Ocean Events

Jun
28

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...

Jun
30

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

Jun
23

Seminar on Marine Photography

June 23, 2022, Newport

 

Underwater photo of diver and sea turtle.
Underwater photo of diver and sea turtle.\Photo courtesy of Katherine Muzik.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) is now holding its Research Seminar Series in hybrid form, both online and in person in the auditorium of the Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building on the HMSC campus (2030...

Jun
21

Science Pub Talk on Sea Otters

June 21, 2022, Portland

Sea Otter.
Sea Otter.\Photo by Joe Platko.

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry's Science Pub Talk on Tuesday, June 21 in Portland will focus on sea otters and their possible restoration.  The free event (aside from what you spend on food and drink) takes place beginning at 7 p.m. at the...

Jun
9

Sponge Seminar

June 9, 2022, Newport

 

Marine sponges.
Marine sponges.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series continues on Thursday, June 9, 3:30 p.m., with a seminar on marine sponges.  These talks are now delivered in hybrid fashion.  The events can be attended in person in the auditorium of the...

Jun
4

Lecture on Interpretation

June 4, 2022

 

Whale Watch at Cape Ferrelo.\Photo by Jean DeCato.
Whale Watch at Cape Ferrelo.\Photo by Jean DeCato

Joy Primrose, current president of the American Cetacean Society—Oregon Chapter, will give an online talk on “Interpretation: An Important Skill for Naturalists,” on Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m.  The event is free and open to all.

Primrose will...

May
26

Seminar on Migration

May 26, 2022

 

Steelhead.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series has moved back to fully remote.  The next virtual seminar will focus on migration.  The event takes place on Thursday May 26, at 3:30 p.m.

The speaker is Will Hemstrom, a doctoral researcher in the Department of Evolution and Ecology...

May
19

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...

May
2

Sea Floor Working Group Meets

May 2, 2022

Site of notorious Facebook cable project at Tierra del Mar.
Site of notorious Facebook cable project at Tierra del Mar.\Photo by Ron Bourke.

The Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) and the Ocean Policy Advisory Council are jointing embarking on a review of the state’s Territorial Sea Plan Part Four:  Uses of the Sea Floor. ...