Climate Events

Jul
17

Talk on Coast and Climate

July 17, 2019, Bay City

Tillamook Bay during a king tide, a preview of sea level rise.\Photo by John Bauer.

Chuck Willer, director of the Coast Range Association, will speak on “Sea Level Rise, Ocean Acidification, and a Warming Planet:  The Oregon Coast in the Era of Climate Change.”  His talk takes place on...

Jul
31

Lecture on Antarctica and Climate Change

July 31, 2019, Charleston

James McClintock, a professor from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will give the summer public lecture as part of the Summer Seminar Series at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OMB).  Dr. McClintock speaks at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium.  His...

Past Events

Feb
6

Panel Discussion on Oregon Oysters

February 6, 2018, Portland

Oysters on ice. | Courtesy from Shuck Portland

In the early 1900s, the Oregon coast boasted vast wild oyster populations. A major resource for the state, the once abundant populations of wild oysters became victim to over-harvesting. Recently, few efforts to rebuild the state’s native oyster...

Feb
6

Offshore Drilling Public Meeting

February 6, 2018, Salem

Oil rigs and whale spout off the coast of California. | Photo by Al Seib (LA Times)

The Department of Interior announced plans on Jan. 4 to dramatically expand offshore drilling in U.S waters. The Trump Administration is targeting over 90% of all federal waters for new oil and gas lease...

Feb
6

Climate Change Lecture

February 6, 2018, Gold Beach

King tide, a preview of sea level rise, at Arizona Beach, near Gold Beach.\Photo by Leslie Suva.
King tide, a preview of sea level rise, at Arizona Beach, near Gold Beach.\Photo by Leslie Suva.

Ryan Sandler, a meteorologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will discuss “Climate Change and the Pacific Northwest” at 2 p.m. at Southwestern Oregon Community...

Feb
1

Talk on Ocean Acidification

February 1, 2018, Newport

Dr. George Waldbusser at work in the field.
Dr. George Waldbusser at work in the field.

Marine scientist George Waldbusser will address the crucial question of how ocean acidification caused by climate change will affect Oregon’s coastal habitats when he speaks on “Ocean Acidification and Estuaries: Connections between Land and Sea,...

Jan
30

Clean Energy Jobs Bill Presentation

January 30, 2018, Newport

Yaquina Head lighthouse, near Newport, uses energy--let's keep it clean.\Photo by Justin Knott.
Yaquina Head lighthouse, near Newport, uses energy--let's keep it clean.\Photo by Justin Knott.

Lincoln County residents who are interested in making a constructive effort to combat climate change are invited to learn about an ambitious state legislative bill proposed for the upcoming state...

Jan
28

Science Pub Features Pyrosomes

January 28, 2018, Coos Bay

Over the past year, you may have seen some odd gelatinous tubes (some compare them to icycles) washing up on local beaches.  Many CoastWatchers have reported large numbers on their miles. These creatures are known as pyrosomes, and have never before been seen in such concentrations in...