Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves November 8, 2013

Seminars and Defenses

Tuesday, November 12, 12 pm, Wikinson 108. GEM Seminar Series: Jenna Tilt (CEOAS). "Walking the line: Perspectives on planning policies and growth beyond the urban growth boundary."

Tuesday, November 12, 3:30 pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar Series: Lars Umlauf (Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research [IOW]). "Turbulence and mixing in the Baltic Sea."

Tuesday, November 12, 4 pm, Strand Ag 348. M.S. Thesis Defense: Ms. Sandy E. Letzing (M.S., Marine Resource Management, Advisor: Dr. Francis Chan). "Characterizing the response of coralline algae to ocean acidification and nutrient changes in the California current system."

Wednesday, November 13, 4 pm, Owen 102. Water Resources Seminar Series: Mark Needham (OSU). "New marine reserves in Oregon: Does the publc care?"

Thursday, November 14, 4 pm, Wilkinson 108. Geology Colloquium Seminar Series: Michael Olsen (School fo Civil and Construction Engineerings, OSU). "Dotting the coast: Strategies and considerations when using KIDAR data for coastal studies."

Thursday, November 14, 4 pm, Richardson 313. Fall 2013 Graduate Student Seminar: Jane Lubchenco will speak on "Science Advocacy and Federal Environmental Policy."

Friday, November 15, 4 pm, Burt 193. CEOAS Student Forum. Bridget Hass (MSc, Geology): "Tectonic and Sedimentary Controls on the Geomorphology of the Chile Submarine Acial Channel." Kyle Krawl  (MSc, Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences); "Prolonged Mantle Melting at the Curaçao Lava Formation: Implications for the Origin of the Caribbean Plateau."

OSU Requirement to Deposit Scholarly Articles

With OSU's university-wide Open Access policy, faculty are required to submit scholarly articles completed after June 13, 2013, to ScholarsArchive. See OSU’s Open Access policy: http://cdss.library.oregonstate.edu/open-access.

Send an email to scholarsarchive@oregonstate.edu with:

  • Author name.
  • Article title.
  • Journal name.
  • Author's accepted (post-peer review, pre-typeset) manuscript of the article (preferably PDF) as an email attachment.

The author's accepted manuscript version of all articles will be deposited to ScholarsArchive@OSU and will be available open access with a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license. Publisher embargoes will be observed. If the publisher allows deposit of the final published version, the Library will deposit it, as well, with prominent metadata indicating which version is which, and embargo as appropriate. You still need to follow publisher copyright rules to post publisher pdfs on any other site, such as an author's profile page. For more info about ScholarsArchive, see http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/.

Funding Opportunities

NSF: Environmental Engineering. The program fosters cutting-edge scientific research for identifying, evaluating, and monitoring the waste assimilative capacity of the natural environment and for removing or reducing contaminants from polluted air, water, and soils. Major areas of interest:

  • Environmental engineering implications of energy and resource consumption.
  • Availability of high quality water supplies.
  • Fate and transport of contaminants of emerging concern.

Due 2/20/14.

NSF: Fluid Dynamics. Encouraged are proposals that address innovative uses of fluids in materials development; manufacturing; biotechnology; nanotechnology; clinical diagnostics and drug delivery; sensor development and integration; energy and the environment. While research should focus on fundamentals, a clear connection to potential application should be outlined: Current reserach themes include turbulence and flow control (large eddy simulation, direct numberical simulation, high Reynolds number experiments, stability and transition to turbulence, 3-D boundary layers, etc.), general fluid mechanics, flow of complex fluids, micro- nano- bio- fluid mechanics, instrumentation and flow diagnostics. Due 2/20/14.

NSF: Coupling, Energetics, and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions (CEDAR). The goal of the program is to understand the behavior of atmospheric regions from the middle atmosphere upward through the thermosphere and ionosphere into the exosphere in terms of coupling, energetics, chemistry, and dynamics on regional and global scales. Due 5/12/14.

