Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves October 30, 2015


Monday, November 2nd. 4-5 PM, Burt 193. Student Seminar: Cameron Allen (PhD, OEB). “Deciphering Estuarine Carbonate Variability”

Tuesday, November 3rd. 12-1 PM, Wilkinson 108. GEM Seminar: Demian Hommel, CEOAS. “Conservation and Conflict: Thailand’s West Coast?”

Tuesday, November 3rd. 3:30-4:30 PM, Burt 193. POA Seminar: Alexander Kurapov, CEOAS. "Anomalous ocean conditions along the US West Coast in 2014: analyses using the West Coast Ocean Forecast System (WCOFS)"

Wednesday, November 4th. 4-5 PM, Owen 101. WR Seminar: Graysen Squeoch, Yakima Nation. “Toppenish Creek Aquifer Recharge”

Thursday, November 5th. 1-2 PM, Burt 193. Special Seminar: Sinead Farrell, Earth Systems Science interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland. “Measuring, Monitoring and Modeling the Earth’s Polar Ice Cover”

Thursday, November 5th. 4-5 PM, Burt 193. G&G Seminar: Rose Wallick, United States Geological Survey. “One valley, many diverse rivers: Contrasting styles of floodplain morphology and management implications for the Willamette and its large tributaries”

2015 AFS Weithman Award

Congratulations to MRM graduate Sarah Calhoun, who received the AFS Weithman Award for the Best Student Presentation in Socioeconomics at the chapter’s annual meeting. The award came with a plaque and check for $150.

Research Opportunity: Oceangoing Research Vessel Program

The Oregon Legislature has provided additional funding for the Oceangoing Research Vessel Program at Oregon State University in the 2015-2017 biennium.  To learn more about this opportunity or to submit a proposal, please visit http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/research/rfp/. Students and faculty are eligible.

2016 RV Thompson Chief Scientist Training Opportunity

New to planning oceanographic field work? Wondering how to request research vessel time, or to request a submersible or ROV? Needing samples or wire time to initiate a research project? If so, take part in the “2016 UNOLS Chief Scientist Training Cruise”. 

The 2016 Chief Scientist program will be staged from San Diego and will include a 7 day research cruise aboard the R/V Thomas G. Thompson in coastal and offshore waters. The cruise, 2 day pre-cruise informational workshop, and phone conference planning sessions will instruct early career marine scientists, including PhD students, postdocs and faculty, on how to effectively plan for, acquire, utilize, and report on time at sea for multidisciplinary research and education. The cruise and workshop will take place 11-20 February 2016. Small stipends are provided for participant travel costs, research supplies, and shipping. 

To apply you must be an employee or student (U.S. citizen or permanent resident) at a U.S. institution or a U.S. citizen working abroad. The online application can be accessed at: https://www.unols.org/news/early-career-updates/2016-rv-thompson-chief-scientist-training-opportunity. Space is limited. To be considered, applications must be received by November 30, 2015

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Steve Galer and Bran Black launching a core at Bull Run Lake in July, 2015 on R/V "PWB Barge." The coring "cruise" was for earthquake turbidites and assessing ground motions for Portland and the water supply infrastructure. Photo by Chris Goldfinger

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