Ocean Events


Seminar on Ocean Observation

October 22, 2020

Ocean data derived from satellite observations.\Image courtesy of NASA.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) has moved its regular research seminar online.  The next talk, “Building toward a new Lidar Era in satellite oceanography,” takes place on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 3:30 p.m.  It is...


Webinar on Rocky Habitat Campaign

October 28, 2020

Our colleagues at the Audubon Chapter of Lincoln City are working on protections for two sites as part of the state’s Rocky Habitat Management Strategy, at Cape Foulweather and Cape Lookout.  They are planning a webinar to discuss the campaign to...


Meeting on Ocean Science

October 30, 2020

Intertidal research underway at Cascade Head Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC), which provides expertise on marine reserves to the state’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPACT), meets online on Friday, Oct. 30, 1-4 p.m.  The...


Virtual State of the Coast Conference

November 5, 2020

The State of the Coast Conference is an annual tradition, but like just about everything else in our world of late, it will look different this year. The entire conference has been moved online.  The good news is that the conference is free this year, and open to...


Virtual State of the Coast Conference

November 6, 2020

This year’s State of the Coast Conference has been moved online.  The good news is that the conference is free this year, and open to everyone.

This is the second day of the conference, which will take place Nov. 5-6.  No schedule is available...

Past Events


Orca Pub Talk

October 21, 2020

Orcas (killer whales) in their habitat.\Photo courtesy of National Marine Fisheries Service.

Social distancing takes some of the fun out of “science pub” events, at which people have heretofore gathered to socialize, hoist a beer or two, and listen to talks about science.  But the Hatfield...


Online Research Summit

October 20, 2020

Marine research diver.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Determined to demonstrate that social distancing does not prevent the spread of ideas, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) is moving its 2020 Research Summit online. This informative and interactive half-day event will be online from 1-5...


Webinar on Offshore Wind Energy

October 19, 2020

Offshore wind energy development.\Photo courtesy of Surfrider.

Surfrider offers an opportunity to learn more online about offshore wind energy from an expert panel. This webinar takes place on Monday, Oct. 19, at 5:30 p.m.

Panelists will provide some background information on wind energy and...


Shark Bites

October 15, 2020

Great White Shark.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

Learn the truth about sharks from Dr. Taylor Chapple, when the Oregon Chapters of the Surfrider Foundation sponsor an online presentation by Dr. Taylor Chapple on Thursday, Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m.   Dr Chapple is a professor at the Hatfield Marine...


Seminar on Seabird Monitoring

October 15, 2020

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s research seminar series has moved online during the coronavirus era.  The next virtual seminar, coming up Thursday, Oct. 15, 3:30 p.m., is presented by Rachael Orben of the Department of Fisheries & Wildlife...


Talk on Climate and Estuaries

October 13, 2020

Eelgrass in Netarts Bay.\Photo by York Johnson.

Caitlin Magel, a PhD student at Oregon State University, will deliver a talk on “Interaction of Climate and Human-driven Changes in Pacific Northwest Estuaries:  Perspectives from Seagrass and Macroalgae,” on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 5:30 p.m.  The...


Lecture on Ocean Exploration

October 8, 2020

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology offers “Exploration at Full Ocean Depth,” a public lecture on the science of the deep ocean on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 10 a.m.  OIMB is in Charleston, and the speaker will be in England, but the event, like so much else these...