Ocean Events


Rocky Habitat Working Group Meeting

July 8, 2020

Rocky habitat at Ecola State Park.\Photo by Laurel Hillmann.

The initial proposal period for site designations under the state’s new Rocky Habitat Management Strategy is now underway.  On Wednesday, July 8, the Rocky Habitat Working Group of Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) will...


Ocean Science Trust Meeting

July 10, 2020

Researchers deploying an ROV in a marine reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Oregon Ocean Science Trust, which seeks to acquire and distribute funding for research in Oregon’s ocean, particularly its marine reserves, is meeting virtually on Friday, July 10, 9 a.m.-noon. 

A key topic on the...


Aquaculture Seminar

July 14, 2020

Dr. Jan Hodder.

Bandon’s Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) has resumed its seminar series, now moved online.  First up will be Jan Hodder, retired from her position as a senior lecturer at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, where she taught about marine birds and mammals for more...


Virtual Science Pub Walrus Talk

July 22, 2020

Sheanna Steingass.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC in Newport hosts a Science on Tap series.  These are casual talks on scientific subjects, held at the nearby Rogue Brewery, combining food, beer, and entertaining explorations of research topics.  They are fun, educational…and,...


Meeting on Ocean Acidification

July 31, 2020

Testing ocean waters in an Oregon marine reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Oregon’s Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Council will hold its summer meeting on Friday, July 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

At present, the plan is still to hold an in-person meeting, place to be determined.  Watch this...

Past Events


Virtual Film Event

June 11, 2020

Marine debris (mostly plastic) found on a single beach walk in Netarts.

Join the Newport Chapter of Surfrider Foundation, Oregon Sea Grant, Hatfield Marine Science Center Green Team, and Thompson's Sanitary for a free virtual screening of “The Story of Plastic,” followed by a Q&A panel...


Marine Debris Survey Training

June 10, 2020, Hammond

Starting a marine debris survey at Fort Stevens.\Photo by Jesse Jones.
Starting a marine debris survey at Fort Stevens.\Photo by Jesse Jones.

One of the locations at which CoastWatch conducts our marine debris survey is Fort Stevens State Park, just south of the Columbia’s South Jetty.  More volunteers are needed to fill out the team, headed by Oregon Shores...


Virtual Oceans Day Event

June 8, 2020

Oregon's ocean near Waldport.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The United Nations celebrates World Oceans Day each year on June 8.  This year’s theme is “Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean.” 

On the Oregon front, the celebration will take place online.  The public is invited to join a special Oregon State...


Seabird Monitoring Training Online

June 6, 2020

Pelagic cormorants feeding young.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

Despite the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus, preparations are still being made for seabird nesting colony monitoring.  On Saturday, June 6, at 10 a.m., the Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve and other organizations will...


Seminar on Scallops

June 5, 2020

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s Spring 2020 Seminar Series has moved online.  The public is welcome to sit in through Zoom at no cost.

On Friday, June 5, the series features a 1 p.m. talk from Sally Walker, a professor of paleontolgy at the University of Georgia, on “Scallop forensics in...


Mussel Seminar

June 4, 2020

Mussel wall.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center has shifted its usual seminar series online.  The next edition of what are now the HMSC Virtual Research Seminars is coming up on Thursday, June 4, 3:30 p.m. online.

Speaker will be Craig Norrie, a post-doctoral scholar...


Offshore Wind Meeting

June 4, 2020

Offshore wind array.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), along with Oregon’s Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD), are convening a meeting of the BOEM Oregon Intergovernmental Energy Task Force to discuss potential development of...


Sea Otter Webinar

June 3, 2020

Sea otter at sea.\Photo by Lillian Carswell.
Sea otter at sea.\Photo by Lillian Carswell.

The Elakha Alliance is offering an introductory webinar that tells the unfinished story of sea otters in Oregon.  “Sea Otters in Oregon:  Once upon a Time…and Perhaps Again,” will premier on Wednesday, June 3, 6-7:30 p.m.

The webinar will cover sea...