Ocean Events


Online Research Summit

October 20, 2020

Marine research diver.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Determined to demonstrate that social distancing does not prevent the spread of ideas, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) is moving its 2020 Research Summit online. This informative and interactive half-day event will be online from 1-5...

Past Events


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...


Information Meeting on Ocean Renewable Energy

July 6, 2017, Portland

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

The Department of State Lands is holding a public meeting to provide information on its rulemaking process to implement the requirements of recent administrative and legislative actions affecting the placement of ocean renewable energy devices in...


Science on the Grill

June 27, 2017, Garibaldi

The dock at Garibaldi.\Photo by Sonja Peterson.
The dock at Garibaldi.\Photo by Sonja Peterson.

Join the Friends of the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve and enjoy an afternoon of free food and science down at the Port of Garibaldi dock on Tuesday, from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.  Learn about marine science from biologists from the Oregon Department of...


Birding at Ecola Creek Forest Reserve

June 27, 2017, Cannon Beach

Image of Ecola State Forest Park in Oregon.
Ecola State Forest Park. | Photo by Zack Schnepf

Join the North Coast Land Conservancy (NCLC) with naturalist Mike Patterson for an early-morning birdwatching walk in Ecola Creek Forest Reserve. The NCLC was excited to help the City of Cannon Beach acquire the initial 120 acres of the Ecola...


Otter Rock-n-Roll Surf Contest

June 17, 2017, Otter Rock

Otter Rock n' Roll 2017 Poster

Surfrider offers its 9th annual Otter Rock-n-Roll Surf Contest at Otter Rock-Devil's Punch Bowl State Park. Beach registration will be from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. sharp. Check-in will be from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and the action starts at 9 a.m..

In the spirit of International Surfing Day, Surfrider...