Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves August 24, 2012


Tuesday, August 28th, 3-4pm, Burt 193. Dr. Dwi Susanto, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University: "Role of Indonesian Throughflow on Global Ocean Circulation and Climate."

Tuesday, Sept. 4th, 10am, Burt 193. Dr. Shawn Hutchinson Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Director, Geographic Information Systems Spatial Analysis Laboratory (GISSAL) & candidate for the position in Geospatial Intelligence & Planning at Kansas State University: "Beyond Spatial Literacy:  Enhancing the Land Grant Mission with Geospatial Intelligence and Planning."

Funding Opportunities

NSF Rapid Response Research: Debris Fields from Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami. The NSF Directorates for Biological Sciences (BIO), Geosciences (GEO), Engineering (ENG), Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), and Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) and the Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI) are accepting proposals to conduct research on the potential threat to the North American west coast from debris fields associated with the March 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Proposals must conform to the guidelines for preparation of Rapid Response Research (RAPID) proposals as specified in the NSF Grant Proposal Guide. http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=gpg

NASA (ROSES): Terrestrial Ecology. This program of research addresses variability in terrestrial ecosystems, how terrestrial ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles respond to and affect global environmental change, and future changes in carbon cycle dynamics and terrestrial ecosystems. The research approach combines (i) use of remote sensing to observe terrestrial ecosystems and their responses; (ii) field campaigns and related process studies to elucidate ecosystem function; and (iii) ecosystem and biogeochemical cycle modeling to analyze and predict responses. Research to establish a theoretical and scientific basis for measuring Earth surface properties using reflected, emitted, and scattered electromagnetic radiation and to develop the methodologies and technical approaches to analyze and interpret such measurements is an important component of the Terrestrial Ecology research program. Due 9/18/12 (application). http://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId=%7bB85BDCE4-9ED1-43FC-5EBD-47B395119A58%7d&path=open

NSF: Ocean Acidification. The need for understanding the potential adverse impacts of a slowly acidifying sea upon marine ecosystems is widely recognized and included as a priority objective in the new National Ocean Policy. The effects of ocean acidification could significantly affect strategies for developing practices towards the sustainability of ocean resources. Basic research concerning the nature, extent and impact of ocean acidification on oceanic environments in the past, present and future is required. Due 12/4/12 (full proposal only). http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503477

DOD: Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI). MURI supports basic science/engineering research at US institutions of higher education that is of critical importance to national defense. The program is focused on multidisciplinary research efforts that intersect more than one traditional science and engineering discipline to address issues of critical concern to the DOD. The seven topics for which White papers and full proposals are sought include Exploitation of Natural and Anthropogenic Noise for Ocean Exploration. Due 10/9/12 (white paper, suggested); 12/10/12 (full proposal). http://www.onr.navy.mil/en/Contracts-Grants/Funding-Opportunities/Broad-Agency-Announcements.aspx

All College Meeting & Gathering- Wed., Oct. 3rd, 3-5pm

The All College Meeting will be taking place on October 3rd from 3-4pm in Gilfillan Hall, followed directly after by the All College Gathering in the Burt Quad (complimentary food and refreshments provided). All CEOAS Students, Faculty and Staff are highly encouraged to attend both, as this is a great opportunity to find out what is in store for the year as well as a chance to get to know your colleauges at CEOAS a bit better!

Apologies for the multiple changes to the date. We hope that the third time is a charm! If you have a hold on Sept. 21st or 26th you may remove them.

National Postdoc Appreciation Week (“NPAW”)- Sept. 17-20, 2012

The National Postdoctoral Association established National Postdoc Appreciation Week (“NPAW”) in 2009 and last year it was recognized by 89 institutions in the U.S.  OSU will be participating for the first time in the fourth annual NPAW, September 17-21.  Three events are scheduled:  a lunch for postdocs on Sept 17, sponsored by the Graduate School, a workshop on financial planning sponsored by the new OPA, and a wine/appetizer/poster session in MU 109 on Sept. 20, 4:30-6:30, co-organized by the OPP and the OPA. For more information please contact Barbara Bond Barbara.Bond@oregonstate.edu or go to: OSU Postdoctoral Association (OPA). www.oregonstate.edu/opa

2012 Annual Condon Lecture- Nov. 1, 2012

The 2012 Annual Condon Lecture will be given by Dr. Robert Hazen on the evening of November 1 at La Sells Stewart Center. Dr. Hazen is a research scientist at the Carnegie Institution of Washington's Geophysical Laboratory. For further information about Dr. Hazen's visit to OSU and CEOAS please contact Rick Colwell: rcolwell@coas.oregonstate.edu

Interested In A Van Ride to 2012 AGU Fall Meeting? Reserve your spot now!

