Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves June 5, 2015


Tuesday, June 9, 2015. Noon - 1pm, Burt 193. Ms. Eva Lipiec (M.S., Marine Resource Management). "Assessing Coastal Community Adaptation Scenarios in the Face of Climate Change: A Tillamook County, Oregon Example"

Tuesday, June 9, 2015. 1 - 2:00 pm,  Wilkinson 235. Mr. Edward Helderop (M.S., Geography). "Diversity, generalization, and specialization in plant-pollinator networks of montane meadows, western Cascades, Oregon“

Wednesday, June 10, 2015. 9- 10:00 am, Valley Library 1420. Ms. Briana Goodwin (M.S., Marine Resource Management). "Evaluating Community Engagement in Wave Energy Siting off the Oregon Coast"

Wednesday, June 10, 2015. 1 - 2:00 pm, Burt 193.  Ms. Jane Darbyshire (M.S., Geography). "Natural-color Maps via Automated Coloring of Bivariate Grid Data”

Friday, June 12, 2015. 9 - 10:00 am, Burt 193.  Ms. Sarah Calhoun (M.S., Marine Resource Management). "Oregon’s Fishing Community Adapting to Change in Policy, Management, and Markets: Documenting Women’s Roles and Adaptive Capacity in an Evolving Industry"

Open Access fund information

Faculty, are you considering publishing in an Open Access journal?  If so, the library’s Open Access Publishing Fund is available to you.  The Open Access Fund is for OSU faculty authors and will cover article processing charges from open access journals. Articles that meet the eligibility criteria will be funded on a first-come, first-served basis until available funds are exhausted. The application, criteria, and additional information are available at http://cdss.library.oregonstate.edu/oa_fund.

Message from Environmental Health and Safety

Here is some information to help everyone have a safe and productive field season.

  1. EH&S has a document to help you plan field safety.  You can find it in their Safety Instruction Library (http://oregonstate.edu/ehs/safety-instructions).  There are also courses offered by OSU through the Adventure Leadership Institute (e.g., PAC 325 – Wilderness First Aid) that maybe helpful.
  2.  Don’t forget that you need to be certified for scientific boating and diving.  More information can be found on the Office of Research Integrity website (http://research.oregonstate.edu/diving).
  3. Student Health Services provides free medical exams for faculty, staff and students when they are required for work (e.g., dive certification, polar fieldwork).  They can also provide immunizations.  Just contact the occupational medicine nurse at Student Health Services (Ariel.Leshchinsky@oregonstate.edu).
  4. If you are travelling outside of the country for work of any kind you should fill out an International Travel Registration Form.  It can be found on the OSU Risk Management website (http://risk.oregonstate.edu/international).  The US State Department has a similar program (http://www.state.gov/travel/).
  5. Finally, did you know that if you use your personal vehicle for fieldwork it is not covered by OSU insurance? If you need to make a claim it has to go to your own insurance company first.  You can find more information on the Risk Management website (http://risk.oregonstate.edu/vehicles).


Kerstin Cullen (Ph.D., OEAS) has received one of the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowships.

Kerstin will be looking at air sea interactions associated with the Sri Lanka dome. Implications include improving predictability on the Indian Ocean monsoon.

Many congratulations Kerstin!!

Tracing Arctic Climate Evolution

Julie Brigham-Grette's Distinguished Visiting Lecture of May 12 "Tracing Arctic Climate Evolution from a Forested Arctic to the Present" is now available to watch online.
( http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/features/brigham-grette/ )

Staff Fee Privileges (Tuition Discount): OSU Employees Attending Other Oregon Public Universities

June 17, 2015 is the deadline to submit Staff Fee Privileges Approval Forms for OSU employees attending other Oregon Public Universities during Summer Term 2015.  The Staff Fee Privileges Approval Form, instructions, and information can be found here.  Completed forms should be returned to:  Forestry, Oceanic, & Atmospheric Business Center (FOBC) Human Resources, 154 Peavy Hall, Attn: Megan Hickman.  If you miss the deadline, please contact Megan Hickman, FOBC HR, megan.hickman@oregonstate.edu for appeal process information and instructions.

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Dr. Annaliese Hettinger, a research associate postdoc with Dr. George Waldbusser, speaking at the Congressional Shellfish Caucus briefing, May 22, 2015, organized by U.S. Representative Mike Thompson's office (CA 5th) and the Ocean Conservancy. She began the briefing with a short presentation on ocean acidification, where the science stands regarding OA impacts on shellfish, and how shellfish industry-academic partnerships are addressing ocean acidification. Dr. Hettinger highlighted her work to put biological monitoring tools in the hands of shellfish growers.

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