Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves November 27, 2013

Seminars & Defenses

Tuesday, December 3, 9:30 am, Burt 193. M.S. Thesis Defense: Ms. Megan R. Drinnan (M.S., Geology, Advisor: Dr. Martin Fisk, Dr. Anita Grunder). "Biotic alteration of oceanic basalt glass."

Tuesday, December 3, 3:30 am, Burt 193. POA Seminar Series: Andrew Davis (Georgia Tech). " Low-frequency Dynamics of Eddies and Meridional Flow in the California Current."

Tuesday, December 3, 12 pm, Wikinson 108. GEM Seminar Series: Hannah Gosnell (CEOAS). “Transformational Adaptation on Australian Rangelands.”

Wednesday, December 4 - Friday, December 6, La Sells Stewart Center. PMIP Ocean Workshop 2013: "Understanding Changes since the Last Glacial Maximum."

Wednesday, December 4, 4 pm, Owen 102. Water Resources Seminar Series: Nicole Maness (Willamette Partnership). "Investing in Conservation: Market-based approaches to protecting water resources in the U.S."

Thursday, December 5, 4 pm, Wilkinson 108. G&G Colloquium Seminar Series: Alex Rohrmann (Potsdam University). "Water stable-isotopes and paleohydrology of the south-central Andes, Argentina."

Friday, December 6, 1 pm, Burt 193. Ph.D. Thesis Defense: Mr. Matthew Loewen(Ph.D., Geology, Advisor: Adam Kent). "Volatile Mobility of Trace Metals in Volcanic Systems"

CEOAS Proposal Submissions

CEOAS Proposal Submissions – Routing in Cayuse 
Please make sure you select one of the following when routing your proposal in Cayuse: 
For most researchers, the org is either:

  • 261220  CEOAS Geosciences
  • 261120  CEOAS Oceanic and Atmos Science

If you are in OCCRI, OOI, Ship Ops, etc. the org should be:

  • 261150  CEOAS Climate Center
  • 261140  CEOAS Ocean Observing Initiative
  • 261130  CEOAS Oceanic Satellite Studies
  • 262010  CEOAS RCRV Regional Class Research Vessel
  • 262000  CEOAS Ship Operations

 DO NOT select anything else.  If you select another org, your proposal will not be routed properly. 
Questions?  Please email proposals@coas.oregonstate.edu

Oregon Passenger Rail Project

You are invited to join roundtable discussion on the Oregon Passenger Rail Project. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 12 to 1:30 pm, Asian-Pacific American Room #206 in the MU. Free pizza and beverages will be provided to participants.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the project, ask questions of the project team and provide meaningful input for consideration.

The Oregon Passenger Rail Project is studying options for improved passenger rail service between the Columbia River in the Portland urban areas and the Eugene-Springfield urban areas. Currently, Amtrak provides service from Eugene to Portland. The Oregon Department of Transportation is looking at potentially changing the rail route, and is asking for public feedback on four proposed preliminary alternatives. These alternatives include possible options to include new stations in Springfield or Corvallis. (Proposed routes)

This meeting will be an opportunity for the OSU community to provide input on passenger rail in their community—and also is a great learning opportunity for students to see how government agencies work to involve members of the public in their decision-making. We’re excited to meet with OSU students, professors and community members.

For more information, visit the project website: oregonpassengerrail.org.


Cookies & Cider

Don't forget the CEOAS All Holiday Celebration!
December 6th, 3 pm, Wecoma. Bring a succulent treat to share and your holiday spirit!


With the holiday and end of the term fast approaching, here are some closures to keep in mind:

The University will be closed November 28th and 29th.
CEOAS Accounting will be closed December 24th and 25th.
New Year's Day, the University will also be closed.
OSU HOLIDAY Schedule for 2013-2014: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/holidays

We will keep you posted with any changes or additions.

Salmon Bowl Hosts Needed

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!

Giving Tree

In CEOAS tradition, we have our holiday Giving Tree now in the CEOAS lounge. This is an opportunity for those who are interested to purchase a gift for a child in need. There are plenty of tags to go around and a list of age appropriate gift suggestions. Please return the unwrapped gift to the holiday tree before mid December.

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
The Athabasca Glacier in Alberta overlaid on a falls lower in elevation. Pattern and process. by John Hammond, MS student.

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