Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves February 5, 2016


Monday, February 8, 2016. 3- 4 pm, Wilkinson 203. Special Seminar, Geovizualization Candidate: Dr. Scot Miller, Stanford University. "Sources of methane emissions in North America"

Monday, February 8, 2016. 4 – 5 pm, Burt 193. Student Seminar: Michael Graw - “Characterizing microbial communities underlying methane seeps along the US Atlantic and Washington Margins” and Sarah Nalven – “How does exposing DOC to light alter bacterial DOC degradation?” and Jennifer Motley – “Characterizing mesograzer communities in upwelling-influenced Zostera marina ecosystems: Relative importance of local versus regional effects”

Tuesday, February 9, 2016. 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar: Gregory Wagner, UCSD. "The coupled evolution of near-inertial waves and balanced flow"

Wednesday, February 10, 2016. 4-5 pm, Peavy 101. WR Seminar: Naomi Tague, University of California, Santa Barbra: Bren School of Environmental Science & Management. "How above-ground forest structure and below-ground water storage interact to determine forest sensitivity to changes in climate and forest management practices"

Thursday, February 11, 2016. 4-5 pm, Burt 193. G&G Seminar: Alexander Rohrmann, U. of Potsdam, Germany

Friday, February 12, 2016. 10-11 am, Burt 193. Special Seminar - Geovizualization Candidate: Dr. Grant McKenzie, UCSB. "The Fourth Paradigm in Five Dimensions: Linking People through Place and vice versa."

Salmon Bowl 2016

The 19th Annual Salmon Bowl is only a few weeks away! Thank you to those who have signed up to volunteer. Game officials, please make sure to attend one of the trainings (6:30-8:30 PM in Burt 193) on February 10, 11, and 16.
If you are not able to volunteer, join in on the excitement and show your support for these fantastic students on Saturday, February 27. The exciting final rounds will be in Gilfillan Auditorium from 3:45-4:30 PM.

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.

CEOAS in the News

CEOAS researchers featured in CBS 60 Minutes video. Learn more at Greenland's Petermann Fjord and Petermann's Glacial History.

Appearing in the video: Alan Mix, Shaun Marcott (alum), Mo Walczak, Brendan Reilly, Chris Holm, Maziet Cheseby, and Paul Walczak.

OSU Food Drive

Every February OSU participates in a food drive to benefit the Linn Benton Food Share. Last week we all enjoyed a bake sale in which CEOAS raised $500! That translates into over 2000 lbs of food!

  • The Linn Benton Food Share distributes nearly 5 million pounds each year.
  • Children make up 36 percent of those receiving emergency food assistance in the two counties.  Oregon has the nation’s highest rate of childhood food insecurity – 29 percent.
  • People in need are eating because people like YOU care!

How can you contribute:
* You can write a check and give cash. This can be turned in to Biana in the CEOAS Admin office. Receipts are available.
* Make a monthly contribution directly from your paycheck.
* Drop off your non-perishable items in one of our conveniently located collection bins (CEOAS Admin or Wilkinson Office)

Next up we will have a Book Sale in the CEOAS Admin Lounge. Feel free to drop off any books you wish to contribute with Biana. Remember no textbooks or manuals – we are shooting for entertainment. Then don’t forget to stop by February 15-19 to find your new casual reading treasure!

We have a goal of $2500 this year. Stop by to see our progress on the Volcanoes in both the CEOAS Admin and Wilkinson 104 Student Services Office.

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Marnie Jo Zirbel measuring the color of Oregon's water aboard R/V Elakha.

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