Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves February 20, 2015


Monday, February 23, 2015. Burt 193 4:00-5:00 pm. Student Seminar: Laura Ferguson: TBD. Allison Einolf: “Double diffusive convection in the Eurasian Arctic.” April Abbott: "Characterizing a Benthic source of REEs to the Ocean.”

Tuesday, February 24, 2015. Burt 193, 3:30-4:30 pm. POA Seminar: Nick Bond, University of Washington. "Causes and Impacts of the 2014 Warm Anomaly in the NE Pacific."

Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Peavy 242, 4:00-5:00 pm. WR Seminar: Keith Mills, Oregon Water Resources Department. "Reservoir Storage Feasibility as Part of Oregon’s Integrated Water Resource Strategy.

Thursday, February 26, 2015. Hallie Ford 115, 12:00-1:00 pm. Alyssa E. Shiel, CEOAS. "Tracing contaminant transport, transformations, and fate using heavy stable isotopes."

Thursday, February 26, 2015. Burt 193, 4:00-5:00 pm. G&G Seminar: Dr. Mark Abbott (University of Pittsburg). "Lake Drilling Revealing Past Drought Patterns, Tropical Records of Glaciations, Global and Arctic Climate Change and Magnetic Field Variations

Bake Sale Now!

February is Food Drive Month for OSU. All across campus we are collecting non perishable food and money for the Linn-Benton Food Share. How can you help?

  • Today only….Bake Sale in the CEOAS Admin building. Certainly the tastiest way to contribute.
  • Bring your non-perishable food item to CEOAS Admin for Wilkinson 104. We have boxes waiting for you.
  • Write a check. Each tax deductible dollar = 15 pounds of food! (Biana will collect these, as well as provide a receipt)
  • Monthly contribution direct from your paycheck.

 Every little bit helps. Your contribution is very much appreciated.

Special Speakers

Recent NE Pacific Warming or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the BlobDr. Nick Bond UW Research Meteorologist, will present cutting-edge research about an area of warm surface water in the NE Pacific, nicknamed “the Blob,” that has implications for the marine ecosystem and could affect weather in the Pacific Northwest.  Feb 25th, 12:00-1:00 pm Burt Hall 193. 

The Geological Society of the Oregon Country 80th Annual Banquet will host Dr. Tanya Atwater, Marine Geologist and Geophysicist, University of California- Santa Barbara. Ernesto’s Italian Restaurant, Portland, Oregon on Sunday, March 8, 2015. Doors open 1:00pm, Dinner at 1:30pm. More info at the GSOC website.


Salmon Bowl 2015 - COMING SOON!

Looking for fun, excitement, and passionate competition?  Come to the 18th Annual Salmon Bowl on Saturday, February 28th where high school students from all over Oregon, Idaho, and Southern California are coming to compete!  It's an academic science bowl with an ocean science twist!  Game rounds last all day starting at 8 AM in Burt and Wilkinson Halls.  The edge of your seat finals will be in Gilfillan Auditorium at 3:45PM, so don't miss it!  Come join in on the excitement and show your support for these fantastic students!

Lonely Whale

A film in the making about ocean noise pollution and one whale detected in the 80's to be communicating at a different frequency than normal - 52 hertz. He/She has been since dubbed the Lonely Whale and the film, "52 - the search for the loneliest whale,” documents a search to locate the whale, all while raising awareness about ocean noise pollution. Some of the scientists aiding in the filming are CEOAS folks.

Here is the link to the Kickstarter campaign-https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lonelywhale/help-us-find-lonely-whale


Announcement from GSC

  1. CEOAS Day of Service (Saturday, Feb 21 from 9am-noon): Volunteer at Safe Haven Humane Society or Starker Arts Garden for Education, see the link for details.
  2. Travel Reimbursement Award Deadline (Friday, Feb. 27): Get $$$$$$ for conferences, nuff said.
  3. CEOAS Award Nominations Due (Wednesday, April 15): Nominate staff and faculty for outstanding teaching and service

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Tully Rohrer unties tag lines used in the assembly of the first large surface buoy which will be deployed from R/V Oceanus this spring, part of the CEOAS Endurance Array, Ocean Observing Initiative aimed to established real time data flow from the Oregon and Washington continental shelf. Photo by Walt Waldorf.

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