Ocean Events

Oct
29

Talk on Art and Science

October 29, 2020

Fernanda Oyarzun at work in her studio.\Photo courtesy of Schmidt Ocean Institute.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology is hosting an online talk on art and science by Dr. Fernanda Oyarzun, “My Intertidal:  Between Art and Science,” on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 10 a.m.

Dr. Oyarzun is a...

Oct
29

Seminar on Fisheries Observation

October 29, 2020

Newport's fishing fleet.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) Seminar Series has moved online for the duration of the pandemic.  Next up, on Thursday, Oct. 29, 3:30 p.m., is a presentation entitled “The Northwest Fisheries Science Center Observer Program: What is...

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...

Nov
10

Seaweed Presentation

November 10, 2020

Seaweed in the rocky intertidal.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Bandon’s Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) offers a special online presentation on “Seaweed: Diverse, Delightful, and Delicious,” on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 6:30 p.m.  The presentation is free and open to all.

The presenter is Nancy...

Dec
13

King Tide Project, Second Series

December 13, 2020

From the King Tides archives--a January, 2020 king tide at Cape Kiwanda.\Photo by Day Tooley.

The second round of the 2020-2021 King Tides Project, through which volunteer photographers document the highest tides of the year, takes place Dec. 13-15, 2020. (The final high tide series which...

Past Events

Sep
16

Surfrider http://solveoregon.org/volunteer-beach-riverside-cleanupNewport Fall Cleanups

September 16, 2017, Newport

Nye Beach in Oregon at sunset.
Nye Beach in Oregon at sunset. | Photo by Linda Cochran

The Newport Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is organizing a "Fall 5 Beach Clean Up" to take place on Sept. 16. After the cleanups, participants will rendevous back at Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site (just north of the mouth of...

Sep
16

International Coastal Cleanup Day

September 16, 2017

Celebrating International Coastal Cleanup Day.
Celebrating International Coastal Cleanup Day. | Photo from Golden Gate State Park

International Coastal Cleanup: Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Nearly 12 million people and counting have been part of the world’s biggest volunteer effort to protect the ocean. Will you join in this year?

In...

Sep
10

Welcome the Salmon Home

September 10, 2017, Otis

Traditional salmon bake.
Traditional salmon bake. | Photo from Westwind Stewardship Group

A natural spectacle that occurs at Westwind each year is happening soon: the return of Chinook and Coho salmon to the streams of the Oregon coast, including Westwind’s Salmon River. To celebrate this amazing feat of nature,...

Sep
10

Marine Debris Survey Training

September 10, 2017, Tillamook

COASST's Julia Parrish.
COASST's Julia Parrish.

COASST, CoastWatch’s partner in the beached bird survey, also conducts a marine debris survey.  A volunteer training for this survey is offered on Sunday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Port of Tillamook’s Airport Conference Room (5005 Hwy 101 S) in...

Sep
9

Marine Debris Survey Training

September 9, 2017, Newport

COASST volunteers conducting marine debris survey.\Photo courtesy of COASST.
COASST volunteers conducting marine debris survey.\Photo courtesy of COASST.

COASST, CoastWatch’s partner in the beached bird survey, also conducts a marine debris survey.  A volunteer training for this survey is offered on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Room 28 of the...

Sep
9

Curry County Birding Expedition

September 9, 2017, Gold Beach

Black Phoebe in Marion, Oregon.
Black Phoebe in flight in Marion, Oregon. | Photo by Max Rae

Join the Kalmiopsis Audubon with trip leader Gary Maschmeyer for this outing to Arizona Beach State Park (between Port Orford and Nesika Beach). Arizona Beach is CoastWatch Mile 41, and as it happens, we are seeking a new...

Sep
9

Brown Pelican Survey

September 9, 2017

Join Portland Audubon and a host of birders for the 2017 Brown Pelican Survey on Saturday, September 9. Not only will this be a great time to get out and see one of Oregon's local birds, but you can also help make a difference for the conservation of this species.

The biennial Brown Pelican...

Sep
1

Oregon Shorebird Festival

September 1, 2017 - September 3, 2017, Charleston

 Common Murres perching on the side of a rock.
Common Murres perching. | Photo by Heather Roskelley.

This year’s Oregon Shore Bird festival features a variety of excellent outings and speakers. Highlights include pelagic birding trips and sea kayaking trips, plus presentations by acclaimed author and super birder Noah Stryker and...

Aug
30

Seabirds, Science, and Marine Reserves

August 30, 2017, Arch Cape

Cormorants in Oregon.
Cormorants in Oregon. | Photo by Amelia O'Connor

Love seabirds? Check out the nesting cormorants presented by the Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve group and their partners the Audubon Society of Portland and Haystack Rock Awareness Program. Hike down to Devil's Cauldron anytime between...