Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves June 14, 2013


Thursday, June 20th, 9am, Burt 193. M. S. Thesis Defense: Lauren Dennis (M.S., Water Resources Policy & Management, Advisor: Dr. Todd Jarvis). "Bridge over troubled water: Partnership and the prospects of adaptive capacity among Oregon Coast water systems".

CEOAS Congrats

CEOAS professor Marta Torres has been elected as a GSA Fellow! The list of newly elected Fellows will be published in the July issue of GSA Today and will also be posted online

CEOAS Ph.D. Grad Student Drew Bennett was rececently awarded the C. Lowell Harriss Dissertation Fellowship from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. As part of this fellowship, he will travel to the institute in Cambridge, MA, to deliver a public lecture.

A hearty CEOAS congrats to you both!

Save the Date- All College Meeting Sept. 27th!!

As folks get ready to depart for summer break (or not!) please be sure to mark your calendars for the afternoon of Friday, September 27th at 3pm in Gillfillan Auditorium for our CEOAS All College Meeting, followed by a meet & greet reception in the Burt Quad. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend. More details to follow in a couple of months...in the mean time, Happy Summer!

Introduction to Scientific Diving course

OSU will be offering Introduction to Scientific Diving for graduate and undergraduate students at HMSC for Summer 2013 (7/22-8/16). Course numbers are IST 599 and IST 499 (listed as Special Topics). Permission of Instructor is required to register, so interested students should review the prerequisites listed below and contact Kevin Buch, Diving Safety Officer for more details. Prior to the beginning of class participants will need to have submitted an OSU Scientific Diving Application and Medical History, OSU/AAUS Medical Evaluation, and proof of diving accident insurance (Divers Alert Network or equivalent). The OSU scientific diver swim evaluation must be completed at the first lab session. A lab fee of $413 will be required which will cover use of scuba gear and field trip expenses for the entire course. This course meets American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) standards for certification at the Scientific Diver-In-Training level, and upon completion, qualifies the student to participate in research dives sponsored by OSU or other AAUS institutions. The course will include lectures, confined water training, open water dives, and nitrox certification. Course Title   Introduction to Scientific Diving (4 credits) Contact: Kevin L. Buch, Diving Safety Officer (kevin.buch@oregonstate.edu) A312 Kerr Administration Bldg. W) 541-737-6893; Cell) 541-740-4577; Fax) 541-737-3093

Housing Available

Less than half a mile from OSU campus, On Tyler street between 29th and 30th  No Smoking complex. Dishwashers and garbage disposals. Off street parking. Laundry rooms for tenant use. Water, garbage and TV cable included in rent. Tenant pays for electric, telephone and Internet. No pets. Six-month lease. Built in 2002.

-1 bed/1 bath on the 2nd floor at 612 sq ft. The rent is $670 for one person occupancy, $695 for two people occupancy.

-Is a 1 bed/1 bath on the ground floor  at 652 sq ft. The rent is $680 for one person occupancy, $705 for two people occupancy.

- Is a 2 bed/1 bath on the 3rd floor at 835 sq ft. The rent is $950.

Please call between 8:00 am & 7:00 pm: 541-602-1399, Karina Nordhausen, White Bear Apartments


Greenland's Glaciers- documentary

ON BEHALF OF CEOAS M.S. student, Saskia Madlener: As some of you may know, I am producing a documentary film as part of my thesis. The film is entitled Greenland's Glaciers and is about research being conducted on glacier melting in Western Greenland this September. I am following physical oceanographers Emily Shroyer, Jonathan Nash, and David Sutherland (UO) on their journey to understanding how the ocean interacts with the marine-terminating glaciers of two adjacent fjords in Western Greenland. Please consider contributing something (anything!) to help me produce the film. Please also pass this link on to anyone who you might think would be interested in this topic or in science communication through film. Please keep spreading the word over the next month! I have high hopes for this film as I am working with an incredible group of scientists and capturing an amazing piece of research. www.gofundme.com/GreenlandsGlaciers

I am also proud to announce that I am a recipient of the Holt Marine Education Award through the Hatfield Marine Science Center to partially fund this project and my research. Thanks to their support and the support of my department, Marine Resource Management, I am conducting the research of my dreams! The documentary film will be screened at Hatfield's visitor center in the Winter term, short segments of the film will be broadcast through the Ocean Today kiosks throughout the nation, and the scientists who are involved will be able to use it as publicity on their personal websites. Thank you for your eyes and ears, and I look forward to seeing you at the screening in the Winter if not before.

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Jim Lerczak is collaborating on an ONR-sponsored project from harbor seal and water bird oceanographers in the Columbia River with researchers from ODFW (Bryan Wright and Robin Brown) and OSU Dept of Fisheries and Wildlife (Don Lyons and Dan Roby) to tag harbor seals and cormorants with sensors to make physical oceanographic measurements in the Columbia River. This is part of ONR's Mouth of the Columbia River Experiment (RIVET-II DRI).

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