Ocean Events


Offshore Wind Comment Deadline

June 28, 2022


Close-up of offshore wind turbine.
Close-up of offshore wind turbine.\Photo courtesy of BOEM.

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has designated two “call areas” for siting offshore wind energy turbines off Oregon’s coast (west of Coos Bay and Brookings).  Once these areas have been confirmed after a comment...


Seminar on Soviet Whaling

June 30, 2022, Newport



Whale fluke.
Whale fluke.\Photo by Dennis White.
The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series continues on Thursday, June 30, 3:30 p.m., with a seminar on whaling in the Soviet era.  These talks are now delivered in hybrid fashion.  The events can be attended in person in the auditorium...

Past Events


Talk on Blue Water Task Force

January 5, 2017, Newport

Photo of Vince Pappalardo.
Vince Pappalardo.

The public is invited to a presentation by Vince Pappalardo at the MidCoast Watersheds Council meeting on Thursday, January 5, at 6:30 pm in Newport, to learn about the Surfrider Foundation’s Blue Water Task Force. His talk will be held in the public meeting room at the...


Comment on Offshore Resource Development

December 30, 2016

Photo by Sara Schreiber.
Photo by Sara Schreiber.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is responsible for ensuring that effects on the natural and human environment are taken into consideration during the leasing and development of oil, natural gas, renewable energy and marine mineral resources on the on the...


Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Gray Whales

December 3, 2016, Newport

Photo of Gray Whales at Depoe Bay by Era Horton.
Gray Whales at Depoe Bay. Photo by Era Horton.

At the next meeting of the American Cetacean Society-Oregon Chapter, the topic will be “Above, Below and Inside Oregon Gray Whales!”  The event takes place Saturday, December 3, 10 a.m., at the Newport Public Library (35 NW Nye).  It is free and...


Marine Microorganism Seminar

December 2, 2016, Charleston

Photo of Dr. Danny Grunbaum.
Dr. Danny Grunbaum.

The last of six seminars in the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's fall seminar series will feature Dr.  Danny Grunebaum, Professor of Oceanograpny at the University of Washington, speaking on "How to do a lot with a little: Minimal requirements for microorganism...


Biodiversity Seminar

November 18, 2016, Charleston

Photo of Todd Oakley
Todd Oakley.

The fifth of six seminars in the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's fall seminar series will feature Dr.  Todd Oakley, Professory of Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, speaking on "Taking the fork in the road: How biodiversity...


Seabird Lecture in Newport

November 17, 2016, Newport

Photo of CJ McCarty with a murre.
CJ McCarty is im-murred in her work.

These days we have curators for everything from art to wine to cheese, so it should come as no surprise that the Oregon Coast Aquarium has a Curator of Birds.  The person holding that position for the past 10 years, CJ McCarty, will speak during the next...


State of the Coast Conference

October 29, 2016, Gleneden Beach

Michael Bendixen at work.
Michael Bendixen at work.

The annual review of coastal science and policy, the State of the Coast Conference, is coming to the Salishan resort in Gleneden Beach on Saturday, October 29.  Sponsored by Oregon Sea Grant, the all-day conference brings together scientists, conservationists,...


West Coast Marine Planning Meeting

October 26, 2016 - October 27, 2016, Portland

Fishing vessels in the harbor at Newport. Photo by Sara Schrieber.
Fishing vessels in the harbor at Newport. Photo by Sara Schrieber.

The West Coast Regional Planning Body that coordinates marine planning for the states will hold its 2016 annual meeting in Portland this fall, and the public is invited. 

The event takes place Oct. 26-27 at the Leftbank Annex,...


Soil-Plant-Atmosphere Interactions in Climate Change Research

October 21, 2016, Charleston

Photo of Dr. Lucas Silva.
Dr. Lucas Silva.

The fourth of six seminars in the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's fall seminar series will feature Dr.  Lucas Silva, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography & the Environmental Studies Program of the University of Oregon, speaking on "The strength of weak...