Climate Events

Sep
20

Global Climate Strike

September 20, 2019

King tide floods the Coquille Valley, a preview of sea level rise with climate change.\Photo by Alex Derr.

A massive global “climate strike” on Friday, Sept. 20, will seek to draw attention to the urgency of the climate crisis and the need for action.  Events will be happening all over the...

Sep
24

Meeting on Coping with Climate Change

September 24, 2019, Waldport

Alsea Bay entrance and Waldport's downtown to the right.\Photo by Alex Derr.

Local citizens concerned about the coming effects of climate change have organized a meeting to discuss how to mitigate such changes in Waldport.  The event, free and open to all, will take place on Tuesday, Sept....

Past Events

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...

Nov
22

Coastal Landscape Planning Meeting

November 22, 2016, Portland

Photo of the Alsea River estuary courtesy of The Wetlands Conservancy.
Photo of the Alsea River estuary courtesy of The Wetlands Conservancy.

Those with an interest in big-picture approaches to understanding vast landscapes will want to take note of a meeting taking place in Portland on Nov. 22. 

The meeting concerns a “blueprint” for planning a “climate...

Nov
18

Biodiversity Seminar

November 18, 2016, Charleston

Photo of Todd Oakley
Todd Oakley.

The fifth of six seminars in the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's fall seminar series will feature Dr.  Todd Oakley, Professory of Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, speaking on "Taking the fork in the road: How biodiversity...

Nov
14

Northwest Climate Conference

November 14, 2016 - November 16, 2016, Stevenson

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

The annual NW Climate Conference offers a cross-disciplinary exchange of knowledge and ideas relating to climate impacts and adaptation. The conference brings together up to 400 researchers, resource managers and policy makers...

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...