Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves April 27, 2012


Fri., 27 April, 2 P.M., Wilk. 203. Carto Talk (OSU Cartography & Geovisualization Lab). Nathaniel Vaughn Kelso., Cartographer with Stamen Design: "Drawing Outside the Lines: Mapping at Stamen Design."

Mon., 30 April, 10 A.M., Burt 193. Special Seminar High Latitude Studies. Anders E. Carlson, University of Wisconsin-Madison: "South Greenland Ice-Sheet Stability over the Last 450,000 Years."

Tue., 1 May, Noon, Burt 193. Geology & Geophysics Seminar. David Graham, CEOAS: "The Southeast Indian Ridge: A Geochemical Mesocosm of the Global Mid-Ocean Ridge Spreading System."

Tue., 1 May, 2:30 P.M., ALS 4001. Ecological & Evolutionary Biology Seminar Series. Paul Hennon, Research Forest Pathologist, USDA Forest Service, Juneau, Alaska: "Predicting Paradoxes: Climate Vulnerability and Demise of the Defensive Yellow-Cedar in Alaska."

Tue., 1 May, 3 P.M., Burt 193. Physics of Oceans & Atmospheres Seminar. Jim Coakley, CEOAS: "What We’ve Learned from Studies of Ship Tracks."

Tue., 1 May, 4 P.M., Wilk. 231. Geography, Environmental Sciences, and MRM Seminar. Laura Brophy, Director, Estuary Technical Group, Institute for Applied Ecology, MRM/Courtesy CEOAS faculty: "Time and Tide on the Oregon Coast: Estuarine Wetland Responses to Climate Change."

Thur., 3 May, Noon, Burt 193. Ocean Ecology & Ocean Biogeochemistry Seminar. Lorenzo Ciannelli, CEOAS: "Abundance-Occupancy Relationships in Marine Fish Populations."

Thur., 3 May, 4 P.M., Gilfillan Auditorium. Geology Colloquium. Sue DeBari, Western Washington University: "Processes of Magma Generation and Evolution in the Northern Cascade Arc (Southern Garibaldi Belt)."

Student Seminars and Defense

Fri., 27 April, 4 P.M., Burt 193. OC 407/507/607 Student Seminar Series. The following students will present: Jason Dorfman, G&G: "A 37,000-Year Record of Paleomagnetic and Environmental Variability from Burial Lake, Arctic Alaska"; Jenny Thompson, MRM: "Emerging Impact Areas Resulting from the Implementation of the United States West Coast Groundfish Trawl Catch Share Program"; and Angie Johnson, Biol. Oc.: "Interannual and Seasonal Changes to the Distribution and Abundance of Small Benthic Fishes in Nearshore Waters off Moolack Beach, Oregon."

Tue., 1 May, 9 A.M., Burt 193. Evan DeBlander, Atmospheric Science graduate student, will present his M.S. Thesis Defense: "Relationship between Tropical Atlantic Sea Surface Temperature Variability and Southern Indian Ocean Tropical Cyclones."

Cayuse Training Session - 5/4

Fri., 4 May at 10:30 A.M. in Burt 193 there will be another Cayuse Training Session with Pat Hawk, Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs. This session for CEOAS faculty will cover information and instructions on using this web-based proposal submission system.

Funding Opportunities

Moore Foundation: Marine Microbiology Initiative. MMI is initiating a new portfolio that will support 10–15 of the world’s most innovative scientists who are current or emerging leaders in the field. They will be chosen based on their potential to conduct cutting-edge research that supports MMI’s objectives to uncover the principles that govern the interactions among marine microbes and that govern microbially mediated nutrient flow in marine ecosystems. The new Investigator awards will run from 2013–2018. Due 6/4/12.

NSF: Core Techniques and Technologies for Advancing Big Data Science and Engineering (BIGDATA). BIGDATA aims to advance the core scientific and technological means of managing, analyzing, visualizing, and extracting useful information from large, diverse, distributed and heterogeneous data sets so as to: accelerate the progress of scientific discovery and innovation; lead to new fields of inquiry that would not otherwise be possible; encourage the development of new data analytic tools and algorithms; facilitate scalable, accessible, and sustainable data infrastructure; increase understanding of human and social processes and interactions; and promote economic growth and improved health and quality of life. Due 6/13/12 (mid-scale projects), 7/11/12 (small projects).

