Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves October 17, 2014


Monday, October 20, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Burt 193. Special Seminar - Michael Jones, The Maritime Alliance & TMA Foundation. "Promoting the Blue Economy & BlueTech.”

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Wilkinson 108.  GEM Seminar - Bernie Jenny. "Bending Terrain and Twisting Space."

 Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Kearney 305.  WR Seminar - Matthew Weber, US Environmental Protection Agency: Western Ecology Division. "Documenting Public Values for River Ecosystems Services."

 Thursday, October 23, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Wilkinson 108. G&G Colloquium - Jon Blundy, Bristol University, UK. "Artesian volcanism in the Bolivian Altiplano."

EmpCenter Supervisors: Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

The Forestry and Oceanic Business Center would like to share a new tool for EmpCenter supervisors in the College of Earth, Ocean, & Atmospheric Sciences and Ship Operations.   Answers and guidance for some of the most common EmpCenter inquiries received from supervisors can now be found in a Frequently Asked Questions document on the FOBC Website.  Please feel free to contact Empcenter.FOBC@oregonstate.edu with any questions.

Beachwalkers & Birders Wanted

Help make a difference for the environment by collecting data for the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST).  COASST is a citizen science project dedicated to involving volunteers in the collection of high quality data on the status of coastal beaches, and trends of seabirds. Our goal is to assist government agencies and other organizations in making informed management and conservation decisions, and promote proactive citizen involvement and action. COASST volunteers systematically count and identify bird carcasses that wash ashore along ocean beaches from northern California to Alaska.  Volunteers need NO experience with birds, just a commitment to survey a specific beach (about 3/4 mile) each month.

If you are interested in participating, join COASST staff for a full, 6-hour training session. Hear about how COASST started, learn how to use the custom Beached Birds field guide, and try out your new skills with some actual specimens.  There is no charge to attend a training, but plan to provide a $20 refundable deposit if you would like to take home a COASST volunteer kit complete with a COASST Beached Birds field guide. Training activities take place indoors. 

Saturday, October 25 - Lincoln City, OR                                           Sunday, October 26, Arch Cape, OR      
10:00AM-4:00PM                                                                                  10:00AM-4:00PM
(Refresher training begins at 1:00PM)                                                   (Refresher training begins at 1:00PM)       
Driftwood Library                                                                                   Arch Cape Fire Hall
801 SE Hwy 101 #201                                                                           72979 US Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR 97367                                                                          Arch Cape, OR 97102
To reserve your spot at a training session, please contact coasst@uw.edu or 206-221-6893. If you can’t attend this event, please check our website at www.coasst.org or call 206-221-6893 for additional information on upcoming events and trainings. 
This event is co-hosted by CoastWatch. To learn more about CoastWatch visit www.oregonshores.org.

FOBC HR Newsletter

The FOBC Human Resources Team is pleased to share the October 2014 edition of the FOBC HR Newsletter.  As part of our ongoing effort to better serve our customers, this Newsletter is designed to provide helpful information, tools, and tips.  A link to the October Newsletter (as well as past Newsletters) can also be found on the FOBC HR Website.  Please let us know if there is any specific information that you would like to see included in future newsletters.   Feel free to contact the FOBC HR Team at any time!

-        Your FOBC Human Resources Team

Our Amazing Students

At the North American Cartographic Information Society meeting in Pittsburgh this past week, CEOAS students were recipients of:

2014 NACIS Student Dynamic Map Competition—Narrative for the Atlas of Infectious Diseases
2014 NACIS Student Dynamic Map Competition—Interactive for Plan Oblique Europe
2014 runner-up NACIS Student Map Competition for 3D hazard map of Mt Hood by Charles Preppernau
Congratulations to all!

Accounting Office Closure

Thursday October 23rd the Accounting Office will be closed for an all staff meeting at Ship Operations in Newport.

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Caren Barceló and Knut Hansen (Institute of Marine Research - Flødevigen Research Station) hauling in beach seine during the 95th year of sampling along the Skagerrak coast of Norway. As part of her PhD research, Caren is analyzing almost a century of marine fish biodiversity data from along the Norwegian coastline and is funded by NSF-GRFP (Graduate Research Fellowships Program), NSF-GROW (Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide), and the Norwegian Research Council.

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