Ocean Events

Mar
2

Talk on Mud Shrimp Survival

March 2, 2017, Newport

 Blue mud shrimp. Photo by Teegan Bennington.
Blue mud shrimp. Photo by Teegan Bennington.

The public is invited to a presentation by John Chapman at the MidCoast Watersheds Council meeting on Thursday March 2nd, at 6:30 pm in Newport, to learn about threats to native mud shrimp, the original ecosystem engineers of Oregon estuaries....

Mar
15

Pelican Lecture

March 15, 2017, Seaside,

Brown pelicans in flight. Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Brown pelicans in flight. Photo by Heather Roskelley.

Wildlife biologist Deborah Jaques will speak on “Tracking the Brown Pelican” on Wednesday, March 15, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Seaside Public Library (1131 Broadway St.).  The event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the North...

Mar
12

2018 Marine Debris Conference

March 12, 2018, San Diego

Marine debris assemblage. Photo collage by Randall Henderson.
Marine debris assemblage. Photo collage by Randall Henderson.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency have announced that the Sixth International Marine Debris Conference (6IMDC) will be held in San Diego, California, USA. The event takes...

Past Events

Feb
16

Marine Mammal Stranding Talk

February 16, 2017, Newport

Scientists and volunteers swarm stranded whale carcass.
Scientists and volunteers swarm stranded whale carcass.

Jim Rice, Stranding Coordinator for the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network, will speak on how stranding events offer a wealth of information to researchers and resource managers at the next meeting of the Yaquina Birders and...

Feb
2

Webinar on Marine Spatial Planning

February 2, 2017

Photo of proposed multi-turbid floating wind platform in the North Atlantic.
Proposed multi-turbid floating wind platform design for the North Atlantic.

Under the National Ocean Policy Act, state and regional ocean planning bodies around the US are mandated to conduct marine spatial planning efforts. These are particularly focused on guiding offshore renewable energy...

Jan
28

Seminar on Ocean Acidification

January 28, 2017, Charleston

Climate change brings not only sea level rise, but also ocean acidification.
Climate change brings not only sea level rise, as here at Hug Point during a King Tide, but also ocean acidification. Photo courtesy of Oregon King Tide Project.

Julie Schram and Reyn Yoshioka will discuss what ocean acidification is and how it influences and affects marine organisms in a...

Jan
21

Speakers on Whales and Murrelets

January 21, 2017, Newport

 Gray whale breaching. Photo by Era Horton.
Gray whale breaching. Photo by Era Horton.

 

Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society invites the public to join them for the next even in their speaker series on Saturday, January 21, 10 a.m. in the Newport Public Library (35 Nye St.).

There will be two speakers.  Era Horton, an ACS...

Jan
18

Gray Whale Presentation in Seaside

January 18, 2017, Seaside

Florence Sullivan. Photo courtesy of NCLC.
Florence Sullivan. Photo courtesy of NCLC.

Marine ecologist Florence Sullivan will speak on “Inside Gray Whales” at the Seaside Public Library (1131 Broadway St.) on Wednesday, January 18, 6-8 p.m.  The free public talk is part of the Listening to the Land lecture series sponsored by the...

Jan
17

Hearing on Ocean Energy Siting

January 17, 2017, Salem

Photo of \"Oyster" wave energy device in operation.
"Oyster" wave energy device in operation.

As the state of Oregon moves toward the final stages of planning for wave energy and other ocean renewable energy projects, the public is invited to comment on proposed rules for siting these devices in Oregon’s Territorial Sea.  The Department of...

Jan
5

Talk on Blue Water Task Force

January 5, 2017, Newport

Photo of Vince Pappalardo.
Vince Pappalardo.

The public is invited to a presentation by Vince Pappalardo at the MidCoast Watersheds Council meeting on Thursday, January 5, at 6:30 pm in Newport, to learn about the Surfrider Foundation’s Blue Water Task Force. His talk will be held in the public meeting room at the...

Dec
30

Comment on Offshore Resource Development

December 30, 2016

Photo by Sara Schreiber.
Photo by Sara Schreiber.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is responsible for ensuring that effects on the natural and human environment are taken into consideration during the leasing and development of oil, natural gas, renewable energy and marine mineral resources on the on the...

Dec
3

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Gray Whales

December 3, 2016, Newport

Photo of Gray Whales at Depoe Bay by Era Horton.
Gray Whales at Depoe Bay. Photo by Era Horton.

At the next meeting of the American Cetacean Society-Oregon Chapter, the topic will be “Above, Below and Inside Oregon Gray Whales!”  The event takes place Saturday, December 3, 10 a.m., at the Newport Public Library (35 NW Nye).  It is free and...

Dec
2

Marine Microorganism Seminar

December 2, 2016, Charleston

Photo of Dr. Danny Grunbaum.
Dr. Danny Grunbaum.

The last of six seminars in the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's fall seminar series will feature Dr.  Danny Grunebaum, Professor of Oceanograpny at the University of Washington, speaking on "How to do a lot with a little: Minimal requirements for microorganism...