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
13

Talk on Adaptive Capacity Research

April 13, 2021

Cape Perpetua, aerial view from the north.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Cape Perpetua Young Scientist series of online talks continues with “Understanding Adaptive Capacity: An Analysis of Community Perceptions and Policy Responses to Ocean Acidification and other marine stressors on the West...

Apr
8

Seminar on Climate and the Sea

April 8, 2021

James Watson and student.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series continues on Thursday, April 8, 3:30 p.m., with a talk on climate change and the ocean, with special reference to fisheries and marine protected areas.  The speaker is James Watson, an assistant professor...

Apr
6

Northwest Climate Conference

April 6, 2021

Ona Beach during a king tide surge, a preview of sea level rise due to climate change.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support fom Lighthawk.

The 11th annual Northwest Climate Conference, which in the normal course of things would have taken place in October, 2020, has been moved to Tuesday, April...

Mar
30

Panel on Climate-Resilient Future

March 30, 2021

Climate protest.\Photo courtesy of Compact.

The Climate Impacts Group, based at the University of Washington, is celebrating its 25th year with a series of talks.  The CIG, a pioneering effort to study the effects of climate at the local level when it began, studies likely impacts of climate...

Mar
23

Offshore Wind Energy Webinar

March 23, 2021

Offshore wind energy development.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

Proposals for wind energy development off Oregon’s coast have been made in the past, but haven’t gone anywhere.  But planning for a potential wind power future in taking place.  Wind power is a renewable energy source and doesn’t...

Mar
18

Webinar on Water Pollution

March 18, 2021

Florence waterfront from the air.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support from Lighthawk.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) Research Seminar Series, now taking place online, continues on Thursday, March 18, 3:30 p.m., with a talk by Samreen Siddiqui, a postdoctoral scholar with the...

Mar
8

Hearing on Climate Bill

March 8, 2021

Oregon State Capitol Building.\Photo courtesy of Oregon Conservation Network.

HB 2488, which seeks to address climate change and environmental justice, has an online hearing on Monday, March 8, during a 1 p.m. meeting of the House Committee on Energy and Environment.  The portion of the...

Mar
5

Global Warming Commission Meets

March 5, 2021

Eroding shoreline south of Fishing Rock.\Photo by Linda Fink.

The Oregon Global Warming Commission will meet Friday, March 5, from 1 to 5 p.m. online.

During the meeting, the Commission will discuss policy options associated with establishing a natural and working lands goal. The Commission...

Mar
1

Virtual Environmental Conference

March 1, 2021

Yaquina River during a king tide, a preview of climate-change-related flooding.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support from Lighthawk.

The Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC), founded and run by University of Oregon law students, has evolved into the state’s most broad-based...

Feb
21

Climate-Friendly Communities Meeting

February 21, 2021

Seaside during a king tide, photo by Briana Goodwin.
The fourth meeting of Oregon’s Climate Friendly and Equitable Communities Rulemaking Advisory Committee will be held Monday, Feb. 22, beginning at 1 p.m.

The meeting will include a discussion of the final draft of the Equitable Outcomes Statement that will provide context for state rules guiding...