Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves July 26, 2013

Seminars & Defenses

Monday, July 29, 1pm, Burt 193. M.S. Thesis Defense: Mr. Morgan Erhardt (M.S., Marine Geology and Geophysics, Advisor: Dr. Chris Goldfinger). "BASS, A Decision Support Structure for Combining Bayesian Belief  Network Analyses with Stakeholder Input to Inform Siting Decisions."

Wednesday July 31, 9am, HMSC classroom 34 (distance education classroom), also shown in Burt 193 and on adobe connect. M.S.Thesis Defense: Ms. Amelia O'Connor (M.S., Marine Resource Management, Advisor: Dr. Robert M. Suryan). "Distributions and Fishery Associations of Immature Short-tailed Albatrosses, Pheobastria albatrus, in the North Pacific."

Wednesday, July 31, 4pm, Burt 193. REU Summer Seminar Series: Prof. Anne Trehu (CEOAS). "Using seismic waves to image Earth structure."

Funding Opportunity

DoD: Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP). DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of US institutions of higher education to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense, by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment. Due 10/20/13.

RCRV Update

The OSU-led effort to design and build the next generation of Regional Class Research Vessels hosted a Design Review this past week. Ocean-science community members from OSU and around the country gathered to review design decisions made thus far and to provide input to ensure that the vessel is as capable, versatile, and efficient as possible.  The program is on track for Conceptual Design finalization in December with vessel baseline definition expected to be ready in July, 2014.



New Faculty Member- Dr. Weiqiang Li

On behalf of Dean Abbott: I am pleased to report that Dr. Weiqiang Li of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, has accepted our offer as an Assistant Professor in heavy isotope geochemistry. Weiqiang has an active research program in a wide range of isotope systems, and he will be an active user of the Keck Collaboratory and the ICPMS. He received his PhD from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia in 2009 and has been working at at UW Madison since then, studying copper, magnesium, and iron isotopes. He will be a great addition to the tenure track faculty at CEOAS!  His tentative start date is 30 December 2013. Thanks again to all the hard  work by the search committee, chaired by Jim McManus.

CEOAS @ daVinci Days Recap

With 9 displays, 20 volcanic eruptions (http://vimeo.com/70792795), and over 350 visitors the CEOAS display at da Vinci Days 2013 was bigger and better than ever.  This wouldn’t have been possible without the help of 61 volunteers (Frank T., Matt, Randy, Scott, Jon, Caitlin, Cathleen, Dongwha, Douglas, Caren, Jessie, Andrew, Amy, Kyle, Nick, Daisy, Rebekah, Lauren, Jeremy N., Diane, Peter, Nicholas, Kuuipo, Keith, Jake, Candice-Michelle, Anne, Kim, Charles, Lucy, Jake, Lawrence, Michael, Jim, Jeremy, Ken, Cindy, Dan, Frank P. Amy C., Kristin, Geoff, Doug, Kevin, Mark, Kelly, Aryanne, WeiLi, Kelsey, Mysti, Lyle, Jessica, Devon, Sarah, Helen, Dave, April, Larry, Jesse, Crystal, and Jennifer) who braved the heat or otherwise helped out.  And a HUGE CEOAS SHOUT OUT TO JENNIFER MCKAY whose coordination of this event makes it all possible. You rock, Jen!

Photo courtesy Larry Talbert

CEOAS Polycom Conf. Phones

CEOAS has a couple of polycom speaker phones available for borrowing through the reception desk. We recently upgraded one of these polycoms to include speaker extensions for use in larger rooms where sound can be more of an issue. Please note that unless otherwise requested the default phone that will be assigned for rentals is the non-speaker extention polycom phone. Be sure to indicate at the time of checking out the device if you will be needing the extension phone for larger conference rooms...we hope you find this to be a helpful resource!

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
CEOAS Dean's Friends Board member and VDOS (vdosglobal.com) President Brian Whiteside with VDOS employee Ed Brown in front of VDOS's new remote-sensing platform Diamond Aircraft DA42 MPP at McMinnville airport 5 July 2013. Whiteside and Brown, both OSU alumni, invite collaboration with VDOS by CEOAS especially in remote sensing in Arctic where this aircraft will spend summer 2013 field season. Photo by Doug Brusa.

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