Climate Events

Dec
8

Lecture on Salmon Survey

December 8, 2022, Newport

Sockeye salmon spawning. /Photo courtesy of ODFW
Sockeye salmon spawning./Photo courtesy of ODFW.

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will host Laurie Weitkamp a Research Fisheries Biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Northwest Fisheries Science Centerto...

Dec
8

Community Conversation about Offshore Wind

December 8, 2022

Flyer for Rogue Climates Community Conversation on Offshore Wind. /Photo courtesy of Rogue Climate
Flyer for Rogue Climates Community Conversation on Offshore Wind. /Photo courtesy of Rogue Climate

Rogue Climate, a nonprofit advocating for climate justice in Southern Oregon, continues its series of "Community Conversations on Floating Offshore Wind Energy" by hosting a virtual session for...

Dec
15

Webinar on Power, Water, and Indigeneity

December 15, 2022

King Tides flooding the Yaquina river dock. /Photo by Greg Henton.
King Tides flooding the Yaquina river dock. /Photo by Greg Henton.

On Thursday, Dec. 15, the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) and the US Corps of Army Engineers San Francisco District are hosting an indigenous-led webinar about flood risk management and community...

Dec
15

Lecture on Monitoring Marine Energy Converters

December 15, 2022, Newport

Environmental monitoring technologies for studying Triton Field Trials stressor research topics. /Illustration by Stephanie King
Environmental monitoring technologies for studying Triton Field Trials stressor research topics. /Illustration by Stephanie King

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will host Joe Haxel, the principal investigator of the Triton Initiative...

Dec
16

Global Warming Commission Meets

December 16, 2022

King tide at Coquille.
King Tide at Coquille.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The Oregon Global Warming Commission will meet Friday, December 16. The public meeting will be held from noon to 4 p.m. online.

At this meeting, the Commission will discuss the TIGHGER action scenarios, evaluation criteria scoring results, and how...

Past Events

Apr
26

Webinar on Ocean Acidification

April 26, 2022

Photo of crabs caught in fishing gear courtesy of California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife.
Commercial crab fishing is at risk from ocean acidification.\Photo courtesy of California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife.

The Audubon Society of Lincoln City hosts a webinar on “Our Imperiled Sea: Combating Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia” on Tuesday, April 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m. The speaker will be...

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...