Ocean Events

Jan
31

Talk on the History of Oregon's Sea Otters

January 31, 2023, Astoria

A sea otter floating on its back. /Photo by David Menke, USFWS
A sea otter floating on its back. /Photo by David Menke, USFWS

On Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 11:00 a.m., Cameron La Follette will give a talk about the history of sea otters in Oregon. This event will take place at the Columbia River Maritime Museum (1792 Marine Dr in Astoria) and is free and open...

Feb
1

Territorial Sea Plan Working Group Meeting

February 1, 2023

The Mack Arch archipelago and Crook Point, a key offshore habitat area.\Photo by Roy Lowe, one of the panelists.

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, the Territorial Sea Plan (TSP) Working Group will hold a meeting to discuss amendments to Part 4 of the Territorial Sea Plan- Uses of the Sea Floor. This...

Feb
2

Lecture on Aquaculture Trends

February 2, 2023, Newport

Students of the Brady Lab conducting field work. /Photo courtesy of University of Maine.
Students of the Brady Lab conducting field work. /Photo courtesy of University of Maine.

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will host Damian Brady, an Agatha B. Darling Associate Professor of Oceanography at the University of Maine, to...

Feb
2

Climate Change and Oregon's Rocky Shores

February 2, 2023, Newport

Tidepool life.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Midcoast Watersheds Council will hold its first in-person community meeting (remote option available) on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 6:30 p.m.

This month's featured guest is Dr. Bruce Menge, who will share his work on long-term ecological research and how...

Feb
8

Lecture on Sea Otters

February 8, 2023, Cannon Beach

A raft of sea otters. /Photo courtesy of USFWS.
A raft of sea otters. /Photo courtesy of USFWS.

On Wednesday, Feb 8, at 7 p.m., the Friends of Haystack Rock and the Cannon Beach Library will continue the World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series.

This month's lecture will be by Michelle St. Martin, the Marine Conservation Coordinator...

Feb
9

Lecture on Climate and Fish Distribution

February 9, 2023, Newport

Spawning salmon. /Photo by Michel Roggo/NPL/Minden Pictures
Spawning salmon. /Photo by Michel Roggo/NPL/Minden Pictures

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will host Lorenzo Ciannelli, principal investigator in the Fisheries Oceanography Lab at Oregon State University, to discuss his research on...

Feb
16

Lecture on Coastal Modeling

February 16, 2023, Newport

Salmon River estuary.\Photo by Dennis White.

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will host Merrick Haller, a Professor of  Civil & Construction Engineering at Oregon State University, to discuss their research on the Newport Model...

Mar
8

Lecture on Transient Orcas

March 8, 2023, Cannon Beach

Orcas in Canada. /Photo by Rob Lott.

On Wednesday, March 8, at 7 p.m., the Friends of Haystack Rock and the Cannon Beach Library will continue the World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series.

This month's lecture will be by Josh McInnes on his work studying transient killer whales off the...

Mar
14

Webinar on Harmful Algal Blooms

March 14, 2023

Harmful algal bloom on Klamath River reservoir. /Photo courtesy of OSU
Harmful algal bloom on Klamath River reservoir. /Photo courtesy of OSU

The Cape Perpetua Collaborative is hosting a series of webinars called "Young Scientists and Wave Makers" to highlight students and early career professionals conducting meaningful conservation research. The webinar on...

Past Events

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...

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...

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
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
22

Talk on Marine Energy

September 22, 2022, Newport

Experimental wave energy device in operation.
Experimental wave energy device in operation.

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will host Dr. Bryson Roberston, Oregon State University assistant professor and Co-Director of the Pacific Marine Energy Center. His presentation will take...

Sep
19

Panel on Sea Otters

September 19, 2022

A sea otter eating at the surface /photo by Lilian Carswell
Sea otter at sea.\Photo by Lilian Carswell.

On Monday, Sept. 19, at 6:30 p.m., the Elakha Alliance is hosting three representatives from the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) to discuss potential sea otter reintroductions along the West Coast. All are welcome to attend this free webinar,...

Sep
18

Sea Otter Awareness Week

September 18, 2022

A sea otter enjoying the kelp /photo by Linda Tanner
A sea otter enjoying the kelp /photo by Linda Tanner

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Sea Otter Awareness Week (SOAW), celebrated from Sept. 18-24. SOAW is organized and sponsored by Defenders of Wildlife, Sea Otter Savvy, and the California Department of Parks and Recreation.

Here in...

Sep
17

Beach and River Cleanup

September 17, 2022

Beach cleanup volunteers /photo courtesy of SOLVE
Beach cleanup volunteers /photo courtesy of SOLVE

SOLVE is hosting a statewide beach and river cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 17, in partnership with the Oregon Lottery. Volunteers are encouraged to join a SOLVE-sponsored project in whatever location is most accessible, all of which are listed ...

Sep
13

Biochemistry Science on Tap

September 13, 2022, Newport

On Tuesday, Sept. 12, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will be hosting Science on Tap, an event where participants can socialize and learn in the Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building (GVMSB) (2030 SE Marine Science Dr. in Newport), or watch remotely via Zoom. This event features Rene...