Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves April 5, 2013


Monday, April 8, 12pm, Burt 193. Heavy Isotope Candidate: Dr. Craig Lundstrom (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). "Insights into magmatic differentiation and continental crust formation from non-traditional isotope systems."

Tuesday, April 9th, 7pm, LaSells Stewart Center -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.

Tuesday, April 9, 3:30pm, Burt 193. Noel Pelland (UW). "Seagliders at Ocean Station P, 2008-10: Application to budgets of heat, salt, and oxygen."

Wednesday, April 10, 3pm, Burt 193. POA Special Seminar: Lynne Talley (Scripps Institution of Oceanography). "Closure of the global overturning circulation through the Indian, Pacific, and Southern Oceans."

Wednesday, April 10, 4pm. ALS 4000. Water Resources Seminar Series: Kamini Singha (Colorado School of Mines). "Looking into the blackbox of stream-riparian
groundwater exchange: Exploring catchment controls on flowpaths during baseflow recession."

Thursday, April 11, 12pm, Burt 193. OEB Seminar Series: Rachael Rhodes. "Continuous Ice Core Trace Gas Analysis: Resolving High Frequency Climate and In-Situ Features."

Thursday, April 11, 4pm, Gilfillan Aud. Geology Seminar Series: Mark Coolbaugh (Renaissance Gold, Inc). "Blind Geothermal Systems in the Great Basin: Why They Exist, How to Find Them, and Recent Discoveries."

Friday April 12, 2pm, Burt 193. Special Seminar: Jeff Severinghaus (Scripps Institution of Oceanography) Permeation of gases through the ice lattice inferred from neon, argon, and oxygen in firn air."

Friday, April 12th, 4pm. Gilfillan Hall. Student Seminar Serires: Michelle Fournet, "Humpback whale communication and social behavior: classificaiton and context." Arwen Bird, "Trust, Commitment and Power: Social capital and connectedness as contributors to the goals of marine ecosystems based governance."

Funding Opportunities

Announcing The 2013 Oregon Sea Grant Summer Scholars Program for Undergraduates. Now accepting applications until 4/19/2013. http://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/fellowships/summer-scholars. The Summer Scholar program for undergraduates helps prepare students for graduate school and careers in marine science, policy, management, and outreach.  Scholars are placed in agency offices around the state for 10 weeks over the summer.

2015-2017 GoMRI Research Consortia RFP: The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) is pleased to announce the development of the GoMRI Request for Proposals for 2015-2017 GoMRI Research Consortia. The purpose of the 2015-2017 GoMRI Research Consortia RFP, to be released in mid-November 2013, is to select the research activities for GoMRI Years 5–7 (1 January 2015–31 December 2017) involving Research Consortia, defined as a contractual arrangement between a PI and co-PIs at four or more institutions. The total funds available for distribution to Research Consortia through the 2015-2017 GoMRI Research Consortia RFP will be approximately $35 million per year. A RFP for individual and small research group investigations will be forthcoming in late 2014. For more information visit: http://gulfresearchinitiative.org/.

NSF: Tectonics. The Tectonics Program supports a broad range of field, laboratory, computational, and theoretical investigations aimed at understanding the formation, evolution, and deformation of continental lithosphere through time. Due 7/6/13.

NSF: Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics. Geomorphology and Land-Use Dynamics supports innovative research into processes that shape and modify landscapes over a variety of length and time scales. The program encourages research that investigates quantitatively the coupling and feedback among such processes, their rates, and their relative roles, especially in the contexts of variation in climatic and tectonic influences and in light of changes due to human impact. Due 7/16/13, 1/16/14.

NSF: Faculty Early Career Development Program. Prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Due July 22-24 (depending on program).

NSF: Critical Zone Observatory National Office. This solicitation calls for proposals to establish a Critical Zone Observatory National Office to coordinate the network of CZOs and to disseminate information to a number of audiences. Due 9/16/13.

