This year marks the 40th anniversary of one of OSU's biggest discoveries (certainly the biggest oceanographic discovery made by CEOAS scientists). In 1977 OSU Oceanography faculty member Jack Corliss led a manned submersible (Alvin) dive team that spotted the first ever hydrothermal vent on the ocean floor. The discovery spawned new fields of study in biology, microbiology, marine chemistry, marine geology, planetary science, and the study of the origin of life on Earth and astrobiology.
To celebrate this discovery CEOAS will hold two events that are free and open to the public. Jack Corliss will visit OSU from his home in Budapest to participate.
Title of the event "OSU and Hydrothermal Vents: 40th Anniversary of the Discovery that Launched 1000 Ships"
Friday, March 3, 2017, 3:30-5:30 p.m., in Burt Hall, Room 193 (2651 SW Orchard Ave, Corvallis, OR 97331)
An "Open Forum" for discussion with Jack Corliss and others on the 1977 Alvin dive program on the history of the discovery. The discussion will be part of an archive we are creating on the discovery. At least four others from the dives will be there.
For questions or more information, contact Marty Fisk