Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves December 20, 2013

Seminars & Defenses

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."

Ecology Of Marine Nekton Award- Call for Applicants 2013-2014

Applicants are requested for the Ecology of Marine Nekton Award. This award is available to graduate students proposing or conducting original thesis research for their MS or PhD degrees on the ecology of marine nekton. The award is most appropriate for graduate students who are already conducting thesis or dissertation research and who may need additional funding. Academic achievement and financial need will be considered for this $1,000 award to be presented in late Spring 2014. Interested students should submit an application consisting of the following: Resume, not to exceed two pages, 2-3 page statement of academic goals and summary of past and proposed research, Budget, explaining and justifying how funds will be spent, A letter of support from major professor/advisor. Applications should be submitted to:

Dr. Mark Abbott, Dean, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, 104 CEOAS Admin Bldg E-mail to: shaluzak@coas.oregonstate.edu  CLOSING DATE: March 14, 2014.

Application Guidance: Applications must be submitted as a complete package by the deadline. Electronic submission, as a single PDF file by e-mail will also be accepted.  NOTE: Instructions for applications must be followed exactly or the application will not be considered.

Eligibility requirements: any graduate student in good academic standing, excluding students who have previously received this award. This award is specifically for research on the ecology of marine nekton, including fisheries oceanography or the ecology of fishes, squids or swimming crustaceans. Criteria by which applicants will be evaluated include: scientific merit (creativity, feasibility and progress of proposed research, and potential for broader implications); academic qualification and service (to institution, community, profession); soundness of proposed budget; and financial need.

NRC: Research Associateship Programs

The National Research Council sponsors awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers. Graduate entry-level stipends begin at $30,000 with stipends of $42000 to $80,000 for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience. There are four annual review cycles, closing 2/1, 5/1, 8/1, and 11/1. Questions should be directed to the NRC at 202-334-2760 (phone) or rap@nas.edu. For information see: www.nationalacademies.org/rap

CEOAS Proposal Submissions – Routing in Cayuse

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

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: http://www.globaloceancommission.org/policies/

Comments due by end of January.

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

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!

Making Waves

This will be the last Making Waves edition of the year. See you in 2014!

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Photo of the Week

photo of the week
CEOAS Senior Instructor Steve Cook installing a swing set at a school in Zagorë, Albania as part of his work with the Albanian Alps Institute, a non-profit organization Steve established to help improve the quality of educational opportunities for children and youth of the isolated Malësi e Madhe region of Northern Albania.

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