Job & Networking Opportunities

Tenure Track Opportunities at The University of Southern Mississippi – Dept. of Marine Science

Marine Chemistry The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Marine Science at the Stennis Space Center is offering a tenure-track position in marine chemistry at the assistant professor level. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in oceanography or a related field and have demonstrated field and laboratory research experience. Post-doctoral experience is desirable for assistant-level applicants. The successful candidate is expected to conduct an active research program and develop courses for an interdisciplinary academic program for graduate and undergraduate students. The successful candidate must also demonstrate a commitment to collaborative research and teaching. The position offers opportunities to collaborate with biological, physical and geological oceanographers, modelers, paleoceanographers and hydrographers to address complex oceanographic problems. Information is available online about the department at http://www.usm.edu/marine/. Applicants should submit a letter of interest outlining their qualifications for the position, including a research plan, teaching philosophy with a curricular plan, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of at least four references. All application materials will be accepted online at https://jobs.usm.edu. For inquiries about the position, contact Dr. Alan Shiller, chair of the search committee, at alan.shiller@usm.edu or 228.688.1178. Applicant review will begin May 13, 2013, and continue until the position is filled, with an anticipated start date in August 2013.

Hydrographic Sciences The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Marine Science at the Stennis Space Center is offering a position in hydrographic science at the tenure-track, assistant or associate professor level. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in a hydrographic science, marine science, ocean engineering or closely related field and have demonstrated field and research experience in acoustics, acoustic and LIDAR-based hydrographic and bathymetric surveying, and precise positioning at sea, and proficiency in commercial software packages used to collect and process hydrographic data. Also desirable is the application of hydrographic technologies including acoustics and LIDAR to collaborative opportunities in marine science fields such as fisheries and biological oceanography, marine geology and physical oceanography. A nationally recognized record of publication, demonstrated successful grantsmanship, and at least five years of service at a degree-granting institution or equivalent service at a non-degree-granting institution are needed at the associate level.   A successful candidate is expected to conduct an active research program and participate in the hydrographic science master’s program, which is recognized at the Category-A (Cat-A) level by the International Hydrographic Organization. The latter efforts include curricula review, delivery and development of the program, and faculty experience in delivering a Cat-A hydrographic science curricula is highly desirable. The development of courses for an interdisciplinary academic program for undergraduate students is also expected. The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to collaborative research and teaching. The position offers opportunities to collaborate with biological, physical, geological and chemical oceanographers, and modelers, to address complex coastal problems. Information is available online about the department at www.usm.edu/marine. Applicants should submit a letter of interest outlining their qualifications for the position, including a research plan, teaching philosophy with a curricular plan, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of at least four references. Applications must be submitted online at https://jobs.usm.edu. For inquiries about the position, contact Dr. Stephan Howden, chair of the Search Committee, at Stephan.Howden@usm.edu. Review of applications begins April 22, 2013, and continues until the position is filled, with an anticipated start date in August 2013.

USM’s Dept. of Marine ScienceThe University of Southern Mississippi Department of Marine Science is home to an interdisciplinary program of graduate and undergraduate study and research in marine environments.  The department offers a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Science and Ph.D. in marine science and a Master of Science in hydrographic science. Located at the Stennis Space Center (SSC), the Department of Marine Science is strategically situated at the single-largest concentration of oceanographers and hydrographers in the world. Fifteen on‑site faculty conduct research and teach courses in biological oceanography, marine chemistry, geological oceanography, physical oceanography, remote sensing, numerical modeling and hydrography to approximately 50 full-time graduate students at SSC and approximately 30 undergraduates at Southern Miss Gulf Coast. Faculty also interact with research scientists at government agencies located on site including the Naval Research Laboratory and the Naval Oceanographic Office, EPA, NOAA, USGS and NASA.

