Ocean Events

Jan
31

Talk on the History of Oregon's Sea Otters

January 31, 2023, Astoria

A sea otter floating on its back. /Photo by David Menke, USFWS
A sea otter floating on its back. /Photo by David Menke, USFWS

On Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 11:00 a.m., Cameron La Follette will give a talk about the history of sea otters in Oregon. This event will take place at the Columbia River Maritime Museum (1792 Marine Dr in Astoria) and is free and open...

Feb
1

Territorial Sea Plan Working Group Meeting

February 1, 2023

The Mack Arch archipelago and Crook Point, a key offshore habitat area.\Photo by Roy Lowe, one of the panelists.

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, the Territorial Sea Plan (TSP) Working Group will hold a meeting to discuss amendments to Part 4 of the Territorial Sea Plan- Uses of the Sea Floor. This...

Feb
2

Lecture on Aquaculture Trends

February 2, 2023, Newport

Students of the Brady Lab conducting field work. /Photo courtesy of University of Maine.
Students of the Brady Lab conducting field work. /Photo courtesy of University of Maine.

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will host Damian Brady, an Agatha B. Darling Associate Professor of Oceanography at the University of Maine, to...

Feb
2

Climate Change and Oregon's Rocky Shores

February 2, 2023, Newport

Tidepool life.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Midcoast Watersheds Council will hold its first in-person community meeting (remote option available) on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 6:30 p.m.

This month's featured guest is Dr. Bruce Menge, who will share his work on long-term ecological research and how...

Feb
8

Lecture on Sea Otters

February 8, 2023, Cannon Beach

A raft of sea otters. /Photo courtesy of USFWS.
A raft of sea otters. /Photo courtesy of USFWS.

On Wednesday, Feb 8, at 7 p.m., the Friends of Haystack Rock and the Cannon Beach Library will continue the World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series.

This month's lecture will be by Michelle St. Martin, the Marine Conservation Coordinator...

Feb
9

Lecture on Climate and Fish Distribution

February 9, 2023, Newport

Spawning salmon. /Photo by Michel Roggo/NPL/Minden Pictures
Spawning salmon. /Photo by Michel Roggo/NPL/Minden Pictures

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will host Lorenzo Ciannelli, principal investigator in the Fisheries Oceanography Lab at Oregon State University, to discuss his research on...

Feb
16

Lecture on Coastal Modeling

February 16, 2023, Newport

Salmon River estuary.\Photo by Dennis White.

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will host Merrick Haller, a Professor of  Civil & Construction Engineering at Oregon State University, to discuss their research on the Newport Model...

Mar
8

Lecture on Transient Orcas

March 8, 2023, Cannon Beach

Orcas in Canada. /Photo by Rob Lott.

On Wednesday, March 8, at 7 p.m., the Friends of Haystack Rock and the Cannon Beach Library will continue the World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series.

This month's lecture will be by Josh McInnes on his work studying transient killer whales off the...

Mar
14

Webinar on Harmful Algal Blooms

March 14, 2023

Harmful algal bloom on Klamath River reservoir. /Photo courtesy of OSU
Harmful algal bloom on Klamath River reservoir. /Photo courtesy of OSU

The Cape Perpetua Collaborative is hosting a series of webinars called "Young Scientists and Wave Makers" to highlight students and early career professionals conducting meaningful conservation research. The webinar on...

Past Events

Aug
11

Call for Intertidal Survey Volunteers

August 11, 2022, Newport

Cascade Head Marine Reserve. /Photo courtesy of ODFW
Cascade Head, site of the marine reserve that is part of the U.N. Biosphere Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) Marine Reserves team will be conducting intertidal mussel bed surveys next week at the Cascade Head Marine Reserve. They are looking...

Aug
10

State of the Coast: Call for Sessions

August 10, 2022

A view of Cape Meares. /Photo by Gregory Henton
A view of Cape Meares. /Photo by Gregory Henton

The State of the Coast conference is accepting submissions for session ideas until Wednesday, Aug. 10. They are soliciting both 10-minute “ignite talks” and 75-minute interactive breakout sessions.

The conference will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5...

Aug
4

Seminar on Mangroves

August 4, 2022, Newport

Mangroves in Tauranga Harbour, New Zealand. /Photo courtesy of Te Ara
Mangroves in Tauranga Harbour, New Zealand. /Photo courtesy of Te Ara

Hannah Glover, a postdoctoral scholar at Oregon State University, will be sharing her research on the impacts of removing mangroves off the coast of Aotearoa New Zealand and Myanmar. 

Her description of the talk: "Coastal...

Jul
28

Talk on Invasion Ecology

July 28, 2022, Newport

The research vessel Oceanus. /Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
The research vessel Oceanus. /Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Join John Chapman, a Courtesy Professor of Fisheries, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University (OSU), on Thursday, July 28 at 3:30 p.m. to learn about his research on the...

Jul
21

Talk on Anemones--Cancelled

July 21, 2022, Newport

Aggregating anemones.\Photo courtesy of Wikimedia, iwona_kellie
Aggregating anemones.\Photo courtesy of Wikimedia, iwona_kellie

This event has been cancelled, and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Join Oregon State University (OSU) professor Dr. Nate Kirk on Thursday, July 21 at 3:30 p.m. to learn about his research on intraspecific competition amongst...

Jul
19

STAC Meets on Ocean Science Policy

July 19, 2022

 

Marine reserves are sites for research.
Marine reserves are sites for research.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
The Science and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC), which advises the Oregon Coastal Management Program on marine reserves and other ocean matters, meets online on Tuesday, July 19, 1 to 3 p.m.  Members of the public...
Jul
17

Art and Science Presentation on Sea Otters

July 17, 2022, Lincoln City

A sea otter floating among the kelp. /photo by David Gwilliam
A sea otter floating among the kelp. /photo by David Gwilliam

The Cascade Head Biosphere Collaborative (CHBC) is hosting its second annual “Art on the Beach” weekend on July 16-18. This event celebrates community science and artistic expression to raise awareness for conservation efforts in...

Jul
13

Seminar on Tsunami Debris and Invasive Species

July 13, 2022, Charleston

Japanese sea slugs that washed ashore in Oregon in 2015/ photo by John Chapman
Japanese sea slugs that washed ashore in Oregon in 2015/ photo by John Chapman

Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) invites the public to hear world-renowned biologist Dr. Jim Carlton speak about his research. Dr. Carlton is the leading expert in the field of marine bioinvasions and...