Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves July 5, 2013

Seminars & Defenses

Wednesday, July 10, 4pm, Burt 193. REU Seminar Series: George Waldbusser (CEOAS). "Bivalves in a high CO2 world past and future."

Thursday July 11, 10am, Wlkn 203. M.S. Thesis Defense: Ms. Stephanie R. Wafforn (M.S., Geology, Advisor: Dr. John Dilles and Dr. Andrew Meigs). "Structural Geology of the Mount Polley Cu-Au district, south-central British Columbia."

Job Opportunity

The GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, invites applications for a 3-year Research Fellowship (with possible extension by 3 more years) in the research unit "Marine Biogeochemical Modelling". Details can be found at: http://www.geomar.de/en/service/jobs/open-positions/article/wissenschaftlicher-mitarbeiterin-postdoc-bgc-modelling-2013/.

Baby news!

On June 27th at 6:25am, Brie and Tristan welcomed the arrival of Aven Theph Peery. Metrics: 7lbs 13oz, 19.5 inches. Mother and baby are doing very well (and have hopefully caught up on some sleep). We all celebrate this latest addition to CEOAS. Congrats!

Housing Available

Our property will be available on October 1st for rent, and if anyone is interested in taking a look to buy it, we can also arrange that to happen. Thanks so much for helping us to find a potential tenant or buyer for our house. Summary below. As we are not sure about prices for renting/sale yet, we would like to suggest if anyone is interested, please contact Roberto Venegas: roberto.venegas@noaa.gov

5444 sq.ft. custom built house on a 5.66 acre lot, vaulted ceilings in living room w/ large windows and sliding glass doors. 3 full baths (all with showers, two w/ tubs, and one w/ massage hot tub). 1,000 plus sq. ft. home theater room, w/ a 120” built-in screen, wiring for projector and seven speaker surround system, and a free-standing wood stove. Spacious kitchen and laundry/mud room w/ large built-in storage cabinets. Heat pump, central AC, and central vacuum system. Double car garage, plus ~1,000 sq. ft. barn w/ attached roofed area for animals. Fully fenced property w/ 3 subdivided pastures w/ gates. Private property entrance w/ electric gate and road lights. Ample parking space for trailers, RV’s, or trucks. 

CEOAS Speakers at daVinci Days

OSU speakerswill give presentations "from the Edge of Science" at 112 Kearney Hall on daVinci Days weekend, Saturday from 11 to 4 and Sunday from 12 to 5. CEOAS presenters include the following. For the full list of speakers and descriptions of their talks please visit: http://www.davincidays.org/science-tech/da-vinci-days-speakers

Saturday, July 20

11 a.m. Jack Barth and the ocean glider team: "Ocean Exploration with Underwater Gliders"

1 p.m.  Marty Fisk: "Curiosity on Mars - NASA's search for habitable environments"

3 p.m. Andrew Thurber: "Life in the Polar Ocean"

Also, please note that we will be having a CEOAS Alumni Open House in the Admin Bldg living room on Friday, July 19th from 2-5pm. This will be a time for CEOAS Alumni that may be in town for DaVinci Days to swing by the offices for some light refreshments and check out the latest updates from CEOAS. Please spread the word!

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Research associate Jochen Braunmiller running the data acquisition computer and graduate student Paria Ghorbani taking notes during GPH665 field trip to measure the thickness of one of the landslides plaguing the Route 20 bypass project near Eddyville using seismic refraction techniques. Looking over their shoulders are UO students. Field experience is a collaboration with UO GEO450/550.

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