Ocean Events

Jun
19

Orca Webinar

June 19, 2021

Orca pod.\Photo courtesy of NMFS.

The American Cetacean Society—Oregon Chapter hosts a webinar by noted field biologist Alexandra Morton on Saturday, June 19, at 10 a.m.  The event is free and open to all, but registration is required.

Morton has been studying the Northern Resident Killer...

Jun
22

Marine Reserves BioBlitz Training

June 22, 2021

BioBlitz at Cape Perpetua.\Photo by Tara Dubois.

Those interested in learning more about one of Oregon’s marine reserves while contributing to science are encouraged to participate in this year’s round of BioBlitzes focusing on Oregon’s five marine reserves.

A BioBlitz is a volunteer-based...

Jun
24

Kelp and Urchin Webinar

June 24, 2021

Purple urchin barren destroying kelp.\Photo by Kate Vylet.

The Elakha Alliance presents a webinar on the relationship between purple urchins and kelp on Thursday, June 24, 6:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to all.

“Dive into a Changing Ecosystem: Kelp Forests & Urchin Barrens” features...

Jul
14

Tufted Puffin Talk

July 14, 2021

Tufted Puffins in flight.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

The Friends of Haystack Rock group is extended its usual winter-to-spring speaker series into the summer this year.  On Wednesday, July 14, 7 p.m., the featured speaker will be Shawn Stephenson of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,...

Past Events

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.

...

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,...

Oct
13

Coastline Habitat Change Seminar

October 13, 2017, Charleston

Pacific Rim National Park, BC Canada
Pacific Rim National Park in British Columbia, Canada. | Photo by Jack Aloha

As part of the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s Fall Seminar Series, Margot Hessing-Lewis from the Hakai Institute (BC Canada) will speak on, “Stressed and disturbed; coastline complexity and biodiversity...

Oct
12

Lecture on Life on the Edge

October 12, 2017, Manzanita

North coast shoreline.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.
North coast shoreline.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.

Katie Voelke, the North Coast Land Conservancy’s executive director, will speak on “The Wild and Rare in Our Own Backyards:  Life in the Coastal Edge,” on Thursday, Oct. 12, in Manzanita’s Pine Grove Community House (225 Laneda Ave.).  Her talk is...

Oct
12

Conservation Strategy Talk

October 12, 2017, Newport

 Paul Engelmeyer (purple sweater) leading Marbled Murrelet survey.
Paul Engelmeyer (purple sweater) leading Marbled Murrelet survey.

The Newport 60+ Activity Center is hosting a talk by long-time coastal conservationist Paul Engelmeyer on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. in the center’s Multi-Purpose Room.  He will speak on “Land and Sea Conservation Issues...

Oct
6

Galapagos Marine Ecology Seminar

October 6, 2017, Charleston

Sally Lightfoot Crab in the Galapagos.
Sally Lightfoot Crab in the Galapagos. | Photo by Justin Clayton

As part of the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s Fall Seminar Series, Jon Witman of Brown University will speak on "Towards an integration of scale and complexity in marine ecology: examples from the Galapagos rocky...

Oct
6

Mapping Symposium

October 6, 2017, Florence

Gathering data on shoreline use near marine reserves.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Gathering data on shoreline use near marine reserves.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Anyone interested in how information is being mapped in the field, using a wide range of tools such as smartphones and tablets, is invited to “Symposium by the Sea:  From Field to Table—Stories in Mapping.” The...

Sep
30

Stand Up For The Bay

September 30, 2017, Coos Bay

Stand Up For The Bay.
From Coos Bay Surfrider.

Stand Up! For The Bay is a community event designed to bring the bay and waterways into the focus of citizens in the community. The event will take place in downtown Coos Bay, at the public dock/boardwalk on Sept. 30. Registration starts at 9 a.m.; paddle kickoff is...