Ocean Events

Sep
28

Community Conversation, Offshore Wind--North Bend

September 28, 2022, North Bend

The first floating wind farm in Scotland /photo by Terje Aase, Shutterstock
The first floating wind farm in Scotland /photo by Terje Aase, Shutterstock

Rogue Climate, a nonprofit advocating for climate justice in Southern Oregon, is hosting a series of Community Conversations on Floating Offshore Wind Energy throughout Coos County. On Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m.,...

Sep
29

OPAC Meeting

September 29, 2022

 

OPAC meeting in progress.
OPAC meeting in progress.

The next meeting of Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council meeting takes place on Thursday, Sept. 29, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. 

This will be an important meeting to conservation advocates, because OPAC will consider evaluations of six proposals for special levels of...

Oct
4

Talk on Green Crab Invasion

October 4, 2022, Coos Bay

Researcher holding two European green crabs. /Photo by WDFW
Researcher holding two European green crabs. /Photo by WDFW

The Coos History Museum is hosting a talk by Dr. Schon Schooler on green crabs, an invasive species that plagues the West Coast. This event will be offered both online and in person in the Sprague Gallery at the Coos History Museum...

Oct
5

Community Conversation, Offshore Wind--Coos Bay

October 5, 2022, Coos Bay

 

Offshore wind turbines at sunrise /photo courtesy of American Clean Power
Offshore wind turbines at sunrise /photo courtesy of American Clean Power

Rogue Climate, a nonprofit advocating for climate justice in Southern Oregon, is hosting a series of Community Conversations on Floating Offshore Wind Energy throughout Coos County. On Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m.,...

Oct
5

Science on Tap: Sharks

October 5, 2022, Newport

Sevengill shark along a research vessel. /Photo courtesy of Big Fish Lab
Sevengill shark along a research vessel. /Photo courtesy of Big Fish Lab

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) is holding a hybrid Science on Tap event on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m. The theme for the night is “A Night of Sharks, Science, Stories,” hosted by Taylor Chapple, an Oregon...

Oct
22

Dolphin and Fishermen Interaction Talk

October 22, 2022

Common dolphin bow-riding the wave of a boat. /Photo by Katie Russell
Common dolphin bow-riding the wave of a boat. /Photo by Katie Russell

On Saturday, Oct. 22, Oregon’s chapter of the American Cetacean Society is holding their remote Speaker Series at 10 a.m.

About the talk:
“Mauricio Cantor, Ph. D. will be presenting Assessing the Resilience of Dolphin-Fisher...

Oct
25

Sea Otter Science Symposium

October 25, 2022

Sea otter mom and pup /photo by Ingrid Taylar
Sea otter mom and pup /photo by Ingrid Taylar

The Elakha Alliance is hosting its one-day 2022 Sea Otter Science Symposium on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Symposium is a remote event with seven speakers sharing a breadth of research from around the world. Anyone interested in...

Nov
5

State of the Coast Conference

November 5, 2022, Newport

2022 State of the Coast Conference /photo courtesy of Oregon Sea Grant
2022 State of the Coast Conference /photo courtesy of Oregon Sea Grant

State of the Coast Conference

 

The 2022 State of the Coast Conference is scheduled for November 5 in Newport at the Hatfield Marine Science Center’s new Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building (2030 SE Marine Science Dr.)....

Nov
17

Land-Sea Symposium

November 17, 2022, Yachats

North boundary of Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve. /Photo courtesy of Oregon Marine Reserves Flickr
North boundary of Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve. /Photo courtesy of Oregon Marine Reserves Flickr

The Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Symposium will be resuming as an in-person event for its 10th annual celebration this year. The event will take place at the Yachats Commons (441 U.S. 101, Yachats) on...

Past Events

Feb
9

Lecture on Sharks

February 9, 2022

Salmon Shark.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe, Seaside Aquarium.

The Friends of Haystack Rock continues its Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series online until it’s safe to go back to the library up again.  Up next, the ever-intriguing subject of sharks.  Taylor Chapple, an assistant professor in...

Feb
9

Offshore Wind Energy Discussion

February 9, 2022

Offshore wind turbines.\Photo courtesy of Surfrider.

Offshore wind energy development has become a serious possibility in Oregon.  Soon the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will be releasing official “call areas” in federal waters off of the Oregon coast that will be eligible for...

Feb
8

Webinar on Marine Protected Area Design

February 8, 2022

Research taking place at Oregons Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Those interested in how we design marine protected areas, including marine reserves, may be interested in a webinar on “Marine Connectivity Conservation ‘Rules of Thumb’ for MPA and MPA Network Design,”...

Feb
5

Webinar on Fish and Climate

February 5, 2022

Juvenile salmon and rainbow trout.\Photo courtesy of Cape Perpetua Collaborative.

The Cape Perpetua Collaborative’s series of Saturday morning speakers continues with an online talk on how climate is affecting salmon.  Biologist Rebecca Flitcroft will speak on “Winners and losers: climate...

Feb
3

Eelgrass Talk

February 3, 2022

Eelgrass bed.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

The MidCoast Watersheds Council presents a talk on eelgrass, a critical component of estuarine ecosystems, during its February meeting.  “Eelgrass in Oregon Estuaries” will be presented on Thursday, Feb. 3, at 6:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to...

Feb
3

LCDC Meets to Discuss Territorial Sea

February 3, 2022

Cape Blanco is one of the rocky habitat areas being considered for protection in the Rocky Habitat Management Strategy.\Photo by Randy Scholten.

Oregon’s Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) meets on Thursday and Friday Feb. 3-4, and the Territorial Sea Plan is on the...

Feb
2

Sea Otter Update

February 2, 2022

Sea otter at sea.\Photo by Lilian Carswell.

Oregon Wild will host “A Deep Dive into the Sea Otter Feasibility Study” on Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 6 p.m.  The event is free and open to all.

The speaker will be a representative (TBA) from the Elakha Alliance, which works toward restoring sea otters...

Jan
27

Seminar on California Current

January 27, 2022

Black-footed albatross, a denizen of the California Current.\Photo by Scott Carpenter.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center continues with its Thursday research seminar series online.  This week’s talk concerns the California Current, the large marine ecosystem off Oregon’s shore.  Presenter...