Climate Events

Aug
12

Ocean-Facing Road Meeting

August 12, 2022

 

Erosion threatens an ocean-facing road in Yachats.
Erosion threatens an ocean-facing road in Yachats.\Photo by Susan Mackinnon.

The state’s Ocean-Fronting Public Road Protection Rulemaking Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, Aug. 12, at 10 a.m.  The meeting takes place online, livestreamed on YouTube.

The advisory committee was formed to...

Aug
31

Climate Organizing Webinar Part 2

August 31, 2022

King tide at Drift Creek entering Siletz Bay.
King tide at Drift Creek entering Siletz Bay.\Photo by John Bauer.

The Oregon League of Conservation Voters (OLCV) presents the "This is How we Win: Climate Organizing 100 Series" to help Oregon voters understand the legislative problems and opportunities concerning effective climate action....

Sep
28

Climate Organizing Webinar Part 3

September 28, 2022

The King Tide floods railroad tracks in Coos Bay /Robert More
The King Tide floods railroad tracks in Coos Bay /Robert More

The Oregon League of Conservation Voters (OLCV) presents the "This is How we Win: Climate Organizing 100 Series" to help Oregon voters understand the legislative problems and opportunities concerning effective climate action....

Past Events

Apr
21

Conversation on Sea Level Rise

April 21, 2022

 

House on spit isolated by erosion.
House on spit isolated by erosion and heavily riprapped.\Photo courtesy of DOGAMI.

The Climate Conversations Initiative of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine offers a nationwide discussion of sea level rise and its impacts on Thursday, April 21, at noon (our...

Apr
18

Global Warming Commission Meets

April 18, 2022

 

King tide at Drift Creek entering Siletz Bay.
King tide at Drift Creek entering Siletz Bay.\Photo by John Bauer.

Oregon’s Global Warming Commission meets online from 1-4 p.m. on Monday, April 18. 

At this meeting, the Commission will hear an update and discuss modeling for the forthcoming Roadmap to 2035 to help the State develop a...

Apr
7

Public Meeting on Offshore Wind Energy

April 7, 2022

 Photo of offshore wind farm by Stefan Sauer, courtesy of Northeastern University.
Offshore wind farm.\Photo by Stefan Sauer, courtesy of Northeastern University.

The Oregon Department of Energy is holding public meetings to introduce and discuss its Floating Offshore Wind Study.  The second meeting takes place on Thursday, April 7, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There is a serious...

Mar
17

Meeting on Roads and Erosion

March 17, 2022

Erosion threatens Highway 101 at Beverly Beach.\Photo by Dennis White.

The state’s Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) and its Coastal Management Program have convened an advisory committee to consider a very specific problem—protecting roads along the ocean, from Hwy 101...

Mar
16

Science on Tap: Coastal Hazards

March 16, 2022

High tide erodes bluffs at Lincoln Beach.\Photo by Fran Recht.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center continues its “Science on Tap” lecture series.  In the covid era, the talks are online.  The downside is that instead of imbibing with fellow science enthusiasts, you have to pour your own in...

Mar
10

Public Meeting on Offshore Wind Energy

March 10, 2022

Photo of Offshore wind turbine courtesy of BOEM.
Offshore wind turbine.\Photo courtesy of BOEM.

The Oregon Department of Energy is holding public meetings to introduce and discuss its Floating Offshore Wind Study.  The first such event takes place on Thursday, March 10, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There is a serious possibility that offshore wind...

Mar
8

Clatsop County Hearing on Natural Hazards

March 8, 2022

A king tide on the Clatsop County coast, a preview of todal flooding anticipated with climate change.\Photo courtesy of ORKingTides.

Clatsop County is updating its comprehensive plan, and the current focus is on how statewide planning Goal 7, concerning natural hazards, is covered in the...

Mar
3

Webinar on Forest and Climate

March 3, 2022

Coastal forest habitat.\Photo by Alexis Garrett.

The MidCoast Watersheds Council hosts a talk on the intersection of forests and climate at its March meeting, Thursday, March 3, 6:30 p.m.  The topic: “This Ain’t Your Grandfather’s Forestry: Forest Management in a Changing Climate.” 

Kirk...

Mar
3

Seminar on Climate and Fisheries

March 3, 2022

The Newport fishing fleet.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday Research Seminar Series continues online. Next up, on Thursday, March 3, at 3:30 p.m., is a talk on “Climate change effects on important fisheries species: from individual physiology to...