The NSF MARGINS Source-to-Sink (S2S) community invites applications for a five-day Theoretical and Experimental Institute in northern California to review our current understanding of the S2S concept, to define outstanding problems, and to discuss and plan future experiments and collaborations. The S2S Science Plan is available at the NSF MARGINS web site (www.nsf-margins.org/S2S/S2S.html).
While the meeting will provide current information and syntheses of the present two S2S focus sites, Papua New Guinea/Gulf of Papua and the Waipaoa River/Poverty Bay System, the major emphasis will be on more general and theoretical topics related to both sources and sinks. We hope to foster interactions among experimentalists, theoreticians (modelers) and field observationalists as well as tectonicists, geomorphologists, and oceanographers in developing an integrated approach to the source-to-sink concept.
Full or partial subsidy of travel and subsistence will be provided for a large number of the particpants chosen from applicants to this announcement. We encourage applications from those interested in this scientific endeavor, including those from outside the USA, and especially encourage applications from assistant professors, post-docs, and graduate students. Present or previous MARGINS funding is not a prerequisite for attendance.
Applications close on 27 June, 2006 with participant selection by 14 July, 2006. Inquiries should be directed to the conveners (e-mail above).