Climate Events

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...

Oct
13

Webinar on the Future Ocean

October 13, 2021

Undersea habitat off the Oregon coast.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Undersea habitat off the Oregon coast.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

As part of our series of speakers commemorating our 50th anniversary and looking toward the next 50 years, Oregon Shores hosts a talk by marine ecologist Kristy Kroeker, speaking on “Our Changing Oceans.”  The event takes place...

Past Events

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...

Jun
3

Webinar on Global Change

June 3, 2021

Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve.\Photo by Jason Waicunas.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series continues online.  The next topic is broad indeed:  ‘Ecological and evolutionary responses to global change across realms.”  The free public event takes place on Thursday, June...

May
13

Offshore Wind Energy Webinars

May 13, 2021

Wind power installation.\Photo courtesy of Surfrider.

An active planning process is underway which could bring wind power turbines to the ocean off Oregon’s shores in coming years.  On May 12 and 13, public webinars explaining the planning process are being offered by the state’s Department...

May
12

Offshore Wind Energy Webinar

May 12, 2021

Wind power turbines as installed in the ocean.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

An active planning process is underway which could bring wind power turbines to the ocean off Oregon’s shores in coming years.  On May 12 and 13, public webinars explaining the planning process are being offered by the...

May
10

Wave Energy Shoreside Meeting

May 10, 2021

Experimental wave energy buoy.

Construction of the shoreside components of the Oregon State University (OSU) PacWave South wave energy test site is scheduled to start this June. Most of the activity will be focused on the Driftwood Beach State Recreation site area near Seal Rock.

The project...

May
7

Global Warming Commission Goal-Setting

May 7, 2021

A king tide--a preview of sea level rise with climate change--floods the Coquille Valley.\Photo by Alex Derr with support from Lighthawk.

The Oregon Global Warming Commission will meet Friday, May 7. The public meeting will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. online.

At this meeting, the Commission...

Apr
22

Earth Day Online

April 22, 2021

Yaquina Lighthouse during a storm.\Photo by Bonnie Moreland.

Two central coast climate groups, 350 Oregon Central Coast and the Citizens’ Climate Lobby—Newport Group, will celebrate the 51st Earth Day online on Saturday, April 22, 7-9 p.m.

The event will include presentations from musicians,...

Apr
16

Global Warming Commission Meets

April 16, 2021

King tide (a preview of sea level rise) swamps Siletz Bay.\Photo by Bob Loewen.

In the pandemic era, the Oregon Global Warming Commission continues to meet virtually.  The next public meeting will be held online from 1-5 p.m. on Friday, April 16.

At this meeting, the Commission will hear...

Apr
14

Talk on Climate and Conservation

April 14, 2021

Onion Peak in the north coast rainforest reserve.\Photo by Tom Horning.

The “World of Haystack Rock” speaker series will take a look at how climate change may affect the coast with a talk on “Climate Change and Conservation” on Wednesday, April 14, at 7 p.m.  The virtual presentation is free...