Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves January 11, 2013


Tuesday, January 15th at 3:30pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar Series- Staci Simonich (OSU). "Is Trans-Pacific Atmospheric Transport and Deposition of Persistent Organic Pollutants to the Pacific Ocean Significant?."

Tuesday, January 15th, 4pm, Wilkinson 108. GEM Seminar Series- Shireen Hyrapiet, (CEOAS Geography Program). "Calcutta’s Hand-Pulled Rickshaws: Cultural Politics and Place Making in a Globalizing City."

Thursday, January 17th, 4pm, Gilfillan. Geology Seminar Series- Graham Kent  (University of Nevada, Reno). "Development of Underwater Paleoseismic Techniques: An Application to Transtensional Environments Along the Western U.S. Plate Boundary".

Friday, January 18, 4pm, Burt 193. CEOAS Student Forum- Jon Edwards. "Outreach opportunities at community colleges". In the US 50% of the college population is in the community college system. Between 60 and 75% of these students never transfer into a four year institution. Doing outreach at community college is an opportunity to communicate our science to an under-served population and enhance student engagement in the post-secondary environment. Miche Fournet.  "Salmon Bowl: Science, Education, and Play". The aim of the talk is to point out that by enjoying ocean science when we're young we're inspired to pursue it as a career when we're older, and that fundementally by incorporating these three elements we increase the body of knowledge on our ocean systems. WeiLi Hong. "How deep can life live- what I learned during the IODP Expedition 337 Deep Coalbed Biosphere off Shimokita". This expedition aims to clarify deep underground (>2km below sea floor) biological activity that is believed to play an important role in the system of carbon cycling below the sea floor.

Funding Opportunities

Office of Naval Research (ONR) Summer Faculty Research Program and Sabbatical Leave Program: The Office of Naval Research (ONR) sponsors the Summer Faculty Research Program and the Sabbatical Leave Program for U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents who hold teaching or research appointments at U.S. colleges and universities. These programs provide an opportunity for faculty members to participate in research of mutual interest to the faculty member and professional peers at U.S. Navy Laboratories. The Summer Faculty Research Program is a 10-week program, beginning in May 2013. There are three levels of appointment: Summer Faculty Fellow, Senior Summer Faculty Fellow, and Distinguished Summer Faculty Fell. Stipends range from $1,400 to $1,900 per week for the summer program. Each fellow will be reimbursed for expenses incurred on an optional pre-program visit to the sponsoring laboratory and one round-trip encompassing travel to the sponsoring laboratory at the beginning of the program and travel back to their home residence at the end of the program. Relocation assistance is provided to qualifying participants. At the discretion of the Navy lab, fellows may be allowed to bring a student (undergraduate or graduate) to the lab to assist with the summer research. The students’ stipends will be comparable to the Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP). The Sabbatical Leave Program provides fellowship appointments for a minimum of one semester to a maximum of one year in length. Participants in the Sabbatical Leave Program receive a monthly stipend making up the difference between salary and sabbatical leave pay from their home institution. Relocation and travel assistance are provided to qualifying participants. Both programs are residential and all work must be completed on site at the sponsoring U.S. Navy Laboratory. Applications for the 2013 ONR Summer Faculty Research Program will be accepted December 17, 2012 through February 16, 2013. Applications for the Sabbatical Leave Program should be submitted six months prior to the start of the proposed sabbatical.

Office of Naval Research (ONR) Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Education and Outreach for K-12 and Higher Education. This announcement will remain open until September 30, 2013. Proposals may be submitted any time during this period.The ONR is interested in receiving proposals for developing innovative solutions that directly support the development and maintenance of a robust STEM workforce. Successful efforts will be targeted towards one or more of the following: K-12, Undergraduate, Graduate STEM education. The goal of any proposed effort should be to provide “game changing” solutions that will establish and maintain a diverse pipeline of U.S. citizens who are interested in participating in Naval STEM education programs and who ultimately will be interested in STEM careers. Webpage- http://www.onr.navy.mil/Contracts-Grants/Funding-Opportunities/Broad-Agency-Announcement.aspx.

Job Opportunity

Assistant Professor of Meteorology: The College of Natural and Health Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Meteorology, position #F99585.  This 9-month tenure-track position requires a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science, Meteorology or closely related field. Preference will be given to candidates who have earned the degree by the hire date, but other applicants may be considered if they expect to have their degree within one year of the hire date. We seek outstanding individuals with a strong interest in undergraduate teaching and research and good potential for teaching and/or research collaborations with other faculty members. A record of recent peer-reviewed journal articles relevant to the atmospheric sciences is desirable. Successful candidates will have demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: Synoptic/Dynamic Meteorology, Numerical Weather Prediction, Remote Sensing, Data Assimilation, Ensemble Forecasting, Teleconnections, and Polar Meteorology/Climatology.
 The full vacancy announcement and application instructions are available here. Screening of applications begins January 17, 2013 and continues until the position is filled.  The University is an AAEO employer.  Inquiries should be directed toward Dr. Cindy Shellito, Search Committee Chair, Earth Sciences Program (Email: lucinda.shellito@unco.edu.

