Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves July 27, 2012

REU Seminar

Wednesday, 8/1/12- Bob Lackey,  Fisheries & Wildlife: “Keeping Science Free of Policy Advocacy: A Practical Guide for Scientists”

Student Defense

Please come by 203 Wilkinson Hall on Tuesday, July 31 at 10:00 AM to show support for Dan Eungard as he defends his master’s thesis in geology entitled: "Early High Cascade Silicic Volcanism: Analysis of the McKenzie Canyon and Lower Bridge Tuff."

Funding Opportunities

NSF: Geography and Spatial Sciences Program (GSS). GSS sponsors research on the geographic distributions and interactions of human, physical, and biotic systems on the Earth's surface. Investigations are encouraged to propose plans for research about the nature, causes, and consequences of human activity and natural environmental processes across a range of scales. Due 9/13/12: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503621&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

Fulbright Scholar award for the 2013-14 competition: Applications are being accepted until August 1st, although we can work with you through the end of August to receive letters of reference and invitation and other proposal materials. The following awards are available:

Brazil: Fulbright-Science without Borders. For award description go to: http://catalog.cies.org/viewAward.aspx?n=3477

Brazil: Fulbright-Science without Borders Distinguished Chair. http://catalog.cies.org/viewAward.aspx?n=3532

Canada: Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chairs in Environmental Studies. http://catalog.cies.org/viewAward.aspx?n=3483

Canada: Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chairs in Science and Education. http://catalog.cies.org/viewAward.aspx?n=3487

Haiti: Science and Technology. : http://catalog.cies.org/viewAward.aspx?n=3527

El Salvador: Engineering http://catalog.cies.org/viewAward.aspx?n=3501


Heceta Head Coastal Conference- Call for Poster Submissions

The HHCC invites contributions from advanced undergraduates (juniors or seniors), recent graduates, and graduate students. The poster submission deadline is September 30. Download the .pdf announcement for details. For more information on the conference, visit www.hecetaheadconference.org.

The 2012 Heceta Head Coastal Conference brings current ocean science and policy to Oregonians.  Attendees include university scientists, ocean policy agency staff, politicians, students, and the general public.  The conference is co-sponsored by Oregon Sea Grant. The Pacific Ocean is a dynamic place full of activity and motion.  This year highlights the science of things that float, swim, drift, stowaway, steam, and bob across the Pacific to Oregon’s Ocean.

What to expect: The student poster session is part of a full day program (Saturday, October 27). A dedicated session allows conference attendees to view posters and interact with student scientists as they explain their research and results.

Thank you!

We have two important notes of thanks to our faculty and staff.

First, the CEOAS display at Da Vinci Days 2012 was once again a bit hit with the crowds, especially the hourly eruption of the “volcano” (check out Photo of the Week).  We had over 500 visitors who did everything from “Taste the Ocean” to “Extract Strawberry DNA”.  This would not have been possible without the help of a very dedicated group of volunteers:  (i) The Viper Group - Alison Koleszar, Trish Gregg, Christine Chan, Daniel Eungard, Joe Levy, Matt Loewen, Susan Schnur, Daniel Heaton, Megan Drinnan, (ii) The Colwell Microbiology Lab - Heather Lavalleur, Amy Smith, Jessie Wisheart, Peter Wong, Vinny Tan, Minhazur Sarker, (iii) The “Rock” Group - Mark Ford, Amber Zandalel, Colin Welch, Anita Grunder, Lalo Guerrero, Gary Hettrick, Josh Cuzzone, Sumedh Kulkarni, (iv) OOI - Mike Vardaro, Stuart Pearce, Lynn Morgan, (v) Marine Technology Society - Doug Brusa, Murray Levine, Ken Sexton, Frank Ratti, Jeremy Childress, Mike Mayers (vi) Sand Display - Rob Holman, (vii) Micropaleontology - Mysti Weber, (viii) The “Water” Group – Jennifer McKay, Melissa Breeden, Kathryn Doering, Ale Dominquez, Conor Maginn, Samuel Haugland, Coleen Brown, Anais Guiheneuf, April Abbott, Roberto Venegas, Amy Vandehey, Meghan Megowan, Regina and Andrew Kurapov, Ted Strub, and of course Linda Lamb, Crystal Barnes and David Reinert.

In addition, a terrific IDES (Increasing Diversity in the Earth Sciences) Student Symposium was held last Friday in BURT 193. Talks ranged from shell-fish die off to zoning in feldspars. Kudos to the organizers Bob Duncan, Lynette deSilva, Shan deSilva and Rob Wheatcroft for hosting a stimulating symposium for the IDES.

Many thanks to everyone!

New Faculty

Post Doc Fellow (Ocean Ecology and Biogeochemistry), Florian Scholz will be arriving at CEOAS on August 1st.  He will be working with Jim McManus and located in Burt 262a. He can be reached at: 7-2467 and fscholz@coas.oregonstate.edu.

ESRI Joins World Ocean Council

Chief Scientist Dawn Wright Brings Spatial Insight to Ocean Business Community.

Esri has joined the ocean business alliance World Ocean Council and will support its international initiatives for sustainable development and conservation of the ocean. Esri's chief scientist Dawn Wright will share her geospatial expertise with the WOC's working groups on Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) and ocean science. Esri is the world leader in geographic information systems (GIS). For the full press release please click here.

In Memoriam

A message from Rober B. Gagosian, President and CEO, Consortium for Ocean Leadership:

It is with great sadness that I report to you that Admiral James Watkins passed away earlier this afternoon. It appears that his heart just gave out. We will keep you posted as we have other information. What a legacy; what a fine human being. We have all benefited from knowing him.

Housing Available

Going on sabbatical and looking to rent out our furnished, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath house in great neighborhood (Crest Drive in NW Corvallis), only 1.5 miles from campus. Available Nov 1, 2012-July 31, 2013. Pets negotiable. Rent is negotiable - $1800-$2000/month depending on length of lease. Local schools are Jefferson Elementary, Linus Pauling MS, Corvallis HS. Contact Hannah Gosnell for more details: gosnellh@geo.oregonstate.edu

R/V Oceanus

26 Jul-10 Aug Newport/Newport Benoit-Bird, K/TBD/Fish Acoustics BRC 15/NAVY-ONR/F

13 Aug-28 Aug Newport/Newport Toomey, D/1139701 15/NSF-OCE-MGG/F

30 Aug-07 Sep Newport/Newport Toomey, D/1139701 8/NSF-OCE-MGG/F

09 Sep-22 Sep Newport/Newport Toomey, D/1139701 13/NSF-OCE-MGG/F

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Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Da Vinci Days 2012 “volcano” erupts

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