Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves June 6, 2014

Seminar and Defenses

Monday, June 9, 2014 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM, Burt 193. Student Defense: Jake Ryan Nelson (M.S., Geography) "Risk Business: Examining the Vulnerability and Impacts from Modeled Oil Spills in the Gulf of Mexico."

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Wilkinson 203. Student Defense: Lucy Fleurette Romeo (M.S., Geography) "Finding Belugas: Spatial Analyses of Environmental Influences on the Distribution and Habitat of Beluga Whales (Delphinapterus leucas) in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas."

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Burt 193. POA Seminar: David Honegger, Coastal & Ocean Program, School of Civil & Construction Engineering, Oregon State University. "Remotely sensed density fronts and interfacial dynamics at the Columbia River mouth."


Supervisors – EmpCenter Update

Effective 6/1/14, there is a slight change in the functionality of the Timesheet Submissions window on the Supervisor Dashboard in EmpCenter.  Clicking on a Submitted or Unsubmitted timesheet will direct you to the Approve Time Sheets page.  For more information and a visual representation of this change, please visit http://mytime.oregonstate.edu/whats-new.  For EmpCenter help or questions, please contact Empcenter.FOBC@oregonstate.edu.  

– Your FOBC Human Resources Team


Mamie L. Markham Endowment Award

Two CEOAS students were awarded the Mamie L. Markham Endowment Award from the Hatfield Marine Science Center. The Markham awards are intended to assist graduate or postdoctoral level researchers and research utilizing OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center.

Iria Gimenez- Understanding and evaluating the structure and function of bivalve aggregations, the ecological and biogeochemical feedbacks at the habitat level, and their responses to future ocean acidification conditions.

Michelle Stowell- Determining the relative importance of coastal and estuarine nursery habitats to English sole recruitment.


OC691 Proposal Presentations

OC691 Proposal Presentations:  This year, 19 students from CEOAS and COS-Chemistry wrote NSF-style proposals that were evaluated by a panel of their peers.  On June 12 they will be presenting this work from noon to 2:30 pm in Burt 193. 


Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam


Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Students explore the oceanography and geology of the Oregon coast during a fieldtrip to Seal Rock State Park on May 31, 2014. This is part of the OC/GEO103 "Exploring the Deep" undergraduate class taught annually in the spring by Bob Duncan and Jack Barth. After exploring the tide pools and viewing the basalt outcrops at Seal Rock, the students piled in their 5 yellow school buses for a trip to the Visitors Center at the Hatfield Marine Science Center. Photos courtesy Jack Barth.


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