Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves November 16, 2012

Seminars & Defenses

Monday, November 19, 2012, 2pm, Burt 193. Thesis Defense, Christine Chan, M.S., Geology Advisor: Dr. Adam Kent. “Constructing a sheeted magmatic complex within the lower arc crust:  Insights from the Tenpeak pluton, North Cascades, Washington”.

Tuesday, Nov. 20th, 3pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar, Emily Shroyer (CEOAS) "Oceanic circulation within a high-resolution model of Nares Strait."

Tuesday, Nov. 20th, 4pm, Burt 193, GEM Seminar, Jim Graham (CEOAS). "Modeling the Environmental Impacts of Oil Spills from Deep-water Wells"

NO  G&G seminars this week due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Funding Opportunity

NSF: Continental Scientific Drilling Coordination Office for Division of Earth Sciences (CSDCO). CSDCO will help coordinate planning for continental scientific drilling projects, in collaboration with the Earth science community, and will have the capability to supply continental scientific drilling support and expertise for NSF-funded research. Requirements will be derived both from long-range science plans developed by the community as well as research proposals funded by NSF. The CSDCO award will be administered as a Cooperative Agreement with an anticipated duration of up to five-years. Due 2/22/13.

Job Opportunities

The Coastal Marine Education and Research Academy (CMERA) is offering weekly sessions of natural science fieldresearch in the beautiful Clearwater, Florida  area.  Most other research or internship opportunities available to you this summer will require long hours of lab work with little to no field work.  We are offering a 100% field research opportunity.  Come spend as many weeks as you would like with CMERA this summer and everyday will be spent on a boat in the Gulf of Mexico.  Whiel we conduct research on sharks and rays we will be catching and handling wild animals (sharks, stingrays, other fishes, crabs, and many other marine organisms) while learning about their anatomy and ecology.  You will also attend lectures on our local ecosystems (sea grass beds, mangrove forests, coral reefs, artificial reefs, sand flats, and estuaries) and the animals that live in each habitat so that you will better recognize each aspect and animal as you experience it!!  You will also learn about and gain experience in the difficulties of designing and conducting field research, which is especially useful for those of you pursuing a career in research or continuing on to graduate school.  The hands-on experience you will gain during this program is applicable to all scientific careers! There are other opportunities available to you if you want to work in a lab this summer, but we are the only organization that offers 100% field experience!!  While lab work is very important in science, we believe that in the natural science disciplines filed work is equally as important.  We believe that to truly learn about an organism or an ecosystem you must spend time with it in its natural habitat.  This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in any discipline of the natural sciences! We will provide email addresses, by request, of previous participants, if you would like to speak to a previous student.
Go to www.coastalmera.com for more information and to apply for this amazing opportunity!!  Space is limited! Contact us:  If you have any questions at all do not hesitate to email us at coastalmera@gmail.com


The National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) is recruiting for an administrative professional to support several Climate Science Centers in the Western United States.The position will be located in either Tucson AZ or Corvallis OR, and will be housed at either the Southwest CSC or Northwest CSC, respectively. The position will report to NCCWSC headquarters in Reston, VA and will provide administrative (budget planning and execution, agreements and contracts, travel management and the like for multiple CSCs.  Details can be found on the USAJOBS website. Recruitment remains open until December 14. ATL-2013-0073 Administrative Officer GS-0341-9/11 (DE-LD) Open to All US Citizens can be found on USAJOBS tomorrow from the following website; https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/331244700ATL-2013-0054 Administrative Officer GS-0341-9/11 (MP-LD) Open to Merit promotion eligibles, status candidates and those who can be appointed under special appointing authority can be found on USAJOBS tomorrow from the following website; https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/331243400

Sad News

As many of you may have heard already, one of the founders of our College, emeritus professor (OEB) Herb Frolander, passed away on Nov. 8th. More information about Herb's legacy and ways to express your condelences to the Frolander family can be found at: http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/features/frolander/.

CEOAS Coffee Service - donations needed

We are happy to provide coffee service in the CEOAS admin bldg. but it's important to remember that it is a self-sustained treat. We rely on your donations (yes, you the person drinking the coffee) in order to keep this service going. Presently we are not receiving enough money to keep up the coffee service. If you enjoy this service, please be sure to donate regularly to the money box located in the coffee station so that we keep you adequately caffeinated. Thank you!

