MARGINS Source-to-Sink Theoretical and Experimental Institute

“Teleconnections Between Source and Sink in Sediment Dispersal Systems”

Eel River Basin, N. California, September 17-21, 2006

Convened by: Rudy Slingerland (, John Milliman (, Bill Dietrich (, Lincoln Pratson (


Shuttle vans will run approximately hourly from 11 until 6 from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to the Marconi Conference Center, and then as needed into the evening. A Virgin Limo representative carrying a "MARGINS Source to Sink TEI" sign will meet you at the baggage area in your arrival terminal and direct you to the van you will travel in. If you are delayed or have trouble finding your greeter, please call Virgin Limos at 1-800-421-5466 and ask for Andrea, who is that day's dispatcher.

Early morning arrivals and any participants needing shuttles from SFO on Sunday who are not arriving by plane that day should contact Virgin Limos themselves to arrange a departure time and where to meet the Virgin Limo representative.

Return trips to the San Francisco and Eureka/Arcata airports at the end of the TEI will be in field trip vans.


The meeting is being held at the Marconi Conference Center in Marshall, CA from 9/17-9/19 and the Red Lion Hotel in Eureka, CA from 9/19-9/21. For full information about the venues, please access the Marconi website and the Red Lion website (venue websites will open in another window). The phone number for Marconi is 415-663-9020 and number for Red Lion is 707-445-0844.


If your flight is delayed or you encounter other problems during travel, please call the MARGINS cell phone at 314-660-6243. If the MARGINS cell phone is unreachable, please phone the Marconi Center and ask them to pass on a message to Meredith Berwick.


Accommodation has been reserved for you from Sunday night through Monday night (2 nights) at the Marconi Conference Center and Tuesday night through Thursday night (3 nights) at the Red Lion Hotel. Several of you have already arranged extended hotel stays with MARGINS in order to catch certain flights. There is no meeting registration fee.


A reminder for those of you who will pay for your own accommodation (as indicated in your invitation). Room payment for Marconi is to be made at the start of the institute. Please bring a check in US$ made out to "Washington University". (Checks are preferred, but travelers checks or cash may be used if necessary. Credit card payment is not available). This will cover your stay at the Marconi Center since they are unable to take personal payment from you. The Red Lion Hotel can receive personal payment. You must settle your account with the Red Lion upon check out (they accept credit cards).

If you asked for a single room, please bring a check in case we are able to accommodate your request. If you do receive a single room, you must pay a supplement of ~$40/night.


There are two field trips during the TEI - one all day Tuesday, Sept. 19 and the other the morning of Thursday, Sept. 21. Please bring warm clothes for the Thursday morning field trip. The highs for Eureka that week are forecasted to be only in the upper 50's, the lows in the upper 40's. It will be windy and chilly.

*Please bring shoes suitable for a moderate length walk on the beach during the Thursday morning field trip.


Travel reimbursements will be made after the meeting. Full instructions will be given to you at the meeting.


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Last updated Thursday, September 14, 2006