Climate Events

Jul
28

Global Warming Commission Meeting

July 28, 2017, Portland

 Bandon's South Jetty at king tide.\Photo by Rick Poecker.
Bandon's South Jetty at king tide.\Photo by Rick Poecker.

Oregon’s Global Warming Commission is meeting in Portland on Friday, July 28, 10 a.m. to noon.  The event takes place at the State Office Building in Portland (800 N.E. Oregon St.), in Conference Room 1B.

A listen-only call-in line...

Aug
2

Orca Lecture

August 2, 2017, Charleston

Photo of two orca whales off the coast of Oregon.
Orcas in Oregon. | Photo by Gary Ligi

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's (OIMB) Summer 2017 Seminar Series includes a public lecture from Dr. Robert Pitman, who works for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA).

Speaker Robert L. Pitman will discuss “The Family that...

Aug
16

Lecture on Marine Parasites

August 16, 2017, Charleston

Flatworm: Pseudoceros fowersi.
Flatworm: Pseudoceros fowersi. | Photo by Alexander Semenov

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's (OIMB) Summer 2017 Seminar Series includes a discussion from Dr. Jason Williams, from Hofstra University. He will be lecturing on his studies pertaining to the natural history and diversity...

Aug
25

Webinar on Natural Hazards Mitigation

August 25, 2017

 Erosion, leading to impacts such as this collapsed seawall, will increase due to climate change.\Photo courtesy of DOGAMI.
Erosion, leading to impacts such as this collapsed seawall, will increase due to climate change.\Photo courtesy of DOGAMI.

Climate change is already increasing natural hazards on the coast through rising sea levels, and is expected to take a much greater toll in coming decades as sea level...

Oct
10

Northwest Climate Conference

October 10, 2017, Tacoma

Storm surge waves during a King Tide. Photo by Jenny Green.
Storm surge waves during a King Tide. Photo by Jenny Green.

The 8th Annual Northwest Climate Conference will take place Oct. 10-11 at the Tacoma Convention Center in Tacoma, Washington.  The conference annually brings together more than 300 researchers and practitioners from around the...

Past Events

Jul
23

Geology of Netarts Bay Walk

July 23, 2017, Netarts

Netarts Bay.
Netarts Bay. | Photo by Dolan. H

Join the Friends of Netarts Bay Watershed, Estuary, Beach and Sea (WEBS) on an amazing and free Geologic tour around Netarts Bay. You will see landslide areas, fossil deposits on Cape Meares, Happy Camp, bay overlooks and tsunami layers from the “Big One” in...

Jul
18

Webinar on Shale Gas

July 18, 2017

LNG pipeline under construction.
LNG pipeline under construction.

Opponents of natural gas pipelines and LNG (liquefied natural gas) projects around the nation, led by the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, have organized a 2017 Pipeline Webinar Series, titled “Defeating Shale Gas Infrastructure: Strategies and Tools for...

Jul
16

Salt Marsh Ecology Walk

July 16, 2017, Netarts

Netarts Bay Salt Marsh, Oregon.
Netarts Bay Salt Marsh, Oregon. | Photo from WEBS

Registration is required - please click this link to get your free ticket.

Walk along the saltmarsh of Netarts Bay while learning about how plants survive in a salty world on Sunday, July 16! Join Friends of Netarts Bay – Watershed, Estuary,...

Jul
13

Lecture on Acidification

July 13, 2017, Newport

Salmon River estuary.\Photo by Dennis White.
Salmon River estuary.\Photo by Dennis White.

The upcoming NANOOS (Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems) workshop has added a public lecture.  See separate listing for information about the workshop.

Dr. Burke Hales, a professor in Oregon State University’s College of...

Jun
14

Orca Month Pub Talk

June 14, 2017, Portland

Photo of orca whale off the coast of Oregon.
Photo by Defenders of Wildlife

On June 14th, Defenders of Wildlife will be celebrating one of the Pacific Northwest's most iconic species with a pub talk event. Join them to learn about the threats facing our Southern Resident orca population and what you can do to help!

Hear from local...

Jun
12

Coastal Resilience Meeting

June 12, 2017, Newport

High surf as Shore Acres\Photo by Bruce Swenson.
High surf as Shore Acres\Photo by Bruce Swenson.

The Oregon Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) has been conducting a study on the current state of policy and planning for coastal and ocean resilience in Oregon. The public is invited to attend the final presentation of the results on...

May
10

National Climate Change Adaptation Forum

May 10, 2017 - May 11, 2017, St. Paul

King Tide threatens Highway 101 at Waldport. Photo by Roy Lowe.
King Tide threatens Highway 101 at Waldport. Photo by Roy Lowe.

The National Adaptation Forum is a biennial national conference focusing on adaptation to climate change impacts. The 2017 conference will be held May 9-11 in St. Paul, MN.
 
The National Adaptation Forum provides opportunities...

Apr
29

People’s Climate March

April 29, 2017, Washington, D.C.

On April 29, the 100th day of the Trump administration, all those concerned about climate change, and ready to protest the current administration’s policy of denial, are invited to join a People’s Climate March.  The event also offers an opportunity to protest the Trump administration's...

Apr
22

Climate Change Keynote

April 22, 2017, Coos Bay

Al Solomon.
Al Solomon.

As part of Coos Bay’s celebration of the March for Science, Dr. Allen Solomon will deliver a keynote lecture, “Climate Change and Its Potential Impacts on Coastal Oregon.”  The talk takes place at 3 p.m. in Coos Bay’s Egyptian Theatre (229 S. Broadway).  It is free and open to...

Apr
22

Coos March for Science

April 22, 2017, Coos Bay

Coos Bay waterfront. Photo by Robert More.
Coos Bay waterfront. Photo by Robert More.

The national March for Science taking place on Earth Day, Saturday, March 22, has a partner in Coos Bay, called COOS—Celebration of Oregon Science.  A Coos County version of the march will be held from noon to 2 p.m. that day.  Assemble on the...