Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves January 31, 2014

Seminars and Defenses

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."

Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 8:10 am, Valley Library 3622. Student Defense: Tracie Jackson (PhD, WR). "Lateral Cavities in Streams: Flow Structure and Mean Residence Times from Channel Hydraulics, Morphology, and Computational Fluid Dynamics."

Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 3:30 pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar: Marie Porter,  Scottish Association for Marine Science. "Hunting for the European Slope Current." 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 12:00 pm, Owen 101. WR Seminar: Sally Thompson, University of California Berkeley. "Application of analytic stochastic hydrology: Going beyond the soil moisture PDF."

Thursday, February 6, 2014 12:00 PM, Wilkinson 203. Faculty Candidate for Earth Systems History: Kathryn Snell, CalTech. "Hot and high times in the Western US: Paleoclimate and paleoelevation 80 Ma to present."

Thursday, February 6, 2014 4:00 PM, KEC 1003. G&G Seminar: John Pallister, USGS/CVO. "The 100-year eruption of Merapi in 2010."

Friday, February 7, 2014 12:00 PM, Burt 193. OEB Seminar: Bill Peterson, HMSC. "The effects of basin-scale variability on hydrography and zooplankton along the Newport Hydrographic Line – results of two decades of study."

Friday, February 7, 2014 12:00 PM, KEC 1001. GEM Seminar: Andrew Marcus, UofO, Department of Geography. "Making Riverscapes Real."

Friday, February 7, 2014, 4:00 pm, Burt 193. Student Seminar: Jennifer Lam "Dose of reality: What can we learn from pet owners to guide more effective environmental stewardship of pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs)?" and Liz King"Investigating molybdenum availability across the Maui climate gradient." and Jake Kleinknecht "Validating A Small Automated Bud Break Sensor."

Ocean Sciences Poster Printing

We expect a high number of requests to print posters for the conference beginning 2/24. College logos are available on the CEOAS website.

  • CEOAS Research Publishing provides printing for faculty on the 42” plotter in Burt 128. This is a first-in, first-out queue. If you are using PowerPoint, please also provide a PDF file, in case there are PowerPoint problems. You will need the index number before bringing in your file. You can place your file on Terrafirma/Scratch, bring it to Publishing, or email a file under 10 MB to pubs@coas.oregonstate.edu
  • You can also print the poster yourself on the 44” plotter in Digital Media Lab (Burt 170) and put your index number on the sign-up sheet.
  • Graduate students with an index number, can send files to pubs@coas.oregonstate.edu or use the Digital Media Lab plotter. All students can use Student Multimedia Services in the Valley Library at no charge for posters; it requires lead time for posters to be printed.
  • On certain days, the number of Ocean Sciences posters might also impact how long it takes to replace printer toner cartridges in Burt, Weniger, and Strand Ag, although we intend to replace as soon as possible. Since the printers are networked, an option to waiting is to select another printer to which to send jobs.

ODFW looking for nominees to fill PFMC seat

NEWPORT, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is accepting nominations for a seat on the Pacific Fishery Management Council.

The seat is currently held by Jeff Feldner and is an at-large seat. He is eligible for re-appointment to a second term.

Anyone interested in being considered or wishing to nominate someone must contact Cyreis Schmitt at 541-867-4741 or cyreis.c.schmitt@state.or.us no later than Feb. 17.

The Pacific Fishery Management Council is one of eight regional fishery management councils established by the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act to manage fisheries from three to 200 miles offshore of the United States coastline. The Pacific Council is responsible for fisheries off the coasts of California, Oregon and Washington.

The ideal candidate for the spot on the council would be knowledgeable regarding the conservation and management of fishery resources off the West Coast. Specific knowledge and experience on management issues and fisheries is also important as well as a strong conservation ethic. They must also work collectively with other council members to make difficult decisions to end overfishing and fulfill the other standards set forth by the Magnuson Act. They must also be willing and able to make a substantial time commitment to fully participate in council business and related activities for the duration of a three-year term.

ODFW will forward the nominations to the Governor’s office for selection of at least three candidates for National Marine Fisheries Service and U.S. Department of Commerce consideration. Appointment to the seat will be conditional until an extensive FBI background investigation has been favorably completed.

Reminder NSF February 15th Proposal deadline Do’s and Don’ts

-Do Submit budget and budget justification early-CEOAS needs 24 hours and Office of Sponsored Programs needs 3 Business days: Last day to submit to meet deadline is February 11th.
-Do remember CEAOS office hours 8AM to 5PM-Monday through Friday.
-Do read CEOAS Proposal Submission Process to get started or simply to refresh your memory of the process: http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/facultystaff/files/Proposal_Signature_Procedure.pdf
-Do go to CEOAS website for proposal guidelines as your first resource: http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/facultystaff/proposal/
-Do go to CEOAS website for information on Cayuse Submission Process located at: http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/facultystaff/proposal/
-Do remember Pubs is not able to help with Fastlane/Grants.gov submissions this is the responsibility of the PI.
-Do Remember to use Proposals@coas.oregonstate.edu to submit your draft budget and budget justification.

-Do select one of the following when routing your proposal in Cayuse:
       *For most researchers, the org is either: 261220 CEOAS Geosciences or 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. 
-Don’t forget to fill out CEOAS and Facilities Infrastructure Planning Form
-Don’t submit multiple drafts and email versions of budget and budget justification instead submit questions you have to get it on your first draft correctly.

Climate Club Lunch: Braiding Disciplines


Climate Club Lunch: Braiding Disciplines
Allen Thompson and Cristina Eisenberg 

Thursday, February 6, 2014. 12:00-1:00 PM
OSU Memorial Union Pan-Afrikan Sankofa Room 213

Lunch provided (please RSVP):  kcarson@coas.oregonstate.edu 541-737-5705

The Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI) and the Environmental Arts and Humanities Initiative (EAHI) would like to invite you to the second in a series of “braided lectures” designed to spur conversations about climate change among people of different academic backgrounds. 

On Thursday, February 6, from 12:00-1:00 PM at the OSU Memorial Union, environmental philosopher Allen Thompson and biologist and author Cristina Eisenberg will address ethics, land-use, wildlife, and “novel ecosystems” in the context of a changing climate.

This is a great opportunity to get a primer on how other disciplines study climate change, learn about the latest findings in climate change research and scholarship, and meet colleagues interested in interdisciplinary collaboration.

For more information, please contact Nathaniel Brodie.

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

Salmon Bowl 2014

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!

Business Center Human Resources Happenings

Ronda Bullis has joined Kecia Dougherty, and now occupy Rooms 100A and 100B inside the Pattullo-Hewson library.   As quality customer service is one of our core team values, Kecia and Ronda, along with the rest of our team located in Peavy Hall, Jenna Reeves, Kelly Peck and Megan Hickman, look forward to improving our response and processing periods in 2014!  Please feel free to stop by, introduce yourself and let us assist you with your Human Resources needs!

~Kim Stutzman, FOBC Human Resources Manager

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Monday, January 20, 2014 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day), these CEOAS folks volunteered at Safe Haven Humane Society. Ten other CEOAS folks volunteered at the Starker Arts Garden for Education as well.

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