Ocean Events

Aug
13

Video Tour of Heceta Bank

August 13, 2020

Explore the undersea habitat off Oregon's shore with new film.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The public is invited to a special screening of Oregon State Productions’ film “Heceta Bank: Orgon’s Hidden Wonder,” on Thursday, Aug. 13, 6 p.m.  The virtual event includes a panel discussion and...

Aug
25

Webinar on Waves and Beaches

August 25, 2020

Waves at sunset washing Cape Perpetua.\Photo by Tara Dubois.

The Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve Collaborative, unable to gather audiences physically, is offering an online exploration of the shore with a webinar entitled “Waves, Sand, and Beaches:  The Constantly Changing Shoreline.”  Free...

Aug
26

Sea Otter Webinar

August 26, 2020

Sea otter "raft."\Photo by David Sidle.

The Elakha Alliance is sponsoring a webinar on “The Legal and Economic Considerations of Sea Otter Reintroduction” on Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m.  Speakers will be Bob Bailey, the Alliance’s president, and Michele Zwartjes, a biologist with the U.S....

Aug
27

Cape Perpetua Volunteer Appreciation

August 27, 2020

Cape Perpetua from the air.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

The annual Cape Perpetua Volunteer Appreciation Event celebrates the wide range of voluntary activity focused on that stretch of Oregon’s shore (including the monitoring done by CoastWatchers).  It is usually a...

Past Events

Jul
16

Salt Marsh Ecology Walk

July 16, 2017, Netarts

Netarts Bay Salt Marsh, Oregon.
Netarts Bay Salt Marsh, Oregon. | Photo from WEBS

Registration is required - please click this link to get your free ticket.

Walk along the saltmarsh of Netarts Bay while learning about how plants survive in a salty world on Sunday, July 16! Join Friends of Netarts Bay – Watershed, Estuary,...

Jul
15

Newport Summer Beach Cleanup Series

July 15, 2017, Newport

South Beach State Park at sunset in Oregon.
South Beach State Park at sunset. | Photo by Brian Riopelle

Join the Newport Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation as they kick off the summer with a Beach Cleanup Series.

Meet at day use area of the South Beach State Park in Newport, OR. 

Jul
15

Marbled Murrelet Community Survey

July 15, 2017, Port Orford

Marbled murrelet field trip flyer.
By Kalmiopsis Audubon Society

Day 2 of Marbled Murrelet Field Trip: These unique birds from the ocean to their nests in the forest each day, and the best time to see them begins 45 mins before sunrise. The survey will be from 5:04-7:04, and you can participate in as much of the survey as...

Jul
14

Murrelets around the Campfire

July 14, 2017, Port Orford

Marbled murrelet field trip flyer.
By Kalmiopsis Audubon Society

Day 1 of the Marbled Murrelet Field Trip: Come learn about this magnificent seabird from locals who pioneered the effort to find and protect it, followed by an update on what's current with murrelets today by Max Beeken from the Redfrish Rocks Community...

Jul
14

Comment Deadline on Ocean Energy Rules

July 14, 2017

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

The Department of State Lands has initiated rulemaking to implement the requirements of recent administrative and legislative actions affecting the placement of ocean renewable energy devices in the territorial sea.  The public is invited to...

Jul
13

Volunteer Marbled Murrelet Survey

July 13, 2017, Yachats

 Volunteers on a previous Marbled Murrelet survey with Paul Engelmeyer (magenta sweatshirt).
Volunteers on a previous Marbled Murrelet survey with Paul Engelmeyer (magenta sweatshirt).

The Audubon Society of Portland is conducting two volunteer-based surveys for the endangered Marbled Murrelet on the central Oregon coast.  The first takes place July 13-14; the second occurs July...

Jul
13

NANOOS Workshop

July 13, 2017, Newport

Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems
Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems

The public is invited to a day-long workshop on July 13 in Newport intended to explain NANOOS (Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems) and seek feedback about its future uses. A partnership of over 40 entities,...

Jul
13

Lecture on Acidification

July 13, 2017, Newport

Salmon River estuary.\Photo by Dennis White.
Salmon River estuary.\Photo by Dennis White.

The upcoming NANOOS (Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems) workshop has added a public lecture.  See separate listing for information about the workshop.

Dr. Burke Hales, a professor in Oregon State University’s College of...

Jul
12

Seaweed Seminar

July 12, 2017, Charleston

Seaweeds on the Oregon Coast.
Seaweeds off the Oregon Coast. | Photo by Hannah Brandsma

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology hosts weekly seminars at the Boathouse Auditorium in Fall, Spring and Summer terms. Guest speakers report on their research to students and staff. Seminars cover a wide variety of marine topics...

Jul
11

Portland Action Day Cleanup

July 11, 2017, Portland

Surfrider volunteers meeting before paddleboarding in Oregon.
Photo by Surfrider Portland

Surfrider Portland is hosting their annual Portland Action Day event / sun-filled social / beach cleanup.

The Portland Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation's mission is to "keep it clean upstream" to prevent pollution from reaching the ocean and the North Coast...