Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves March 23, 2012


Fri., 23 March, 11 a.m., Burt 193. CIOSS Special Seminar. Marco Correa Ramirez, Universidad de Concepción, Chile: "Satellite-Derived Chlorophyll in the Chile-Perú and California Current Systems: Temporal and Spatial Scales of Variability."


Tue., 27 March, 10 a.m., Burt 193. Danny Lockett, Marine Resource Management graduate student, will present his M.S. Thesis Defense: "A Bayesian Approach to Habitat Suitability Prediction."

Wecoma Retirement - Oceanus Welcome - Today, 3/23/12

Everyone is invited to a special ceremony for the R/V WECOMA's retirement and the R/V OCEANUS' reactivation. The event will be held in Newport on the Ship Ops pier Friday afternoon, 23 March 2012 at 2 p.m. During the ceremony and speeches, we'll be hearing from the following special speakers: Bob Houtman, NSF Section Head, Ocean Sciences Division; Sabah Randhawa, OSU Provost and Executive Vice President; Rick Spinrad, OSU Vice President for Research and CEOAS Alumnus; Rob Munier, WHOI Vice President, Marine Facilities and Operations; and John Byrne, OSU President Emeritus, CEOAS Past Dean. From 3-5 p.m. there will be a reception and opportunities to tour both ships. These will be self-guided with the crew available to answer questions.

Eco-DAS X Symposium Series

Applications are invited for the Ecological Dissertations in the Aquatic Sciences, Eco-DAS X, a symposium series dedicated to cross-disciplinary discussion of topics in the aquatic sciences. This symposium will be held October 8-13, 2012 in Honolulu, Hawai'i. The application deadline is 3/31/12. For more information and application procedures, see: Eco-DAS X Application.

Funding Opportunities

NOAA: Coastal Resilience Networks. This notice solicits grant proposals from eligible organizations to implement activities that enhance resilience of coastal communities to natural hazard and climate risks through a regional or national network. Due 3/30/12 (letter of intent), 5/4/12 (full proposal).

ONR: Marine Mammals and Biology (MMB). MMB supports basic and applied research on a wide range of topics related to oceanic biota. The program is guided by research and technology development related to (1) understanding the effects of sound on marine mammals, including physiological, behavioral, and ecological effects and (2) the interactions between biota and sound or light in the ocean. The largest investments in this program focus on marine mammals. Preproposals due 3/31/12 (unless otherwise negotiated), 8/31/12 (full proposals).

Free Parking

Parking will be free in Student/Visitor lots only (green signs) from 26 March to 6 April 2012.

Julie Cope Is Retiring

Julie Cope is retiring March 30, 2012, after more than 30 years of service at OSU. For the past 2 years she has served as the go-to person at the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, following 1½ years at the Office of Sponsored Programs. Before that she served for 6 years as assistant director for an NSF IGERT (integrative graduate education and research traineeship) housed in COAS on the theme of Earth's subsurface biosphere. Julie also served for 20 years as the administrative program assistant for the English Language Institute. She lives in Albany with her husband Tom and looks forward to spending more time with family and traveling. Please join us at a reception for Julie in the CEOAS Admin Building lounge, 1:30-3 p.m., Friday, April 6.

Welcome New CEOAS Personnel

(please add this information to your directory)

Kim Carson is the new office assistant at the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute in StAg 326, at 7-5705 and her e-mail is kcarson@coas.oregonstate.edu.

Mark Borgerson is a new Faculty Research Assistant working with Jim Moum in Physical Oceanography. Mark will be working in WA 226, at 7-6848 and his e-mail is mborgerson@coas.oregonstate.edu.

Shireen Hyrapiet is a new Instructor in Geography. Shireen will be working in Wilkinson 123, at 7-3407 and her e-mail is shireen.hyrapiet@oregonstate.edu.

R/V Wecoma

01 Jan. - 23 Mar., Newport, Patiently waiting

R/V Oceanus

23 Feb. - 25 Mar., Newport, maintenance
27 Mar. - 31 Mar., Newport, Levine, OSU/CMOP-Renewal
16 Apr. - 18 Apr., Newport, McManus, OSU/Nd in Sediments
18 Apr. - 26 Apr., Newport, Reimers, OSU/Shelf EC Fluxes

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