Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves March 2, 2012


Fri., 2 March, 11 a.m., Burt 193. CEOAS Special Seminar. Verena Tunnicliffe, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria: "VENUS Cabled Observatory - Supporting Research in a Coastal Sea under High Anthropogenic Stress"; An informal tour through the VENUS observatory (http://venus.uvic.ca/) in Saanich Inlet and the Strait of Georgia.

Tue., 6 March, 3:30 p.m., ALS 4001. Ecological & Evolutionary Biology Seminar Series. Tiffany Garcia, Fisheries & Wildlife, OSU: "Invasion Biology and the Successful Establishment of Novel Species: It Takes a Village."

Tue., 6 March., 4 p.m., Wilk. 108. GEM Geospatial Intelligence and Planning Seminar. Mark Levy, Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN): "Competing Claims in the Climate-Security Debate: How Worried Should We Be."

Thur., 8 March, 3:30 p.m., 107 Richardson. 2012 Starker Lecture Series - Watershed Moments: People, Forests, & Water. Jay O'Laughlin: "The Clean Water Act: Fundamentals and Effects on Forestry." http://starkerlectures.forestry.oregonstate.edu/.

Thur., 8 March, 4 p.m., Gilfillan Auditorium. Geology Colloquium. Rick Colwell, CEOAS: "A Census of Deep Life: Exploring Microbial Diversity in the Earth's Subsurface."

Student Seminars

Fri., 2 Feb., 4 p.m., Burt 193. OC 407/507/607 Student Seminar. No Seminars this week.

Funding Opportunities

NSF: Hydrologic Sciences. Focuses on the flow of water and transport processes within streams, soils, and aquifers. Particular attention is given to spatial and temporal heterogeneity of fluxes and storages of water, particles, and chemicals coupling across interfaces with the landscape, microbial communities, and coastal environments, to upscaling and downscaling given these heterogeneities and interfaces and how these processes are altered by climate and land use changes. Studies may address aqueous geochemistry as well as physical, chemical, and biological processes within water bodies. Due 6/1/12, 12/5/12.

NSF: Petrology and Geochemistry. Proposals in this program cover deep Earth processes that lead to the formation and geochemical evolution of igneous and metamorphic rocks, including ore genesis and all aspects of volcanology. This program also supports projects that study chemical properties of natural minerals at high pressures and temperatures. Most projects will use methods such as major and trace element geochemistry; stable and radiogenic isotope geochemistry and geochronology; experimental mineralogy, petrology, and volcanology; thermodynamic modeling of high temperature geochemical and mineral-forming processes; spectroscopy and crystallography; physical and chemical volcanology. Due 7/6/12, 1/6/13.

NSF: Major Research Instrumentation. MRI serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training. Development and acquisition of research instrumentation for shared inter- and/or intra-organizational use are encouraged, as are development efforts that leverage the strengths of private sector partners to build instrument development capacity at academic institutions. Due 1/24/13.

NSF: Geoinformatics. Proposals may seek support for community-driven development and implementation of databases; tools for data integration, interoperability, and visualization; software development and code hardening; and data-intensive/new computing methodologies that support the enhancement of geosciences research and education activities. Collaboration with computational scientists and the development of public/private partnerships are strongly encouraged. The efforts supported by this solicitation do not overlap with, but are complementary to, EarthCube. Due 7/1/13.

Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)

BIOS has summer course opportunities for both undergraduates and recent graduates:
Microbial Oceanography: The Biogeochemistry, Ecology and Genomics of Oceanic Microbial Ecosystems, 6/17 - 7/7/2012;
Coral Reef Ecology, 7/15 - 8/5/2012.
Application deadline for both courses is 15 April. Scholarships are available to all nationalities. Application forms and further info are available here: http://www.bios.edu/education/summer_courses.html. Any queries may be directed to education@bios.edu.

Fisheries Faculty Positions

The Fisheries & Marine Institute of Memorial University in Canada has a new Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research, which has current openings for 3 new fisheries faculty. The positions are 1) marine food web ecology with an emphasis on either crustaceans or marine mammals (seals); 2) fisheries surveys with an emphasis on acoustic methods; and 3) freshwater-estuarine ecology with emphasis on anadromous salmonids (Atlantic salmon, Arctic charr). Each position has a competitive 100% year-round salary and $100,000 startup grant. They are looking for researchers with a strong track record for their career stage (entry can be at the level comparable to Assistant to Full Professor), the ability to begin and conduct research with the fishing industry, and the capacity to work in a team research environment. For more information, visit: http://www.mun.ca/humanres/careers/ads/mi_irtp.php.

Free Mediation Training

Are you an OSU student interested in learning mediation skills? The Mediators Beyond Borders chapter at Oregon State University (MBB-OSU) is seeking applications from students who wish to participate in a FREE 32-hour basic mediation training, which will take place from 8 a.m.-5.p.m. on April 14, 15, 21 and 22 on the OSU campus. Applications can be found on the blog at http://mbbosu.wordpress.com/. Submit your application by email to mediators@oregonstate.edu by March 19, 2012 to be considered for this great opportunity. For more information, find them on facebook (www.facebook.com/MBBOSU) or send an email to mediators@oregonstate.edu to be added to the list-serve.

OSU Food Drive - New Totals

Today, Friday, 3/2/12, is the last day to contribute to the OSU Food Drive, benefitting the Linn-Benton Food Share. CEOAS has done really well and our total is close to $3,700. We've ALMOST met our third $250 challenge - we're just $39.00 short! Any last minute contributions would be much appreciated. Thank you for all you've done to help this worthwhile cause!!

R/V Wecoma

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R/V Oceanus

23 Feb. - 25 Mar.: Newport, Maintenance
14 Mar. - 15 Mar.: Newport, Inspection
27 Mar. - 31 Mar.: Newport, Levine, OSU/CMOP-Renewal

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