US Fish and Wildlife Service: Cooperative Landscape Conservation and Adaptive Science. The USFWS uses a science-based, adaptive framework for setting and achieving cross-program conservation objectives that strategically address the problems fish and wildlife will face in the future. This framework, called Strategic Habitat Conservation, is based on the principles of adaptive management and uses population and habitat data, ecological models, and focused monitoring and assessment efforts to develop and implement strategies that result in measurable fish and wildlife population outcomes. In addition, by leveraging resources and strategically targeting science to inform conservation decisions and actions, Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC) are being established to create a network of partners working in unison to ensure the sustainability of America's land, water, wildlife and cultural resources. Due 9/30/14 (applications received and evaluated on a rolling basis; $16,000,000 total funding).

Friends of the Beaver - AGU 12/11

Friends of the Beaver AGU will be held on Wednesday, Dec 11th from 6:00-8:00 pm at Jillian's @ Metreon, 175 Fourth Street, San Francisco.  The event will be held in their Private lounge and each attendee will receive 2 drink tickets for beer or wine.  Soda and iced tea will be available along with a menu of snacks served on a flow basis, such as spinach dip, cheese, vegetables, hummus. http://www.jillianssf.com

November Climate CIRCulator

The November Climate CIRCulator is available for viewing and features the  new regional report Climate Change in the Northwest.  This monthly publication is brought to you by The Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI) and The Pacific Northwest Climate Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC).  If you would like to receive this regularly, please subscribe to the Climate CIRCulator.

Job Opportunties

The Graduate School of Oceanography of University of Rhode Island is seeking three new faculty members:

  • Assistant Professor in marine biogeochemistry (posting: 6001261)
  • Assistant Professor in physical oceanography with an interest in submeso- and smaller- scale processes (posting: 6001252).
  • Full Professor of Oceanography and Director of the Coastal Resources Center (posting: 6001259).

Visit http://www.gso.uri.edu/faculty/gso-seeks-3-new-faculty for a general overview of the three positions. The Search Committee for the second of these positions has identified you as someone who might be able to help spread the word to potential applicants. The focus of this position, submesoscale-to-microstructure processes, emphasizes the dynamical connectivity between these scales, and how these processes provide information upscale and receive information from larger scales. Rapid advances in platforms, sensors, and modeling place URI at the threshold to elucidate the physics on these relevant space-time scales and their linkages to ecological and biogeochemical processes.  Preference will be given to candidates with an interest in adapting and/or developing in situ instrumentation to observe these processes.  The successful applicant is expected to develop an externally funded research program and to contribute to GSO's graduate and undergraduate teaching missions.

Applications will be reviewed beginning January 7, 2013 and continue until the positions are filled. The anticipated start date is September 2014.  Visit https://jobs.uri.edu and search individual position numbers to read full position descriptions with required and preferred qualifications. Submit applications online, including the following in PDF format:?(1) a letter of application; (2) curriculum vitae to include the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references; and (3) a statement of teaching and research interests. Other relevant material in support of your application may be sent directly to the search chairs (Marine Biogeochemistry, Rebecca Robinson, rebecca_r@mail.uri.edu; Physical Oceanography, Arthur Spivack, spivack@mail.uri.edu; Professor/Director Coastal Resources Center, David Smith, dcsmith@mail.uri.edu). The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer and values diversity.

CEOAS Congrats

CEOAS post doc Anna Pfeiffer-Herbert (co-advised by Murray Levine and Fred Prahl and now Jim Lerczak with Fred) and her husband Joseph just had a baby boy - the day before Halloween, boo! We are very happy to welcome this new addition to the CEOAS team!

baby boy

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Barge used by Kris Richardson, Rob Wheatcroft (CEOAS) and Jeff Hatten (COF) to collect several >7-m-long cores in Loon Lake (east of Reedsport) to better understand the impact of hydroclimate and land use on sediment fluxes from the Oregon Coast Range.

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