Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves September 30, 2016

Seminars & Lectures

Monday, October 3, 2016. 3 - 4 pm, Gilfillan Auditorium. George Moore Lecture: Dr. John Grotzinger, California Institute of Technology. "Modern carbonate and microbial environments at Ambergris Cay, Turks and Caicos islands, British West Indies."

Tuesday, October 4, 2016. 12 – 1 pm, Burt 193. GEM Seminar: David Wrathall. "Selling labor, selling cocaine: climate change adaptation alternatives at the global margins."

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 7 – 8 pm, LaSells Stewart Center, Austin Auditorium. Condon Lecture: Dr. John Grotzinger, California Institute of Technology. "Curiosity's Mission of Exploration at Gale Crater, Mars."

Wednesday, October 5, 2016.  4 – 5 pm, Weniger 149. WR Seminar: Hannah Gosnell, Oregon State University. "Rethinking the value of hydroelectric dams in the United States: the FERC relicensing FERC process as a window of opportunity for social-ecological transformation."

CEOAS at the Saturday Farmers' Market

After the successful Spring debut of the CEOAS booth at the Corvallis Farmers' Market, the Graduate Student Committee is once again organizing a CEOAS booth for this Fall. Our goals are to present informational displays and hands-on activities in order to inform and educate the Corvallis community about the cool science that goes on in CEOAS. This Saturday (Oct 1) physical oceanographers will be hosting the CEOAS booth, which will run from 9 am - 1 pm. Come down to the market and visit us!

Prepare Out Loud Corvallis

Join colleagues and community members for this disaster preparedness event and learn about practical steps you can take. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 3:00-4:30 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center at OSU.
The Prepare Out Loud presentation covers:
-The science and history of the Cascadia Subduction Zone
-Human behavior during disasters
-What to expect during and after a Cascadia earthquake
-How to prepare to quickly locate your loved ones following a disaster
-How much food, water, and supplies you will need to take care of yourself and others

Congratulations Jessamyn!

New OEB graduate student Jessamyn Johnson (MS, OEA), working with Dr. George Waldbusser, was awarded the Oregon Society of Conchologists Scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year to support work detailing the metamorphosis of Pacific oysters from larvae to juveniles using electron microscopy and other biochemical techniques.

Condon Lecture

Condon Lecture: Oct. 4 at 7 P.M. This year’s Condon Lecturer is Dr. John Grotzinger from CalTech. He will be speaking at OSU on October 3 and 4. Dr. Grotzinger served as Project Scientist for the Mars Science Lab mission from 2006 to 2014, and directed the successful deployment of the Mars Curiosity Rover. He will present this year’s Condon lecture on Tuesday Oct. 4 at 7 P.M. in Austin Auditorium of the the LaSells Stewart Center. The lecture is named after a pioneer of Oregon Geology and designed for a non-specialist audience. The title of the lecture is “Curiosity’s mission of exploration at Gale Crater, Mars”. The lecture is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided beforehand at 6:15 P.M. Dr. Grotzinger will also present the more technical George Moore lecture at 3-4 pm on Monday Oct. 3 in Gilfillan Auditorium, entitled “Modern carbonate and microbial environments at Ambergris Cay, Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies.”

Special Training

Attention PIs: OSU Business Intelligence Center is holding a Grant Reporting System training on Oct 26.  This will be a great training session for Principal Investigators, Co-Principal Investigators, Grant Accountants or PI/Co-PI support staff who have access to GRS. In this hands-on session, the newly expanded reports will be featured, with plenty of time for questions.  Seating is limited so preregistration is required.

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Photo from the CEOAS student services retreat aboard Oceanus at HMSC. By Dudley Chelton.

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