NSF: Arctic SEES: Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability. ArcSEES is a multi-year, interdisciplinary program which seeks both fundamental research that improves our ability to evaluate the sustainability of the Arctic human-environmental system as well as integrated efforts which will provide community-relevant sustainability pathways and engineering solutions. For this competition, interdisciplinary research will be focused in four thematic areas: the natural and living environment, the built environment, natural resource development, and governance. Due 9/14/12.

NIH: Climate Change and Health: Assessing and Modeling Population Vulnerability to Climate Change. This Funding Opportunity encourages research applications to examine the differential risk factors of populations that lead to or are associated with increased vulnerability to exposures, diseases and other adverse health outcomes related to climate change. Applications may involve either applied research studies that address specific hypotheses about risk factors or population characteristics associated with increased vulnerability, or research projects to develop general models or methods for identifying and characterizing population vulnerability to climate change. Applications are anticipated to involve a multidisciplinary research team, including experts in health sciences and climatology as well as geography, modeling, statistics, demography, and social and behavioral sciences as appropriate. Due 05/24/2012.

NOAA Broad Agency Announcement. The BAA addresses four mission goals: 1) climate adaptation and mitigation and responding to climate and its impacts; 2) weather-ready nation; 3) healthy oceans; and 4) resilient coastal communities and economies. Funding is contingent upon the availability of Fiscal Year 2012, 2013, and 2014 appropriations. Funds have not yet been appropriated for any proposed activities in this notice. Due by 9/30/13.

CEOAS 2011 Publications

Remember to send Kay (kyates@coas.oregonstate.edu) your 2011 Publications and Outreach Activities by 5/4/12. See her 4/2/12 e-mail for instructions.

CEOAS Merchandise Sale

The SPRING 2012 SAC Merchandise Sale is ON! Get your orders in now for t-shirts, hoodies, windbreakers, caps, mugs, pint glasses, and many other items. Order forms and a complete price list are available in the 4/23/12 e-mail from SAC and in the CEOAS Admin foyer. Orders are DUE Tuesday, 2 May and can be placed in the wire box in CEOAS Admin reception or in the mailboxes of April Abbott or Danielle Asson in WLKN 104. Make checks out to "OSU Foundation." If you have questions, please e-mail Danielle or April at coas.sac@gmail.com.

Global Water Brigades

An opportunity through Global Brigades is available for students to gain valuable experience while assisting under-resourced communities. Join Oregon State University’s Water Brigade to Honduras, September 2-8 to help build a water system in a community to provide families with access to clean water. No building or engineering experience is needed. During the one week brigade, students have the opportunity to work side-by-side with engineers and families to build a piece of a full scale water system that will provide clean water to over 3 people for every 1 volunteer. Speaking Spanish is not mandatory and translators will be provided during brigade. To learn more, please contact Casey Kernan at kernanc@onid.orst.edu.

Rental Home Needed

Two visiting scientists from the Institute of Oceanography in Spain are coming to work with Lorenzo Ciannelli this summer. This husband and wife with their two kids need a house to rent from approximately Aug. 9 to Sept. 9. Please contact Lorenzo, 7-3142, lciannelli@coas.oregonstate.edu, if you have any ideas or suggestions.

New CEOAS Website

The new CEOAS website is being released today, Friday, 4/27/12: http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/. The old COAS and Geosciences websites will remain in place for the time being. The old COAS site will be gradually phased out as its content is moved to and updated on the new CEOAS site. We expect to have the old COAS site go away in 3 to 6 months. The new CEOAS website will not be “completely” finished as of Friday in that it is a work in progress as we make this transition. We will be gradually and continually be making it more comprehensive and user-friendly.

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12 May - 26 May, Newport, Toomey, UO/Cascadia Initiative
07 June - 04 July, Newport, Carbotte, LDEO/Ridge to Trench

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