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

May
2

Sea Floor Working Group Meets

May 2, 2022

Site of notorious Facebook cable project at Tierra del Mar.
Site of notorious Facebook cable project at Tierra del Mar.\Photo by Ron Bourke.

The Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) and the Ocean Policy Advisory Council are jointing embarking on a review of the state’s Territorial Sea Plan Part Four:  Uses of the Sea Floor. ...

Apr
28

Seminar on Research Sensors

April 28, 2022, Newport

 

Video of research remote sensing in a marine reserve.
Video of research remote sensing in a marine reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday series of research seminars now offers a hybrid—in-person presentations that are also accessible remotely.  Next up, on Thursday, April 28, 3:30 p.m., is a talk on the...

Apr
28

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

April 28, 2022

 

Black Oystercatcher
Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Black Oystercatchers, with their vivid orange bills and unmistakable clacking cry, are a familiar and well-loved denizen of our rocky intertidal areas. They are also a species of conservation concern due to the bird’s small population size and...

Apr
27

Rocky Habitat Workshop

April 27, 2022

 

View north from Cape Fourweather.
View north from Cape Foulweather.\Photo by George Meyer.
The next phase of the state’s drawn-out “site designation” process, part of the new Rocky Habitat Management Strategy, is upon us. The Department of Land Conservation and Development is hosting three virtual workshops focused on...
Apr
26

Webinar on Ocean Acidification

April 26, 2022

Photo of crabs caught in fishing gear courtesy of California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife.
Commercial crab fishing is at risk from ocean acidification.\Photo courtesy of California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife.

The Audubon Society of Lincoln City hosts a webinar on “Our Imperiled Sea: Combating Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia” on Tuesday, April 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m. The speaker will be...

Apr
21

Seminar on Fish Behavior

April 21, 2022

 

Blue rockfish and mola.
Blue rockfish and mola.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series, which had started to hold in-person events again, reverts to remote, in this case because they are bringing in a speaker from across the Pond.

On Thursday, April 21, 3:30 p.m., the...

Apr
21

Dolphin Societies on Tap

April 21, 2022

 

Bottlenose dolphin.
Bottlenose dolphin.\Image courtesy of NOAA.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Science on Tap series continues to require that you pour your own, but what is lost in conviviality is gained in accessibility, as people everywhere can now listen in online.

The next Science on Tap event takes...