Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves November 6, 2015


Monday, November 9, 2015. 4-5 PM, Burt 193. Student Seminar: Katy Serafin (PhD, Oceanography)“Total water level fun facts: Exploring regional difference in extreme water levels”

Tuesday, November 10, 2015. 12-1 pm, Wilkinson 108. GEM Seminar:  Anne Nolin: "Advances in measuring, modeling, and understanding the consequences of climate change on snow hydrology” and Michael Harte: “Tall tales of an itinerant marine geographer or Trump stole my tax plan"

Tuesday, November 10, 2015. 3:30-4:30 pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar:  Juan Restrepo, CEOAS/Mathematics. "A Model for the Fate of Oil Spills in Shallow Waters"

Thursday, November 12, 2015. 4-5 pm, Burt 193. G&G Seminar: Julie Pett-Ridge, Oregon State University. “Nitric acid driven chemical weathering in a nitrogen-rich world”

The Ocean Science Trust

The Ocean Science Trust is having their first meeting on:
Thursday, November 12, 2015     9AM to 12 PM
State Lands Building, 775 Summer Street NE, Salem OR 97301 Mill Creek Room (First Floor)

For info about the Oregon Ocean Science Trust see:



Sedimentary geology Prof emeritus Alan Niem and research associate emerita Wendy Niem, along with first author George Priest (OSU Geology PhD alum and DOGAMI senior geologist emeritus) and other co-authors, were awarded the E. B. Burwell, Jr award for best paper in engineering/environmental geology at the annual national meeting of the Geological Society of America convened this week in Baltimore, Maryland.

Workshop: Increasing Openness and Reproducibility of Quantitative Research

Please join us for a workshop, hosted by the Center for Open Science and the OSU Libraries Center for Digital Scholarship and Services, to learn easy, practical steps researchers can take to increase the reproducibility of their work. Using example studies and hands-on activities, attendees will actively participate in creating a reproducible project from start to finish.

Please RSVP as space is limited:
Workshop 1 focus: Laboratory-Based Research
November 16, 9:00-Noon, Willamette Classrooms, The Valley Library
RSVP: http://bit.ly/COSatOSU1

Workshop 2 focus: Natural Sciences/Field Research
November 17
, 9:00-Noon, Willamette Classrooms, The Valley Library
RSVP:  http://bit.ly/COSatOSU-2

More Awards!

The Atlas of the Polar Regions, an interactive atlas for the iPad created by undergraduate and graduate students in the Winter 2015 Computer-Assisted Cartography course, won two prestigious awards: 2015 New Mapmaker Award by the British Cartographic Society and Esri UK, and 2015 NACIS Student Dynamic Map Competition - Group Category by the North American Cartographic Information Society. OSU students are recipients of these awards second time in the row. Last year they won with the Atlas of Infectious Diseases. Both atlases can be downloaded for free from the OSU Cartography and Geovisualization Group's website: http://cartography.oregonstate.edu/DigitalAtlasSystems.html

Looking for Volunteers

February 27th, 2016 at Oregon State University 

Looking for fun, excitement, and passionate competition? High school students from all over Oregon and Idaho are traveling to OSU to compete in a marine science academic quiz bowl to win scholarships, educational trips, and the chance to compete at Nationals! Come help make this event possible (no experience needed). Volunteer positions: Game Officials (rules judge, science judge, moderator, runner) and Support Staff (food prep, room set-up and breakdown, etc.)

Interested and want more information?  Email salmonbowl.volunteer@gmail.com

Sad Passing

OSU alum Ed Andreas passed away September 30 surrounded by his family. Ed received his Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography from OSU in 1977 and was recently working at NorthWest Research Associates. He was well known for his work on turbulent processes over Arctic and Antarctic sea ice, the open ocean, and land surfaces. He has long been an active and enthusiastic contributor to the air-sea interaction community and throughout his life, and had made notable expeditions through Antarctica and the Arctic. Memorial contributions may be sent to:
CCBA Youth Scholarship          or     Knox College
c/o CCBA                                       Attention Office of Advancement
PO Box 386                                   2 East South Street
Lebanon NH 03766                       Galesburg, IL 61401.

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Math Camp class of 2015 (left to right): Marie Schlenker, Ellen Lamont, Liz Holzenthal, Musaed Alharbi, Dan O'Hara (UO), Ian Morelan, Ben Murphy (TA), Carolyn Gombert, and Daniel Watkins. Photo by Dudley Chelton.

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