Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves January 17, 2014


Tuesday, January 21st, 8:30 am, Wilkinson 207. Dr. Robert Lackey, former EPA and current OSU fisheries expert, will lecture on ‘The Future of Salmon in the Pacific Northwest’ in the GEO 525 class. His talk is open to the public.

Tuesday, January 21st, 3:30 pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar: Piero Mazzini. "Buoyancy-driven coastal currents off the Oregon coast during fall and winter."

Wednesday, January 22nd, 12:00 pm, Owen 101. WR Seminar: Stephen Lancaster. "Simulation of river bluffs and slip-off slopes with a discrete particle -based model."

Thursday , January 23nd, Noon, Burt 193. Candidate for the Earth System History: Michael Elliot Smith. "Early Eocene Climate, Tectonics and Geomorphology in the Cordilleran Foreland: The Green River Perspective."

Thursday , January 23nd, 4:00 pm, KEC 1003. G&G Seminar: Roger Nielsen. "Plagioclase as a petrologic probe: new developments and examples from experiments, arcs and ridges."

Friday, January 24th, 12:00 pm, KEC 1001. GEM Seminar: Charlie Luce, USFS/Rocky Mountain Research Station. “Water, Forests, Fish and Climate Change in the Mountains of the Pacific Northwest.”

Friday, January 24th, 4:00 pm, Wilkinson 235. Student Seminar: Aaron Barth / Nick Cohn. "Surface exposure dates of cirque basin deglaciation along a western Ireland transect" / "Investigating storm-induced total water levels on complex barred beaches."


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.

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.

The tree planting event went off smoothly with promises of a beautiful tree come spring. Pictures can be found here.

RAFWE Registration Now Open

Registration and abstract submission is now open for the 11th Annual RAFWE Symposium! 
This is a great opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students and others to present their research!

REGISTER NOW                                                SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 7th, 2014
Registration is completely FREE and INCLUDES:(all events can be attended without registration, but you will not receive free lunch or admission to workshops)
- Admission to a skill building workshop of your choice (Media relations, Intro to GeneGIS and spatial analysis or Intro to Microsoft Access)
 -FREE lunch and lunch workshop: Early Career Tips: Interviewing and Negotiating for Natural Resource Positions
-Admission to Keynote talk by Dr. Michael Heithaus of Florida International University
-Admission to the evening social which includes a free drink (for those of age), hors d'evours 
-A Raffle, Silent and live auction for many great items from guided fishing trips to gift cards to local wineries.

Save the date: Thursday, February 20th, 2014!

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.

Please visit our website: http://fw.oregonstate.edu/content/rafwe 

Earth Science Week 2014 Theme Announced:

Earth Science Week 2014 Theme Announced: "Earth's Connected Systems" 

Alexandria, VA - The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce that the theme of Earth Science Week 2014 will be "Earth's Connected Systems." This year's event will promote awareness of the dynamic interactions of the planet's natural systems. 

Earth Science Week 2014 learning resources and activities will engage young people and others in exploring the ways that geoscience illuminates natural change processes. By deepening our understanding of interactions of Earth systems -- geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere -- Earth science helps us manage our greatest challenges and make the most of vital opportunities.

"With this theme, Earth Science Week cuts to the core of Earth science and what it means to society," says Geoff Camphire, AGI's Manager of Outreach. "The interactions of Earth systems are at the heart of our most critical issues, from energy and the environment to climate change and emerging economic realities. No matter where we come from or where weÕre going, we all need to understand EarthÕs connected systems." 

Reaching over 50 million people annually, AGI leads Earth Science Week in cooperation with its sponsors and the geoscience community as a service to the public. Each year, community groups, educators, and interested citizens organize celebratory events. Earth Science Week offers the public opportunities to discover the Earth sciences and engage in responsible stewardship of the Earth.

Earth Science Week is supported by the U.S. Geological Survey; the AAPG Foundation; the National Park Service; NASA; Esri; National Geographic; the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration; the Geological Society of America; and the American Geophysical Union.

Earth Science Week 2014 will be celebrated October 12-18. For more about this week and ways to get involved -- including newsletters, local events, and classroom activities -- please see the Earth Science Week web site at http://www.earthsciweek.org/

The American Geosciences Institute is a nonprofit federation of geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than 250,000 geologists, geophysicists and other earth scientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in the profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources, resiliency to natural hazards, and interaction with the environment.

HR Tip of the Day

Need proof of OSU employment or income? Oregon State University has implemented the Work Number to provide automated, immediate employment and income verifications for use by employees, case workers or others.  This fast, secure service is easy to use and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Please visit http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/theworknumber/using-twn for information and instructions for the Work Number Employment and Verification System. Students seeking employment/income verification should contact us at fobc.hr@oregonstate.edu for assistance. - Your FOBC Human Resource Team

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.

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

Intensive Summer School for Computing in Environmental Sciences

ISSCENS - A Program for Computational Education and Internship Training for Students in Environmental Sciences

 2.5 week summer school:
· 20 students will be admitted
· Summer school will take place at The University of Virginia
· Housing will be provided
· Breakfast and lunch will be provided on weekdays and a stipend for dinners and meals on weekends will be paid

8 week NASA internships:
· 10 students will be selected from the Summer School participant pool
· Internships will take place at various NASA centers
· Interns will receive a stipend of $600 per week

Application Process
Submission of online application and letters of reference
Applications due March 1, 2014

To learn more about the program, visit:  http://www.uvacse.virginia.edu/isscens

Grant Opportunities

NOAA has compiled a large number of grant opportunities for Climate Related programs.  Some are coastal and some are nationwide.  It’s worth taking a look at this document and considering partnerships with others to apply for some of these.

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Rowan Risien, future mechanical engineer (in hard hat) provides quality inspection of buoy lantern work conducted by Walt Waldorf. Photo taken by Rob Holman during Bob Collier's retirement party at the Ocean Observing Center. Rowan's comment "it needs to be tight tight so when waves hit it, it won't fall off"!! True!!

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