Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves June 22, 2012


Tue., 26 June, 10 A.M., Wecoma Room. Physics of Oceans & Atmospheres Seminar. Larry Mahrt, CEOAS: “Turbulence with Very Weak Winds and Stable Stratification.”

Tue., 26 June, 3 P.M., Burt 193. Physics of Oceans & Atmospheres Seminar. Martin Siderius, Portland State University: "Applications of Acoustic Ambient Noise for Ocean Sensing."

Thur., 28 June, 4 P.M., Burt 193. Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Seminar Series. Jennifer McKay, CEOAS: “What Isotopes Can Do for You.”

Funding Opportunity

EPA: Climate and Integrated Assessment Modeling Studies: The Climate Economics Branch in EPA's Office of Air and Radiation, is responsible for the modeling and economic analysis of domestic and international scenarios that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. EPA is interested in funding a cooperative agreement to benefit the field of economic and integrated assessment modeling related to climate change through regular collaborations and the development of model comparison studies. These model comparisons and modeling studies should benefit the modeling community, stakeholders who use model outputs, and the general public by increasing the quality, transparency, and understanding of models, input datasets, and modeling assumptions.

CEB would like to advance studies that include, for example: the domestic and international economic effects of climate change programs and scenarios; the interactions between various sectors of the economy in response to greenhouse gas mitigation; the ecological consequences of climate change and/or climate-change mitigation; and research into economic and integrated assessment modeling assumptions and the development of improved modeling methodologies. Due 7/27/12. 

Update Your CEOAS Links on Lab Pages

We continue to build content on the new CEOAS site. Eventually, the old COAS and Geosciences sites will be retired. Please check that links you have made to people’s profiles go to profile pages on the new site, e.g., http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/profile/brook/. And please check that links to the old COAS and Geosciences sites now point to the new site: http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu. If you have questions about website content, please contact Publishing (pubs@coas.oregonstate.edu).

New Executive Assistant to the Dean

Jane Cigarran will be working with Kay next week then starting full time as Mark Abbott’s Executive Assistant on July 2 (Jane will also be assisting Assoc. Deans Anita Grunder and Jack Barth, and Development Director Doug Brusa). Please stop by to introduce yourselves (and be patient as Jane learns hundreds of names!). Beginning June 30, please direct all communications that used to go to Kay Yates to Jane, again being patient as she learns the ropes. Jane’s contact information is: jcigarran@coas.oregonstate.edu; 7-5193, CEOAS Admin 203. 

Congratulations, Todd Jarvis

Congratulations to Todd Jarvis, Assoc. Director of the Institute for Water and Watersheds, and OCCRI, for his recent appointment to the Oregon State Board of Geologists Examiners by Governor Kitzhaber.

‘Making Waves’ Communications

Notices that appear in ‘Making Waves’ (weekly CEOAS newsletter) include information on upcoming seminars and defenses, funding opportunities, events, and College-wide news. This news may include achievement recognition, housing needs or opportunities for faculty, staff or students, and miscellaneous relevant updates. Notices should be sent to Jane Cigarran, jcigarran@coas.oregonstate.edu and must be received by Noon on Thursdays in order to be included in Friday’s ‘Making Waves.’

R/V Oceanus

07 June – 04 July, Newport, Carbotte, LDEO/Ridge to Trench
05 July – 14 July, Newport, Carbotte & Carton, LDEO/Ridge to Trench; Cascade
17 July – 23 July, Newport, Feely, NOAA-PMEL/Ocean Acidification
26 July – 10 Aug., Newport, Benoit-Bird, OSU/Squid/Hake Acoustics

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