Climate Events

Oct
27

Salmon Restoration Symposium

October 27, 2021, Ocean Shores

Sockeye salmon spawning.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The 2021 Coast Region Symposium will be held in Ocean Shores, Washington, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27.  The theme is “Restoration to Resilience:  Salmon Habitat in a Changing Climate.”  The event is free and open to all, but...

Nov
10

Blue Carbon Lecture

November 10, 2021

Marshes in the Yaquina estuary store carbon.\Photo by Bobby Hayden.

The Friends of Haystack Rock are starting up their annual “World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series” for 2021-2022 with a dual presentation on “Oregon’s Blue Carbon Policy: Where we are and what’s next?”  It takes...

Nov
19

Lecture on Climate and Wildfire

November 19, 2021

Fire at Echo Mountain.\Photo courtesy of Lincoln County.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s fall seminar series is taking place online again this year.  The talks take place at 4 p.m. on Fridays.  These events are free and open to the public, but it is necessary to request access in...

Past Events

Oct
15

Talk on Evolution and Climate

October 15, 2021

The Oregon Marine Biology Institute’s fall seminar series continues with a talk on Friday, Oct. 15, at 4 p.m., on “Evolutionary responses to climate change stressors in marine and freshwater systems.”

The speaker is Joanna Griffiths, a postdoctoral researcher at the...

Oct
7

Seminar on Climate Change Research

October 7, 2021

Slash burning visible from Cape Lookout State Park.\Photo by Allison Asbjornsen.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series is resuming for the fall.  These events, free and open to all, take place online at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays.

First up this fall, on Thursday, Oct. 7,...

Aug
11

Offshore Wind Energy Workshop

August 11, 2021

Wind power at sea.\Photo courtesy of Surfrider.

The public was invited by the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development to participate in two workshops concerning wind energy planning.  The possibility of leasing federal offshore...

Aug
4

Global Warming Commission Meets

August 4, 2021

An upper Yaquina Bay wetland swamps by a high tide.\Photo by Meg Reed.
An upper Yaquina Bay wetland swamps by a high tide.\Photo by Meg Reed.

The Oregon Global Warming Commission meets next on Wednesday, Aug. 4, from 1-5 p.m.  A meeting agenda is not yet available, but one topic of particular interest to the coast is expected to be that of “blue carbon”—the...

Aug
4

Offshore Wind Energy Workshops

August 4, 2021

Wind power at sea.\Photo courtesy of Surfrider.

The public is invited by the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development to participate in two workshops concerning wind energy planning.  The possibility of leasing federal offshore...

Jun
4

Global Warming Commission Meets

June 4, 2021

Bandon, South Jetty, during a king tide.\Photo by Rick Poecker.

The Oregon Global Warming Commission will meet virtually on Friday, June 4, from 1-5 p.m.  There is a tentative plan to raise the issue of blue carbon found in tidal swamps, marshes, and eelgrass beds.  In any case, the public...