Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves July 17, 2015

Oceangoing Research Vessel Program renewed for 2015-2017

With approval of the Oregon legislature and Governor, state funding was approved for the 2015-2017 biennium to support the use of OSU's R/V Oceanus in the research and study of Oregon coastal waters. This time around, the number of ship days per year has doubled from 6 per year to 12 per year! Watch for a Request for Proposals due sometime this Fall. It will be possible to schedule some ship days in calendar year 2016, with the remainder to be scheduled for the first half of 2017. Thanks to Mark Abbott, Jack Barth, and OSU's Government Relations Director Jock Mills for sheperding this through the legislative process.

An Important Message for All Supervisors from FOBC

As a reminder, it is extremely important that inactive employee records (including student employees) be terminated from the OSU payroll system in a timely manner.  Timely termination prevents unnecessary expense and potential risk to the university.

Please Note:  Though a position may already have an established end date (in an offer letter, on a job form and/or record), a separate termination transaction must be completed to effectively terminate the position and the employee.

Please notify your Business Center Human Resources Team as soon as you become aware of one of your direct reports vacating their position, or leaving OSU employment.

Thank you for your cooperation and attention to this matter!

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week

OSU affiliated attendees at the Gordon Research Conference on "Coastal Ocean Modeling" held at the University of New England, Biddeford, Maine, on 7-12 June 2015.

From left to right: Jianping Gan (former postdoc, now at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), Peter Oke (former postdoc, now at CSIRO, Australia), Hans Ngodock (former postdoc, now at the Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis), Alexander Kurapov, Jack Barth, Mike Whitney (former postdoc, now at U. Conn), Ken Brink (former postdoc, recently retired from WHOI), Ata Suanda (PhD 2014, now a postdoc at Scripps), Ivo Pasmans, Scott Durski, and Saeed Moghimi.

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