REMINDER- CEOAS Volunteer Day of Service- 1/21/13

CEOAS volunteers this MLK Day - Monday, January 21st from 9 am -12 pm - for our Day of Service. In an ongoing effort to foster a spirit of volunteerism in our college, SAC would like to encourage everyone to participate. The three local organizations prepared to host CEOAS volunteers are:
1. Chintimini Wildlife Center - CWC is looking for volunteers to help with painting outbuildings, cleaning cages, removing noxious weeds, planting native species, or shoveling gravel. http://www.chintiminiwildlife.org/
CWC’s mission is to provide medical care for injured and orphaned native wildlife with the goal of returning them to their natural habitat, and to foster a connection between people and wildlife through education.
2. Children's Farm Home- This year we'll be helping the Children's Farm Home move into their newly renovated Old School. The Children's Farm Home offers assistance and stabilization for children and families dealing with an acute mental illness diagnosis, with residential treatment for 60+ children ages 5-18.
3. City of Corvallis Parks and Recreation- Quite fittingly, we'll be volunteering to help improve Martin Luther King Jr. Park. Work may include improvements to Walnut Barn (carpentry, staining) or trail maintenance, depending on the number of volunteers that sign up. With over 2,000 acres of parks and open spaces, the Corvallis Parks and Recreation staff are in need of volunteers to help maintain our exceptional parks!

Friends and family are welcome to join in. Hopefully we can surpass the record-breaking number of volunteers we had last year! Don’t forget to sign up! Sheets are located in the CEOAS Admin lobby and in 104 Wilkinson Hall. For more information, please contact Cathleen Vestfals: vestfals@coas.oregonstate.edu

RAFWE Call for Abstracts and Speaker Announcement

10th Annual RAFWE Symposium 2013 Call For Abstracts. Deadline January 25th, 2013. Symposium takes place Feb. 15th 2013 at LaSells Stewart Center. Register here. 

This year we are excited to announce Dr. Mark Hebblewhite as our keynote speaker.  Dr. Hebblewhite is an internationally recognized expert in ungulate and carnivore ecology and had done research across North America, Europe, and Asia.  He often blends empirical field studies with statistical modeling approaches to evaluate wildlife trophic interactions and population dynamics.  Dr. Hebblewhite earned his PhD at the University of Alberta in 2006 and is currently an Associate Professor of Ungulate Habitat Ecology at the University of Montana.  Much of his work has been focused on understanding the effects of recolonizing carnivores on ungulate populations.  From elk to caribou and wolves to tigers, he has dedicated his career to the improvement of the management and conservation of these species and systems while keeping in mind the large influences that human activities can have. Hebblewhite Lab Site: http://www.cfc.umt.edu/Heblab/default.html

Library Undergraduate Research Awards

The Oregon State University Libraries is pleased to announce the sixth annual Library Undergraduate Research Award. This award recognizes and rewards OSU undergraduate students who, through the comprehensive use of the OSU Libraries, demonstrate outstanding research, scholarship, and originality in writing a paper or completing a project. Typically there are two awards; $1000 scholarship awarded to an upper division undergraduate in the humanities and $1000 scholarship awarded to an upper division student in the social sciences/sciences/engineering from Oregon State University.Students must write their research papers or complete their research projects as part of their coursework at OSU. The intent of this award is to foster outstanding information literacy skills through the extensive and sophisticated use of the library services, resources and collections. Eligibility, criteria, instructions, and examples previously award winners are available at: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/awards/undergrad-research. Deadline is 1/31/13.

International opportunity for collaboration -Coastal Mgmt Planning & Remote Sensing

On behalf of Flaxen Conway please see this note below from a colleague.  If you have interest in finding out more details on this opportunity (including Francisco’s CV) please contact Francisco directly with a cc to Flaxen (fconway@coas.oregonstate.edu).  

By the end of coming March, I will be travelling with my wife – Maria Adelaide Ferreira – to Corvallis where she will be working with you under the Luso-American Foundation Grant she received in Portugal. To do so I will take a sabbatical leave from my University – Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon – during our 2nd semester (In fact, I will end my intensive course on Coastal Management and Planning by March 22). Since my main research and teaching areas are Coastal Management and Planning and Remote Sensing on Coastal Environments (I presently teach those two courses in our MSc degrees on Conservation Biology, Environmental Ecology and Management and, Marine Ecology), I would very much like to use this opportunity to both learn about the work that is being carried at your College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences and to offer my potential contribution to ongoing or new activities where it could be of interest to your group – I know, by experience that additional help may sometimes come in handy!



Francisco Andrade


Centro de Oceanografia da FCUL

Laboratório Marítimo da Guia

Estrada N. S.ª do Cabo, 939

2750-374 CASCAIS


Tel: + 351 214 869 211



ELAKHA Scheduling Meeting 3/1/13

The R/V ELAKHA scheduling meeting will be held on March 1st (Friday)in the WECOMA meeting room, at CEOAS Admin building starting at 11am. For questions please contact Demian Bailey: dbailey@coas.oregonstate.edu

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
David 'Gun Show' O'Gorman deploying an argos float off of Ye 'Ole *Wecoma* (The picture was taken a few years back), and the photo credit goes to Laurie Juranek, from back before she worked at OSU.

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