Ocean Events


Offshore Wind Comment Deadline

June 28, 2022


Close-up of offshore wind turbine.
Close-up of offshore wind turbine.\Photo courtesy of BOEM.

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has designated two “call areas” for siting offshore wind energy turbines off Oregon’s coast (west of Coos Bay and Brookings).  Once these areas have been confirmed after a comment...

Past Events


Conference on Sea Otters and Place

April 16, 2022, Coos Bay


Chief Don Ivy
The late Chief Don Ivy.\Photo by Morgan Rector.

Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Geology Lecture Series continues for the 2021-22 academic year with a series of talks covering “Relationships Between Elakha (Sea Otter) and a Sense of Place on Oregon’s South Coast,” a conference...


Marine Science Day

April 9, 2022

Photo of Hatfield Marine Science Center entrance by Sara Schreiber.
Hatfield Marine Science Center entrance.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center will host its annual Marine Science Day in a virtual format on April 9, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  This event is free and open to everyone--families, students, and life-long adult learners....


Volunteer Training for Whale Projects

April 9, 2022

Photo of Gray whale surfacing courtesy of ACS-Oregon Chapter.
Gray whale surfacing.\Photo courtesy of ACS-Oregon Chapter.

The topic for the April edition of the American Cetacean Society—Oregon Chapter’s speaker series is “Community Science & You.”  The event, 10 a.m.-noon, is free and open to all, and is required for anyone wishing to volunteer.



Seminar on Whale Feeding

April 7, 2022

Humpback whale
Humpback whale.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday research seminar series continues online—but those in the Newport area can now attend in person.

On Thursday, April 7, 3:30 p.m., postdoctoral researcher David Cade of Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine...


Public Meeting on Offshore Wind Energy

April 7, 2022

 Photo of offshore wind farm by Stefan Sauer, courtesy of Northeastern University.
Offshore wind farm.\Photo by Stefan Sauer, courtesy of Northeastern University.

The Oregon Department of Energy is holding public meetings to introduce and discuss its Floating Offshore Wind Study.  The second meeting takes place on Thursday, April 7, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There is a serious...


Seminar on Deep Seeps

March 31, 2022

E/V Nautilus
E/V Nautilus research vessel.\Photo courtesy of Ocean Exploration Trust

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday Research Seminar Series continues online with a talk on Thursday, March 31, at 3:30 p.m.  The topic: “Initial Results from E/V Nautilus Expedition NA128 “Cascadia Margin Seep...


Meeting on Rocky Habitat Plan

March 31, 2022

Photo of rocky intertidal area at Coquille Point by Steve Garrett.
The rocky intertidal area at Coquille Point is slated for protection.\Photo by Steve Garrett.

More than three years ago, at the request of Oregon Shores, the state began considering revisions to its Territorial Sea Plan (TSP), which puts statewide land use planning Goal 19 into action.  As...


Global Dialogue on Ocean Accounting

March 30, 2022

View of Oregon's ocean from Cape Meares.\Photo by Gregory Henton.

Night owls in Oregon who care about the health of the ocean have an opportunity to sit in on a global event that is intended to advance knowledge of planning for sustainable ocean resource use.  The “3rd Global Dialogue on...