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College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves March 29, 2013


Monday, April 1, 12pm, Burt 193. Heavy Isotope Candidate:  Dr. Alyssa Shiel (University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign). "Non-Traditional Stable Isotope Systems to Trace Metals in the Environment."

Monday, April 1st, 4pm, Burt 193. GEM Seminar Series: Flaxen Conway (CEOAS, MRM Director) Professor, Kaety Hildenbrand (Extention Marine Fisheries Educator, OSU Extension, Newport),  Belinda Batten (Professor - Mechanical Engineering, Director - NW National Marine Renewable Energy Center). "Update on Marine Renewable Energy in Oregon, Panel."

Tuesday, April 2, 3:30pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar Series: Dr. Anna Pfeiffer-Herbert (CEOAS/OSU). "Wind-driven exchange at the mouth of a partially-mixed estuary."
Wednesday, April 3, 4pm, ALS 4000. Water Resources Seminar Series: Julia Jones (CEOAS). "Climate and streamflow trends in the Columbia River basin: evidence for ecological and engineering resilience to climate change."
Thursday, April 4, 12pm, Burt 193. OEB Seminar Series: Dr. Jennifer McKay (CEOAS). "Biogeochemistry of Silver in Marine Sediments."

Thursday, April 4, 4pm, Gilfillan Auditiorium. Geology Seminar Serires: Phil Wannamaker  (Energy & Geoscience Institute, University of Utah). "Stewing the Lithosphere: Views of Magmatic/Hydrothermal Processes in Extensional Environments from Electrical Conductivity."

Pacific Section SPE/AAPG Convention

The Pacific Section AAPG meeting will be held in Monterey, CA next month (April 19-25). The technical committee has worked hard to put together a top-notch educational program that will be of interest not only to professionals in the petroleum industry but also to students & academics concerned with fundamental geologic principles. I strongly encourage you to attend the conference, where you can attend poster sessions and oral presentations, as well as participate in field trips and short courses before and after the meeting. You can preview the technical program here.   The broad range of topics to be discussed include: environmental geology, deepwater turbidite stratigraphy, sedimentology of fine-grained rocks, biogeochemistry & diagenesis, regional structure & tectonics, geomorphology, geothermal energy, geophysics, and regional geology. The deadline to sign up for trips & courses is April 1st. Also, hotel rooms rates subject to increase after 3/27. You do not need to be an AAPG member to attend, but you are entitled to registration discounts (AAPG membership is FREE for all students -- courtesy of Chevron -- so there’s no reason not to be a member). Go to http://psaapg.org/upcoming-events/ and scroll down to the “Register” button for access to RegOnline. For students, Monday afternoon provides a series of germane activities. There will be: 1) a student/professional panel on 'Getting a Job and Succeeding at Your Career,' 2) a 'Speed Mentoring session,' and 3) a student/professional get together. There will also be recruiters on hand during the convention for those graduating students seeking job opportunities. Additionally, students who are interested in volunteering to help out at the convention may be eligible for reduced enrollment fees (registration fee paid back). If interested, contact Calvin Lee (calvin.lee@csueastbay.edu)

Graduate Climate Conference- GCC7 Nov. 1-3, 2013

Calling all climate science graduate students, Graduate students in MIT's Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate are pleased to announce the 7th Graduate Climate Conference! GCC7 is scheduled for November 1-3, 2013 at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on the south shores of Cape Cod, MA. This is a unique conference for grad students, organized and run by grad students. Conceived by graduate students at the University of Washington, the
GCC remains true to its mission: provide a discussion forum for graduate students undertaking research on climate and climate change in an array of disciplines including atmosphere, ocean, earth, cryosphere, and biological science. The conference is unique because only students attend, providing a rare opportunity for the next generation of climate scientists to interact without the inhibitions that accompany the presence of faculty and senior scientists. Applications will open in April and the deadline for abstract submission is June 7, 2013. Food, lodging, and conference registration fees are provided by our generous sponsors; travel grants will be provided on an as-needed basisto as many participants as possible.  For more information, and a link to the application page, visit the
official website: http://gradclimateconf.mit.edu. Feel free to contact the  organizing committee with questions at gcc-2013@mit.edu.

