CoastWatch Events

Events of interest to CoastWatchers, sponsored by various organizations. Events that are sponsored or featured by Oregon Shores are highlighted.

CoastWatch intertidal field trip.  Photo by Alex Derr.
CoastWatch intertidal field trip. Photo by Alex Derr.

Virtual Beached Bird Survey Training

February 12, 2023

Beached bird survey volunteers at work.
Beached bird survey volunteers at work.\Photo courtesy of COASST.

On Sunday, Feb. 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., COASST (the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team) will conduct a virtual COASSTLite! introductory training session for anyone interested in participating in their work...

Past Events


Beach Bill Anniversary Talk

December 14, 2016, Cannon Beach

Neal Maine. Photo courtesy of North Coast Land Conservancy.
Neal Maine. Photo courtesy of North Coast Land Conservancy.

The 50th anniversary of Oregon’s pioneering Beach Bill is coming up next year.  The Friends of Haystack Rock are getting a jump on the celebration with their December speaker in their “Library Lecture Series.” Leading coastal...


Coastal Tectonics Lecture

December 10, 2016, Yachats

Photo of Bob Lillie.
Bob Lillie.

The geologic forces that sculpt the beautiful Oregon coast also pose threats.  Bob Lillie, an Oregon State University emeritus professor of geosciences, will discuss the connection between hazards, such as earthquakes and tsunami, and iconic coastal scenery in his talk, “Beauty...


Seabird Lecture in Newport

November 17, 2016, Newport

Photo of CJ McCarty with a murre.
CJ McCarty is im-murred in her work.

These days we have curators for everything from art to wine to cheese, so it should come as no surprise that the Oregon Coast Aquarium has a Curator of Birds.  The person holding that position for the past 10 years, CJ McCarty, will speak during the next...


State of the Coast Conference

October 29, 2016, Gleneden Beach

Michael Bendixen at work.
Michael Bendixen at work.

The annual review of coastal science and policy, the State of the Coast Conference, is coming to the Salishan resort in Gleneden Beach on Saturday, October 29.  Sponsored by Oregon Sea Grant, the all-day conference brings together scientists, conservationists,...