Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

On the Horizon — January 19, 2018

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Friday, January 19, 2018. 12 – 1 pm, Burt 193. OEB Seminar: Jinaghui Du, CEOAS. "Flushing of the deep Pacific drove deglacial rise of atmospheric CO2"

Monday, January 22, 2018. 3 – 3:50 pm, Burt 193. Geography Seminar: John H. Matthews, Alliance for Global Water Adaptation. "Water and Climate: Scaling Global and Local Policy and Action"

Wednesday, January 24, 2018. 12 – 1 pm, Strand 260. WRE Seminar: Steve Wondzell, US Forest Service: Acuatic Ecology and Management Team. "What should streams look like? Can we apply the concepts of reference condition and desired future condition to stream restoration?"

Thursday, January 25, 2018. 4 – 5 pm, Burt 193. G&G Seminar: Christie Till, Arizon State University. "Toward Assessing the Causes of Volcanic Diversity in the Cascades Arc"

Friday, January 26, 2018. 12 – 1 pm, Burt 193. OEB Seminar: Nancy Williams, CEOAS and NOAA-PME. "Carbonate chemistry seasonal cycles in the Southern Ocean as observed from SOCCOM biogeochemical Argo floats"

HMSC Seminar

SPEAKERS: Dr. Jack Barth and Dr. Caren Braby, OAH Council Co-Chairs
TOPIC: Introducing the new Oregon Coordinating Council on Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia (OAH Council)
DATE: Thursday, January 25, 2018
TIME: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION: Library Seminar Room:  Guin Library, Hatfield Marine Science Center

Of the multitude of challenges facing the marine environment and resources, ocean acidification and hypoxia (OAH) are particularly threatening to Oregon’s healthy marine ecosystem.  In recognition of the realized and potential impacts of OAH, the Oregon legislature has created the Oregon Coordinating Council on Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia (OAH Council) to evaluate how Oregon can best face, adapt to and mitigate these impacts.  This seminar will introduce the newly minted Council (which will have met for the first time earlier in the day) and the members who will help develop recommendations and guidance to the state and coastal stakeholders on how to respond to the persistent and intensifying threats of OAH. The seminar will begin with a brief overview of the science and policy surrounding OAH in Oregon, and will be followed by a panel discussion reviewing perspectives on OAH impacts, needs, and desired outcomes on the work of the Council.  There will be significant time for questions from the audience, to help shape the discussion with the panel.  Panelists:

  • Dr. Kristen Sheeran, Carbon Policy Advisor to Governor Kate Brown
  • Frank Barcellos, Oregon Department of Agriculture
  • Liu Xin, Oregon Oyster Company
  • Karen Tarnow, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
  • Dr. Aaron Galloway, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology

For the live broadcast of the Thursday Seminar via Adobe Connect, visit:  http://oregonstate.adobeconnect.com/hmsc-fw407/
For recordings of past Thursday Seminars, visit:  http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/pastseminars

Bo Zhao to Speak at Spatial Data Management Group (SDMG) Meeting

Spatial Data Management Group (SDMG) Meeting
When: Friday, January 19 - 10:00am-12:00pm
Where: GAZE facility, Strand Hall 361

Please join us for our next SDMG meeting at the Geospatial Analysis and VisualiZation for Education (GAZE) facility. Our featured speaker will be Dr. Bo Zhao, assistant professor in CEOAS specializing in cartography and geovisual analytics.  Dr. Zhao's research focuses on web mapping, location spoofing, and location based social media and is the principal investigator of OSU's Cartography and Geovisualization group (http://geoviz.ceoas.oregonstate.edu).  His talk is titled "Rethink Geospatial Science via a Whole New Mind", which will introduce some recent advancements in both the field and his own research in GIScience using the framework from Dan Pink's best-seller "A Whole New Mind".  We will have a short business meeting following Dr. Zhao's presentation. Please contact Matt Gregory (matt.gregory@oregonstate.edu) with any questions.

Oregon State MBA Program Lunch & Learn Info Session

You're Invited!

Learn how you can achieve your goal of completing the Oregon State University MBA program.
Representatives from the College of Business, Human Resources, and Payroll will be present.
Take advantage of the generous OSU tuition reduction program!

