Ocean Events

Jul
8

Rocky Habitat Working Group Meeting

July 8, 2020

Rocky habitat at Ecola State Park.\Photo by Laurel Hillmann.

The initial proposal period for site designations under the state’s new Rocky Habitat Management Strategy is now underway.  On Wednesday, July 8, the Rocky Habitat Working Group of Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) will...

Jul
10

Ocean Science Trust Meeting

July 10, 2020

Researchers deploying an ROV in a marine reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Oregon Ocean Science Trust, which seeks to acquire and distribute funding for research in Oregon’s ocean, particularly its marine reserves, is meeting virtually on Friday, July 10, 9 a.m.-noon. 

A key topic on the...

Jul
14

Aquaculture Seminar

July 14, 2020

Dr. Jan Hodder.

Bandon’s Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) has resumed its seminar series, now moved online.  First up will be Jan Hodder, retired from her position as a senior lecturer at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, where she taught about marine birds and mammals for more...

Jul
22

Virtual Science Pub Walrus Talk

July 22, 2020

Sheanna Steingass.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC in Newport hosts a Science on Tap series.  These are casual talks on scientific subjects, held at the nearby Rogue Brewery, combining food, beer, and entertaining explorations of research topics.  They are fun, educational…and,...

Jul
31

Meeting on Ocean Acidification

July 31, 2020

Testing ocean waters in an Oregon marine reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Oregon’s Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Council will hold its summer meeting on Friday, July 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

At present, the plan is still to hold an in-person meeting, place to be determined.  Watch this...

Past Events

Mar
28

Cancelled-- Spring Beach Cleanup

March 28, 2020

Beach cleanup in progress.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.

Cancelled:  This event has been cancelled as a precautionary measure due to the CORVID-19 virus.  It has been rescheduled for July 5.

This year’s annual beach cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, March 28.  The coastwide cleanup takes place...

Mar
21

Spring Whale Watch Week

March 21, 2020 - March 29, 2020

Gray whale fluke.\Photo by Dennis White.

Note: due to coronavirus precautions, there will be no volunteer Whale watch guides at the viewing sites. But the whales will still be there.

State Parks has announced that Whale Watch Week will not be observed this spring as a precaution in addressing...

Mar
20

Online Rocky Habitat Meeting

March 20, 2020, Newport

Rocky shore habitat at low tide.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The current public comment period on the draft of the state’s new Rocky Habitat Management Strategy ended on March 1.  After taking some time to consider the comments, the Rocky Habitat Working Group of Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory...

Mar
19

Online Salmon Seminar

March 19, 2020

Biologist Laurie Weitkamp.

 

The Hatfield Marine Science center is moving its weekly seminar series online during the coronavirus lockdown, but the talks continue.  The one upcoming takes place on Thursday, March 19, 3:30 p.m., entirely online.  The speaker is Laurie Weitkamp of the Northwest...

Mar
18

Cancelled--Presentation on Coastal Values

March 18, 2020, Newport

Conducting research on use of marine reserves.|Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Cancelled:  The following event has been cancelled in accordance with directives from the governor's office and the public university system regarding the coronavirus situation.  The organizers state that it will be...

Mar
17

Fisheries Update

March 17, 2020, Siletz

Paul Olmsted.

At the Siletz Watershed Council’s spring quarterly meeting, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Mid-Coast Assistant District Fish Biologist, Paul Olmsted, will speak about “Mid-Coast Fisheries, Stock Status, and Restoration.”  The event, free and open to all, takes...

Mar
17

STAC Meeting

March 17, 2020, Corvallis

 

STAC in action.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
The Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee that advises the Ocean Policy Advisory Council on marine reserves is meeting on Tuesday, March 17, 1-5 p.m. at the Children’s Farm Home Historic Old School (4455 N.E. Hwy 20) outside Corvallis.

Among the...

Mar
11

Marine Mammal Lecture

March 11, 2020, Cannon Beach

Seal pup yawning.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

The Friends of Haystack Rock lecture series hosts a talk on marine mammals on the Oregon coast, when Keith Chandler speaks on “Current Trends of Marine Mammals along the Oregon Coast.”  The event, free and open to all, takes place on Wednesday,...