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College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves October 19, 2012


Monday October 22 at 4 pm, Burt 193. "Water Resources: New Scenarios and Perspectives" by Professor Luis Antonio Bittar Venturi. Prof. Dr. do Departamento de Geografia - FFLCH - USP Coordenador do Programa de Pós Graduação em Geografia Física Dr. Venturi is a member of the Brazilian delegation visiting OSU for 10 days this October. Dr. Venturi is one of a group of four physical geographers from the University of São Paulo (USP), one of the oldest geography programs in Brazil. 

Monday, October 22, 2012, 10am – 11am, Wilkinson 203. Ian Muehlenhaus, Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. "The Impact of Rhetorical Design in Geocommunication".

Tuesday, Oct. 23rd at 3pm, Burt 193.  Dr. Cheryl Harrison (CEOAS). “Coherent structures and biological transport in the California Current system”

Tuesday, October 23, 4pm, Burt 193. Aaron Wolf (CEAOS). “Water Conflict and Cooperation”

Who: Local elected officials, local planning officials, local public works and emergency management officials; local planning commission members; interested members of the public; state agency staff; other interested parties.
Where: South Coast- Red Lion Hotel 1313 N. Bayshore Drive, Coos Bay, OR 97420 North Coast- Tillamook Bay Community College, 4301 Third St. Rooms 214 & 215, Tillamook, OR 97141
What: The purpose of these workshops is to explore how information about natural hazards related to sea levels might affect coastal communities. The workshops will present the findings of a recent study about sea level rise along the coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington. They are intended to foster discussion about what the findings mean; how they can be used; what communities can do; and what tools, additional information, or other resources communities may need to be able to respond to information about sea level hazards. Workshops organized by the Oregon Coastal Management Program and Oregon Sea Grant. Contacts:  jeff.weber@state.or.us / patrick.corcoran@oregonstate.edu

Thursday, October 25, 6:30pm, Laughing Planet Cafe (127 NW 2ND St. Corvallis, OR 97331). Dr. Ed Dever (CEOAS). "NSF's Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI): Building Research Infrastructure for the Pacific Northwest and the Broader Community" at the Marine Technology Society Oregon meeting. Attendance is free and open to all.  Please RSVP to mtsoregon@gmail.com. For more info: www.mtsociety.org & www.oceanobservatories.org

Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 7:00PM, LaSells Stewart Center in the Construction/Engineering Hall. Fulbright Distinguished Scholar lecture “Global Climate Change: Role of Indonesian Archipelago and Global Challenges” presented by Dr. Indroyono Soesilo, the Secretary of the Coordinating Ministry for People’s Welfare for the Republic of Indonesia and a senior advisor on climate change and ocean issues

Thursday, October 25, Gilfillan Auditorium, 4pm. Geology Colloquium Seminar Series, Bill Chadwick, Hatfield MSC, OSU/CIMRS, "The April 2011 Eruption at Axial Seamount".

Funding Opportunities

W M KECK FOUNDATION: Basic Research. The Keck Foundation seeks to support outstanding basic research in science that will have a significant impact in solving complex issues and problems. The Foundation strives to fund endeavors that are distinctive and novel in their approach. Interested faculty should email their concept paper to Martha Coleman, Director of Principal Gifts for Foundation Relations at the OSU Foundation, Martha.coleman@oregonstate.edu or 747-6961. Due 11/19/12.

Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (OCE-PRF) Broadening Participation.
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The National Science Foundation is inviting researchers applying to NSF to include in their proposals requests for funding that will allow principal investigators or senior doctoral students the opportunity to work at NOAA for up to one year.  The idea behind this innovative proposal is to involve researchers in the day-to-day decision-making of NOAA staff.  By doing so, we hope researchers get a better idea of the science we need to achieve our mission while allowing them the intellectual freedom to return to their universities and design research that makes best use of their skills and training. This exciting development is the direct result of the on-going dialogue and collaboration of NSF and NOAA. Please see their Dear Colleague Letter. Dr. Linwood Pendleton, our Acting Chief Economist will serve as the point of contact for those researchers interested in collaborating with NOAA programs.  Please forward any questions to him at linwood.pendleton@noaa.gov.