MPOWIR has extended the deadline for the Pattullo Conference to Friday, April 5th 2013.  This centerpiece of the MPOWIR program will be held October 6-9, 2013 at the Airlie Center in Warrenton, Virginia. What past participants have to say about their experience: “This conference is basically a three-day crash course in how to be a physical oceanographer. You get to spend time with peers in the field you may not have had the chance to meet, and also learn about all the aspects of oceanography that you don't cover in graduate school.”  “The conference is a highly invaluable opportunity for insight, growth, and re-energizing in professional development, research goals/objectives, and networking.“ “Amazing, invaluable networking experience!” To learn more or register visit: http://mpowir.org/get-involved/pattullo/

Oregon State University Receives Grant for Coastal Earthquake and Tsunami Education

A consortium of Northwest universities has received a $625,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to train educators in coastal communities of Oregon and Washington on the region’s earthquake and tsunami hazards as well as ways to convey this knowledge to students and visitors to parks and museums. Oregon State University is the lead institution and will receive $315,000 of the grant funds. The Principal Investigators (PIs) for OSU are Bob Lillie, Emeritus Professor of Geosciences, and Nancee Hunter, an education specialist with Oregon Sea Grant and located at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. Other PIs are Beth Pratt-Sitaula, Research Associate at Central Washington University, and Bob Butler, Professor of Geophysics at the University of Portland.The three-year grant is from the NSF EarthScope Program. EarthScope (www.earthscope.org) is a multi-decade endeavor that uses thousands of seismic, GPS, and other geophysical instruments to learn about the dynamic landscape of the United States and the processes responsible for earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Lillie is the former Education and Outreach Manager for EarthScope. Hunter is former Director of Education and Outreach for National Geographic. Butler and Pratt-Sitaula were leaders of the EarthScope-funded Teachers on the Leading Edge program (http://orgs.up.edu/totle) that ran professional development workshops for Earth science teachers throughout Oregon and Washington. The newly funded project, called Cascadia EarthScope Earthquake and Tsunami Education Program (CEETEP), will collectively train grades 5-12 teachers, park and museum interpreters, and disaster preparedness educators on the science of coastal geologic hazards as well as EarthScope and other efforts to monitor the dynamic Earth in the region. They will team up to devise ways to convey the science of earthquakes and tsunamis to students and visitors along the coast, as well as ways to prepare communities for these inevitable geological events. For more information and an online application for the first workshop, go to: http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/visitor/education-programs/teachers/ceetep-workshops

Marine Science Day @ HMSC- Saturday, April 13, 10am-4pm

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.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists newsletter now available

Please note the American Association of Petroleum Geologists  monthly newsletter entitled "The Explorer" is available for reading at magazine rack in the lobby of Wilkinson Hall (thank you, Dr. Robert Yeats!). Jobs and demand in the petroleum industry are at an all-time high with the highest salaries in the sciences, and the newsletter gives insights into what petroleum geologists and geophysicists actually do.  Salary averages are regularly calculated and posted in the Explorer. This is a great resources for students...be sure to check it out!

Sad passing

Wes Bruer of St. Helens, Oregon, a CEOAS Geology alumnus, passed away on January 4.  After serving on a submarine in World War II, he received his education at OSU (then OSC) and then entered the petroleum industry.  He was appointed California State Geologist by Governor Ronald Reagan,and as the head of the California Division of Mines and Geology, he led the State response to the San Fernando earthquake of 1971. He also led the successful effort to register geologists in California, and after the bill was signed by the Governor,he became California Registered Geologist #1.  After serving as State Geologist, he started a consulting practice in Bakersfield that led to his discovery in 1979 of the Mist Gas Field, the only commercial field in the Pacific Northwest.  Wes is survived by his wife of 67 years, Dee, and a daughter.

R/V Oceanus

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Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Jack Barth (right) receives a certificate marking his selection as 2013 Fellow of The Oceanography Society, from Mark Abbott, TOS President. Barth is recognized for his 'contributions and sustained leadership in all aspects of continental shelf oceanography, and for his commitment to community service.' (photo: David Reinert)

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