Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

On the Horizon — January 13, 2017

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Upcoming Seminars

Wednesday, January 18, 2017. 12 -1, Strand 260. WRGP Seminar: Jason Kelley Post-Doctoral Associate OSU. "Improving ET estimates using low cost sensors and neural networks"

Thursday, January 19, 2017. 4 – 5, Burt 193. G&G Seminar: Curt Peterson, PSU (retired). "Coastal Eolian Sand Ramp Development Related To Paleo-Sea Level Changes During The Latest Pleistocene and Holocene (21-0 ka) In San Miguel Island, California, USA."


* if you have a seminar, lecture or defense that you would like on our calendar, please contact Biana.

New Funding Opportunities

Oregon Sea Grant announces two new research funding opportunities for 2018:http://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/research/grant-opportunities
The first opportunity is our 2018-2020 Biennial Research Competition. This call invites preliminary proposals from researchers who are affiliated with any Oregon institution of higher education for two-year research projects that address cutting-edge socioeconomic and biophysical science related to important marine and coastal issues. Pre-proposals Due February 21, 2017 by 5pm PST

The second opportunity, the 2018-2022 SEED-LEAF Research Competition, is a new Oregon Sea Grant initiative. The purpose of this pilot effort is to foster interdisciplinary research approaches that address issues critical to Oregon’s coast and citizens. Initial SEED projects provide 9 months of support to convene a team and design a larger effort: the 3+ year LEAF project. SEED proposals Due February 6, 2017 by 5pm PST

Volunteer at the 20th Annual Salmon Bowl

Salmon Bowl is a regional high school marine science competition hosted annually at OSU by the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. The competition will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 on campus.

All volunteers get FREE food and a T-shirt!

See Salmon Bowl or email salmonbowl.volunteer@gmail.com for more information.

Pacific Northwest Water Research Symposium

Pacific Northwest Water Research Symposium.   

Monday & Tuesday, March 6th and 7th, 2017, at OSU
SUBMIT ABSTRACTS BY January 15th online: submit abstracts here

The Water Research Symposium is a FREE two-day conference that provides opportunities for students, hosted by the OSU Hydrophiles, OSU’S student chapter of the American Water Resources Association. 

Do not hesitate to contact the planning committee if you have any questions.

  • We are excited to announce that Tom Byler, Director of the Oregon Water Resources Department, will give this year’s keynote address.
  • Present proposed, ongoing, or completed research in both Poster and Oral Sessions
  • Participate in workshop sessions led by acclaimed faculty and practicing professionals, including but not limited to:
    • Aaron Wolf – Water Conflict Management
    • Todd Jarvis -Serious Gaming in Water
  • Engage with water resources professionals in mentoring sessions
  • Mingle during a networking reception with peers and local professionals
  • Showing of the short documentary film, Bear Witness, followed by world cafe style small group discussions 
  • The conference is free of charge and travel grants are available for students.

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Ian Black, Johna Winters, and Jonathan Whitefield retrieve an OOI Glider from R/V Pacific Storm on January 5th, 2017. Photo by Clare Reimers

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