Job Opportunity

COMES (COASTAL OREGON MARINE EXPERIMENT STATION), Oregon State University, Newport, OR. Faculty Research Assistant in marine toxicology and biology with COMES (Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station), OSU, Newport, OR.  Position opening is full-time, fixed-term and requires BS in biology, marine science, oceanography or related field.  To review posting and apply, go to the OSU Employment page. Apply to posting #0009830. Closing Date: 10/31/12. OSU is an AA/EOE.

CEOAS Halloween Party

WHAT:  CEOAS Graduate Students, Faculty, Staff, Family and friends with special guest: CEOAS Board of Advisors
The Walnut Barn is located in Martin Luther King Jr. Park, on the west side of Walnut Boulevard. The park is located approximately 1 mile west of Witham Hill Drive, or 2 miles north of the intersection of 53rd Street and Harrison Boulevard.
WHEN:  Friday, October 26, 5:00 - 8:00pm
FOOD:  Grillables, soft drinks, and a small keg will be provided.  Attendees are invited to bring a side dish or dessert to share and any additional beverage. Activities will include a pumpkin carving contest, kids and big kid costume contest, and a Halloween piñata.

CEOAS Merchandise Sale! October 16 - 26

Get EXCITED because...The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences is having its gear sale again! We are offering all the classic items - hoodies, baseball caps, pint glasses, organic mens and ladies t-shirts, coffee mugs, and much more. Have a birthday coming up?  Want to show your CEOAS pride but not sure how?  Want to find the perfect holiday gift?  Some new CEOAS gear is the answer!  Choose a logo, your merchandise item, and you've got your very own CEOAS style!  Wow! This year we are doing things a bit differently.  You can get gear with either the OSU logo only (large or small), OR any combination of the CEOAS logos.  If you want the OSU logo you may not combine it with any other logo, even on the opposite side of the garment.
For more information or if you have any questions please contact Danielle Asson or April Abbott at coas.sac@gmail.com

CEOAS Congratulations

Rick Spinrad, current VP of Research at Oregon State University and CEOAS Professor, this week was named as the President of the Marine Technology Society. Congrats, Rick!

CEOAS PhD Student, Amy Smith won a graduate student fellowship for two years of support from the Center for Deep Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI).  Her fellowship proposal is entitled "Modeling Rates of Olivine Bioweathering in Ocean Crust." The Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI) is an National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Science and Technology Center on the deep subseafloor biosphere.

Sad News

Raymond D. Kreth passed away early yesterday (18 October 2012). He worked in the College for 26 years as a highly-regarded instrumentation engineer for the Ocean Mixing Group, his first and only job following an MS (Physics) at UO. He was a resourceful engineer who saved many a seagoing experiment. He participated in the thrilling highs of bringing new instruments to life in addition to late night shifts working around the clock.  Regardless of conditions, Ray could be counted on to rise to a challenge – providing technical expertise or simply lending a helping hand. He was our friend. His talents and character will be missed. Ray leaves his wife Mylrea, son Quintin and daughter Veda.  There will be a memorial gathering at the Alpine Community Center on Sunday afternoon, 28 October 2012.
Ray Kreth photo
T-shirt logo credit – Ray Kreth

R/V Oceanus

13 Oct/16 Oct Newport/Newport           McManus, J/1147407    3/NSF-OCE-MGG/F
19 Oct/22 Oct Newport/Newport           Levine, M/1002547     3/NSF-Unspecified/F
25 Oct/03 Nov Newport/Newport           Levine, M/1002547     9/NSF-Unspecified/F
05 Nov/05 Nov Newport/Newport         
20 Dec/31 Dec Newport/Apra Harbor       Transit/              11/NSF-OCE/P

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Wes Stieringer, Environmental Sciences distance student on a trail and habitat restoration internship in the Chiricahua Wilderness: “We were dirty, stinky, and tired the whole week. And, I would absolutely do it all again! When you hiked back to camp on the trail that YOU restored, one could take pride in that. And, it was almost a life altering experience to be at 9500 feet, laying back on a tarp in absolute pitch black darkness, and looking up at the stars where you only had to wait about 3 minutes to see a shooting star. It was simply wonderful.”

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