Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves August 2, 2013

Seminars & Defenses

Tue, August 6, 3:30pm, Burt 193. Gordon Poster Fest. POA and affiliates posters' from this year's Gordon conference on coastal circulation:

Wednesday, August 7th, 4pm, Burt 193. REU Seminar Series: Marty Fisk (CEOAS)."Curiosity on Mars: NASA's search for habitable environments."

Funding Opportunities

The OSU Venture Development Fund announces a Request for Proposals, which seeks to facilitate the further development of OSU applied innovations and commercialization. The purpose of this RFP is to encourage proposal submission and present proposal requirements and evaluation criteria. This is a competitive process open to OSU faculty eligible for PI status. ~ $600,000 is available for this round of proposals. Due 9/2/13. RFP form: http://oregonstate.edu/research/occd/sites/default/files/osuvdf_rfp_2013_final.pdf

Job Opportunities

Support Scientist, NOAA Environmental Modeling Center (EMC), College Park, MD : I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG), www.imsg.com, a Federal Government Contractor is seeking candidates (9 new openings) for a Support Scientist to work at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Prediction’s Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) located in College Park, MD.  The candidate will provide science and software engineering support for the development and testing of the following. 

Required Skill: This position requires at least an M.S. in atmospheric/oceanic science, meteorology or related field, with background/experience in data assimilation, and the use of satellite radiance. This position also requires demonstrated competency in working with large computational codes, familiarity with parallel computing (MPI, openMP), and experience in programming (FORTRAN, scripting, workflow management).The successful candidate must also possess the capability to work as part of a team performing collaborative research.

Desired Skills: Experience in working with data assimilation codes (GSI in particular). Experience in working with the use of atmospheric motion vectors. Familiarity with hybrid (in particular EnVar-based) assimilation algorithms. Familiarity with the use of satellite radiances. Experience in working with NWP model physics. Experience in working with satellite radiance observations.

To Apply: Please submit your resume, the contact information for three (3) references, your salary requirements and a cover letter explaining how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position to jobs@imsg.com<mailto:jobs@imsg.com>  with the following subject line:  Support Scientist: 4D-Var Hybrid Data Assimilation; Motion Vectors; Cloudy Infrared Radiance Assimilation; Diabatic Initialization; Cloudy Microwave Radiances; Partly Cloudy Infrared Radiance Assimilation; GSI SST Analysis;High time-resolution radiances; Variational Cloud Analysis. IMSG offers an outstanding benefits package including company paid medical benefits and three weeks paid time off.         

The Oregon Sea Grant Director position is now open for applications.  Please feel free to share and notify potential applicants.  Many thanks.The announcement can be found at: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=334247

CEOAS Congrats

CEOAS professor Alan Mix has been named as an American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2013 Fellow. This honor is given to individual AGU members who have made exceptional scientific contributions and attained acknowledged eminence in the fields of Earth and space science. AGU's Fellows program was established in 1962. This designation is conferred upon not more than 0.1% of all AGU members in any given year. Alan will be recognized during the Honors Tribute at the 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, which will take place on Wednesday, 11 December 2013 in San Francisco. Congratulation, Alan on this prestigious honor!

CEOAS Alumna Margaret Leinen Named Director of Scripps

Margaret Leinen (MS, Geological Oceanography, 1975) has been named Vice Chancellor for Marine Sciences, Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Dean of the School of Marine Sciences at UC San Diego. Earlier this year, Leinen was elected President of the Board of Directors of the American Geophysical Union (MS, Geological Oceanography, 1975). Leinen was named OSU Alumni Fellow in 2008.

REMINDER: Accepting Nominations: Outstanding CEOAS FRA & Classified Employees

The Student Advisory Committee (SAC) is seeking nominations for the following two awards that will be presented at the CEOAS All College Meeting on the afternoon of Friday, September 27, 2013. Both of these awards are open to nominations by all CEOAS individuals. If you would like to nominate someone for either of the following two awards, please email a short explanation for your nomination to the Student Advisory Awards Committee (ebrunner@coas.oregonstate.edu) with the subject line “SAC Awards Nomination 2013”. The deadline to submit nominations is August 23th.

Outstanding Faculty Research Assistant, Research Associate or Postdoc Award :The Outstanding Faculty Research Assistant Award was initiated by students in 2000 as a way to recognize the significant contribution FRAs make in supporting student development and research. Nominated candidates should exceed expectations in duties and/or be an exceptional mentor to graduate students. SAC will accept nominations for Research Associates and Post-docs in this award category. Current FRAs/RAs/Postdocs can be found on the CEOAS website: http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/people/browse/research/
Past Recipients:
2012 Andy Ross
2011 Chris Romsos
2010 Marnie Jo Zirbel
2009 Chris Holm
2008 Mike Neeley-Brown
2007 Bill Thank
2006 Michael Schlax
2005 Boon Chua
2004 Bill Rugh
2003 Andy Ungerer
2002 Tom Leach
2001 John Stanley

Outstanding Classified Employee Award
The Outstanding Classified Employee Award was initiated in 2007 as a way to recognize employees for outstanding service and for other significant contributions to CEOAS. Nominated candidates are evaluated on key factors that include promoting excellence within the work unit, preforming well under pressure, and developing innovative solutions to everyday problems.
Past Recipients:
2012 Jim Dickson
2011  Meaghan Deitz
2010  Lori Hartline
2009  Sandy Beals
2008  Linda LaFleur
2007  Mary Hitch

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
(top) Peter Chace, an REU student working in Clare Reimer's lab this summer, on the deck on R/V Oceanus as a wave breaks over the side (bottom) Scientists on the front deck of R/V Oceanus - from left to right - Dave O'Gorman, Andrea Albright, Clare Reimers, Chris Holm, Paul Walczak, Shelby LaBuhn, Renee Renn, Jim McManus, April Abbot, Rhea Sanders, Peter Chance, Katie Watkins-Brandt

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