrival lounge at Gardermoen, please turn right inside the terminal and you will see the train service marked "Flytoget". You can buy tickets or simply swipe your card at the entrance. Please select National theatre as your station which is the train's 3rd stop. Please use the arrival station's exit marked National theatre/Studenterlunden. From there it is only about 5-minute walk to Hotel Bristol with address Kristian IVs gate 7, 0164 Oslo. Please walk down Karl Johans gate, turn left at the first junction and continue up Universitetsgata, then first right and you will be in Kristina IV’s gate where you will see Hotel Bristol on your left. See the attached map for your walk. We would not recommend you to take a taxi from Oslo airport to the hotel which will be very expensive and takes about one hour.

How do I get to Color Line Terminal at Oslo Hjortneskaia?

By Coach:

If your Booking includes a reservation at Hotel Bristol Oslo on Sunday 9, you will have a coach waiting outside the hotel at Kristian IVs gate 7 right after your breakfast Monday 10 at 0930 hours. The hotel is near public transport just a ten minute walk from both Oslo Central station and Nationaltheatret station. The Stortinget metro station is only three minutes away and the Tinghuset tram stop is only a minute from the hotel. The Flybussen Airport Express coach lines 2 and 5 call at Professor Aschehougs plass, just a minute from the hotel. If you do not stay at Hotel Bristol you are welcome to show up for the coach transport as well, but please note that those staying at the hotel have priority. Hotel Bristol is located whe re the walk on the map begins.

COVID-19 regulations in Kiel and Schleswig-Holstein

Since June 2022, the so-called '3G rule' has been suspended for entry into Germany, i.e. entrants no longer have to prove that they have either been vaccinated, recovered, or tested. The regulation, which was initially valid until late September, has now been extended until 31 January 2023.

In interior areas of local public transport, including school buses and comparable transport services, the control and service staff and the drivers and control staff, insofar as there is physical contact with other people due to their work, as well as passengers during transport must wear a mouth and nose cover. Mouth and nose must be covered with a medical face mask (mouth and nose protection) or a respiratory mask (FFP2 or comparable).

A.- medical face masks:

- according to the European standard DIN EN 14683:2019+AC:2019

B.- respiratory masks:

  • FFP 2 and FFP3 according to the European standard DIN EN 149:2001+A1:2009
  • N95 according to the US standard NIOSH-42CFR84
  • KN95 according to Chinese standard GB 2626-2006
  • P2 according to the Australian-New Zealand standard AS/NZ 1716:2012
  • DS2 according to the Japanese standard JMHLW-Notification 214.2018
  • KF94 according to Korean Standard 1st Class KMOEL-2017-64

Mobile coverage on board

The service is provided by Telenor Maritime (TM) transmitting your call and data traffic via the ship's satellite connection. The network is opened when the ship is at sea. If the ship is sailing close to the coast, you may be connected to a shore-based operator.

NB! Since Telecommunications via Telenor Maritime takes place via satellite and has its own prices, it is advisable turning off the roaming function and using Color Magic's Wi-Fi capabilities: There is free access for 4- and 5-star cabins as well as for conference guests where "ColorConference" is available throughout the ship and is included in your Booking. Code is issued in the conference department.