Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves June 3, 2016

So Many Defenses & A Couple Seminars

Monday, June 6, 2016. 10:00 am, Burt 193. Student Defense: Ms. Marie Kowalski (M.S., Marine Resource Management). "Mitigating microplastics: Development and evaluation of a middle school curriculum.”

Monday, June 6, 2016. 2:00 pm, Burt 193. Student Defense: Ms. Ingrid Timboe (M.S., Water Resources Policy and Management). "Assessing the Current State of Transboundary Freshwater Cooperation in the International Columbia River Basin.”

Tuesday, June 7, 2016. 9:00 am, Burt 193. Student Defense: Ms. Kate Jones (M.S., Geography) "Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Tree Establishment in the M1 Meadow of the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest.”

Tuesday, June 7, 2016. 3:30 pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar: Kraig Winters, Scripps. "Stratified flow near a topographic control."

Wednesday, June 8, 2016. 10:00 am, Burt 193. Student Defense: Ms. Sandra Huynh (M.S., Marine Resource Management). "Understanding Visitor Motivations for Attending Fee-based Animal Encounter Programs."

Wednesday, June 8, 2016. 1:00 pm, Burt 193. Special Seminar: Anthony Koppers, JOIDES Resolution Facility Board (Chair). “Update on Scientific Ocean Drilling (IODP) and JOIDES Resolution Operations.”

Thursday, June 9, 2016. 4:00 pm, Burt 193. Student Defense: Mr. Jeff Beeson (Ph.D., Oceanography) "Investigating Plate Boundaries through new High-Resolution Bathymetry and Seismic Data; 2 Case Studies from the Cascadia Subduction Zone and San Andreas Fault.”

Friday, June 10, 2016. 8:30 am, Burt 193. Student Defense: Ms. Dorothy Dick (Ph.D., Geography) "Spatio-Temporal Analysis and Modeling in the Marine Environment: Humpback Whale Genetic Variability and Seabird Distributions in the Northeastern Pacific Ocean."

Friday, June 10, 2016. 12:30 pm, Burt 193. Student Defense: Ms. Kelly Rose (Ph.D., Geology). “Six Million Deep Wells: New Methods to Investigate the Subsurface and the Depth of Human Impacts in the Earth’s Crust."

The FOBC HR Team is moving!!!

As of June 7th, 2016, all Forestry, Oceanic & Atmospheric Business Center Human Resources personnel will be located in the CEOAS Administration Building, Room 108.  We will be unavailable to customers on Friday, June 3rd     and Monday, June 6th, as we will be packing up and reassembling our offices.  We hope to have telephones transferred by, or soon after, June 7th, however, you are welcome to send messages to our email box     (fobc.hr@oregonstate.edu).  We will respond as soon as possible, once we are back up and running.  Please come by our new office space at some point to say “Hello!”  Thank you for your patience during this transition.
        -       Your Human Resources Team:  Caroline, Jenna, Kecia, Kim, Megan and Ronda

Staff Fee Privileges

June 6, 2016 is the deadline to submit Staff Fee Privileges Approval Forms for family members attending other Oregon Public Universities during Summer Term 2016.  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, fobc.hr@oregonstate.edu, Attn: Megan Hickman.  If you miss the deadline, please contact Megan Hickman, FOBC HR, megan.hickman@oregonstate.edu for appeal process information and instructions.

CEOAS Awards

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Members of the Ocean Mixing Group return to Cocodrie, LA on April 13, 2016 after a research cruise on board R/V Pelican, to study ocean mixing in the Mobile Bay as part of CONsortium for oil spill exposure pathways in COastal River-Dominated Ecosystems (CONCORDE). It is one of 12 research consortia funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) to conduct scientific studies of the impacts of oil, dispersed oil and dispersant on the Gulf's ecosystem and public health during 2015-17.


Bottom (L-R)
Kerry Latham (FRA) and Craig Van Appledorn (FRA).

Top (L-R)
Pavan Vutukur (FRA), Anna Savage (Grad Student - U.Michigan), Byungho Lim (FRA), Kandaga Pujiana (Post-Doc), Aurelie Moulin (Post-Doc), Sally Warner (Post-Doc), Johannes Becherer (Post-Doc) and James Moum (P.I.).

Photograph By: Tad Berkey (Master R/V Pelican)

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