Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves February 21, 2014

Seminars & Lectures

Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 12:00-1:00 PM, Owen 101. WR Seminar: Julie Vano. "Assessing climate risks relevant to water management."

Thursday, February 27, 2014 4:00 - 5:00 PM, KEC 1003. G&G Seminar: John Wolff, WSU. "Bandelier and SRP rhyolites."

Friday, February 28, 2014 12:00 - 1:00 PM, KEC 1001. GEM Seminar: Catalina Segura. “Spatial variability in sediment transport and its influence on aquatic ecology.”

Friday, February 28, 2014, 4:00 - 5:00 PM, KEC 1003. Student Seminar:Jeremy Hoffman. "Reconstructing global temperature evolution during the last interglaciation."


CEOAS is home to a delicious Bake Sale today! Please stop by to select your yummy morning/mid morning/early afternoon/lunch time treat. All proceeds go to the Linn Benton Food Share. All treats are donated by our own talented bakers and chefs.

For those who prefer the more direct method, Biana will be taking cash/check donations at her desk. She will provide a receipt.

Oregon Oceangoing Research Vessel

OSU is pleased to announce the successful proposals selected under the Oregon Oceangoing Research Vessel Program. This state-funded program provides ship days for the use of the R/V Oceanus in the research and study of Oregon's coastal waters. The successful PIs will work with OSU Marine Superintendent Stewart Lamerdin to schedule their cruises during 2014 and the first half of 2015. Please stay tuned as we hope to continue this program in the future.

“Geophysical and Geotechnical Investigations to Enable Embedment Anchor Installations in Oregon Wave Energy Study Areas” led by Dr. Clare Reimers (OSU). Four days of ship time will be used to conduct seafloor mapping, sub-bottom profiling and coring studies that will provide information needed to design embedment anchors for areas targeted for wave energy installations off Newport and Camp Rilea. Graduate students from marine geoscience and engineering disciplines will receive hands-on training in the use of geophysical and geotechnical tools.

“Undergraduate Student Learning Opportunities During a Multidisciplinary Study of the Umpqua Shelf Depocenter” led by Dr. Rob Wheatcroft (OSU). Four days of ship time will be used to provide field-based experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate students and to gather samples and data on the ecology, biogeochemistry and geology of the Oregon margin. One focus is how sediment is deposited offshore of the Umpqua River and may influence the Oregon shoreline in that region. Students will be drawn from OUS undergraduate programs and various community colleges.

“Building Effective Marine Reserve Monitoring Through Research and Education” led by Dr. Angelicque White (OSU). Four days of ship time will be used to enhance experiential learning opportunities for OUS graduate students and for collection of data regarding the physical and biological variability in and around the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve. Recently, the Cape Perpetua region has been subject to recurring summertime low-oxygen conditions. The ship days will support graduate courses on methods of oceanographic sampling and will be open to students from OUS institutions and the Clatsop Community College Maritime Science Program.

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

Climate Club Sandwich Lunch: Braiding Disciplines

Climate Club Sandwich Lunch: Braiding 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.

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Rain on snow leading to high flows throughout the Willamette Valley. Photo by John Hammond.

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