CEOAS and WRGP are sponsoring 3 vans to transport faculty and graduate students to the 2012 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, CA the week of December 3-7. Vans will be departing from Corvallis Sunday, December 2nd and returning from San Francisco Friday, December 7th. If you are participating the conference and would like a ride to SF, please email Jordan Beamer (jordan.beamer@gmail.com) to reserve your spot. Also, he is looking for another CEOAS graduate student to help coordinate and gather interest from students, so if you would like to help out please let Jordan know.

Additionally, if you are planning to attend AGU but have not yet registered, visit the AGU website -  http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2012/ - and complete the registration up to the point of payment.  Then send an email request to purchasing@coas.oregonstate.edu with your index for charging.   Include your email address used; password OR confirmation ID that was provided during the registration.  This will allow us to login and complete the payment on your behalf.

Dutch Bros. CEOAS Appreciation Day- Wed. Aug. 29th!

By now you have most likely seen the posters around CEOAS, but just a friendly reminder that this coming Wednesday, Aug. 29th, you can show your CEOAS Biz Card, Student ID, or probably anything else that is somewhat CEOAS-y and get a free beverage of your choice at any Corvallis Dutch Bros. location. Be sure to take advantage of this great deal, arranged by our very own Cindy Huddleston...thanks, Cindy! http://dutchbros.com/Default.aspx?CCID=8906&FID=51261&ExcludeBoolFalse=True&PageID=4501237

Housing Needed/ Available

NEEDED: Hi, I'm a new graduate coming to OSU from the University of Washington to do a post-doc with Jim Moum. I have a somewhat abnormal situation: I will be in Corvallis for a little over a month this fall, then I will be traveling for 8 months before returning to OSU for the remainder of my post-doc. I'm looking for a furnished room to rent from October 18 through November 21. If you have a spare room, I'd love to stay with you. I'm friendly, clean, and able to pay for rent and utilities. Please contact me at sally.warner@gmail.com if you have an available room or know of a place where I can stay for just over a month. I look forward to meeting everyone in the department and getting to know Corvallis. Thanks, Sally.

AVAILABLE: Two story 4 bed 2 bath (1 shower, 1 bathtub) on two acres abutting the mac forest (and trail into the forest from the driveway), about 8 miles north of Corvallis. Recently remodeled with new wood floors, radiant heating in kitchen tile floor, newer appliances; forest views from every window, major privacy and only two adjacent neighbors. There is a 20’ by 30’ garden with deer fencing (deer visit daily). 29111 Blake dr. Corvallis, OR 97330. Google maps places the house correctly. Please contact me before visiting (there is still some clean up from construction and from the previous tenant, myself). The rental will be available in mid-September for $1800 a month. Contact Jason "Jay" R. Patton: jpatton@coas.oregonstate.edu

R/V Oceanus

23 Aug/07 Sep Newport/Newport          Toomey, D/1139701     15/NSF-OCE-MGG/F
10 Sep/22 Sep Newport/Newport          Toomey, D/1139701     13/NSF-OCE-MGG/F
25 Sep/02 Oct Newport/Newport           Bibee, L/             7/NAVY-NRL/F
05 Oct/13 Oct Newport/Newport            Reimers, C/1061218    8/NSF-OCE-CO/F
13 Oct/15 Oct Newport/Newport            McManus, J/1147407    2/NSF-OCE-MGG/F
18 Oct/22 Oct Newport/Newport            Levine, M/1002547     4/NSF/F
25 Oct/03 Nov Newport/Newport           Levine, M/1002547     9/NSF/F
05 Nov/05 Nov Newport/Newport           
15 Dec/05 Jan Newport/Apra Harbor Transit/ 17/NSF-OCE/P

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Photo of a multicore sample with the jawbone of a fish protruding from the bottom of the sampling tube. Age uncertain as the sediment has not yet been dated, but it looks like it's been down there for awhile. (No fishes were harmed during the taking of the core!) - contributed by Dale Hubbard

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