Climate Events

Apr
4

Science Talk '19

April 4, 2019 - April 5, 2019, Portland

Have you ever struggled to explain why your science matters to a non-scientist? Have you ever been frustrated at the way science is covered in the media and used in policy? Have you wondered just what they’re teaching about science these days? Then this particular annual conference is right...

Apr
4

Talk on Ocean Acidification

April 4, 2019, Newport

 Oregon's ocean--trouble beneath the surface.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.
Oregon's ocean--trouble beneath the surface.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.

While sea level rise, intensifying storms, and wildfires dominate discussions about the effects of climate change, the increasing acidity of the oceans is actually one of its most threatening aspects.  The nearshore ocean...

Past Events

Oct
26

West Coast Marine Planning Meeting

October 26, 2016 - October 27, 2016, Portland

Fishing vessels in the harbor at Newport. Photo by Sara Schrieber.
Fishing vessels in the harbor at Newport. Photo by Sara Schrieber.

The West Coast Regional Planning Body that coordinates marine planning for the states will hold its 2016 annual meeting in Portland this fall, and the public is invited. 

The event takes place Oct. 26-27 at the Leftbank Annex,...

Oct
21

Soil-Plant-Atmosphere Interactions in Climate Change Research

October 21, 2016, Charleston

Photo of Dr. Lucas Silva.
Dr. Lucas Silva.

The fourth of six seminars in the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's fall seminar series will feature Dr.  Lucas Silva, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography & the Environmental Studies Program of the University of Oregon, speaking on "The strength of weak...

Oct
21

Global Warming Commission Meets to Consider Hot Topics

October 21, 2016, Portland

King Tide in the Nestucca Valley gives us a preview of conditions as sea level rises. Photo by John Bauer.
King Tide in the Nestucca Valley gives us a preview of conditions as sea level rises. Photo by John Bauer.

Oregon’s appointed body devoted to anticipating the effects of climate change and examining the possibilities for mitigating its impacts, the Global Warming Commission, will meet...

Oct
19

Climate Strategies Forum

October 19, 2016 - October 21, 2016, San Diego

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

Sponsored by the Association of Climate Change Officers, this conference provides continuing education for professionals who are responsible for climate change preparedness in public and private organizations.

To learn more about...

Jun
24

Climate Change Symposium

June 24, 2016, Portland

King Tide shows what higher sea level will look like at Shore Acres. Photo by Sally Woodman.
King Tide shows what higher sea level will look like at Shore Acres. Photo by Sally Woodman.

Climate change is expected to have significant impacts on the Pacific Northwest’s communities, economy, and natural systems.  However, disruptive though such climate-driven changes may be here, there...

Jan
20

Climate Change and the Coast Talk

January 20, 2016, Seaside

Photo of John Stevenson.
John Stevenson.
Many people are aware that climate change is causing sea level rise, which may have a major effect on the shape of our coast.  But there are other ways in which climate change will change life on the coast.  This will be the topic when climatologist John Stevenson discusses...
Jan
9

Climate Change and Salmon Talk

January 9, 2016, Yachats

Photo of Rebecca Flitcroft.
Rebecca Flitcroft.
Salmon are iconic in part because of the many environments they move through and the many challenges they confront.  From their spawning in the headwaters of streams and rivers to the far reaches of the Pacific and back again, they cope with diverse situations.  How will...