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


Meeting on Wind Energy and Fisheries

March 4, 2022

Closeup of an offshore wind turbine.\Photo courtesy of Cornell University.

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is developing a plan to open the ocean in federal waters off Oregon’s shore to wind energy development.  This is a form of renewable energy, but it also poses...


Seminar on Climate and Fisheries

March 3, 2022

The Newport fishing fleet.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday Research Seminar Series continues online. Next up, on Thursday, March 3, at 3:30 p.m., is a talk on “Climate change effects on important fisheries species: from individual physiology to...


Plastic Pollution Action Day

February 26, 2022, Lincoln City

Gull sculpture by Washed Ashore, made from marine debris.

Washed Ashore, a Bandon-based non-profit that creates works of art from marine debris and displays them around the world, along with partners, is sponsoring “Swimming Upstream:  Addressing Plastics Pollution through Action” on...


Offshore Wind Task Force Meets

February 25, 2022

Offshore wind energy turbines.\Photo courtesy of Stanford University.

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is assessing Oregon’s continental shelf for sites for wind energy development.  “Call areas,” where BOEM intends to offer leases to would-be wind developers who will...


Workshop on Marine Debris for Educators

February 24, 2022

Students conducting a marine debris survey.\Photo by Fawn Custer.

Oregon Sea Grant offers a workshop for educators in grades 4-12 who would like to incorporate the topic of marine debris prevention into their teaching.  “Marine Debris Interruptions” takes place on Thursday, Feb. 24, 4:30-6...


Whale Entanglement Talk

February 19, 2022

Whale showing fluke.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The Oregon chapter of the American Cetacean Society (ACS) offers a free public talk, “Going in for the Krill: Developing Prey-Informed Ecosystem Models to Mitigate Whale Entanglement Risk in Oregon.”  It takes place on Saturday, Feb. 19, at 10...


Seminar on Predators and Prey

February 17, 2022

Megan Sabal

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday Research Seminar Series continues online.  Next up is lecture on “Predator effects on migratory prey behavior, ecology, and evolution, on Thursday, Feb. 17, 3:30 p.m.

The speaker is Megan Sabal, a postdoctoral scholar with Oregon State...


Talk on Tidal Wetlands

February 10, 2022

Laura Brophy in the field.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series continues online.  This week’s event, on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 3:30 p.m., features renowned wetland ecologist Laura Brophy, who studies Oregon’s estuarine and lower-river marshes and tidal swamps.  Her...


Lecture on Sharks

February 9, 2022

Salmon Shark.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe, Seaside Aquarium.

The Friends of Haystack Rock continues its Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series online until it’s safe to go back to the library up again.  Up next, the ever-intriguing subject of sharks.  Taylor Chapple, an assistant professor in...