Marine Science Day at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon!

Saturday, April 13, 10am-4pm….Marine Science Day at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon! Join the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport for Marine Science Day! HMSC will open its doors for a behind-the-scenes peek at the cutting-edge research, education and outreach in marine sciences that makes this marine laboratory unique. Meet researchers from Oregon State University and six government agency partners (see below). Explore with interactive science displays presented by marine scientists and special family-friendly activities by Oregon Sea Grant, the Oregon Coast Aquarium and US Fish and Wildlife. Come learn what’s new on the Oregon Coast’s most dynamic Marine Science campus. For accommodation requests related to a disability, or for other questions, email maryann.bozza@oregonstate.edu or call 541-867-0234. Note: Most Marine Science Day exhibits and activities will be indoors, although visitors are advised to dress for the weather as portions of tours, paths between buildings and some exhibits will be outdoors. The OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center is located at 2030 SE Marine Science Drive in Newport, Oregon

SAVE THE DATE- 5/31/13: CEOAS All Faculty, Staff & Student End of Year Celebration/Student Awards Ceremony

Please be sure to mark your calendars now for Friday, May 31st from  4:30-6:30pm. Join us all at McAlexander Fieldhouse (next to Kerr, on OSU Campus) for an end of year Student Awards Celebration and BBQ. This will be a family/kid friendly event and everyone is encouraged to join in the festivities! We will have a short awards ceremony to honor the CEOAS students who received special recognition this year. There will be loads of BBQ, beverages, dessert and lots of indoor fun for kids of all ages to enjoy. More details will follow as we get closer...for now, please SAVE THE DATE! Hope to see you there.

Please note there is now an RSVP LINK...if you are able to come and know how many you'll be bringing please let us know! 


REMINDER: Distinguished Visitor Lecture: Lynne Talley & Jeffrey Severinghaus- 4/9/13

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE! Tuesday, April 9th, 7pm. LaSells Austin Auditorium. Distinguished Visitor Lecture: Lynne Talley & Jeffrey Severinghaus. "Air Bubbles in Ice, Salt in the Sea: What Geochemistry Can Tell Us about Climate Change". **Lecture from 7pm-8:15 pm with a cocktail reception to directly follow in the Guistina Gallery from 8:15 to 9 pm.

Lynne Talley is Distinguished Professor in Physical Oceanography at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Her research interests are in large-scale water mass distributions and circulation of the world ocean. Numerous outside honors include being named Fellow of Th e Oceanography Society, American Meteorological Society, American Geophysical Union, and American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is an author of Descriptive Physical Oceanography, now in its 11th edition. Jeff Severinghaus is Professor of Geosciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography. His research interests are in extracting information about past climates from ice cores. Recent honors include the Comer Science and Education Fellowship and David and Lucile Packard Fellowship.

CEOAS Spring Directories available now.

Please note that if you would like a hardcopy printed directory the Spring 2013 CEOAS Directory will be available at reception in CEOAS Admin 104 starting today.

R/V Oceanus

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
17 Apr/23 Apr Newport/Newport           Thomson, J/           6/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
03 Jun/14 Jun Newport/Newport           Toomey, D/1139701     11/NSF-OCE-MGG/F
17 Jun/23 Jun Newport/Newport           Toomey, D/1139701     6/NSF-OCE-MGG/F
26 Jun/03 Jul Newport/Newport           Bibee, L/             7/NAVY-NRL/F
07 Jul/17 Jul Newport/Newport           Reimers, C/1061218    8/NSF-OCE-CO/F

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Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Marc Simpson had his hands full removing more than a foot of snow that fell on Oceanus when she was in port Cordova last week. The drifts on the bow were more than two feet deep.

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