Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves May 16, 2014

Seminars & Defenses

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, Wilkinson 203. Student Defense: Mr. Brian C. Chaffin (Ph.D., Geography). "Reallocating Resources, Rebuilding Community: The Klamath Basin Agreements and the Emergence of Adaptive Governance."

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Wilkinson 203. Student Defense: Mr. Dale Burns (Ph.D., Geology). "Crustal Architecture and Magma Dynamics in a Large Continental Magmatic System: A Case Study of the Purico-Chascon Volcanic Complex, Northern Chile."

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Burt 193. POA Seminar: Jacob Wenegrat, University of Washington. "Mixed layer dynamics and the diurnal cycle in the equatorial Atlantic Ocean."

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, KEC 1001. WR Seminar: Noel Urban, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan Technical University. "Carbon cycling in Lake Superior."

Friday, May 23, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Burt 193. OEB Seminar: Francis Chan. "Coastal hypoxia and ocean acidification: What will the future hold?"

Geography Day

Monday, May 19, 2014 from 9am to 4pm in Burt 193 Join in for a celebration of geography as an interdisciplinary science!

  • Snacks and drinks will be provided.
  • Grad and undergrad students from multiple majors will present their research.
  • A panel discussion will be held on the significance and future of geography.
  • There will be Geography trivia and prizes during the lunch hour.
  • A prize will be awarded for the best presentation of the day.

Geography Day poster

G&G Day 2014

Geology & Geophysics Day 2014

Join us in celebrating graduate and student research presentations.

Coffee, lunch, light snacks will be provided.

When: Thursday, May 22, 2014

Where: Burt Hall 193

See more information about G&G Day

Due Dates - Staff Fee Privileges Approval Forms for Summer Term 2014

As a reminder, please note the deadlines below, for submission of Summer Term 2014 Staff Fee Privileges Approval Forms. 

June 9, 2014 – Deadline for OSU dependent enrolling at another OUS University.
June 18, 2014 – Deadline for OSU employee enrolling at another OUS University.
July 18, 2014 – Deadline for OSU employee or dependent enrolling at OSU. 

Staff Fee Privileges Approval Form, information and instructions

 Please return completed forms to:   

Forestry, Oceanic & Atmospheric Business Center (FOBC)
Human Resources
154 Peavy Hall
Attn:  Megan Hickman

What if you miss the deadline?
Please contact Megan Hickman, FOBC, megan.hickman@oregonstate.edu for appeal process information and instructions.

The Coastal Society at OSU

Greetings, marine and coastal science enthusiasts! 

We've recently started an OSU chapter of The Coastal Society and our third meeting is schedule for this upcoming Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 in Wilkinson 207 from 5:00pm-6:00pm! 

We will be discussing our upcoming trip to Boiler Bay to receive CoastWatch training to monitor for seastar wasting syndrome, marine debris, and invasive species along our adopted mile of coastline. More details to follow! 

We will also be discussing relevant and upcoming conference opportunities in Oregon, as well as drafting a plan for Fall 2014. 

If you're interested in helping to shape this new club over the coming year and want to get some great leadership and field experience in the process then we'd love to meet you!

All Oregon State students are welcome.  

Matt Damiano
The Coastal Society 
Oregon State Chapter President
Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife Science

Offshore Wind Project

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected an offshore wind project in Oregon for the next round of funding in the agency's effort to incentivize innovative offshore wind technologies. Principle Power is looking to install direct-drive wind turbines approximately 18 miles off the coast of Coos Bay, Oregon.

OregonLive article

The 2014 U.S. National Climate Assessment Report

Third time's the charm:

The 2014 U.S. National Climate Assessment Report seminar

Dr. Philip Mote
MAY 22
2-3 P.M.
Kidder 202 and online at: http://live.oregonstate.edu

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
CEOAS Director of Development Doug Brusa, OSU VP Research (soon to be NOAA Chief Scientist NOAA) Rick Spinrad, CEOAS Assistant Professor (Senior Research) Mike Vardaro and three unidentified divers in the water 10 May 2014 at the Oregon Regional MATE ROV Competition in Lincoln City. The MATE ROV competition is about student learning. It is designed to be an event that challenges students to apply the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills they are learning in the classroom to solving problems from the marine workplace. See the MATE Center website.

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