Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves March 8, 2013

Seminars & Defenses

Tuesday, March 12, 3:30pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar series: Dr. Amy Waterhouse (Scripps Institute of Oceanography). "Approaching the slopes: Observations of enhanced mixing in a submarine canyon."

Tuesday, March 12th, 4pm, Wilk 108. GEM Seminar Series:  Noelwah R. Netusil (Department of Economics, Reed College). "Valuing Water Quality In Urban Watersheds: A Comparative Analysis of Johnson Creek, Oregon and Burnt Bridge Creek, Washington."

Wednesday, March 13, 4pm, ALS 4000. Water Resources seminar series: Jeff Hatten (OSU: Forest Engineering, Resources & Mgmt). "The Role of Wildfire in the Export of Particulate and Pyrogenic Organic Carbon from Small Mountainous Rivers Along the US West Coast."

Thursday, March 14, 4pm, Wilk 108. Geology seminar series: Marty Fisk (Mars Curiosity, CEOAS). "How Seafloor Drilling Led to the Search for Habitable Environments on Mars."

Friday, March 15th, 2pm, Kelley Engineering Center, Room 1003. M.S. Thesis Defense: Mr. Nicholas Legg (M.S., Geology, Advisor: Dr. Andrew Meigs). "Debris Flows in Glaciated Catchments: A Case Study on Mount Rainier, Washington".

Friday, March 15, 1pm, Burt 193. M.S. Thesis Defense: Ms. Mary Rose Gradoville (M.S., Oceanography (Biological), Advisor: Dr. Ricardo Letelier). “A study on the effects of enhanced pCO2 on open ocean diazotrophic assemblages”

Friday, March 15th, 4pm, Burt 193 . Student Seminar Series: Caren Barcelo, "Shifting spatial & temporal distributions of fish assemblages along the Skagerrak Coast of Norway". Jillian Edstrom, "Comparative Analysis of Google Earth Versus Traditional Methods in  Middle School Education

SAVE THE DATE! Wednesday March 20th, 4pm in MU 109, followed by a reception @ 5pm in the MU Main Lounge. Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Richard Anthes (an internationally recognized atmospheric scientist, author, educator & UCAR President from 1988-2012) "Weather Forecasting over the Ages-From Folklore to Science".

Funding Opportunities

Google: Faculty Research Awards. Awards support cutting-edge research in Computer Science, Engineering, and related fields. Research areas of interest to Google include Geo/maps. Most awards funded to support basic expenses for one graduate student for one year. Due 4/15/13, 10/15/13.

NASA ROSES. The 525-page announcement can be found at http://bit.ly/ZdA3tg. Open funding opportunities include:

•     Astrobiology: Exobiology and Evolutionary Biology (NNH13ZDA001N-EXO).

Due 4/19/13 (LOI; 6/14/13 for Step 2).

•     Atmospheric Composition Campaign Data Analysis and Modeling

(NNH13ZDA001N-ACCDAM). Due 1/17/14.

•     Carbon Cycle Science (NNH13ZDA001N-CARBON). Due 5/1/13 (NOI; 7/31/13

for Step 2).

•     Cryospheric Science (NNH13ZDA001N-CRYO). Due 6/17/13.

•     Mars Fundamental Research (NNH13ZDA001N-MFRP). Due 5/3/13 (NOI; 7/2/13

for Step 2).

•     NASA Data for Operation and Assessment (operational weather prediction

and ecological models, NNH13ZDA001N-NDOA). Due 3/15/13 (NOI; 5/15/13 for Step 2).

•     NASA Energy and Water Cycle Study (NNH13ZDA001N-NEWS). Due 4/1/13

(NOI; 6/3/13 for Step 2).

•     New (Early Career) Investigator Program in Earth Science

(NNH13ZDA001N-NIP). Due 6/28/13 (NOI; 8/30/13 for Step 2).

•     Physical Oceanography (NNH13ZDA001N-PO). Due 3/29/13 (NOI; 6/28/13 for

Step 2).

•     Planetary Atmospheres (NNH13ZDA001N-PATM). Due 4/25/13 (NOI; 6/21/13

for Step 2).

•     Planetary Geology and Geophysics (NNH13ZDA001N-PGG). Due 5/3/13 (NOI;

6/14/13 for Step 2).

