Ocean Events

Apr
13

Talk on Adaptive Capacity Research

April 13, 2021

Cape Perpetua, aerial view from the north.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Cape Perpetua Young Scientist series of online talks continues with “Understanding Adaptive Capacity: An Analysis of Community Perceptions and Policy Responses to Ocean Acidification and other marine stressors on the West...

Apr
14

Ocean Climate Lobby Day

April 14, 2021

Otter Rock Marine Reserve from the air.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The climate crisis is an ocean crisis, and the oceans, coasts, rivers and Great Lakes have an important place in climate solutions. Ocean advocates and anyone concerned about climate change is invited to join the Ocean Climate...

Apr
15

Seminar on Public Coastal Perceptions

April 15, 2021

 

Surveying the public concerning marine reserves.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) Thursday research seminar series departs from scientific results to consider public opinion on Thursday, April 15, 3:30 p.m., with a presentation on “Public Perceptions of...

Apr
16

Lecture on Marine Disease

April 16, 2021

Sea star with wasting syndrom.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) presents its spring Seminar Series, for the most part at 1 p.m. on Fridays.  Next up is Alyssa Gehman of the University of British Columbia, speaking on “Marine disease ecology in a changing environment” at 1 p.m....

Apr
19

Marine Debris Survey

April 19, 2021

A monthly marine debris survey is conducted at Cape Cove, just south of Cape Perpetua.  It is still taking place, with Covid-era precautions (masks are worn).  New volunteers are welcome to join the survey, on Monday, April 19, 9-11 a.m.

The Cape Perpetua...

Apr
20

Lecture on Coastal Habitat Loss

April 20, 2021

Mudflat meets eelgrass bed.\Photo by Mike Graybill.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) is presenting its spring Seminar Series online this year. Most of the lectures take place at 1 p.m. on Fridays.  However, the special spring seminar coming up will be held on Tuesday, April 20,...

Apr
20

Sea Otter Restoration Talk

April 20, 2021

Sea otter and kelp.\Photo courtesy of the Elakha Alliance.

The Elakha Alliance exists to explore the possibilities for restoring sea otters—extinct in this state for more than a century—to Oregon’s marine ecosystems.  The group advocates for research into the biological implications.  But...

May
1

Seminar on Cetology

May 1, 2021

Gray whale skull.\Photo courtesy of the Pratt Museum.

The public appetite for information about whales seems inexhaustible.  But how did we obtain this information in the first place.  How did we get to know about whales?

The American Cetacean Society’s Oregon Chapter presents an online talk...

May
5

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 5, 2021

Black oystercatcher in its habitat.\Photo by Linda Fink.

Volunteer training for the annual Black Oystercatcher survey takes place online this year, although the actual survey is conducted in the field.  Portland Audubon, which heads up the survey for Oregon, is reaching out to both returning...

May
8

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 8, 2021

Black oystercatcher with chick.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

Volunteer training for the annual Black Oystercatcher survey takes place online this year, although the actual survey is conducted in the field.  Portland Audubon, which heads up the survey for Oregon, is reaching out to both...

May
12

Talk on Puffin Monitoring

May 12, 2021

Puffins nesting on Haystack Rock.\Photo by Michael Coe.

The “World of Haystack Rock” speaker series will take a look at the iconic puffins which inhabit the rock with a talk on “Just how do you monitor the puffins?” on Wednesday, May 12, at 7 p.m.  The virtual presentation is free and open...

Jun
5

Seabird Nest Monitor Training

June 5, 2021

Brandt's Cormorant nesting at Haystack Rock.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The citizen science project that involves monitoring seabird nesting colonies continues this year, under some different pandemic protocols.  If you care about seabirds and would like to consider participating, an online...

Past Events

Oct
21

Orca Pub Talk

October 21, 2020

Orcas (killer whales) in their habitat.\Photo courtesy of National Marine Fisheries Service.

Social distancing takes some of the fun out of “science pub” events, at which people have heretofore gathered to socialize, hoist a beer or two, and listen to talks about science.  But the Hatfield...

Oct
20

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...

Oct
19

Webinar on Offshore Wind Energy

October 19, 2020

Offshore wind energy development.\Photo courtesy of Surfrider.

Surfrider offers an opportunity to learn more online about offshore wind energy from an expert panel. This webinar takes place on Monday, Oct. 19, at 5:30 p.m.

Panelists will provide some background information on wind energy and...

Oct
15

Shark Bites

October 15, 2020

Great White Shark.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

Learn the truth about sharks from Dr. Taylor Chapple, when the Oregon Chapters of the Surfrider Foundation sponsor an online presentation by Dr. Taylor Chapple on Thursday, Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m.   Dr Chapple is a professor at the Hatfield Marine...

Oct
15

Seminar on Seabird Monitoring

October 15, 2020

Brandt's Cormorants nesting at Haystack Rock.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s research seminar series has moved online during the coronavirus era.  The next virtual seminar, coming up Thursday, Oct. 15, 3:30 p.m., is presented by Rachael Orben of the Department...

Oct
13

Talk on Climate and Estuaries

October 13, 2020

Eelgrass in Netarts Bay.\Photo by York Johnson.

Caitlin Magel, a PhD student at Oregon State University, will deliver a talk on “Interaction of Climate and Human-driven Changes in Pacific Northwest Estuaries:  Perspectives from Seagrass and Macroalgae,” on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 5:30 p.m.  The...

Oct
8

Lecture on Ocean Exploration

October 8, 2020

Dr. Alan Jamieson in the field.\Photo courtesy of Five Deeps Expedition.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology offers “Exploration at Full Ocean Depth,” a public lecture on the science of the deep ocean on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 10 a.m.  OIMB is in Charleston, and the speaker will be in...