Ocean Events

Oct
28

Webinar on Rocky Habitat Campaign

October 28, 2020

Our colleagues at the Audubon Chapter of Lincoln City are working on protections for two sites as part of the state’s Rocky Habitat Management Strategy, at Cape Foulweather and Cape Lookout.  They are planning a webinar to discuss the campaign to...

Oct
30

Meeting on Ocean Science

October 30, 2020

Intertidal research underway at Cascade Head Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC), which provides expertise on marine reserves to the state’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPACT), meets online on Friday, Oct. 30, 1-4 p.m.  The...

Nov
5

Virtual State of the Coast Conference

November 5, 2020

The State of the Coast Conference is an annual tradition, but like just about everything else in our world of late, it will look different this year. The entire conference has been moved online.  The good news is that the conference is free this year, and open to...

Nov
6

Virtual State of the Coast Conference

November 6, 2020

This year’s State of the Coast Conference has been moved online.  The good news is that the conference is free this year, and open to everyone.

This is the second day of the conference, which will take place Nov. 5-6.  No schedule is available...

Past Events

Oct
28

South Slough Trails Hike

October 28, 2017, Charleston

South Slough,
South Slough, | Photo by Southcoast Striders

The Southcoast Striders are hosting a hike Oct. 28, beginning at 10 a.m. To join the hike, meet at the  South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve Interpretive Center parking lot.  The hike leaders will take the group on a series of trails...

Oct
27

Blue Mind Lecture

October 27, 2017, Pacific City

Waves off Yachats, fit for contemplation by a blue mind.\Photo by Rena Martin.
Waves off Yachats, fit for contemplation by a blue mind.\Photo by Rena Martin.

A watershed council covering three watersheds—Nestucca, Neskowin, and Sand Lake—is hosting a talk by author Wallace J. Nichols on Friday, Oct. 27, 6-8 p.m. at the Kiawanda Community Center (34600 Cape Kiwanda Dr.)...

Oct
27

Marine Reserves Seminar

October 27, 2017, Charleston

Kirsten Grorud-Colvert.
Kirsten Grorud-Colvert.

As part of the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s Fall Seminar Series, Kirsten Grorud-Colvert of Oregon State University will speak on “Oregon’s marine reserves:  local ecology, global context, and upcoming evaluation.”  The talk takes place at 4 p.m., and is free...

Oct
26

STAC Meeting

October 26, 2017, Newport

 The STAC at work.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
The STAC at work.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee to the state’s Marine Reserves Program will meet on Thursday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m-3 p.m. in the Seminar Room of the Hatfield Marine Science Center.  The meeting is open to the public.

STAC members will be...

Oct
25

Lecture on Women in Fishing

October 25, 2017, Newport

Woman in commercial fishing.
Woman in commercial fishing industry. | Photo Courtesy of FisheryNation.com

The Oregon State University College of Liberal Arts and Oregon Sea Grant are hosting a public talk by Professor Flaxen Conway, who is speaking on, “Women’s Roles in Oregon's Fishing Industry,” in the OSU Hatfield...

Oct
21

Orca Lecture

October 21, 2017, Newport

Orcas off the Oregon coast.\Photo by Gary Ligi.
Orcas off the Oregon coast.\Photo by Gary Ligi.

The Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society is hosting a presentation on “killer whales” at the next installment of the group’s speaker series, on Saturday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. in the Newport Public Library (35 N.W. Nye). The event is free...

Oct
20

Seminar on Shoreline Abuse

October 20, 2017, Charleston

OIMB Talk Oct 20 Flyer

Shorelines are used by people in many ways, from building sandcastles to building marinas, from harvesting shellfish, to harvesting sand. Shorelines, ranging from exposed rocky coasts to muddy estuarine wetlands, thus provide a variety of ‘services’ to people. However, many of our uses turn...

Oct
20

Rocky Shores Meeting

October 20, 2017, Salem

 Rocky Shores at Seal Rocks, with seals.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Rocky Shores at Seal Rocks, with seals.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The Rocky Shores Working Group of the Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) meets on Friday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., in the Basement Hearing Room of the Department of Land Conservation and Development (635 Capitol St., S.E. in...

Oct
17

International Ocean Film Tour

October 17, 2017, Portland

Waves and rocky shores on the Oregon coast.\Photo by Arenkert.
Waves and rocky shores on the Oregon coast.\Photo by Arenkert.

This year's International Ocean Film Tour, Volume 4, is on its way, with ocean adventures and environmental documentaries on board.  The films this year include 120 minutes filled with inspiring stories and water sports action.

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Oct
16

Oregon Outdoor Summit

October 16, 2017 - October 17, 2017, Corvalis

Outdoor Summit
Outdoor Summit. | Courtesy of OSU

The Outdoor Summit is a two-day adventure, convened by Oregon State University Outreach & Engagement, Travel Oregon, and Oregon State Parks. The summit will engage community leaders, outdoor enthusiasts and recreation businesses, public agencies, students,...