•     Rapid Response and Novel Research in Earth Science

(NNH13ZDA001N-RRNES). Due 3/31/13.

•     The Science of Terra and Aqua (NNH13ZDA001N-TERAQ). Due 3/20/13 (NOI;

5/20/13 for Step 2).

•     Sea Level Rise (NNH113ZDA001N-SLR). Due 5/31/13.

•     Terrestrial Ecology (NNH13ZDA001N-TE). Due 3/29/13 (NOI; 5/15/13 for

Step 2).

•     Terrestrial Hydrology (NNH13ZDA001N-THP). Due 5/15/13 (NOI; 7/31/13

for Step 2).

•     Weather (satellite observational tools, NNH13ZDA001N-Weather). Due

3/15 (NOI; 5/15 for Step 2).

NSF: Dimensions of Biodiversity. The partnership with NASA will support the use of satellite remote sensing as a tool to address research questions that integrate the genetic, taxonomic/phylogenetic, and functional dimensions of biodiversity. Investigators wishing to inquire about the suitability of potential projects for Dimensions of Biodiversity are encouraged to email a brief summary and contact information to Dimensions@nsf.gov. Due 5/6/13.

NSF: Hydrologic Sciences. The program focuses on the fluxes of water in the environment that constitute the water cycle as well as the mass and energy transport function of the water cycle in the environment. Due 6/3/13, 12/5/13.

ONR and NOPP: Advancing Air-Ocean-Land-Ice Global Coupled Prediction on Emerging Computational Architectures. A significantly improved capability to simulate and predict the coupled global air-ocean-wave-land-ice system at eddy-resolving spatial scales in a computationally and operationally efficient and massively parallel architecture towards real-time, predictions is desired. Responders to this announcement should propose work in collaboration with the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Department of Energy (DOE), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and/or National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) laboratories; and should consider an interdisciplinary team. Due 4/12/13.


Internship Opportunity

The NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is the only federal ship dedicated solely to ocean exploration. Okeanos Explorer's Seafloor Mapping Internship application period is open until March 20, 2013. Interns will gain hands-on at-sea experience in the operation of state of the art multibeam sonar technology, water sampling techniques, and the design of seafloor maps using sonar data and geographic software packages. Internships are 2 to 3 weeks long, will occur from February to August 2013, and are open to undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates. Interns are paid a daily stipend, and travel costs to and from the ship are covered. Interested applicants can apply online at  http://www.regonline.com/okeanosfy13.


Spring Fling 2013! 80’s Prom Theme

Who: All CEOAS affliated people & friends (21+)"

Where: Subzero (126 SW 4th St, Corvallis)

When: April 13, 2013 8:30-11:30pm

What: Fun, Dancing, Drinks, Friends

Tickets are $15 a person/$25 for two! On sale now! Pay online or cash/check (made out to Danielle Asson) to Biana in CEOAS Admin.

Questions? Contact your SAC representative Jennifer Lam (lamj@onid.orst.edu) Check out the Facebook event!

Note: This is not an official OSU, CEOAS, or SAC event

Climate Club Sandwich Lunch 3/21

Climate Club Sandwich Lunch: Conversations Across Disciplines series will focus on how other disciplines study climate change, present the latest findings in climate change research and scholarship, and provide an opportunity to meet colleagues interested in interdisciplinary collaboration.  This session will feature Chris Daly, Hilary Boudet and Raymond Malewitz. Thursday, March 21st, noon to 1 p.m., StrandAg 348. RSVP’s appreciated: 541-737-5705

Food Drive update

Congratulation CEOAS on raising over $1200 as well as a signficant amount of food for the Linn Benton Food Share during the month of February...we may not be the biggest college on campus but we are a force to be reckoned with! Next year let's double it! Thanks so much to all of the generous contributors that made this possible.

Student Advisory Committee (SAC) Travel Reimbursement Update

The Student Advisory Committee (SAC) is pleased to announce that this term (Winter 2013) a total of $2,875 in student travel reimbursements was distributed to 11 CEOAS graduate students to support travel to national and international conferences. SAC travel reimbursements are made possible by the generous support of the CEOAS community participating in gear and merchandise sales and from alumni donations to the OSU Foundation CEOAS Student Assistance Fund. Congratulations to all recipients! A call for spring travel reimbursements will go out in May.

