Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

On the Horizon — February 16, 2018

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CEOAS Calendar

Monday, February 19, 2018. 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Burt 193. Marston Lecture: Simon Donner, University of British Columbia. "Living Islands: Coping with Sea-level Rise in Kiribati and the Pacific Islands"

Monday, February 19, 2018. 4:00 pm, Burt 193. Student Seminar:
   1) Peter Davidson (Ph.D., G&G) “Breaking up the largest volcano on earth – updates on the temporal evolution of the Ontong Java, Manihiki, and Hikurangi Plateaus”
   2) Ian Black (M.S., MRM) “Frightening Future Oceanographers: Classroom Engagement Using An Open Source CTD”

Tuesday February 20, 2018. 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar: Ryan Holmes, University of New South Wales. "Water mass transformation techniques applied to two problems in oceanography: 1) tropical heat transport and 2) Antarctic Bottom Water upwelling"

Wednesday, February 21, 2018. 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Strand 260. WRE Seminar: Ganthi Murthy. "Are biofuels sustainable? If so, under what conditions?"

Thursday, February 22, 2018. 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Burt 193. G&G Seminar: Fenna Bergman, Univ. of Bremen. "New age depth modeling, core seismic integration approach to understand the sediment evolution of the Bengal Fan"

Friday, February 23, 2018. 12:00 - 2:00 pm, Burt 193. OEB Seminar: Kim Bernard, CEOAS. "Winter is coming: Krill survive and thrive in the long Antarctic night"

Sweet Baby Face

Baby Calder

Calder Ros Van Den Hoek, born February 2, 2018.


SPEAKER: Susanne Brander, Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, OSU
TOPIC: From the benchtop to the beach: Assessing responses to environmental stress in marine and estuarine organisms
DATE: Thursday, February 22, 2018
TIME: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION: Library Seminar Room:  Guin Library, Hatfield Marine Science Center

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

Must be Good Reading

A paper written by Dr. Waldbusser has been recognized as having the 2nd highest citation rate from 2014-2017 in the Journal of Shellfish Research. It has remained in the list of top 5 read articles since 2012.

Waldbusser et al. (2011) Oyster Shell Dissolution Rates in Estuarine Waters: Effects of pH and Shell Legacy. Journal of Shellfish Research 30(3):659-669.


Science Night Outreach for Local Schools

Clover and Timber Ridge Schools Parent Teacher Club seeks participation from CEOAS scientists and educators in their Science Night on May 8, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Timber Ridge in Albany. They were so appreciative of CEOAS participation in their event last year. To find our more or commit to participate, please contact C. Aylon Pearsall aylonpearsall@gmail.con

60 Years of Ocean Science

Stories from 60 Years of Ocean Science
10-12 noon, Saturday, February 24
Learning Innovation Center, Room 100
Free and open to the public

Moderator: Roberta Marinelli
Panelists: John Byrne, Bob Collier, Burke Hales, Bob Jacobson, Laurie Juranek, Alejandra Sanchez-Rios, Bob Smith

Description: We used to think that the oceans are unchanging and inexhaustible. After all, they are vast, covering 70 percent of the Earth, and the forces that drive them dwarf human endeavor. But today, in the course of a single human lifetime, our view has fundamentally changed, thanks largely to scientists who have explored oceanographic realms. Researchers at Oregon State University have documented life forms, invented new ways to the see below the surface of the sea and found ways to protect ocean ecosystems and to serve human well-being. OSU scientists are using this knowledge to fashion a new relationship to the ocean, one that values its bounty and beauty. On February 24, hear from some of those who led the way and others who are still on the front lines of this urgent work.

CEOAS Spring Farmer's Market Booth

Interested in sharing your research with the public? Do you typically attend the Corvallis Farmer's Market anyways? Need more outreach experience and/or Broader Impacts? GSC annually organizes the CEOAS Farmer's Market booth and I'm looking for volunteers to run the booth and chat about their awesome research with the Corvallis community! 
Currently, I'm seeking four different people/lab groups to run the booth on one of the following Saturdays: April 14, April 28, May 12, and May 26. If you're at all interested, please let me know (hagence@oregonstate.edu) and we can discuss what's involved. You do not need to have prepared outreach activities to have a successful booth! Thanks a bunch! 

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Pie in the face contest to raise money for Geoscience Club: Frank Tepley and Adam Kent.

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