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College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves September 7, 2012


Monday, Sept. 10th from 10-11AM, Burt 193. Brian Shaw, the fourth and final candidate for the Geospatial Intelligence & Planning position will be visiting OSU Sept. 10-11. Please plan to attend his seminar entitled: "Academics, Research and Intelligence Opportunities"

Thursday, Sept 13th, 3pm, Burt 193. Prof. Scott Tyler, Univ. of Nevada, Reno: "Monitoring the stability and evolution of ice shelves via cavity measurements"

Student Defenses

Monday, September 10, 2012, 9:00 am, Kelley Engineering Center Rm 1003. Mr. Jose T. Montero S., M.S., Marine Resource Management, Advisor: Dr. Selina S. Heppell. "Modeling the Incidental Catch of Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) in The Eastern Tropical Pacific Purse-seine Fishery"

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012, 9:00 a.m. Burt 193. Ms. Maria Kavanaugh, Ph.D., Biological Oceanography, Advisor: Dr. Ricardo Letelier. “Dynamic seascapes: a quantitative framework for scaling pelagic ecology and biogeochemistry”

Friday, September 14, 2012, 10am, Burt 193. Mr. Mark Ingman, M.S., Water Resources Policy and Management, Advisor: Dr. Mary Santelmann. “The Role of Plastic Mulch as a Water Conservation Practice for Desert Oasis Communities of Northern China”

Heceta Head Coastal Conference- poster submission deadline Sept. 30

The HHCC invites contributions from advanced undergraduates (juniors or seniors), recent graduates, and graduate students. The poster submission deadline is September 30. 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.

Climate CIRCulator September Newsletter

The lastest issue of The Climate CIRCulator is now online and can be viewed here. This newsletter is brought to you by The Pacific Northwest Climate Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC) and The Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI). Check it out!

Renaming Making Waves- reminder

The time has come to rename our weekly e-newsletter and your creative input is needed! We'd like to identify a name that is more representative of our merged College (just in case anyone needs a refresher, that means Earth, Ocean, Atmosphere...and Environment too!). It might be impossible to represent all of that in one catchy title, but try to keep it in mind. I have no doubt that our collective braintrust will produce some great suggestions, please start thinking of ideas send them to Jane Cigarran (jcigarra@coas.oregonstate.edu) by the end of this month. We'll narrow down the top picks for a vote...thanks to those of you that have already sumbitted an idea...the top 3 so far are: Elements, Panorama & CEOAS Scoop. Please keep the ideas coming!

Staff Fee Privileges Approval forms- Deadline Reminders

This is a friendly reminder that Staff Fee Privileges Approval forms are due for Fall 2012 Term, deadlines are below: 

September 10, 2012 – Deadline for OSU dependent enrolling at another OUS University

September 19, 2012 – Deadline for OSU employee enrolling at another OUS University

October 22, 2012 – Deadline for OSU employee or dependent enrolling at OSU

link to the Form, information and instructions: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/benefits/stafffee.html

Please submit your form to the FOBC mailbox (next to the Timesheet box) atop the mailboxes in CEOAS Admin. Bldg. For eligibility questions, contact Human Resources at 737-2805 or email employee.benefits@oregonstate.edu. For billing questions, please contact the billing office at the University of attendance. If the form is submitted after the deadlines noted above, you will be responsible for accrued billing and interest charges and late registration fees, or you may be denied staff fee rates at the discretion of the institution. All OUS universities, including Oregon State University, reserve the right to deny staff fee privileges for failure to meet submission deadlines.

OSU Small Boat Safety Program

OSU is in the process of developing a small boat safety program comprised of individuals (faculty, staff, students, approved volunteers) operating small boats or float craft under OSU auspices for research and training purposes. The mission of the program will be to provide OSU researchers with the tools, training and resources needed to ensure that their small boat operations address practical safety concerns, reflect the latest scientific boating community standards, and adhere to  applicable policies and regulations. A general description of the program can be found on the scientific boating website: http://oregonstate.edu/research/boating/

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
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13 Oct/15 Oct Newport/Newport            McManus, J/1147407    2/NSF-OCE-MGG/F
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