Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves August 3, 2012


Friday, August 10th from 10-11 AM, Burt 193. Denis Dean (University of Texas at Dallas), a candidate for the the Geospatial Intelligence & Planning faculty position, will be giving a seminar entitled "New Ways of Addressing Old Issues: Contemporary Geospatial Approaches for Tackling Modern GeoIntel Concerns".

Thursday, August 9, 10:30 am, Burt 193. Tony Freeman, Earth System Science Formulation Manager at NASA/JPL, Pasadena, CA: " Future Earth Science Mission Development at NASA/JPL (or how you can get involved in making the sausage)".

REU Seminar

Thursday, Aug. 9th, 4pm, Burt 193. Kaplan Yalcin, "Ice Cores and Climate Change".

M.S. Defense

Thursday, Aug. 9th, 10:30am, Burt 193. Jennifer L. Thompson (M.S., Marine Resource Management) graduate student, will present her M.S. thesis defense: "Emerging Impacts Resulting from the Implementation of the United States Pacific Coast Groundfish Trawl Rationalization Program".

Funding Opportunities

NOAA: Cooperative Research Program. Program funds projects seeking to increase and improve the working relationship between fisheries researchers from the NMFS, state fishery agencies, universities, and the U.S. fishing industry in the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic and Caribbean. Due 8/24/12.


USDA: Aquaculture. Program aims to develop new technologies that will enhance the knowledge and technology base necessary for the continued growth of the domestic aquaculture industry as a form of production agriculture. Seafood production from the wild is under increased pressure due to overfishing and pollution and therefore aquaculture is increasingly becoming an important source of seafood and an important contributor to improve food security. In this context new technologies are needed to protect aquaculture species against disease and to improve production efficiency. Due 9/06/12.


NSF: Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases. Program supports research on the ecological, evolutionary, and socio-ecological principles that regulate the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases.The program's focus is on the discovery of general principles and processes and on building and testing models that elucidate these principles. Projects must address quantitative or computational understanding of pathogen transmission dynamics. Research in EEID is expected to be an interdisciplinary effort that goes beyond the scope of typical studies funded by the standing programs of the partner agencies.

They should bring together areas including geography and physical environmental sciences; also: anthropology, computational science, ecology, epidemiology, evolution, food science, genomics, global health, mathematics, microbiology, plant science, population biology, sociology, systems science, and veterinary medicine. Due 12/5/12.


(GEO) Task “Oceans and Society: Blue Planet” Kick-Off Symposium

November 19-21, 2012. (GEO) Task “Oceans and Society: Blue Planet” Kick-Off Symposium will take place on Ilhabela Island, SP, Brazil. The Symposium will be followed immediately by the GEO-IX Plenary Session in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil. They are inviting submission of abstracts for poster presentations, with a closing date of 1st September 2012. Please visit the Symposium website for more details: http://www.faro-project.org/blue_planet/announcement.html

Proposal Resources for Approaching Deadlines

If you are submitting a proposal, be aware that you need to use the new Cayuse system for electronic signatures and submission. Please ask for help long before your deadline.

-If you have an Aug 15 deadline, Sponsored Programs strongly recommends that you submit your proposal for electronic signatures by August 9th, August 10th at the latest.

-Emeritus PIS have volunteered to review proposals, with enough advance notice. http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/facultystaff/proposal/

 -How to set up CEOAS Routing in Cayuse SP: http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/facultystaff/files/Proposal_Cayuse_Routing.pdf

-Linda Lamb in Publishing can help answer basic questions about setting up your proposal in Cayuse and can help enter information such as boilerplate or budgets. (Linda will be out of the office Aug 7-8 and then Aug 13-17.) mailto:llamb@coas.oregonstate.edu

-Office of Sponsored Programs contract officers are the experts on the new Cayuse system. The three staff members who help our college are Aedra Reynolds, Vickie Watkins, and Dawn Wagner. OSP staff are getting many requests for help. They request that you send email to sponsored.programs@oregonstate.edu, rather than make a phone call.

Staff Update- CEOAS Reception

Biana Weatherford will be joining CEOAS as our new receptionist, beginning Monday, August 13th. Biana comes to us from the College of Education where she has served as an Office Specialist 1 and 2 since 2009.  She will be training with Beth during the week of August 13th. Please join us in welcoming Biana! Email: bweatherford@coas.oregonstate.edu

Beth Magee's last day will be Friday, August 17th. We will miss her and wish her the best in her new endeavors.  Note that there will be farewell goodies for Beth on Thursday, Aug. 17th from 3-5pm (more details on that coming in next week's MW).

All College Meeting & Gathering 2012- SAVE THE DATE!

Please save Friday, September 21st from 3pm-4pm for our CEOAS All College Meeting taking place in Gilfillan Auditorium. Directly following the meeting there will be an All-College Gathering from 4-6pm in the large courtyard west of Burt Hall...everyone is encouraged to attend this informal get-together and enjoy a buffet of snacks and beverages with our colleauges. Please SAVE THE DATE...more details will be provided soon.


Student Academic Services Facilities Update

A new suite for delivery of academic services to all CEOAS students has been planned and will involve the remodeling in rooms 102 and 104 Wilkinson Hall. The MRM office will remain where it is in Strand, but Robert Allan and Lori Hartline, along with Dave Dickson will have their offices in Wilkinson. The building schedule is yet uncertain, so please continue to go to the places you have been to get academic services until directed otherwise. Stay tuned for updates.

Housing Available

Room/house available for fall term close to OSU campus - $550 + utilities. Looking for a mature graduate student, post-doc or visitor to sublease a 2bedroom/1.5 bathroom furnished house. The house will be available from late Sept/early Oct to late Nov/early Dec. Sharing of the house can be negotiated for the remaining of the fall and winter terms. Located in a very nice and quiet neighborhood on VAN BUREN, on the west side of campus and less than 10 min walk to OSU. Well behaved cats may be ok, but unfortunately no dogs are allowed in the house. Serious applicants, please contact Virginie; virgvdv@hotmail.com. Virginie is a post-doc at OSU in remote sensing.

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
Marine tech Erik Arnesen helps deploy Dr. Burke Hales’ “Super Sucker” just off Cascadia Head.

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