Ocean Events

Aug
18

Research Symposium

August 18, 2022, Newport

2022 Summer Coastal Interns /photo courtesy of HMSC
2022 Summer Coastal Interns /photo courtesy of HMSC

On Thursday, Aug. 18 the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) is hosting a hybrid research symposium in person at the Gladys Valley Marine Science Building (2030 SE Marine Science Dr.) or available remotely on Zoom. There will be...

Aug
21

Bandon History and Beach Hike

August 21, 2022, Bandon

Aerial view of the Bandon shoreline. /Photo By Sonja Peterson
Bandon's shoreline. | Photo by Sonja Peterson.

The South Coast Striders are leading an educational hike through the town and beaches of Bandon on Sunday, Aug. 21 at 10 a.m. This hike will start at the Bandon Historical Society Museum and tour the waterfront and Old Town before heading to the...

Aug
25

Sustainable Fishing Lecture

August 25, 2022, Newport

Scientists study the effects of algal blooms in marine fisheries. /Photo courtesy of NOAA
Scientists study the effects of algal blooms in marine fisheries. /Photo courtesy of NOAA

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will be hosting Dr. Katelyn Bosley, a crustacean biologist from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife....

Aug
25

Presentation by Elakha Alliance Interns

August 25, 2022

Sea otter eating a crab. /Photo by Arenkert
Sea otter eating a crab.\Photo by Arenkert.

Join the Elakha Alliance’s Summer Tribal Interns on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. to learn about the traveling cultural display they created. This display is the final project of their summer internship and will highlight the relationships between...

Aug
28

Tidepool Ambassador Tour

August 28, 2022, Florence

ea star and anemones\Photo by Victoria Tierney.
ea star and anemones\Photo by Victoria Tierney.

Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve Collaborative is offering free, small-group tours with a Tidepool Ambassador Guide during the lowest tides of the summer. Tours will last one hour, guests are encouraged to continue exploring the reserve on their...

Sep
13

Biochemistry Science on Tap

September 13, 2022, Newport

On Tuesday, Sept. 12, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will be hosting Science on Tap, an event where participants can socialize and learn in the Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building (GVMSB) (2030 SE Marine Science Dr. in Newport), or watch remotely via Zoom. This event features Rene...

Sep
29

OPAC Meeting

September 29, 2022

 

OPAC meeting in progress.
OPAC meeting in progress.

The next meeting of Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council meeting takes place on Thursday, Sept. 29, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Details of the agenda are not yet known, but it will be an important meeting to conservation advocates, because OPAC will consider evaluations...

Nov
5

State of the Coast Conference

November 5, 2022, Newport

2022 State of the Coast Conference /photo courtesy of Oregon Sea Grant
2022 State of the Coast Conference /photo courtesy of Oregon Sea Grant

State of the Coast Conference

 

The 2022 State of the Coast Conference is scheduled for November 5 in Newport at the Hatfield Marine Science Center’s new Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building (2030 SE Marine Science Dr.)....

Nov
17

Land-Sea Symposium

November 17, 2022, Yachats

North boundary of Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve. /Photo courtesy of Oregon Marine Reserves Flickr
North boundary of Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve. /Photo courtesy of Oregon Marine Reserves Flickr

The Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Symposium will be resuming as an in-person event for its 10th annual celebration this year. The event will take place at the Yachats Commons (441 U.S. 101, Yachats) on...

Past Events

Feb
16

Marine Mammal Stranding Talk

February 16, 2017, Newport

Scientists and volunteers swarm stranded whale carcass.
Scientists and volunteers swarm stranded whale carcass.

Jim Rice, Stranding Coordinator for the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network, will speak on how stranding events offer a wealth of information to researchers and resource managers at the next meeting of the Yaquina Birders and...

Feb
2

Webinar on Marine Spatial Planning

February 2, 2017

Photo of proposed multi-turbid floating wind platform in the North Atlantic.
Proposed multi-turbid floating wind platform design for the North Atlantic.

Under the National Ocean Policy Act, state and regional ocean planning bodies around the US are mandated to conduct marine spatial planning efforts. These are particularly focused on guiding offshore renewable energy...

Jan
28

Seminar on Ocean Acidification

January 28, 2017, Charleston

Climate change brings not only sea level rise, but also ocean acidification.
Climate change brings not only sea level rise, as here at Hug Point during a King Tide, but also ocean acidification. Photo courtesy of Oregon King Tide Project.

Julie Schram and Reyn Yoshioka will discuss what ocean acidification is and how it influences and affects marine organisms in a...

Jan
21

Speakers on Whales and Murrelets

January 21, 2017, Newport

 Gray whale breaching. Photo by Era Horton.

 

Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society invites the public to join them for the next even in their speaker series on Saturday, January 21, 10 a.m. in the Newport Public Library (35 Nye St.).

There will be two speakers.  Era Horton, an ACS Oregon Chapter member, will present photos from...

Jan
18

Gray Whale Presentation in Seaside

January 18, 2017, Seaside

Florence Sullivan. Photo courtesy of NCLC.
Florence Sullivan. Photo courtesy of NCLC.

Marine ecologist Florence Sullivan will speak on “Inside Gray Whales” at the Seaside Public Library (1131 Broadway St.) on Wednesday, January 18, 6-8 p.m.  The free public talk is part of the Listening to the Land lecture series sponsored by the...

Jan
17

Hearing on Ocean Energy Siting

January 17, 2017, Salem

Photo of \"Oyster" wave energy device in operation.
"Oyster" wave energy device in operation.

As the state of Oregon moves toward the final stages of planning for wave energy and other ocean renewable energy projects, the public is invited to comment on proposed rules for siting these devices in Oregon’s Territorial Sea.  The Department of...

Jan
5

Talk on Blue Water Task Force

January 5, 2017, Newport

Photo of Vince Pappalardo.
Vince Pappalardo.

The public is invited to a presentation by Vince Pappalardo at the MidCoast Watersheds Council meeting on Thursday, January 5, at 6:30 pm in Newport, to learn about the Surfrider Foundation’s Blue Water Task Force. His talk will be held in the public meeting room at the...

Dec
30

Comment on Offshore Resource Development

December 30, 2016

Photo by Sara Schreiber.
Photo by Sara Schreiber.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is responsible for ensuring that effects on the natural and human environment are taken into consideration during the leasing and development of oil, natural gas, renewable energy and marine mineral resources on the on the...

Dec
3

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Gray Whales

December 3, 2016, Newport

Photo of Gray Whales at Depoe Bay by Era Horton.
Gray Whales at Depoe Bay. Photo by Era Horton.

At the next meeting of the American Cetacean Society-Oregon Chapter, the topic will be “Above, Below and Inside Oregon Gray Whales!”  The event takes place Saturday, December 3, 10 a.m., at the Newport Public Library (35 NW Nye).  It is free and...

Dec
2

Marine Microorganism Seminar

December 2, 2016, Charleston

Photo of Dr. Danny Grunbaum.
Dr. Danny Grunbaum.

The last of six seminars in the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's fall seminar series will feature Dr.  Danny Grunebaum, Professor of Oceanograpny at the University of Washington, speaking on "How to do a lot with a little: Minimal requirements for microorganism...