Ocean Events

Aug
26

Rocky Habitat Meeting

August 26, 2019, Seal Rock

Rocky intertidal habitat with sea star.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Oregon Ocean Policy Advisory Council’s Rocky Habitat Working Group holds its next meeting on Monday, Aug. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., to allow plenty of time for discussion of the state’s newly rocky habitat management...

Aug
29

STAC Meeting on Marine Reserves

August 29, 2019

The Science and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC), a working group of the Ocean Policy Advisory Council, is holding a remote meeting on Thursday, Aug. 29, from 9 a.m. until noon.  The public can sit in to learn more about scientific research taking place in marine reserves and policy for...

Sep
5

Talk on Our Changing Ocean

September 5, 2019, Newport

Intertidal researcher Heather Fulton-Bennett will speak on “Oregon’s Changing Ocean: What Kelp, Sea Stars, and Other Organisms Can Tell Us” on Thursday, Sept. 5, 6:30 p.m. in Newport’s Visual Arts Center (777 N.W. Beach Dr.), Room 205.  The public is...

Sep
14

Fall Pelican Survey

September 14, 2019

 

Pelicans in flight.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Pelicans in flight.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.
The annual spring Pacific Brown Pelican Survey will be held Saturday, Sept. 14.  Veterans of the survey are asked to step up again; new volunteers are welcomed. 

Organized by the Audubon Society, these surveys offer volunteers a chance to...

Sep
20

Oregon Shorebird Festival

September 20, 2019, Charleston

Red Knots at Fort Stevens.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The 33rd annual Oregon Shorebird Festival is being planned for Sept. 20-22.  As usual, it will be based at the Oregon Institute for Marine Biology (63466 Boat Basin Rd. in Charleston).  Most details have not yet been published, but birders...

Sep
20

Earth & Ocean Arts Festival

September 20, 2019, Cannon Beach

Haystack Rock and the beach through an artistic lens.\Photo by Byron Jose Sun.

Ecology as well as art will be the focus of the first annual Earth & Ocean Arts Festival in Cannon Beach, which runs Sept. 20 to Sept. 22 at various locations around the city. The goal of the organizers is to...

Sep
26

Volunteer Appreciation at Cape Perpetua

September 26, 2019, Yachats

Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve at its northern boundary.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Every fall, the organizations working to protect the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve and its surrounding terrestrial environment gather for a volunteer appreciation night.  Current and prospective volunteers gather...

Oct
21

OPAC Meeting

October 21, 2019, Newport

OPAC meeting in action.

The next meeting of the state’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council it planned for Monday, Oct. 21, at the Agate Beach Best Western (3019 N. Coast Hwy) in Newport.  The tentative starting time, 9 a.m., may change.

The agenda for this meeting is not yet available but will be...

Past Events

Jul
17

Lecture on Managing Marine Protected Areas

July 17, 2019, Charleston

Cascade Head Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

As part of their Summer Seminar Series, the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) presents a talk by Will White of Oregon State University on “Linking Models and Data for Adaptive Management of Marine Protected Areas.”  The talk takes...

Jul
17

Comment Session on Ocean Acidification

July 17, 2019

The Oregon Coordinating Council on Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia (OAH) is seeking public comment on their proposed Oregon’s DRAFT Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Action Plan. This OAH Action Plan was developed in recognition of the acidification and hypoxia impacts...

Jul
10

Lecture on Coral and Environmental Collapse

July 10, 2019, Charleston

Katherine Muzik and her favorite research subject, Ellisella coral.

Coral expert Katherine Muzik will speak on “Coral Studies and Worldwide Environmental Collapse. Now What?” as part of the Summer Seminar Series at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (63466 Boat Basin Rd.) in Charleston. ...

Jul
9

Acidification Comment Deadline

July 9, 2019

The Oregon Coordinating Council on Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia (OAH) is seeking public comment on their proposed Oregon’s DRAFT Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Action Plan. This OAH Action Plan was developed in recognition of the acidification and hypoxia impacts that we see today, in...

Jul
9

Remote Rocky Shores Meeting

July 9, 2019

Rocky intertidal research in progress.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The process of revising Oregon’s regulations protecting rocky shore habitats continues.  With the basic draft of the new management strategy in place, the Rocky Habitat* Working Group of the state’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council...

Jul
6

BioBlitz at Cape Perpetua

July 6, 2019, Yachats

 View of Cape Perpetua from the Visitors > Center.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.
View of Cape Perpetua from the Visitors > Center.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.

As part of a series of “bioblitzes” being held this spring and summer at Oregon’s marine reserves, a bioblitz is planned for Cape Perpetua for Saturday, July 6, beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Lead organizer is the Cape...

Jul
6

BioBlitz at Cape Falcon

July 6, 2019, Manzanita

Neahkahnie Beach.\Photo courtesy of Friends of Cape Falcon.

As part of this summer’s series of “BioBlitz” events, a number of local organizations have banded together to sponsor a BioBlitz at the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve.  Participants will meet a 9 a.m. for a one-mile walk on Neahkahnie...