Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves February 14, 2014

Seminars & Lectures

Monday, February 17, 2014, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, 112 Kerney Hall. Dr. Stephen Hammond. "Thirty Years of Hydrothermal Vent Discoveries."

Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Owen 101. WR Seminar: Ben Leschinsky, OSU. "Aggregate Management: Evaluating Sediment Transport Impacts from Various Unpaved Road Designs."

Thursday, February 20, 2014 4:00 - 5:00 pm, KEC 1003. G&G Seminar: Frank Tepley, CEOAS. "Magma Dynamics of the 2ka eruption of El Misti, Peru."

Friday, February 21, 2014 12:00 - 1:00 pm, KEC 1001. GEM Seminar: Chris Still, OSU - Forest Ecosystems & Society. "Biogeography and biogeochemistry of C4 grasses: Studies at regional to continental scales."

Friday, February 21, 2014 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Burt 193. OEB Seminar: Bruce Menge, OSU. "Meta-ecosystem ecology: the intermittent upwelling hypothesis and a test on rocky shores."

Friday, February 21, 2014, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Burt 193. Student Seminar: Daniel Sund "Intertidal Habitat Use by Mobile Fish and Cran in a PNW Estuary." and Federico Cernuschi "Geology and Geochemistry of the Haquira Eat Porphyry Copper Deposit, Peru."

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.

Climate Club Sandwich Lunch: Braiding Disciplines

Climate Club Sandwich LunchBraiding Disciplines second lecture of the series will be held on Tuesday, February 25, from 12:00-1:00 PM at the OSU Memorial Union Room 206 and will feature environmental philosopher Allen Thompson and author Cristina Eisenberg.  They will address ethics, land-use, wildlife, and “novel ecosystems” in the context of a changing climate.  Lunch provided.  RSVP 541-737-5705.

New Arrival

Elliot Jon Wergedal Wettstein (yup, quite a mouthful) arrived on Saturday, February 8th.  He and mom are happy and healthy at home and we’re all enjoying one another.  Elliot’s interests include fluid motions, explorations of the new world and extreme snowfall in the Pacific Northwest.


Pacific Estuarine Research Society (PERS)

Pacific Estuarine Research Society (PERS)
2014 Annual Meeting in Newport, Oregon
April 3-5, 2014
PERS: Serving Scientists, Professionals, and Students in the United States and Canada
The 37th Annual Meeting Registration and Abstract Submission is now open

The Pacific Estuarine Research Society will hold its 37th Annual Meeting in Newport, OR on April 3-5, 2014.  Planning is underway to make the PERS 2014 Meeting an engaging, informative, and effective forum for academic and agency investigators, NGOs, private consultants, graduate students, and citizen scientists to present the findings of their ongoing research activities and to share ideas about new issues.  The conference will include an exciting mix of keynote speakers, oral presentations, poster sessions, and opportunities for PERSians to get together informally during social events and a banquet.

 Important Dates:

March 7, 2014 - Abstract submission deadline
March 3. 2014 - Hallmark Resort room cut-off date
March 19, 2014 – Early registration cut-off date 

The annual PERS Meeting is the premiere regional event in the Pacific Northwest where our tight-knit group of scientists, resource managers, students, and stakeholders converge to deliver exciting presentations, engage in vigorous discussions, and express their views on a diverse portfolio of research issues in the estuarine and coastal environments of Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and northern California.  The PERS Meeting is typically an energetic and lively conference that is regularly attended by about 100-150 dedicated practitioners who are anxious to congregate with their friends and colleagues to reconnect, exchange ideas, and revitalize the collective research community. PERS operates as an affiliate society of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation, which is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that is dedicated to advancing the understanding and stewardship of estuaries and coastal ecosystems worldwide.

Details about the meeting, the abstract submission guidelines, registration information and more are available at: www.pers-erf.org/pers2014.html

Business Center Human Resources

As the FOBC Human Resources Team recently hired an additional Consultant, I am pleased to announce that we now have two full-time Human Resources Consultants located in the CEOAS Admin Building.  Ronda Bullis has joined Kecia Dougherty, and now occupy Rooms 100A and 100B inside the Pattullo-Hewson library.  I also continue to divide my time between the CEOAS Admin Building and Peavy Hall, sharing Ronda's office, typically on Tuesdays/Thursdays.  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

Kim Stutzman

Winners Announced

Congratulations to Stephanie Grocke! Her poster won an Honorable Mention GeoPRISMS Student Award. Way to go Stephanie!

Best Wishes to Hal Batchelder!!!

Effective March 1st Hal will begin his new role as the Deputy Executive Secretary of the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), at the Institute of Ocean Sciences in Sidney, BC, Canada.

Hal has served the State of Oregon and Oregon State University for twenty one years.  For many years he was involved in International Programs, including the International GLOBEC program and the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES).  He co-chaired the PICES integrative science program on Climate Change and Carrying Capacity of the North Pacific and served on the PICES Science Board of PICES, and for the past two years has been the US State Department academic delegate to the PICES Intergovernmental organization. 

Hal will continue to be collaborating with CEOAS and OSU faculty and mentoring his students through their dissertations.  We wish him the best at PICES and look forward to continued collaboration.

OSU Food Drive

OSU has already collected $590.00 in cash donations which adds up to 2,360 lbs so far, and this doesn't include payroll contributions.  If we add in those projected numbers we're at 213,012 lbs.  That's right, we're projected to collect $52,663.00 through payroll so far!

Facts about Poverty:

* 46.2 million Americans-or 15.1 percent of our population-lived in poverty in 2010.
* The number of people in poverty has increased by 6.4 million since 2008.
* 22% of all children under 18 were poor-a larger percentage than any other age group
* The poverty level for a family of four in 2011 is $22,350.

How can you contribute:

* You can write a check and give cash. This can be turned in to Biana in the CEOAS Admin office.
* Make a monthly contribution directly from your paycheck.
* Drop off your non-perishable items in one of our conveniently located collection bins (CEOAS Admin or Wilkinson Office)

February 21st, next Friday, we will be holding a Bake Sale with all proceeds going to the food drive. Treats will be available to tickle your taste buds in the CEOAS admin on that day. Please let Biana or Angela know if you will be bringing delectable delights to share.

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Water tank in the village of Los Mejias, Honduras, where the Ann Campana Judge Foundation provided funding and technical assistance for a potable water system. Photo by Michael E. Campana, founder and CEO of the ACJF.

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