Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

On the Horizon — December 1, 2017

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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, December 5, 2017. 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Burt 193.  POA Seminar: Ken Hughes, University of Victoria. "Tidal flows, sill dynamics, and mixing in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago"

Thursday, December 7, 2017. 9 - 10 am, Burt 193.  Student Defense: Mr. Jeffrey Burright (M.S., MRM) "Adaptive Meets Precautionary: Navigating Risk and Rules in Collaborative Marine Renewable Energy Permitting Processes”

Cookies and Cider! Thursday, December 7th  at 3 pm in the CEOAS Admin Building. Bring your favorite winter treat to share!

Friday, December 8, 2017. 10 – 11 am, Burt 193.  Student Defense: Ms. Katherine (Katy) Serafin (Ph.D., OEA) "Hydrodynamic and morphologic controls on extreme total water levels across regional and local scales”

Oh Baby!

Meet Theo, born on October 27th to mom Erica and dad Christo Buizert.



Daniel M. Stephen, former geography master student, won the 2017 “Best Map” award by Journal of Maps for his map and the article. Both were part of his master thesis research at Oregon State University.

The announcement
The map 
The Article

HMSC Seminar

Seminar on Thursday, December 7, 2017. 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Library Seminar Room:  Guin Library, HMSC. Aaron Galloway, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, University of Oregon. "Combining traditional and novel approaches for observing trophic relationships in nearshore subtidal coastal zones"

There will be a live broadcast of the Thursday Seminar via Adobe Connect.
You can find past seminars online.

CEOAS Alumni Newsletter

The fall 2017 issue of CEOAS' alumni newsletter, Elements, is ready for reading. Learn about the Klamath Basin water wars, undergraduates doing ship-board research, Gulf Stream storms, underwater cameras and more. http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/elements/2017/fall/

In Cod We Trust: New CEOAS Video on Pacific Cod

Pacific cod: They fill commercial fishing nets in the Bering Sea and baskets of fish and chips at restaurants nationwide. But despite being a well-managed fishery and a crucial part of the economy, little is known about their early life stages. Researchers at Oregon State are learning more about how Pacific cod grow as young fish to get better information about the size and age structure of the population and help sustain the fishery into the future. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcjo-YiVrz0

Poster Printing Reminder

As a reminder, AGU is December 11–15 and coming up quickly. The CEOAS Research Publishing Office would like you to get your poster files into us in a timely manner. This is a first-in, first-out queue; in order for us to provide you with timely service, we need your files in advance. Please send your files to pubs@coas.oregonstate.edu (under 10MB), or you may put your file on Valis/scratch/crystal/AGU and email with your index number and name of your poster.

Graduate students with an index number, can send files to pubs@coas.oregonstate.edu or use the Digital Media Lab plotter. All students can use Student Multimedia Services in the Valley Library at no charge for posters; this requires lead-time for posters to be printed.

Here's Help With those Holiday Lights

Geoclub is offering yard work again this year. We will do our best to please your needs. Our rates: $15/hour per worker. Weekend work is best. Contact Emma Miller at geoclubofficers@gmail.com 
Disclaimer: We are college students without yard tools. We are also not a professional yard work company so please request within reason.
Thank you for your support!

A Request...

Don't forget...we need pictures. *Specifically*...science in action! Show us what you do, where you go, how you study the world around us all. We are a big college with many different research projects happening, share some info with us all!

Help us keep informed by sending us your interesting info! You know what we want to share all CEOAS highlights! (CEOAS_newsletter@oregonstate.edu) Keep in mind it should be CEOAS-related.

Biana wants to include talks that are being given, awards that are won, funding that was granted, babies that were born! This is a great platform for keeping all of CEOAS in the loop and supportive. Thank you for your contributions!

A Time of Giving

There are still a few cards left on our giving tree! Come pick your very own tag!

The CEOAS Admin lounge now has a lovely holiday tree with tags for children in our community. Please consider picking up a tag for a gift to a local child in need. All donations go to the Vina Moses Center here in Corvallis. 

Thank you for your generosity.

The gifts will be picked up on December 8th. That is only one week away.

Just for Fun


Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Drone photograph of the Argus cameras on top of the 40 m high Argus tower at the ‘Sand Engine’ on the Dutch coast. The Sand Engine is an innovative experiment in coastal protection and Argus is one of the ways being used to measure its evolution over the next two decades. Oregon State has long standing collaborations with Dutch scientists and Engineers. Photo courtesy Rob Holman.

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See older On the Horizon or Making Waves issues