Electronic Time & Attendance roll out

Oregon State University is implementing a new electronic time and attendance system, known as EmpCenter, as was announced several times this past year.   EmpCenter will provide an electronic means of recording time worked or exception hours such as sick and vacation, electronic approvals of timesheets, automatic calculation of overtime and differential pay, electronic leave requesting and approval, and current leave balances. A pilot group is now using EmpCenter for all their time and attendance functions.   Unclassified Salaried employees will begin using EmpCenter as of April 1, 2013.  This group will only report exception time such as sick or vacation on their timesheets and supervisors will have access to view these employees’ time and leave electronically.   Classified salaried employees will begin using EmpCenter May 1, 2013, most clocking in/out for the day with default meal periods. Clocking is a simple, easy to use web application.  Finally in mid-June, all hourly employees including students, temps, hourly classified and hourly unclassified will start using EmpCenter. Employees will login to EmpCenter using their ONID name and password.  If you do not know or have not created your ONID name and password, please go to http://oregonstate.edu/helpdocs/accounts/onid-osu-network-id/getting-started-onid or call the OSU Helpdesk at (541) 737-3474 for assistance. Trainings will be made available prior to each group’s go-live dates and there will be a helpdesk link for those who have questions as they begin to use EmpCenter.  In the meantime, if you have questions regarding this project, please see our website at http://oregonstate.edu/fa/time-attendance/.

Marine Science Day is coming! Saturday, April 13

Marine Science Day is coming! Saturday, April 13, 10am-4pm. Here is some information for Exhibitors, Volunteers, and for EVERYONE wanting to make this event a success. Exhibitors: If you have not contacted me yet, or are not sure if I know about your participation, please send me an email, even if you are still tentative. For those who have been in touch, I'll be contacting you in the next few weeks to check in about space and ask if you will need any extra help with interpretation (we hope the Marine Biology students will help again). If you have questions, please contact me anytime. Volunteer Greeters: We will once again count on our knowlegable and enthusistic staff and VC volunteers, as well as community members/family/friends, to help with two-hour shifts as greeters. Annie Thorp (VC Volunteer) will serve as Volunteer Coordinator and will send out a Call for Volunteers very soon. Please keep an eye out for that email. EVERYONE: Please help with two things…1) Get the word out! Please tell your family/friends/neighbors/clubs/organizations/Corvallis colleagues/etc! Last year, many attendees mentioned that they had been personally invited by someone from HMSC. Let me know if you need flyers or bookmarks; I'll also send out an email soon that is appropriate for forwarding. 2) Help us recruit volunteers! Family and friends are more than welcome, as are parent/child teams. We're only asking for a 2-hour shift, so volunteers still have plenty of time to enjoy the event. Community members are also welcome. Stay tuned for the 'Call for Volunteers' email and feel free to forward. Thanks everyone! Marine Science Day was a success last year thanks to the amazing HMSC Community, and we are heading toward an even better event this year!

R/V Oceanus

04 Mar/09 Mar Newport/Cordova           Transit/              6/NAVY-NRL/F
11 Mar/22 Mar Cordova/Cordova           wang, d/              13/NAVY-NRL/F
24 Mar/30 Mar Cordova/Newport           Transit/              7/NSF-OCE-BIO/F
03 Apr/15 Apr Newport/Newport           Smith, C/1155703      12/NSF-OCE-BIO/F
18 Apr/23 Apr Newport/Newport           Thomson, J/           5/NAVY-ONR-OAS/F
26 Apr/02 May Newport/Newport           Levine, M/1002547     6/NSF-Unspecified/F
05 May/16 May Newport/Newport           Nabelek, J/1131767    11/NSF-OCE-MGG/F
19 May/31 May Newport/Newport           Reeder, D/N0001413WX20043 13/NAVY-ONR-OAS/F

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
The A-Frame on R/V Oceanus being reinstalled after a recent refurbishment. Taking an A-Frame off only happens a few times in the life of a vessel. The result of the refurbishment is a safer and stronger A-Frame with better known limits. The A-Frame was built in the late 1950's and was transferred to Oceanus from R/V Chain when she was retired in 1975. You can see the A-Frame (before the top bar was increased) on the stern of Chain in the bottom photo.

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