Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves November 22, 2013

Seminars and Defenses

Friday, November 22, 4pm, Burt 193. Student Seminar Series: Chris Kenyon (MSc, Geography): "A 3D Velocity Model of the Central Cascadia Subduction Zone beneath the Oregon Continental Shelf and Coast Range"

Tuesday, November 26, 12 pm, Wikinson 108. GEM Seminar Series: Aaron Wolf (CEOAS). "Water Conflict and Cooperation."

Other seminars are on break this week.

Funding Opportunity

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI). With the RFP-IV initiative, GoMRI will fund research consortia conducting integrated research in one or more of the following five thematic areas:

  • Physical distribution, dispersion, and dilution of petroleum (oil and gas), its constituents, and associated contaminants (e.g., dispersants) under the action of physical oceanographic processes, air–sea interactions, and tropical storms.
  • Chemical evolution and biological degradation of the petroleum/dispersant system and subsequent interaction with coastal, open-ocean, and deep-water ecosystems.
  • Environmental effects of the petroleum/dispersant system on the sea floor, water column, coastal waters, beach sediments, wetlands, marshes, and organisms; and the science of ecosystem recovery.
  • Technology developments for improved response, mitigation, detection, characterization, and remediation associated with oil spills and gas releases.
  • Impact of oil spills on public health including behavioral, socioeconomic, environmental risk assessment, community capacity, and other population health considerations and issues.

 Due 1/15/14 (required pre-proposal; 6/2/14 for proposals). Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Announces New Grant Competition 

AGU Poster Printing

We expect a high number of requests to print posters for the conference beginning 12/9. College logos are available on the CEOAS website.

  • CEOAS Research Publishing provides printing for faculty on the 42” plotter in Burt 128. This is a first-in, first-out queue. If you are using PowerPoint, please also provide a PDF file, in case there are PowerPoint problems. You will need the index number before bringing in your file. You can place your file on Terrafirma/Scratch, bring it to Publishing, or email a file under 10 MB to pubs@coas.oregonstate.edu
  • You can also print the poster yourself on the 44” plotter in Digital Media Lab (Burt 170) and put your index number on the sign-up sheet.
  • Students can use the Digital Media Lab printer, if they have access and an index number, or use Student Multimedia Services on the main floor of Valley Library at no charge. If you get stuck or need advice when planning your poster, contact pubs@coas.oregonstate.edu or come to Burt 128, hopefully well ahead of the AGU deadline.
  • On certain days, the number of AGU posters might also impact how long it takes to replace printer toner cartridges in Burt, Weniger, and Strand Ag, although we intend to replace as soon as possible. Since the printers are networked, an option to waiting is to select another printer to which to send jobs.

Congratulations Emeriti

a toast

 A toast our newly minted Emeritus faculty members Rob Holman, Dudley Chelton and Bob Collier!

Thank you Jane!

Today is Jane Cigarran's last official day in CEOAS.  As you know she is moving across campus to the Research Office. Feel free to stop by or drop an email to say goodbye and wish her well.  She has done a lot help with the merger over the last year and has helped set us on a good path for the future! 

A recruitment is underway for an Executive Assistant, we hope to have someone in place by January.  In the meantime to schedule meetings with the Deans or for other business normally handled by the EA please contact Sarah Haluzak or Biana Weatherford.

Jen Veilleux Article

Ph.D. Graduate student Jennifer Veilleux was recently spotlighted in Trajectory Magazine. A great article on this USGIF scholarship winner. Way to go!!

Salmon Bowl

Salmon Bowl 2014 needs host families... please consider hosting a high school student or two!

 On February 28th 2014, high school students from Oregon, Idaho, and Northern California are coming to Corvallis for two nights to compete in the annual regional Salmon Bowl competition. In the past, we have been able to cover travel and lodging for participating schools to make this an equal-opportunity event, but our current financial situation makes this very difficult. In light of this challenge, we are looking towards our wonderful Corvallis community to offer up a bed or two to one or more of these students, or coaches, so that we can keep their costs down. Please email Saskia at salmonbowl.nosb@gmail.com if you are interested in being a host for two nights!

Marine Technology Society Student Section Meeting

To All Undergraduate & Graduate Students interested in Marine Sciences & Technology:

Want to explore careers in marine technology? Want to build underwater robots? Want to network with professionals? Want FREE COOKIES, COFFEE, and COCOA? Come to the Marine Technology Society Student Section Meeting and see what our organization has to offer:
                                                           December 3, 2013 @ 6:30pm
                                                                             MU 208
If you want to find out more or get involved, please contact us at MTSatOSU@gmail.com. For more information regarding Marine Technology Society, visit our website.

Housing Request

A grad student from the UK, Marie Porter, will be visiting CEOAS to do research for a couple months, and is looking for a place to stay between the 18th of January and the 21st of March. Any help or suggestions are welcome. Her email is Marie.Porter@sams.ac.uk.

CEOAS Holiday Cheer - Friday, December 6th

Time for Holiday Cheer! Please join us in the Wecoma Room on Friday, December 6th, 3 pm to start the seasonal with cheer. Everyone is invited!

Cider will be brewing, please bring a treat to share. Cookies, veggies, chips & dip, candy, or your holiday favorite. all will be enjoyed! Drop in any time between 3 and 5pm to ring in the holidays with us. 

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Dr. Mary J. Donohue, MRM courtesy faculty member, at Zoltoi Sands northern fur seal "haulout" on St. Paul Island, Pribilof Islands, AK in September 2013 where she conducted collaborative research with the NOAA National Marine Mammal Laboratory on northern fur seal vital rates ( e.g. survival and reproduction). The name of this haulout, where male seals aggregate separate from breeding seals, means "Golden Sands" in Russian referring to the shimmering sands comprising this beach.

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