Ocean Events

Sep
25

Webinar on Crabs

September 25, 2022

Mole crab. /Photo by Bonnie Henderson

Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS is hosting a webinar on Oregon’s crabs on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This discussion will be led by Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS board member and retired biologist, Jim Young. The illustrative presentation will cover crab anatomy, life history, the...

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
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

Apr
16

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...

Apr
9

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....

Apr
9

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.

The...

Apr
7

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...

Apr
7

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...

Mar
31

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...

Mar
31

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...

Mar
30

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...