Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves April 4, 2014


Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Burt 193. POA Seminar: Andreas Schmittner. “Modeling Tidal Mixing.”

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, KEC 1001. WR Seminar: Renee Brooks, Plant Physiologist, US EPA Western Ecology. "Stable isotopes as a means to assess complex hydrological and biochemical processes in spatially extensive monitoring programs."

Thursday, April 10, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM,  Linus Pauling Building 402. Guest Lecture: Sebastian Kopf, California Institute of Technology. “From lakes to lungs: Assessing microbial activity in diverse environments.”

Thursday, April 10, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Gilfillan Hall. G&G Seminar: Terry Plank. Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University. “Extending a Continent: Magmatism and Lithosphere Dynamics across the Basin and Range.”

Friday, April 11, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Burt 193. OEB Seminar: Fabian Gomez. "Upwelling variability and small pelagic fish off Central Chile."

RCRV Passes Important Milestone

Leadership at the National Science Foundation has supported the continuation of the Regional Class Research Vessel (RCRV) Project past the Conceptual Design Review stage. With approval and new funding now in place, focused effort is underway to finalize the ships' design for Preliminary Design Review which will be conducted in Arlington, VA 5-8 August, 2014.  These reviews are part of the established Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction (MREFC) process that NSF requires institutions use to plan and construct major research facilities. Several similar milestones exist moving forward, but based on the current timeline, construction of up to three vessels is expected to begin in early 2017.

Marine Science Day is April 12

Marine Science Day at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon!

Saturday, April 12, 10am-4pm

Join the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport for Marine Science Day! HMSC will open its doors for a behind-the-scenes peek at the cutting-edge research, education and outreach in marine sciences that makes this marine laboratory unique. Meet researchers from Oregon State University and six government agency partners (see below). Explore with interactive science displays presented by marine scientists and special family-friendly activities by Oregon Sea Grant, the Oregon Coast Aquarium and US Fish and Wildlife. 

Come learn what’s new on the Oregon Coast’s most dynamic Marine Science campus.

For more information, see hmsc.oregonstate.edu/marinescienceday

TO VOLUNTEER - please go to our volunteer sign-up link: http://www.volunteersignup.org/JCWWD

For accommodation requests related to a disability, or for other questions, email maryann.bozza@oregonstate.edu or call 541-867-0234.

Note: Most Marine Science Day exhibits and activities will be indoors, although visitors are advised to dress for the weather as portions of tours, paths between buildings and some exhibits will be outdoors. The OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center is located at 2030 SE Marine Science Drive in Newport, Oregon

RCRV Looking for a Database Engineer

The Regional Class Research Vessel program is looking for someone with expertise and experience in the creation of relatively simple databases using Access, Filemaker, Drupal or other applicable tool. If interested in a short term but important project, please contact Demian Bailey (dbailey@coas.oregonstate.edu or x70460) by 10 April.

New EmpCenter Function for Supervisors

To assist Supervisors with management of employee timesheet submissions/approvals, a new function has been added to Supervisor EmpCenter dashboards.  This new window will provide employee submitted/un-submitted timesheet information at a glance.  To ensure that all employees submit their timesheets in a timely manner as required, Supervisors can now quickly view which employees have not submitted their timesheets and follow up with them as necessary.  For additional instructions and information, please go to the What's New in EmpCenter website at http://mytime.oregonstate.edu/node/190.

-Your FOBC Human Resources Team

Join us for the Egg Hunt! Free registration

Welcome back to Spring Term!

The Student Advisory Committee is planning a kid-friendly EGG HUNT for all CEOAS families and friends! Plastic eggs with prizes will be hidden throughout the Burt Courtyard for kids to find! There will be face painting, music, and snacks. Come join the fun!

Date: Saturday, April 19th                 Time: 11am-1pm                     
Place: Burt Courtyard                        FREE

Please fill out the free registration form so we can gauge the #/ages of children participating. Attached is the flyer for your convenience. 

Ecological Dissertations in the Aquatic Sciences (Eco-DAS)

The 2014 symposium will be held at the East-West Center, University of Hawai`i at Manoa campus, 19-25 October 2014. Applicants must have received their PhD on or after 1 June 2013, or expect to receive it before 1 June 2015. The dissertation work of the applicant must deal with an important ecological problem in oceanography or limnology. Applications will include: a current resume, a letter of support from the applicants current (graduate or postdoctoral) advisor, up to two additional letters of support from other individuals familiar with the applicants background, a personal statement regarding the applicants goals and reasons for applying, and a substantive outline of a proposed chapter to be included in the formal symposium proceedings. All travel and on-site expenses will be paid by the program.

Applications are due by 21 April 2014. For more information regarding the symposium, including application requirements and procedures, see the symposium website at: http://cmore.soest.hawaii.edu/eco-das/. Past symposia have resulted in proceedings volumes published as Limnology and Oceanography e-Books, and articles in Limnology and Oceanography: Fluids and Environmentsand the Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin.

Accounting Office Closure

The CEOAS Accounting Office will be closed all day Wednesday, April 9.

Lodging Request

Mousa Diabat, a graduate student in CEOAS, is looking for lodging to rent for guests between early May to early July.
The apartment/house should have 1 or 2 bedroom and MUST have no stairs to enter.
The guests are my parents and my in-laws. The period is 6-9 weeks.
Please, contact Mousa at mousa.diabat@gmail.com.
Thank You

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Emily Shroyer and Kris Newhall (WHOI) after deploying an ice-tethered winch through the sea ice. The ice-tethered winch will make ocean measurements (CTD, fluorescence, and turbidity) in the seasonal ice zone off Barrow, Alaska. The project is funded through NSF's Arctic Observing Network and is a collaboration between OSU and WHOI.

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