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College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves December 13, 2013


Monday, December 16, 1 pm, Wilkinson 203. Ph.D. Thesis Defense: Mr. Matthew Loewen (Ph.D., Geology, Advisor: Adam Kent). "Volatile Mobility of Trace Metals in Volcanic Systems."

Monday, December 16, 3:30 pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar. Abhisek Chatterjee Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services, Earth System Science Organizations, Hyderabad, India. "Yanai (mixed Rossby-Gravity) waves in the western equatorial Indian Ocean"

Thursday, December 19, 11 am, HMSC. M.S. Thesis Defense: Mr. Nate Lewis (M.S., Marine Resource Management, Advisor: Dr. Sarah Henkel). "Characterization of ecosystem structure and function recovery within the NOAA MOC-P mitigation basin, Newport, Oregon."

Dudley Chelton Receives 2013 Award for Achievements in Ocean Remote Sensing

NASA and the Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) presented the 2013 William T. Pecora Award for achievement in Earth remote sensing to Dudley B. Chelton, distinguished professor of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore.

The two agencies recognized Chelton's contributions to ocean remote-sensing science, education, and applications. Acting USGS Director Suzette Kimball and Michael Freilich, director of NASA's Earth Science Division, presented the award Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the American Geophysical Union's annual meeting in San Francisco.

Chelton is a pioneer in the oceanographic use of satellite data to explore the role of the ocean in the Earth's climate system. His work has led to new hypotheses in ocean studies and has inspired many follow-up investigations by the ocean remote-sensing community, increasing the practice and appreciation of ocean remote-sensing.

The comprehensive understanding of the technical and statistical aspects of ocean remote-sensing serves as the foundation of Chelton's major scientific discoveries. For more than 30 years, he has led efforts to improve satellite-derived measurements of the four primary ocean variables that can be sensed remotely: sea surface height, surface winds, sea surface temperature, and ocean surface biological productivity.

For more information on the Pecora Awards, visit: http://remotesensing.usgs.gov/pecora.php

dinner to honor Chelton
Celebratory dinner for NASA and USGS Pecora Award recipient Distinguished Professor Dudley Chelton of CEOAS, following the award presentation at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco.

Holiday Closures

The holidays are upon us! Keep these closures in mind:

CEOAS Administration Building will be closed December 24th and 25th.
CEOAS Student Services Office, Wilkinson 104, 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

Global Ocean Commission

The Global Ocean Commission will make a series of recommendations by the middle of 2014 that will be capable, if fully implemented, of restoring the ocean to ecological health and sustainable productivity.

In its analysis so far, issues affecting the high seas – the focus of the Commission’s work – have been divided into 10 areas, and papers drafted in each area as background to the Commissioners’ deliberations. 

Please contribute your observations and comments for the Commissioners to consider at:

Comments due by end of January.

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
  • 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

CEOAS Insert in the Oregon Stater

The first-ever CEOAS insert for our alumni in The Oregon Stater is at: http://bit.ly/winter2014CEOAS. Feel free to send this online flip-book to friends and colleagues.

Climate CIRCulator

The December Climate CIRCulator is available for viewing and 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 monthly publication, please subscribe to the Climate CIRCulator.

Last Day....

Today is the day that Vina Mose's comes to collect the gifts from our Giving Tree. Thank you to everyone who so generously contributed. If you haven't brought your gift in just yet, please bring it unwrapped and as soon as possible. 

All Holiday Celebration

Please join us in the CEOAS Admin Building on Wednesday, December 18th from 3 pm - 5 pm to celebrate the holiday season. Cider will be brewing. Bring a tasty treat to share. See you there!

Salmon Bowl

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! 

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Last Friday's snow blankets the CEOAS Admin Building. Photo by Dudley Chelton.

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