Friday, January 19, noon - 1 p.m.
Austin Hall, Room 390

Lunch will be served

RSVP to olivia.heath@oregonstate.edu

Campus Event on Issues Surrounding Diversity and Inclusion

See Spinning Into Butter, a play by Bag&Baggage Productions that explores the dangers of both racism and political correctness on college campuses in America.

Saturday, January 20, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 21, 2 p.m.

more info in the OSU Calendar)


Tickets are required.

Congratulations to Jim Moum!

The Oceanography Society (TOS) congratulates James N. Moum (Professor of Physical Oceanography, Oregon State University) on his selection as a Fellow of The Oceanography Society. The citation on Moum’s certificate recognizes him for outstanding contributions to widely used observational techniques and understanding of ocean mixing over a broad range of processes and scales. Moum will be formally recognized on Feb. 13,  during a ceremony at the Ocean Sciences Meeting in Portland, Oregon.

In the nominating letter, Moum’s colleagues wrote, “Jim has energetically pursued and brought his unique perspective and abilities to the study of ocean fluid dynamics over more than 30 years, elucidating the ways by which turbulence affects processes that operate over a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. His insight and relentless quest to describe ocean phenomena in their most fundamental form has revealed the elegant simplicity of complex physical problems.”

A supporting letter submitted by Lars Umlauf (Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research) states “At Oregon State University, Jim leads the very productive Ocean Mixing Group that has developed into a mecca for ocean turbulence research, where the state of the art in ocean mixing is defined and the agenda for new topics is set. The creative ideas and techniques developed by his group have inspired the work of scientists world-wide, and it is fair to say that anyone working for a longer time in this area of oceanography has been influenced either directly or indirectly by Jim’s work. Ph.D. students and post-docs are attracted by the reputation and vibrant working atmosphere of the group, and help to disseminate new research ideas and approaches across the globe.”

Moum received his Ph.D. in physics (1984) from the University of British Columbia and BASc (1978) and MASc (1979) degrees in engineering from the University of Toronto.

Robert T. Lackey Opening Speaker at 2018 River Restoration Northwest Symposium

Dr. Robert T. Lackey, Adjunct professor in MRM, will be the opening speaker at the 2018 River Restoration Northwest Symposium being held at Skamania Lodge in Washington on February 5-7.  The title of his plenary address is “Wild Salmon Recovery and Delusional Reality: Indulgences Atoning for Guilt?”.  River Restoration Northwest seeks to advance the science and practice of river and watershed restoration through educational programs that emphasize an interdisciplinary approach to promote responsible practices, discuss and exchange ideas, assess projects, reflect on lessons learned, and provide technology transfer.

River Restoration Northwest 2018 Symposium Program

Congratulations to Phil Mote!

Phil Mote has been appointed by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to the new Advisory Committee for the Climate Communications Initiative (CCI). It's his 8th National Research Council committee.

Advisory Committee for the Climate Communications Initiative

Ocean Sciences Poster Printing

We expect a high number of requests to print posters for the conference beginning 2/11. College logos are available on the CEOAS website.

  • CEOAS Research Publishing in Burt 166 provides printing for faculty on the 42” plotter. This is a first-in, first-out queue, and we are generally open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you are using PowerPoint, please also provide a PDF file, in case there are PowerPoint problems. You will need an index number before bringing in your file. You can place your file on Valis/scratch/crystal/Ocean Sciences, bring it to Publishing, or email a file under 10 MB to pubs@coas.oregonstate.edu
  • You can also print the poster yourself on the 42” plotter in the Digital Media Lab (Burt 170) and put your index number on the sign-up sheet located in that room. This is a good option if you need to print outside normal business hours.
  • 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; it requires lead-time for posters to be printed.
  • Alternative locations for printing aside from the Digital Media Lab are: Kinkos (541-757-8127), located on 9th Street, Corvallis (max width of 40”); and NW Graphic Imaging (541-753-9406), located on 3rd Street, Corvallis (max width of 48”). NW Graphic Imaging is a vendor through OSU and is set up to take your index number for charging purposes. NW Graphic Imaging requires 3 days lead time for poster printing.
  • On certain days, the number of Ocean Sciences posters might also impact how long it takes to replace printer toner cartridges in Burt and Weniger, although we intend to replace as soon as possible. Since the printers are networked, an alternative to waiting is to select another printer to which to send jobs.

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
CEOAS undergraduates listen to Associate Dean Phil Mote at the recent Hot Chocolate Social hosted by the CEOAS Ambassadors on Thursday, January 11th.

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