Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves January 10, 2014

Seminars and Defenses

Tuesday, January 14, 10:00 am, Burt 193. Student Defense: Colleen M. Wall (M.S., Ocean Ecology and Biochemistry). High Frequency Autonomous in situ Measurements of Estuarine Surface PCO2: Instrument Development and Initial Estuarine Observations.”

Tuesday, January 14, 3:00 pm, Wilkinson 203. Student Proposal Defense: Shiloh Sundstrom (Ph.D., Geography). "Political Ecology of Collaborative Conservation and Development in Kenya's Maasailand."

Tuesday, January 14, 3:30pm, Burt III-Foyer.  Murray Levine Memorial Tree Planting Ceremony.    In honor of Murray, feel free to attend wearing your finest Hawaiian Aloha! attire.

Wednesday, January 15, 12:00 pm, Owen 101. WR Seminar: Richard Cuenca, OSU.  "Three-and-a-half decades of progresss in monitoring soils and soil hy-draulic properties."

Thursday, January 16, 2:00 pm, Burt 193. Anthony Koppers "Update on the New International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP)."

Thursday, January 16, 4:00 pm, Kelley Engineering Center 1003. G&G Seminar: Max Bezada, University of Oregon. "Slab rollback and lithosphere delamination in the westernmost Mediterranean."

Friday, January 17, 9:00 am, Strand 348. OCCRI special seminar: Dr. Martyn Clark (NCAR) “Science to support water resources planning and management.”

Friday, January 17, 12:00 pm, Kelley Engineering Center 1003. GEM Seminar: Martyn Clark, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Center for Science and Technology Policy Research. “Pursuing the method of multiple working hypotheses in hydrologic modeling.”

Tuesday, January 21, 12:00 pm, Linus Pauling Center 402. Science Communicators Series: Michael Boock of OSU Libraries will present to and take questions from science communicators (faculty, staff, grad students) on the topic of Open Access.

In Memory of Murray Levine

CEOAS is working to establish a Teaching Assistant Fund in Murray's name to honor him as a gifted teacher and generous mentor. This TA Fund would enable graduate students in CEOAS to gain experience teaching the basic principles of oceanography, something at which Murray really excelled. If you'd like to make a donation, please send a check to the OSU Foundation, made payable to "OSU Foundation," with a note on the memo line that the gift is in memory of Murray Levine. The OSU Foundation address is below. You may also make a donation online at http://osufoundation.org/. Again, when indicating your gift designation please state that your donation is in memory of Murray Levine.
OSU Foundation/850 SW 35th Street/Corvallis, OR  97333.

Don't forget the tree planting ceremony. Tuesday, January 14, 3:30pm, Burt III-Foyer.

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

**CALL FOR APPLICANTS**- ECOLOGY OF MARINE NEKTON AWARD: 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.

Cayuse for CEOAS Proposals

Cayuse for CEOAS Proposals presented by Aedra McCarthy, OSU Sponsored Programs Wednesday, January 15th, Noon Location: Burt 193

Make proposal submissions go more smoothly: Questions answered on CEOAS routing, common errors, FastLane vs Grants.gov, and a change to practice on your laptop/tablet.

11th Annual Research Advances in Fisheries and Wildlife Symposium

RAFWE is a showcase of research, extension, and outreach activities by, and for, natural resource and science students, professors, and the OSU community at large. This is an excellent opportunity for students to practice presenting research and interacting with their peers, regardless of which stage their research is in. RAFWE also features helpful workshops, a brown bag lunch discussion, and a keynote speaker. Best of all – it’s entirely free! In previous years we’ve attracted over a hundred participants to the symposium.

Oral and poster presentation Professional Skills workshops FREE lunch A keynote talk from Dr. Michael Heithaus of Florida International University! 

Online Registration opens: January 6th, 2014 Please visit our website: http://fw.oregonstate.edu/content/rafwe 

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 7th, 2014

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

General Research Fund (GRF) Spring 2014

The Research Office Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the GRF Spring 2014 solicitation. The intent of the GRF program is to enable faculty to carry out scholarly, creative work that should lead to the pursuit of other funding sources, or promote the development of scholarly activities. Program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/grf. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu

Deadline for submission: Feb. 3.


A shout out to Julie Watson for making the front page of the Barometer.

Also to Dori Dick for the Terra Magazine article.

Deep Carbon Observatory Summer School

The first Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) Summer School will be held 13-18 July 2014 at Big Sky Resort in Montana with fieldwork in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. The purpose of the Summer School is to introduce 30 students, postdocs, and/or early-career researchers interested in deep carbon science to the interdisciplinary concepts which are the cornerstone of DCO’s approach to understanding Earth. Applications are due on February 1, 2014. More Info

2nd International Ocean Research Conference

Barcelona, Spain November 17-21, 2014

The 2nd International Ocean Research Conference (IORC) is an opportunity for the scientific community to come together to plan the coming decade of international collaboration in marine science and technology, with a view to improving ocean governance. The inaugural IORC was held in June 2005, when the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO), together with The Oceanography Society (TOS), brought attendees together to discuss expected developments in marine sciences in the decade that followed. Now, almost ten years later, the same institutions are convening the 2nd IORC to review progress made in ocean science in the last twenty years, and plan ahead in light of important policy developments such as The Future We Want (UNCSD Rio+20) and Future Earth.

The conference will provide excellent opportunities to gain insight into the latest oceanographic research through theme sessions, which are outlined below. Keynote speakers will further expand upon the main themes. The IORC will demonstrate the breadth and global impact of ocean research and its fascinating contributions in terms of new knowledge on pressing issues, including climate change, ocean governance and capacity building. Please check the conference website for more details.

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Murray Levine demonstrating boundary layer mixing to his class in April 2013. He was an enthusiastic, dedicated, popular teacher until his passing in August. A Memorial tree will be planted next week in his honor (see above)

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