Ocean Events


Sea Anemone Seminar

May 19, 2022, Newport


Sea anemone.
Sea anemone.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series continues on Thursday, May 19, 3:30 p.m., with a seminar on sea anemones.  These talks are now delivered in hybrid fashion.  The events can be attended in person in the auditorium of the Gladys...

Past Events


LCDC Meeting with Ocean Focus

November 15, 2017 - November 17, 2017, Florence

Florence, Oregon.
Florence, Oregon. | Photo by Ashley Sarah Miller

Ordinarily, a meeting of the state’s Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) would be featured in our Land Use section.  However, the body’s upcoming session in Florence, Nov. 15-17, at the Florence Events Center (717 Quince St.)...


Marine Reserves Presentation

November 14, 2017, Portland

Ashley Knight, Science Integration Fellow with Oregon State University and the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife. | Photo courtesy of Surfrider Portland

The monthly meetings of the Portland Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation are free and open to everyone, every second Tuesday of the...


Warming Ocean Seminar

November 10, 2017, Charleston


Louise Copeman. | Photo Courtesy of OSU

As part of the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's Seminar Series, Louise Copeman of Hatfield Marine Science Center at Oregon State University and also part of NOAA, will be leading a seminar on, “Arctic cod in a warming ocean.” The talk takes place...


Climate Change Film

November 9, 2017, Newport

Flyer courtesy of the Surfrider Foundation Newport Chapter

The Hatfield Student Organization (at the Hatfield Marine Science Center) and the Newport Chapter of Surfrider Foundation invite you to attend a screening of An Inconvenient Sequel - a documentary follow-up to An Inconvenient...


Marbled Murrelet Deadline

November 9, 2017

 Marbled Murrelet.\Photo courtesy of Audubon Society.
Marbled Murrelet.\Photo courtesy of Audubon Society.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is inviting public input on its draft Marbled Murrelet status review through Nov. 9. The document, along with background information on the associated rulemaking process, is available from...


Marine Mammal Lecture

November 8, 2017, Cannon Beach


Sea lions.\Photo by Dave Ledig.
Sea lions.\Photo by Dave Ledig.
Debbie Duffield, coordinator of the Northern Oregon/Southern Washington Marine Mammal Stranding Network (in partnership with the Seaside Aquarium), will be the first presenter in the annual “World of Haystack Rock” speaker series, sponsored by the Friends of...

Seaweed Evolution Seminar

November 3, 2017, Charleston

Patrick Martone
Patrick Martone from the University of British Columbia. | Photo Courtesy of Hakai Institute

Researchers at the University of British Columbia were curious about how the shape of seaweed affects the drag it experiences as they attempted to understand "how anything can survive in these really...


OPAC Meeting

November 1, 2017, Astoria

OPAC meeting in progress.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
OPAC meeting in progress.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council meets on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Astoria’s Holiday Inn Express (204 W. Marine Dr.).  The all-day meeting begins at 10 a.m.  This public meeting is free and open to the public.  There is a lunch break at...


South Slough Trails Hike

October 28, 2017, Charleston

South Slough,
South Slough, | Photo by Southcoast Striders

The Southcoast Striders are hosting a hike Oct. 28, beginning at 10 a.m. To join the hike, meet at the  South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve Interpretive Center parking lot.  The hike leaders will take the group on a series of trails...


Blue Mind Lecture

October 27, 2017, Pacific City

Waves off Yachats, fit for contemplation by a blue mind.\Photo by Rena Martin.
Waves off Yachats, fit for contemplation by a blue mind.\Photo by Rena Martin.

A watershed council covering three watersheds—Nestucca, Neskowin, and Sand Lake—is hosting a talk by author Wallace J. Nichols on Friday, Oct. 27, 6-8 p.m. at the Kiawanda Community Center (34600 Cape Kiwanda Dr.)...