Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves March 18, 2016


Tuesday, March 22, 2016. 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar: Jonathan Lilly. "New Directions in Oceanographic Time Series Analysis"

Marine Science Day

Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 10am to 4pm 

Join the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport for our annual Marine Science Day!  Come behind-the-scenes for a peek at the cutting-edge research, education and outreach in marine sciences that makes this marine laboratory unique. 

Meet researchers from Oregon State University and six government agency partners. Explore with interactive science displays and touch tanks presented by marine scientists. Visit a genetics lab. Enjoy special family-friendly activities by Oregon Sea Grant and the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Learn how scientists observe the ocean using buoys and gliders.

To volunteer, go to www.volunteersignup.org/Y8TAL. Parent (or grandparent) and child teams welcome! Contact Maryann at 541-867-0234 for more information.

Don't miss the chance to learn what’s new on the Oregon Coast’s dynamic marine science campus! http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/marinescienceday

The Vizzies

Popular Science has teamed up with the National Science Foundation to recognize exceptional examples of scientific visualization--the Vizzies. While at Oregon State, Assistant Professor Bernhard Jenny and his team created "A year in the life of Earth's CO2" which won the 2016 Expert's Choice Vizzie award in the Interactive category. Congratulations!

Congratulations Go To Wesley & Gabe!

Wesley von Dassow (M.S., Geology and Geophysics) received funding from the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM, an NSF sponsored center) to acquire high-resolution topography from LiDAR along the Illinois River.  Wes’ research is on the geomorphology and incision history of the river and its relationship to active faulting in the region.

Christopher (Gabe) Creason (Ph.D., Geology and Geophysics) was recommended for a prestigious East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute (EAPSI) award from the National Science Foundation for his research in China.  These awards provide support US graduate students to spend a summer in residence conducting research at a host institution in one of a number of East Asian countries.  Gabe will conduct research into the growth and evolution of high topography along the eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau, and his visit will involve collaborations with Chinese scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing) and the Chengdu University of Technology (Sichuan).

Mark Your Calendars

The Hydrothermal Vent Discovery Lecture: "Lost City Hydrothermal Field" will be presented by Dr Deborah Kelley, Professor of Oceanography at the University of Washington on April 1, 4 p.m. in Gilfillan Auditorium. This lecture series celebrates the anniversary of the discovery in 1997 of hydrothermal vents on mid-ocean ridges and associated ecosystems. OSU played a significant role in that discovery, which was a major scientific achievement of the twentieth century.  Dr. Kelley will lead us on a tour of discovery of "Lost City", a stunning and new kind of vent system with unique ecology.

More Congrats!

Congratulations to CEOAS faculty for winning awards from the 2016 OSU Research Equipment Reserve Fund (RERF) competition. Ed Brook led an effort to acquire a “Methane Preconcentration Unit for Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometry” and Adam Kent took the lead on an "Optical Emission Spectrometer” for the W. M. Keck Collaboratory for Plasma Spectroscopy.

Day of Service

Please join the Graduate Student Committee for our annual Day of Service.  This year we will be volunteering with Corvallis Parks and Recreation to construct a new trail to the summit of Bald Hill! 

Date: April 2, 2016
Time: 9:30 – 1:30
Where: Bald Hill (Reservoir Ave. Entrance) 

Join us at 9 (work begins at 9:30!) in the Reservoir Ave. parking lot for coffee and donuts and a day of volunteering!  Children and families are welcome to join! 
Click here for more information! 
There is a 30 person limit so please sign up via the Doodle Poll below so we have a headcount. http://doodle.com/poll/esfb4pgd5hhhhcwg

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
CEOAS faculty participated in a two-day science communication training with COMPASS, featuring the expertise of Nancy Baron (COMPASS), Karen McLeod (OSU, COMPASS), Chris Joyce (NPR), Nicola Jones (Freelance, Nature), Ashley Ahearn (KUOW, Earthfix), and Ed Jahn (Oregon Field Guide, OPB).

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