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College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves January 8, 2016


Wednesday, January 13, 2016. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Peavy 101. WR Seminar: John Harrison, WSU Vancouver: School of the Environment. "Bubble trouble: understanding links between water management and methane emissions in Pacific Northwest reservoirs"

Thursday, January 14, 2016. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Burt 193. Special OEB Seminar: Dr. Kanchan Maiti, Louisiana State University. "Export Fluxes in the Northern Gulf of Mexico— Comparative Evaluation of Direct, Indirect, and Modeled Estimates"

Thursday, January 14, 2016. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Burt 193. G&G Seminar: Gary Egbert, OSU. "Three-dimensional electrical resistivity of the continental US from Earthscope Magnetotelluric data"

Friday, January 15, 2016. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Burt 193. Special OEB Seminar: Dr. Kanchan Maiti, Louisiana State University. "Radiotracers— Water Column to Sediment and Back"

Attention all Supervisors/Managers

The Online Position Description and Recruiting System will be upgraded in January 2016.  The upgrade and implementation process could impact recruitments and postings planned for the January, 2016 time frame.

How will it impact you?  Please see the FOBC detailed notification to learn more.

Teacher Professional Development Opportunity

For those faculty who are connected to middle and high school educators, please forward this professional development opportunity. Applications due February 15, 2016. OSU is accepting applications from middle and high school science teachers to collaborate with an Arctic science research team in developing NGSS oriented videos for use in the classroom.  If you are interested in joining an ocean science research team aboard a research-class ice capable vessel in the Arctic, please consider applying.  Selected teachers will be provided travel and a stipend.  For more information.  Teachers from underserved districts are encouraged to apply.

Best Poster Award

Congratulations to Jack Barth, whose poster for the PICES-2015 Annual Meeting in October won the Science Board Best Poster Award. Congratulations also goes to David Reinert for his creative design.


For anyone who uses or would eventually like to use Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAVs, or UAS or drones) at OSU, please sign up to attend this important Research Office meeting on January 15 in MU206. 

"Join the Research Office for lunch on Jan. 15 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in MU206 to discuss UAS at OSU. Topics will range from interim policy, future plans and how to leverage efforts by other members of the OSU community. If interested in flying UAS, please plan to attend.  RSVP to mark.peters@oregonstate.edu

Autonomous Systems at OSU

The OSU Research Office is considered investing in Autonomous Systems as a key focus area for OSU research but would like to see an objective case made of the potential impact of those investments.  If you currently use autonomous systems (marine, land or air, or any robotics or AI systems), or if you can imagine these systems having an impact on your future grant competitiveness, please send a short description of the activities or vision to Rob Holman.  Please err on the side of over-reporting  - a weak response could result in us missing this important opportunity. 

Oregon “Mandatory” Sick Time Law – Effective 01/01/16

What does it mean for OSU?
Please read the general information regarding this law, and overview of related OSU policies, rules and regulations, found on the Office of Human resources website.

What has changed in the EmpCenter Timekeeping system?
See the What's New page for details about the changes to the EmpCenter and the announcement for the open lab schedule for students, temporary employees, and their supervisors.

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
GEO 307 National Park Geology and Preservation students on a field trip to Crater Lake - the nation's fifth national park. Photo by Kaplan Yalcin

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