Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves January 29, 2016


Monday, February 1, 2016. 4 – 5 pm, Burt 193. Student Seminar - Rachael Klopfenstein (MS, MRM) “Investigating the effects of invasive reed Canarygrass on juvenile Chinook salmon in the upper Columbia River estuary” and  Stephen Drake (PhD, OEA) “Windpumping in seasonal snow”

Wednesday, February 3, 2016.  4 – 5 pm, Peavy 101. WR Seminar - Desiree Tullos, Oregon State University: Biological & Ecological Engineering Department. "Scale of flow field observation influences apparent velocity use and energy expenditure in juvenile coho salmon"

Thursday, February 4, 2016. 4 – 5 pm, Burt 193. G&G Seminar: Kaleb Scarberry, MBMG.

Friday February 5, 2016. 2:30 pm, HMSC Guin Library seminar room. MS Thesis Defense: Ms. Jessica Porquez (MS, MRM). "Spatiotemporal Drivers of Seabird Distribution at the Pacific Marine Energy Center off Newport, Oregon”


Sneak preview of Lucas Elwood Metzger, born 1-28-16 at 1:58pm, 8 pounds 14 oz.
Everyone is doing awesome!

Baby Lucas

Comment on the conclusion of the International Geosphere Biosphere Program

The College might be interested in the Science editorial by Johan Rockström published on 22 January 2016. It pays tribute to the IGBP (International Geosphere Biosphere Program) achievements over the past 30 years...  "... three decades of remarkable advancements in Earth system science. The International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), which ended in December 2015, can take considerable credit for coordinating and catalyzing ... fundamental research."   It looks forward to the " Future Earth research program" which should run with this spirit in new directions.


Update to Proposal Website

Don’t forget, the CEOAS proposal website has been updated! http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/facultystaff/proposal/

Newest features include:
Frequently Asked Questions- This document answers questions regarding the proposal process, entering proposals in Cayuse and things to keep in mind while budgeting.

Request Salary and Fringe Rates for Proposals- This form can be used to request salary information for yourself or other employees on your project. If the project dates are included, we will apply an escalation rate and provide salary and fringe rates for all project years.

Multi-Year Budget Templates-Two budget templates have been added that follow the format of NSF’s 1030 and provides enough detail for OSU’s review. The CEOAS proposal budget guidelines and a GRA calculator can both be found in this spreadsheet. This template is not limited to NSF proposals and is not mandatory; we will continue to review budgets in the format that works best for you.

Cayuse Step-by-Step Instructions- This document will walk you through each screen of Cayuse SP.  Notes have been added throughout the document to assist with a quick proposal submission.

Science on Tap

What: "Science on Tap" talk by Laura Brophy entitled "Where will our future tidal wetlands be? Predicting the impacts of sea level rise in our estuaries."
Where: Rogue Ales & Spirits, 2320 SE Marine Sciences Drive, Newport, OR 97365
When: Thursday, February 4th; doors open 5:15; presentation @ 6:00pm
Web link to press release

Ocean Sciences Poster Printing

We expect a high number of requests to print posters for the conference beginning 2/21. OSU-CEOAS logos are available on the CEOAS website, and here are some additional logos.

  • CEOAS Research Publishing in Burt 166 provides printing for faculty on the 42” plotter. This is a first-in, first-out queue, and we are generally open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you are using PowerPoint, please also provide a PDF file, in case there are PowerPoint problems. You will need an index number before bringing in your file. You can place your file on Valis/scratch/crystal/OceanSciences2016, bring it to Publishing, or email a file under 10 MB to pubs@coas.oregonstate.edu
  • You can also print the poster yourself on the 42” plotter in the Digital Media Lab (Burt 170) and put your index number on the sign-up sheet located in that room. This is a good option if you need to print outside normal business hours.
  • Graduate students with an index number can send files to pubs@coas.oregonstate.edu or use the Digital Media Lab plotter. All students can use Student Multimedia Services in the Valley Library at no charge for posters; it requires lead-time for posters to be printed.
  • Alternative locations for printing aside from the Digital Media Lab are: Kinkos (541-757-8127), located on 9th Street, Corvallis. They charge 7.25/sq.ft. on matte/bond paper (max width of 40”); and NW Graphic Imaging (541-753-9406), located on 3rd Street, Corvallis. They charge 6.50/sq.ft. on semi-gloss only paper (max width of 48”). NW Graphic Imaging is a vendor through OSU and is set up to take your index number for charging purposes. NW Graphic Imaging requires 3 days lead time for poster printing.
  • On certain days, the number of AGU posters might also impact how long it takes to replace printer toner cartridges in Burt, Weniger, and Strand, although we intend to replace as soon as possible. Since the printers are networked, an alternative to waiting is to select another printer to which to send jobs.

Staff Fee Privileges (Tuition Discount): OSU Employees or Family Members Attending OSU

January 29, 2016 is the deadline to submit Staff Fee Privileges Approval Forms for OSU employees or family members attending OSU during Winter 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
Snow Weekend at Mt. Bachelor, an an annual event organized by the Graduate Student Committee. Maritza Mendoza cross-country skiing with some CEOAS pride. Photo by Liz King.

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