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

Jun
4

Global Warming Commission Meets

June 4, 2021

Bandon, South Jetty, during a king tide.\Photo by Rick Poecker.

The Oregon Global Warming Commission will meet virtually on Friday, June 4, from 1-5 p.m.  There is a tentative plan to raise the issue of blue carbon found in tidal swamps, marshes, and eelgrass beds.  In any case, the public...

Jun
3

Webinar on Global Change

June 3, 2021

Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve.\Photo by Jason Waicunas.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series continues online.  The next topic is broad indeed:  ‘Ecological and evolutionary responses to global change across realms.”  The free public event takes place on Thursday, June...

May
13

Offshore Wind Energy Webinars

May 13, 2021

Wind power installation.\Photo courtesy of Surfrider.

An active planning process is underway which could bring wind power turbines to the ocean off Oregon’s shores in coming years.  On May 12 and 13, public webinars explaining the planning process are being offered by the state’s Department...

May
12

Offshore Wind Energy Webinar

May 12, 2021

Wind power turbines as installed in the ocean.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

An active planning process is underway which could bring wind power turbines to the ocean off Oregon’s shores in coming years.  On May 12 and 13, public webinars explaining the planning process are being offered by the...

May
10

Wave Energy Shoreside Meeting

May 10, 2021

Experimental wave energy buoy.

Construction of the shoreside components of the Oregon State University (OSU) PacWave South wave energy test site is scheduled to start this June. Most of the activity will be focused on the Driftwood Beach State Recreation site area near Seal Rock.

The project...

May
7

Global Warming Commission Goal-Setting

May 7, 2021

A king tide--a preview of sea level rise with climate change--floods the Coquille Valley.\Photo by Alex Derr with support from Lighthawk.

The Oregon Global Warming Commission will meet Friday, May 7. The public meeting will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. online.

At this meeting, the Commission...

Apr
22

Earth Day Online

April 22, 2021

Yaquina Lighthouse during a storm.\Photo by Bonnie Moreland.

Two central coast climate groups, 350 Oregon Central Coast and the Citizens’ Climate Lobby—Newport Group, will celebrate the 51st Earth Day online on Saturday, April 22, 7-9 p.m.

The event will include presentations from musicians,...

Apr
16

Global Warming Commission Meets

April 16, 2021

King tide (a preview of sea level rise) swamps Siletz Bay.\Photo by Bob Loewen.

In the pandemic era, the Oregon Global Warming Commission continues to meet virtually.  The next public meeting will be held online from 1-5 p.m. on Friday, April 16.

At this meeting, the Commission will hear...

Apr
14

Talk on Climate and Conservation

April 14, 2021

Onion Peak in the north coast rainforest reserve.\Photo by Tom Horning.

The “World of Haystack Rock” speaker series will take a look at how climate change may affect the coast with a talk on “Climate Change and Conservation” on Wednesday, April 14, at 7 p.m.  The virtual presentation is free...

Apr
14

Ocean Climate Lobby Day

April 14, 2021

Otter Rock Marine Reserve from the air.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The climate crisis is an ocean crisis, and the oceans, coasts, rivers and Great Lakes have an important place in climate solutions. Ocean advocates and anyone concerned about climate change is invited to join the Ocean Climate...