The workshop was held in the Monell Building Auditorium on Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) campus.

LDEO Address:
P.O. Box 1000
61 Route 9W
Palisades, New York 10964-1000 USA

LDEO campus maps, contacts, and driving directions
(The Monell Building is located in the northeast section of the LDEO campus, building #12 on the campus map.)

LDEO Parking and Visitor Policy.

Lodging & Local Transportation

A block of rooms in two local hotels was reserved under "Lamont Workshop on Polar Predictability 2016." Please make your own travel plans. Lunch, coffee, and food during breaks will be provided at the workshop.

Holiday Inn Orangeburg-Rockland/Bergen County
329 Route 303
Orangeburg, New York 10962
Phone: 800-465-4329 (Central Reservations) or 845 359-7000
Reservation Code: LDC

40 rooms reserved for 3-7 May 2016, at $103/night plus taxes.
Price includes hot buffet breakfast and shuttle to/from Lamont campus.
Holiday Inn room reservation deadline: 15 April 2016.

HNA Palisades Premier Conference Center
334 Route 9W
Palisades, New York 10964
Phone: 845-732-6000

20 rooms reserved for 3-7 May 2016, at $129/night plus taxes.
Price includes hot buffet breakfast and shuttle to/from Lamont campus.
Booking reservations by telephone is required. (845-732-6000)
(Note: If the 20-room block is full, try booking as "Lamontguest.")
HNA Palisades room reservation deadline: 1 April 2016.

Note: Please contact Cecilia Bitz (bitz [at] if the these hotels are full. We will attempt to reserve a block at an alternative hotel in the vicinity.


The Newark airport (EWR) is the more convenient airport to reach Lamont and nearby hotels (approximately 50-minute car ride). Kennedy airport (JFK) is another reasonable option, but ground transportation is a bit longer and more expensive.

An alternative to car rental is an airport limousine service ($120 one way including tolls and gratuity from Newark and $160-$180 from JFK).

We recommend booking with Frontier Limousine:
Email: frontierlimo [at]
Phone 845-222-6196 and 201-257-2291

Note: There is no airport shuttle to Lamont and vicinity. Public transportation is possible but inconvenient. Airport buses are available from either Newark or JFK to the Port Authority in New York City for $15.00. (The Port Authority is a large hub for bus transportation.) Take Bus 9, 9A, and 9T to Rockland County, cost approximately $10.00, and tell the driver the name of your hotel. The driver will remind you to get off the bus at the nearest stop, which is not walking distance to the hotel. You will then need to call your hotel for a pick-up.