Climate Events

May
23

Climate Lecture Series

May 23, 2018 - May 30, 2018

Fracking wastewater.
Fracking wastewater.

Legal expert and natural resource law theorist Mary Christina Wood will deliver a Bedrock Lecture at noon on Wednesday, May 16.  The lecture can be viewed live online or through social media channels; if you would like to see it together with others as an event, there...

May
24

Tsunami Resilience Lecture

May 24, 2018, Newport

Photo by Portland Photographic Society

Preparing the region for the inevitable "Big One"--a tectonic earthquake and subsequent tsunami--will be the subject of a talk by Meg Reed, Coastal Shores Specialist with the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development, on Thursday, May 24,...

Oct
9

Northwest Climate Conference

October 9, 2018 - October 11, 2018, Boise

Wave heights are growing in the Pacific Northwest.\Photo by Bruce Swenson.
Wave heights are growing in the Pacific Northwest.\Photo by Bruce Swenson.

This is a mark-your-calendars item.  The 9th annual Northwest Climate Conference has been scheduled for Oct. 9-11 at the Riverside Hotel (2900 W. Chinden Blvd.) in Boise, Idaho. 

Information about registration, lodging...

Past Events

May
12

Climate Advocacy Training

May 12, 2018, Newport

A king tide fills Yaquina Bay, providing a preview of sea level rise with climate change.\Photo by Linda Reid.
A king tide fills Yaquina Bay, providing a preview of sea level rise with climate change.\Photo by Linda Reid.

The Newport group of the nationwide Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) will be sponsoring a climate advocacy training session from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, at the Newport...

May
11

Seminar on Shells

May 11, 2018, Charleston

Geerat Vermeij, UC Davis Professor. | Photo from UC Davis

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's Spring 2018 Seminar Series features Geerat Vermeij, a distinguished professor at UC Davis. His seminar is entitled, "Shells: an ecological and historical window on the marine world." This 7...

May
1

Climate Science Webinars

May 1, 2018

Mill Creek entering the Yaquina River at a king tide, previewing flooding due to climate change. | Photo by John Bauer for the Wetlands Conservancy

The Northwest Climate Science Center has announced a new Actionable Climate Science Skills-building Webinar Series. These webinars are designed...

Apr
29

Coastal Issues Forum

April 29, 2018, Lincoln City

Nelscott Beach at Lincoln City during a king tide.\Photo by Lisa Voelker.
Nelscott Beach at Lincoln City during a king tide.\Photo by Lisa Voelker.

Three key coastal concerns—sea level rise, ocean acidification, and the opening of our waters to oil and gas drilling by the Trump administration—will be addressed in a public forum taking place in the auditorium of...

Apr
26

Talk on Oregon Shelf Dynamics

April 26, 2018, Newport

Pacific City shoreline from Cape Kiwanda.\Photo by Sonja Peterson.
Pacific City shoreline from Cape Kiwanda. | Photo by Sonja Peterson.

Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) is offering a talk on nearshore ocean ecology by Clare Reimers, a professor of ocean ecology and biogeochemistry at OSU. Her topic will be "Benthic Exchange...

Apr
25

Climate Change Dialogue

April 25, 2018, Newport

Newport, Oregon.
Newport, Oregon. | Courtesy from @NewportOregon

Fear, hope, and climate change will be the topic of a public dialogue offered by 350.org on Wednesday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the Newport Public Library (35 N.W. Nye St.).

The subject will be the exciting times we live in, frightening due to...

Apr
22

Plastic Ocean Film Viewing

April 22, 2018, Coos Bay

Kayakers on South Slough.\Photo courtesy of South Slough NERR.
Kayakers on South Slough.\Photo courtesy of South Slough NERR.

South Coast audiences are invited to a viewing of the film “A Plastic Ocean.”  The film will show on Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22, each at 7 p.m. in Cos Bay’s Egyptian Theatre (229 S. Broadway).

The South Slough...

Apr
20

Invasive Algae Seminar

April 20, 2018, Charleston

This skiff - suspected Japanese tsunami debris - was found near Moclips, Washington. | Credit Washington Department of Ecology

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's Spring 2018 Seminar Series features a talk by Gayle Hansen, from the Hatfield Marine Science Center. Her seminar is...

Apr
13

Ocean Film Screening

April 13, 2018, Bandon

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Coos County's Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) is presenting a film about environmental impacts on our ocean environment with a screening of Ocean Frontiers: The Dawn of a New Era in Ocean Stewardship on Friday, April 13, 6...

Apr
13

Ocean Acidification Seminar

April 13, 2018, Charleston

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The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's Spring 2018 Seminar Series features a seminar by George Waldbusser, from the College of Earth, Ocean and Atomospheric Sciences at the Oregon State Univeristy. His...