Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves November 1, 2013

Seminars & Defenses

Monday, November 4, 3:30pm, Burt 193. Jean Bidlot  (European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting). "Air-sea interaction and ocean waves."

Tuesday, November 5th, 12pm, Wilk 108. GEM Seminar Series: Larry Becker (CEOAS). “When Land Enters the Market: A New Geography in Bamako's Hinterland."

Tuesday, November 5th, 3:30pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar Series: Larry O'Neill (CEOAS). "Satellite observations of surface divergence and curl over the ocean."

Wednesday, November 6th, 4pm, Owen 102. Water Resources Seminar Series: Steve Fleischli (Natural Resources Defense Council). Advocating for Safe & Sufficient Water in the U.S.".

Thursday, November 7th, 4pm, Wilk 108. G&G Seminar Series: Eric Kirby (CEOAS). "Decoding the imprint of tectonics on landscape topography: recent progress and future challenges."

Funding Opportunities

NOAA: FY2014 Demonstration of a U.S. Marine Biodiversity Observation Network. NOAA and partner agencies (NASA, USGS, BOEM) request proposals for one or more Marine BON demonstration project(s) in US coastal waters, the Great Lakes, and the EEZ. Proposals should demonstrate how an operational Marine BON could be developed for the nation by establishing a prototype network of observation sites and observation systems for one or more of the regions or ecosystems: 1) the deep sea (pelagic realm and benthic seabed); 2) continental shelves; 3) estuaries and nearshore regions, including the Great Lakes; and 4) coral reefs. Projects may represent a large geographic scale (e.g., the Arctic or California Current system) or a subset of a larger geographic area (e.g., the Flower Garden Banks or Pacific coast rocky intertidal). However, proposals that only propose work in a single, specific site will not be responsive, as this solicitation seeks to fund projects that integrate efforts across sites and networks.

Priorities for this program are to:

1. Demonstrate how a U.S. Marine BON might operate through establishment of a prototype network.

2. Integrate existing technologies, methodologies, monitoring and management activities with new approaches.

3. Demonstrate potential for long-term sustainable monitoring through partnerships.

Due: 12/2/13.

DOE: Exploratory Research for Extreme-Scale Science (EXPRESS). The Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program invites applications with the potential to enable significant research and computational advances for extreme-scale science. The purpose of this FOA is to invite exploratory basic research applications with the potential to deliver significantly advanced or improved science capabilities in light of emerging and disruptive technology changes. EXPRESS focuses on topic areas related to exascale computing or data-intensive science. We seek to initiate an ASCR extreme-scale science research portfolio comprised of small-award projects funded over a short period of time (two years) – see the section on Award Information for complete details. The objective is to provide seed funding to explore potentially fruitful areas of high-impact research, with results that can inform ASCR as it executes an extreme-scale science research agenda. See [A2-A5], for additional reports on challenges and opportunities related to DOE science and technology advances. Due: 12/3/12 (required pre-application; full application 2/28/14).

NSF: Improvements in Facilities, Communications, and Equipment at Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSML). NSF invites proposals that address these general goals of FSML improvement. Only one proposal may be submitted on behalf of any single facility per round of the FSML competition. Due 12/13/13


National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Environmental Solutions for Communities. Wells Fargo and NFWF seek to promote sustainable communities through Environmental Solutions for Communities by supporting highly-visible projects that link economic development and community well-being to the stewardship and health of the environment.

- Supporting sustainable agricultural practices and private lands stewardship;

- Conserving critical land and water resources and improving local water quality;

- Restoring and managing natural habitat, species and ecosystems that are important to community livelihoods;

- Facilitating investments in green infrastructure, renewable energy and energy efficiency; and

- Encouraging broad-based citizen and targeted youth participation in project implementation.

Due 12/16/13. (Grant awards will typically range from $25,000 to

$100,000 with an average grant amount of $40,000.)

NSF: Long Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB). This program encourages submission of proposals aimed at generating extended time series of biological and environmental data that address ecological and evolutionary processes aimed at resolving important issues in environmental biology. Researchers must have collected at least six years of previous data to qualify for funding and must present a cohesive conceptual rationale or framework for ten years of research. Due 1/10/14, 8/1/14. 

NSF: Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics (GLD). GLD supports innovative research into processes that shape and modify landscapes over a variety of length and time scales. The program encourages research that investigates quantitatively the coupling and feedback among such processes, their rates, and their relative roles, especially in the contexts of variation in climatic and tectonic influences and in light of changes due to human impact. Due 1/16/14.

EmpCenter Timekeeping update

On Behalf Of The FOBC Human Resources Team-

Experiencing issues or questions with the Timekeeping EmpCenter system?  We have established a new email address for our FOBC customers with specific questions relating to Empcenter and/or timesheets.  Please email us at Empcenter.FOBC@oregonstate.edu with questions, issues or concerns you have.  Though some questions/issues may take longer to research and resolve, our goal is to respond within 24 hours!

CEOAS Congrats

Jennifer Lam, a graduate student in Marine Resource Management, won the "People's Choice" poster award at the Heceta Head Conference in Florence, OR.  Her poster is titled: "Dose of reality: What can we learn from pet owners to guide more effective environmental stewardship of pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs)?"

OSU Toastmasters Club member Colin Duncan, a graduate student majoring in Marine Resource Management, is the winner for the Club Humorous speech contest. He will be competing in the Area contest on September 25, 2013 at 6:30 at HP Campus.

James N. Moum, professor in the College of Earth, Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, has been given the 2014 Henry Stommel Research Award.

A hearty CEOAS congrats to all!

CEOAS Police Log

Two mushrooms were apprehended by authorities for being well over the maximum size for growing on CEOAS land. They were arrainged in municipal court on Halloween, October 31st. Let's try not to let this flagrant disregard for the law happen again!

mushrooms mushrooms

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
R/V Elakha passing under the Yaquina Bay bridge en route to ocean-end-member sampling. The science crew was one of four student groups that participated in hydrographic estuarine cruises as part of the PICES 2013 summer course in Newport.

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