Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

On the Horizon — September 8, 2017

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 12, 2017. 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar: Takenobu Toyota, Hokkaido University. "Some results on the sea ice rheology for the seasonal ice zones, obtained from ice drift pattern and thickness distribution"

Friday, September 15, 2017. 10- 11 am, Burt 193.  Student Defense: Mr. Matthew Mauch (M.S., POA) "Coastal ocean variability inferred from high resolution models”


Monday, September 18, 2017. 10:30 AM - 11:30 am, Valley Library 1420. Student Defense: Mr. Brian Ahlers (M.S., MRM) "Seafood traceability on the US west coast: an industry's perspective”

Cruise Blog

Two cruises (Sep 2016 and this one Aug 2017) aboard the R/V Sikuliaq. Traveling out of Nome, AK to sample the Arctic Ocean, focusing on the Chukchi Sea.  Laurie Juranek is the Principle Investigator of the project, and Miguel Goni and Burke Hales are co-PIs.  The OSU group focused on assessing primary production in the waters and are specifically interested in seeing how the pattern/cycles of primary productivity has or will change as the Arctic continues to warm and seasonal sea ice cover declines from the area.  There is also a group from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) that participated with us and focused on nitrogen fixation.  Science communicator Kim Kenny managed a blog that covers both cruises and goes into much more detail about the various people involved and their research interests https://thedynamicarctic.com/

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Laurie Juranek, Kim Kenny, and Marian Tudoran embark on a small boat operation to investigate a research buoy during the Dynamic Arctic cruise.
(Photo by Issie Corvi)

Staff Fee Privileges (Tuition Reduction) Deadlines – Fall 2017

The upcoming deadlines to submit Staff Fee Privileges Approval Forms for the Fall 2017 term are available at the following link: http://hr.oregonstate.edu/benefits/current-employees/tuition-reduction-staff-fee-privileges.

Completed forms should be returned to: Forestry, Oceanic, & Atmospheric Business Center (FOBC) Human Resources, fobc.hr@oregonstate.edu, 108 CEOAS Admin Building. 

If you miss the deadline, please contact the FOBC HR team at fobc.hr@oregonstate.edu for appeal process information and instructions.


Congratulations to Sarah Seabrook, CEOAS Graduate Student, won best student talk at the "International Symposium on Chemosynthesis-Based Ecosystems" conference that was held last week.


Gordon E. Ness, previously from CEOAS passed away this summer. His obituary is from the funeral home — bartonfuneral.com/2017/06/14/gordon-e-ness

Save the Date

                  CEOAS All College Meeting
                  October 2, 2017
                  4:00-5:00 pm, 5:00-6:00 meet and greet reception
                  LaSells Stewart Center, Construction & Engineering Hall

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

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Photo of the Week

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Miguel Goñi monitors the multi-core aboard the R/V Sikuliaq during the Dynamic Arctic cruise this past August. Photo by Issie Corvi

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