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College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

On the Horizon — January 6, 2017

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Welcome to On the Horizon

New Year, New newsletter name! A big thank you to all those who contributed their ideas, the creativity was wonderful to see. Our fabulous new dean has selected On The Horizon as our new moniker. Nice.

Second place goes to Sassy Planet Science Beacon.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Weniger 287, Noon. WRPG Seminar: Rob Annear, Geosyntech. “Numerical Modelling: The State of the Practice”

Friday, January 13, 2017. Wilkinson 203 at 4:00 pm. Quat Tea: Kaleb Horlick (MS, Geology) "Assessing atmospheric and oceanographic influences on ITCZ position and intensity over the Last Millennium from the proxy record"


* if you have a seminar, lecture or defense that you would like on our calendar, please contact Biana.

Pacific Northwest Water Research Symposium.

Pacific Northwest Water Research Symposium.   

Monday & Tuesday, March 6th and 7th, 2017, at OSU
SUBMIT ABSTRACTS BY January 15th online: submit abstracts here

The Water Research Symposium is a FREE two-day conference that provides opportunities for students, hosted by the OSU Hydrophiles, OSU’S student chapter of the American Water Resources Association. 

Do not hesitate to contact the planning committee if you have any questions.

  • We are excited to announce that Tom Byler, Director of the Oregon Water Resources Department, will give this year’s keynote address.
  • Present proposed, ongoing, or completed research in both Poster and Oral Sessions
  • Participate in workshop sessions led by acclaimed faculty and practicing professionals, including but not limited to:
    • Aaron Wolf – Water Conflict Management
    • Todd Jarvis -Serious Gaming in Water
  • Engage with water resources professionals in mentoring sessions
  • Mingle during a networking reception with peers and local professionals
  • Showing of the short documentary film, Bear Witness, followed by world cafe style small group discussions 
  • The conference is free of charge and travel grants are available for students.

New Funding Opportunities

Oregon Sea Grant announces two new research funding opportunities for 2018:http://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/research/grant-opportunities
The first opportunity is our 2018-2020 Biennial Research Competition. This call invites preliminary proposals from researchers who are affiliated with any Oregon institution of higher education for two-year research projects that address cutting-edge socioeconomic and biophysical science related to important marine and coastal issues. Pre-proposals Due February 21, 2017 by 5pm PST

The second opportunity, the 2018-2022 SEED-LEAF Research Competition, is a new Oregon Sea Grant initiative. The purpose of this pilot effort is to foster interdisciplinary research approaches that address issues critical to Oregon’s coast and citizens. Initial SEED projects provide 9 months of support to convene a team and design a larger effort: the 3+ year LEAF project. SEED proposals Due February 6, 2017 by 5pm PST

Staff Fee Privileges (Tuition Discount): OSU Employees Attending Other Oregon Public Universities

January 5, 2017 is the deadline to submit Staff Fee Privileges Approval Forms for OSU employees attending other Oregon Public Universities during Winter Term 2017.  The Staff Fee Privileges Approval Form, instructions, and information can be found at: 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.  If you miss the deadline, please contact the FOBC HR team at fobc.hr@oregonstate.edu for appeal process information and instructions.

Oregon Sea Grant fellowship opportunities

NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship (Applications due Jan. 20, 2017) – A two-year opportunity that matches postgraduate students with state coastal zone programs to work on projects proposed by the state and selected by the fellowship sponsor, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Services Center.

NMFS/Sea Grant Graduate Fellowship Program in Marine Resource Economics (Applications due Jan. 27, 2017) – This opportunity provides support for up to two years for Ph.D. students interested in the economics of conservation and management of marine resources. Position requires the fellow to work closely with an expert from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).

NMFS/Sea Grant Graduate Fellowship Program in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics (Applications due Jan. 27, 2017) – This opportunity provides support for up to three years for Ph.D. students interested in careers related to population and ecosystem dynamics. Position requires the fellow to work closely with an expert from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).

John D. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship (Applications due Feb. 10, 2017) – Places graduate students with hosts in the legislative branch, the executive branch, or appropriate associations and institutions in the Washington, D.C., area for one year.

For more information, visit http://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/education/sea-grant-scholars/fellowships-scholarships

Volunteer at the 20th Annual Salmon Bowl

Salmon Bowl is a regional high school marine science competition hosted annually at OSU by the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. The competition will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 on campus.

Join us at the GENERAL INFO MEETING to learn how you can be part of this event: January 12, 2017, 6-7 p.m. in Gilfillan Auditorium.

All volunteers get FREE food and a T-shirt!

See Salmon Bowl or email salmonbowl.volunteer@gmail.com for more information.

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

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Frozen fountain

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