Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves May 17, 2013

Seminars & Defenses

Monday, May 20, 12pm, Burt 193. Heavy Isotope Candidate Seminar:  Dr. Weiqiang Li (Department of Geoscience, University of Wisconsin, Madison). "Tracing geochemical processes using metal stable isotopes: case studies of Cu, Mg, and Fe isotopes".

Monday. May 20, 3pm, Wilk 203. Aaron Goldner (Purdue University). "CO2 And Non-CO2 Forcings in Warm Cenozoic Greenhouse And Future Climate."

Monday, May 20th, 4pm, Burt 193. GEM Seminar Series:Dori Dick (PhD candidate, Geography, OSU). "GeneGIS: Geoanalytical Tools for Spatially Explicit Genetic and Photo-Identification Data  Applications for Marine for Mammal Conservation."

Tuesday, May 21, 3:30pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar Series: Ricardo Matano (CEOAS). title tbc

Wednesday, May 22, 4pm, ALS 4000. Dennis Baldocchi (University of California-Berkeley). "Evaluating Evaporation Everywhere, All of the Time:
Lessons Learned about Ecosystem Evaporation from Long-term, Global Flux Networks".

Thursday, May 23, 1pm, Burt 193. OEB Seminar Series: Angelicque White (CEOAS) "Enigmatic Nitrogen Fixation in the South Pacific Ocean".

Thursday, May 23, 4pm, Gilfillan. Geology Seminar Series: Brian Rusk (Western Washington University). "The Vinalhaven Intrusive Complex (Maine): Solidification and Episodic Rejuvenation of a Subvolcanic Magma Chamber."

Friday, May 24, 9:30am, Burt 193. M.S. Student Defense: Stephanie Labou, "Spatial distribution of infaunal bivalves along the continental shelf of the Pacific Northwest." Sihan Li "Regional climate modeling for the western US using a superensemble from climateprediction.net."

Funding Opportunities

NSF: Earthscope. This solicitation calls for single or collaborative proposals to conduct scientific research and/or education and outreach activities within North America that make use of capabilities and/or data provided through the EarthScope Facility (Plate Boundary Observatory, San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth, and USArray) to further the scientific and educational goals of EarthScope. Due 8/23/13.

NSF: Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM). This program makes grants to institutions of higher education to support scholarships for academically talented students demonstrating financial need. Grantee institutions are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, reporting demographic information about student scholars, and managing the S-STEM project at the institution. One proposal only from CEOAS; the Dean will screen pre-proposals. Due to the agency by 8/13/13.

Photo Board

We have reinstated the photo board for faculty and staff in the Burt Hall entryway—off the breezeway to Gilfillan. We will be unable to include graduate students in that same spot, as there would be too many photos to fit the frames/’photo ledges. If your faculty/staff photo does not appear, that is because we do not have a photo with high enough resolution to be able to print. In a few cases, we also did not put up photos when we had only one that was 10-20+ years out of date. If you’d like your photo to appear on the Photo Board the next time we update it, please send a high-resolution head-shot (or photo in which you are looking at the camera and your face is unobstructed) to pubs@coas.oregonstate.edu.

PLS RSVP! CEOAS Student Awards Celebration and BBQ- Friday, 5/31


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, child & adult friendly 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! Or simply email jcigarran@coas.oregonstate.edu with your plans.

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 Jacob Darwin Hamblin , Jeff Bethel, and  Dominique Bachelet .   Wed/May 22, 2013, noon to 1 p.m., StrandAg 348. RSVP’s appreciated: 541-737-5705

Summer Courses at HMSC

Now announcing new 8-week summer session program in marine & environmental sciences at the Hatfield Marine Science Center. Housing scholarship applications are due May 31! Detailed info here!

Offshore Renewable Energy: Free two-day workshop

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 8:30am to Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 3:00pm: The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the National Renewable Energy Lab present a free two-day workshop with experts in offshore renewable energy  for those with an interest in the topic. The two-day training session will include presentations by experts from NREL on offshore wind and marine hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies and will also include industry panel discussions. The first day of the training, May 21, 2013, will focus on offshore wind technology and the second day, May 22, 2013, will focus on MHK technology. The workshop is at OMSI and free to the public, but please RSVP as space is limited. Contact Jean Thurston at Jean.Thurston@boem.gov , 805.384.4704. For more information see http://www.pdx.edu/mme/event/offshore-renewable-energy-free-two-day-workshop?delta=0

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Oceanography minor Hilary Polis on a field trip for her Biological Oceanography class. Hilary, a major in Environmental Economics, Policy, and Management, was inspired to study more about ocean sciences after an OSU environmental study abroad program in Australia where she conducted research on the impacts of zoning and marine protected areas on fish populations in the Great Barrier Reef. She interned through Oregon Sea Grant Summer Scholars at the Oregon Department of Fisheries and Wildlife (ODFW) Marine Reserves program in Newport, Oregon. During her internship she worked with local stakeholders-coastal residents, fishermen, and visitors-to collect socioeconomic baseline data that could be used to monitor the effects of marine reserves on local ocean users. Hilary has been hired to continue socioeconomic analysis research with the ODFW Marine Reserves Program full time upon graduation. In future, she hopes to do international research at Table Mountain Marine Reserve in South Africa and to attend the OSU Marine Resource Management graduate Master's program at the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences.

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