IDES (Increasing Diversity in Earth Sciences) Program is accepting applications from undergraduates

The Increasing Diversity in the Earth Sciences Program (IDES) is an Oregon-focused mentoring program providing students from diverse academic and personal backgrounds the opportunity to be involved in and explore the Earth Sciences, a field that is so broad it includes students from any major. Students with interests in engineering, law, social science, education, math and community can all find a home in the IDES program. IDES is a two-year program for Juniors and promising Sophomores, in which students are funded while attending summer training in basic Geographic Information Systems, Image Processing and developing projects of interest. Over the remainder of the summer and over the course of the 2-years, students work with mentors on their project/internship. All mentored projects and internships will include a stipend. Those wanting to know more should visit: IDES Website: http://ides.science.oregonstate.edu/about Instructions for applying are available at: http://ides.science.oregonstate.edu/howtoapply Who are the students in the IDES Program? Visit: http://ides.science.oregonstate.edu/node/65 and http://ides.science.oregonstate.edu/node/64. For additional information contact Lynette at desilval@geo.oregonstate.edu.

AGU Updates

-CEOAS will host the Annual "Friends of the Beaver" event at AGU this December 5th, a Wednesday, from 6:00 - 8:00 at the House of Shields. http://www.thehouseofshields.com/  If you plan on attending, please contact Robert Allan (rallan@coas.oregonstate.edu).

-CEOAS will have an academic showcase booth at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) conference in December in San Francisco.  If you (Graduate Student or Faculty) have promotional or marketing material that you would like to be included, please contact Robert Allan (rallan@coas.oregonstate.edu ).

-POSTER PRINTING: We expect a high number of requests to print posters for the conference beginning 12/3. College logos are available on http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/facultystaff/logos/. Poster board size is 4’ x 6’ (http://bit.ly/TuoJFI).Printing options include:

-Former COAS: Contact Publishing (pubs@coas.oregonstate.edu) for printing on the 42” plotter. This is a first-in, first-out queue. Have your index number before bringing in your file. If you are using PowerPoint, please also provide a PDF file, in case there are PowerPoint problems. You can place your file on Terrafirma/Scratch or bring it to Publishing (Burt 128).

-Former COAS: Print the poster yourself on the 44” plotter in Digital Media Lab.

-Former Geosciences: Contact Mark Meyers for printing. (He requests that you get your files in at the beginning of the last week of November.)

Climate CIRCulator- November Issue

The November issue of the Climate CIRCulator is online now...check it out! November Climate CIRCulator Issue 7

Housing Available

Available in mid-December, this rental is located conveniently close to campus (less than a 10 minute walk) and Fred Meyer. More details: 2 bedroom, 1 bath with hardwood floors and double pane windows. Gas wall heaterBlue tile on the bathroom floor. 864 square feet. Rent is $975. Small fenced yard and a small detached garage. Contact: Angelica @541-740-0959 mobile or 541-757-2348 home/ rehofsunshine@hotmail.com

R/V Oceanus

19 Dec/09 Jan Newport/Apra Harbor       Transit/              11/NSF-OCE-MGG/F
12 Jan/28 Jan Apra Harbor/Apra Harbor   Wiens, D/0841074      18/NSF-OCE-MGG/F
01 Feb/19 Feb Apra Harbor/Kao-hsiung    Hodgkiss, W/N00014-12-1-0054 16/NAVY-ONR-OAS/F
                                        Bibee, L/             5/NAVY-NRL/F
21 Feb/11 Mar Kao-hsiung/Cordova        Transit/              20/NAVY-ONR/F
14 Mar/23 Mar Cordova/Cordova           wang, d/              11/NAVY-NRL/F
25 Mar/01 Apr Cordova/Newport           Jessup, A/            7/NAVY-ONR-OAS/F

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Two prominent College alumni at the Reluctant Fisherman Inn, Cordova, Alaska: (left) Hemantha Wijesekera, PhD 1992, Oceanographer, Naval Research Lab, Baie St Louis, MS; and (right) Scott Pegau, PhD 1996, Research Prog Mgr, Oil Spill Recovery Institute, Prince William Sound Science Center, Cordova AK.

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