Ocean Events

Sep
28

Community Conversation, Offshore Wind--North Bend

September 28, 2022, North Bend

The first floating wind farm in Scotland /photo by Terje Aase, Shutterstock
The first floating wind farm in Scotland /photo by Terje Aase, Shutterstock

Rogue Climate, a nonprofit advocating for climate justice in Southern Oregon, is hosting a series of Community Conversations on Floating Offshore Wind Energy throughout Coos County. On Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m.,...

Sep
29

OPAC Meeting

September 29, 2022

 

OPAC meeting in progress.
OPAC meeting in progress.

The next meeting of Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council meeting takes place on Thursday, Sept. 29, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. 

This will be an important meeting to conservation advocates, because OPAC will consider evaluations of six proposals for special levels of...

Oct
4

Talk on Green Crab Invasion

October 4, 2022, Coos Bay

Researcher holding two European green crabs. /Photo by WDFW
Researcher holding two European green crabs. /Photo by WDFW

The Coos History Museum is hosting a talk by Dr. Schon Schooler on green crabs, an invasive species that plagues the West Coast. This event will be offered both online and in person in the Sprague Gallery at the Coos History Museum...

Oct
5

Community Conversation, Offshore Wind--Coos Bay

October 5, 2022, Coos Bay

 

Offshore wind turbines at sunrise /photo courtesy of American Clean Power
Offshore wind turbines at sunrise /photo courtesy of American Clean Power

Rogue Climate, a nonprofit advocating for climate justice in Southern Oregon, is hosting a series of Community Conversations on Floating Offshore Wind Energy throughout Coos County. On Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m.,...

Oct
5

Science on Tap: Sharks

October 5, 2022, Newport

Sevengill shark along a research vessel. /Photo courtesy of Big Fish Lab
Sevengill shark along a research vessel. /Photo courtesy of Big Fish Lab

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) is holding a hybrid Science on Tap event on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m. The theme for the night is “A Night of Sharks, Science, Stories,” hosted by Taylor Chapple, an Oregon...

Oct
22

Dolphin and Fishermen Interaction Talk

October 22, 2022

Common dolphin bow-riding the wave of a boat. /Photo by Katie Russell
Common dolphin bow-riding the wave of a boat. /Photo by Katie Russell

On Saturday, Oct. 22, Oregon’s chapter of the American Cetacean Society is holding their remote Speaker Series at 10 a.m.

About the talk:
“Mauricio Cantor, Ph. D. will be presenting Assessing the Resilience of Dolphin-Fisher...

Oct
25

Sea Otter Science Symposium

October 25, 2022

Sea otter mom and pup /photo by Ingrid Taylar
Sea otter mom and pup /photo by Ingrid Taylar

The Elakha Alliance is hosting its one-day 2022 Sea Otter Science Symposium on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Symposium is a remote event with seven speakers sharing a breadth of research from around the world. Anyone interested in...

Nov
5

State of the Coast Conference

November 5, 2022, Newport

2022 State of the Coast Conference /photo courtesy of Oregon Sea Grant
2022 State of the Coast Conference /photo courtesy of Oregon Sea Grant

State of the Coast Conference

 

The 2022 State of the Coast Conference is scheduled for November 5 in Newport at the Hatfield Marine Science Center’s new Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building (2030 SE Marine Science Dr.)....

Nov
17

Land-Sea Symposium

November 17, 2022, Yachats

North boundary of Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve. /Photo courtesy of Oregon Marine Reserves Flickr
North boundary of Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve. /Photo courtesy of Oregon Marine Reserves Flickr

The Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Symposium will be resuming as an in-person event for its 10th annual celebration this year. The event will take place at the Yachats Commons (441 U.S. 101, Yachats) on...

Past Events

Aug
4

Seminar on Mangroves

August 4, 2022, Newport

Mangroves in Tauranga Harbour, New Zealand. /Photo courtesy of Te Ara
Mangroves in Tauranga Harbour, New Zealand. /Photo courtesy of Te Ara

Hannah Glover, a postdoctoral scholar at Oregon State University, will be sharing her research on the impacts of removing mangroves off the coast of Aotearoa New Zealand and Myanmar. 

Her description of the talk: "Coastal...

Jul
28

Talk on Invasion Ecology

July 28, 2022, Newport

The research vessel Oceanus. /Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
The research vessel Oceanus. /Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Join John Chapman, a Courtesy Professor of Fisheries, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University (OSU), on Thursday, July 28 at 3:30 p.m. to learn about his research on the...

Jul
21

Talk on Anemones--Cancelled

July 21, 2022, Newport

Aggregating anemones.\Photo courtesy of Wikimedia, iwona_kellie
Aggregating anemones.\Photo courtesy of Wikimedia, iwona_kellie

This event has been cancelled, and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Join Oregon State University (OSU) professor Dr. Nate Kirk on Thursday, July 21 at 3:30 p.m. to learn about his research on intraspecific competition amongst...

Jul
19

STAC Meets on Ocean Science Policy

July 19, 2022

 

Marine reserves are sites for research.
Marine reserves are sites for research.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
The Science and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC), which advises the Oregon Coastal Management Program on marine reserves and other ocean matters, meets online on Tuesday, July 19, 1 to 3 p.m.  Members of the public...
Jul
17

Art and Science Presentation on Sea Otters

July 17, 2022, Lincoln City

A sea otter floating among the kelp. /photo by David Gwilliam
A sea otter floating among the kelp. /photo by David Gwilliam

The Cascade Head Biosphere Collaborative (CHBC) is hosting its second annual “Art on the Beach” weekend on July 16-18. This event celebrates community science and artistic expression to raise awareness for conservation efforts in...

Jul
13

Seminar on Tsunami Debris and Invasive Species

July 13, 2022, Charleston

Japanese sea slugs that washed ashore in Oregon in 2015/ photo by John Chapman
Japanese sea slugs that washed ashore in Oregon in 2015/ photo by John Chapman

Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) invites the public to hear world-renowned biologist Dr. Jim Carlton speak about his research. Dr. Carlton is the leading expert in the field of marine bioinvasions and...

Jul
13

Marine Reserves Day at Aquarium

July 13, 2022, Newport

A scientist surveys the tide pool ecosystem at Otter Rock Marine Reserve /photo courtesy of ODFW
A scientist surveys the tide pool ecosystem at Otter Rock Marine Reserve /photo courtesy of ODFW

To celebrate the Oregon Marine Reserves Partnerships' (OMRP) 10th anniversary, the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport is hosting Oregon Marine Reserves Day on Wednesday, July 13. Oregon Shores is...

Jul
7

Seminar on Wildlife Trafficking

July 7, 2022, Newport

 

Vaquitas.
Vaquitas.\Photo courtesy of NOAA
The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series continues on Thursday, July 7, 3:30 p.m., with a seminar on “Black and Blue Markets: Illegal wildlife trafficking, lack of legal economic alternatives, and the plight of the vaquita porpoise, the...
Jun
30

Seminar on Soviet Whaling

June 30, 2022, Newport

 

 

Whale fluke.
Whale fluke.\Photo by Dennis White.
The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series continues on Thursday, June 30, 3:30 p.m., with a seminar on whaling in the Soviet era.  These talks are now delivered in hybrid fashion.  The events can be attended in person in the auditorium...