Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves January 24, 2014

Seminars & Defenses

Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 9:00 am, Burt 193. Student Defense: Ata Suanda. "Tidal-Band and High-Frequency Internal Variability on the Central Oregon Inner Shelf."

Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 12:00 pm, Owen 101. WR Seminar: Desiree Tullos. "Linking fish and fluid behavior: Results from a physical model of turbu-lence and bioenergetics around large wood in rivers."

Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 1:30 pm, Strand 348. Student Defense: Ms. Katie Woollven (M.S., MRM). "Exploring the educational potential of large-scale citizen science programs: COASST case study."

Thursday, January 30, 2014, 4:00 pm, KEC 1003. G&G Seminar: Alex Ruzicka, PSU. "Chondrite formation by repeated evaporative melting and condensation in collisional debris clouds around planetesimals."

Friday, January 31, 2014, 12:00 pm, Burt 193. OEB Seminar: Lorenzo Ciannelli. "Physical forcing, transport pathways, and settlement success of two slope-spawning flatfish in the Bering Sea."

Friday, January 31, 2014, 12:00 pm, KEC 1001. GEM Seminar: Heejun Chang, Portland State University, Department of Geography. “Water as a Coupled Human-Environment System.”

Friday, January 31, 2014, 4:00 pm, Burt 193. Student Seminar: Jon Yang "Rare Earth Elements in the Arctic Ocean." and Katie Verlinden "Air vertical elocity distubutions of trade cumulus and stratocumulus clouds from the ARM Mobile Facility CAP-MBL campaign."

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.

GeoClub Fundraiser

Where: Delicias Valley Cafe                       When:
933 NW Circle Blvd                                    Monday February 24, 2014
Corvallis, Oregon 97330                             4:00pm - 9:00pm
They will be donating 20% of dinner sales to GeoClub. Here is a RSVP registration link for those planning on going.

New SAC Website

SAC has a new website where we'll post current information about SAC news, events, and opportunities http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/studentadvisorycommittee/

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.

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

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.

Welcome Megan Hickman

I am very pleased to announce that Megan Hickman will be joining the Human Resources Team in the Forestry, Oceanic and Atmospheric Business Center, as our new Human Resources Consultant 1.

Megan holds a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Business Administration with a minor in Economics.  She comes to us with nearly seven years of Human Resources, Accounting and Administrative experience.  Her most recent position, as Human Resources Coordinator, was at Teen Challenge Pacific Northwest, located in Lebanon, Oregon.

Outside of her work, Megan enjoys spending time with her husband Nathan, running, reading and crafts.  She is also a huge fan of the New England Patriots!

Megan will join the FOBC HR Team on Monday, January 27th.  We look forward to introducing her to our customers in the College of Forestry and the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences.

I wish to express my appreciation to the search committee:  Kecia Dougherty (Chair), Jenna Reeves, Kelly Peck and Michele Justice.

Please join me in welcoming Megan Hickman to the FOBC Human Resources Team!

Kim Stutzman, FOBC HR Manager

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Memorial Tree Planting Ceremony for Murray Levine - Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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