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College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

On the Horizon — February 24, 2017

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Seminars & Lectures

Monday, February 27, 2017. 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Burt 193. Geography Seminar: Paul Ruscher, Lane Community College. "A Climatological History of Drought in the Apalachiola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin ... and an Update on an Eastern US Water War "

Monday, February 27, 2017. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Burt 193. Student Seminar:Laura Peters (PhD, Geography). “Cascading transformations: Assessing the intersection between post-conflict peace building and post-disaster recovery in Nepal" and Mousa Diabat (Quantum Spatial and Water Resources Alum). “The role of lottery in the career path for minorities"

Tuesday, February 28, 2017. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Burt 193. Special Seminar: James Thorson, NOAA, NWFSC, Seattle WA. "Combining stock assessment, habitat, ecosystem, and climate research using multivariate spatio-temporal models"

Tuesday, February 28, 2017. 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar: Johannes Becherer. "Curvature induced lateral circulation generating estuarine exchange flow and its role in sediment transport in a well-mixed tidal inlet."

Wednesday, March 1, 2017. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Strand 260. WRGP Seminar:  David Rupp, Oregon Climate Change Research Institute. "Western US hydroclimate response to anthropogenic greenhouse gases"

Thursday, March 2, 2017. 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Learning Innovation Center 210. Hydrothermal Vent Day Lectures: “OSU and Hydrothermal Vents: the Discovery that Launched 1000 Ships”

Thursday, March 2, 2017. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Burt 193. G&G Seminar: Stefan Talke, PSU. "Reconstructing historical sea-level means and extremes since the early 19th century:  the effects of vertical land motion, river flow, and anthropogenic factors"

Friday, March 3, 2017. 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Burt 193. Hydrothermal Vent Day Open Forum: “OSU and Hydrothermal Vents: The Discovery that Launched 1000 Ships

Joe Haxel to give talk TODAY

February 24th at 12:00pm in Rogers 332, the Marine Renewable Energy Forum will be hosting Joe Haxel from HMSC.

Joe is a researcher in the OSU/ Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies (CIMRS) and NOAA/ Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) Acoustics Program. He will be giving a talk on recent work on soundscape characterization in Oregon’s coastal waters, which will provide a context for future comparisons with noise emissions from wave energy conversion devices at PMEC-SETS and other sites along the Oregon coast.

GSC Newsletter

The second edition of the Graduate Student Committee newsletter, GSConnection, is hot off the press! The GSConnection is one of the outlets we use to communicate our activities with grad students, so check it out to stay informed on grad student issues and events at the College level.

Hydrothermal Vent Day!

Thursday, March 2, 2017
Hydrothermal Vent Day Lectures, 3:30 p.m. Learning Innovation Center Room 210, Oregon State University, (165 SW Sackett Place Corvallis) “OSU and Hydrothermal Vents: the Discovery that Launched 1000 Ships”. Three short lectures. The first describes the 1977 discovery, which opened new fields of biology, chemistry, geology, and planetary science.  The second and third lectures describe recent discoveries. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Oregon State University’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. For more information email mfisk@coas.oregonstate.edu

Friday, March 3, 2017
Hydrothermal Vent Day Open Forum, 3:30 p.m. Burt Hall, Room 193, Oregon State University, Corvallis, (Corner of Monroe Ave and 26th St.) “OSU and Hydrothermal Vents: the Discovery that Launched 1000 Ships”. Open Forum with the 1977 expedition leader, Jack Corliss, and members of the expedition. This recorded discussion will be part of the Vent Discovery archive being created at OSU. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Oregon State University’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. For more information email mfisk@coas.oregonstate.edu

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

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Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Geology & Geophysics graduate student Michael Sepp "getting 'er done" while helping Erin Peck (OEB), Laura Brophy (MRM courtesy faculty) and photographer Rob Wheatcroft collect cores in the Alsea River marsh as part of a research project funded by Oregon Sea Grant.

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