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Hannah Glover '13 Gives Commencement Speech

Story posted May 28, 2013

Earth and Oceanographic Science major Hannah Glover '13 delivers Commencement speech.

Michele LaVigne Welcomed as Newest EOS Professor

Story posted March 28, 2013

The Bowdoin Earth and Oceanographic Science Department recently announced the hire of Michele LaVigne as the department's newest tenure track professor.  This year, she taught a number of Biogeochemistry classes at Bowdoin while Professor Phil Camill was on sabbatical, and will take on a new set of classes next year upon his return …

Professor Collin Roesler Delivers Common Hour Talk

Story posted March 28, 2013

On January 25th, Collin Roesler, Bowdoin College Professor of Oceanography, delivered the first Common Hourm talk of the semester - the Karofsky Faculty Encore Lecture in Kresge Auditorium. …

EOS Field Seminar to Grand Manan Island, September 2012

Story posted March 26, 2013

In September 2012, 32 students and 7 faculty and staff from the EOS department traveled to Grand Manan Island, located in the Bay of Fundy for an Earth System Science field seminar. The group spent three days traveling to 8 locations where they collected data, interpreted datasets and synthesized the earth system science story of the island …

Tricia Thibodeau '13 wins first prize at Hollings Scholar Symposium

Story posted November 02, 2012

Tricia Thibodeau '13 wins first prize at Hollings Scholar Symposium

Kibbe Science Lecture: Arctic Petroleum: Let Science Inform Decisions - September 13

Story posted September 11, 2012

Kibbe Science Lecture: Arctic Petroleum: Let Science Inform Decisions

Professor Beane Explains Giant Stairs to Rock Enthusiasts

Story posted July 19, 2012

Professor Beane Explains Giant Stairs to Rock Enthusiasts

Professor Rachel Beane Lead Convener for National Geoscience Faculty Workshop

Story posted June 12, 2012

Professor Rachel Beane is the lead convener for a national workshop for early career geoscience faculty

EOS Workshop: The Gulf of Maine in a Changing Climate

Story posted May 22, 2012

The Department of Earth and Oceanographic Science and Bowdoin College are sponsoring a two-day workshop focused on the observed trends and variability in the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of the Gulf of Maine. Scientists have been making continuous observations of in the Gulf of Maine region for decades, ranging from hydrology to circulation, nutrients to fisheries, and have identified notable and portent trends and shifts …

Field Trip to Maine Quarry

Story posted May 01, 2012

Field Trip to Maine Quarry

The Plate Tectonics Revolution Field Trip

Story posted April 25, 2012

The Plate Tectonics Revolution Field Trip

Summer 2012 Research Opportunities for Students

Story posted February 02, 2012

Summer 2012 Reserch Opportunities for Students

EOS Field Seminar to Acadia 2011

Story posted October 10, 2011

Charles Brankman - Geologic Carbon Sequestration - 2011 Kibbie Science Lecture

Story posted November 18, 2011

Charles Brankman - Geologic Carbon Sequestration - 2011 Kibbie Lecture

EOS hosts Workshop on Cyanobacterial Blooms and Human Health

Story posted June 10, 2011

Bowdoin College is sponsoring a three-day workshop, preceded by a one-day short course, focused on the linkages between marine and freshwater cyanobacterial blooms, toxicity, and human health impacts. The goal of this workshop is to bring together specialists in medicine, neurology, toxicology, epidemiology, ecology, oceanography and limnology from medical, academic, research, federal, state and tribal institutions to present and discuss the current state of understanding at the crossroads of these diverse fields as they relate to Cyanobacterial Blooms and Human Health …

Earth and Oceanographic Science is the New Geology

Story posted May 19, 2011

In May, 2010, Bowdoin College created a new Earth and Oceanographic Science (EOS) Department, transforming the Geology Department with a new focus on earth system science.

Tricia Thibodeau '13 Awarded NOAA Scholarship

Story posted May 19, 2011

Bowdoin sophomore Tricia Thibodeau, an earth and oceanographic science major, has a won a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship following a nationwide competition.

Rachel Eveleth '11 analyzes unusual garnets from Maine's coast

Story posted May 18, 2011

Rachel Evelth '11 analyzes unusual garnets from Maine's coast

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Sam Landis '11 investigates ancient meltwater in Hudson Valley

Story posted May 04, 2011

Sam Landis '11 investigates ancient meltwater in Hudson Valley


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Satellites, Buoy Help Oceanographer Locate Red Tide in Green Waters

Story posted November 28, 2010

Collin Roesler's method for spotting red tide sounds downright counter intuitive—she looks for green water. Not just any green, but a certain shade of blue-green that indicates the proliferation of a phytoplankton associated with Alexandrium fundyense, the major cause of red tide.

Bowdoin and Colby Team Up for Research on Quartz Fabrics

Story posted November 25, 2010

Summer 2010 brought together faculty and students from Bowdoin College and Colby College to study quartz fabrics from the Cheyenne Belt, an ancient tectonic suture zone in Wyoming.

EOS Faculty Awarded Several Grants for Research

Story posted November 25, 2010

Bowdoin’s Earth and Oceanographic Science (EOS) faculty are making news with a number of newly funded research initiatives.

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