Ocean Events

Aug
10

State of the Coast: Call for Sessions

August 10, 2022

A view of Cape Meares. /Photo by Gregory Henton
A view of Cape Meares. /Photo by Gregory Henton

The State of the Coast conference is accepting submissions for session ideas until Wednesday, Aug. 10. They are soliciting both 10-minute “ignite talks” and 75-minute interactive breakout sessions.

The conference will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5...

Aug
11

Call for Intertidal Survey Volunteers

August 11, 2022, Newport

Cascade Head Marine Reserve. /Photo courtesy of ODFW
Cascade Head, site of the marine reserve that is part of the U.N. Biosphere Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) Marine Reserves team will be conducting intertidal mussel bed surveys next week at the Cascade Head Marine Reserve. They are looking...

Aug
11

Cape Falcon Marine Reserve Walk

August 11, 2022, Arch Cape

Cape Falcon, viewing the marine reserve.
Cape Falcon, viewing the marine reserve.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The North Coast Land Conservancy (NCLC) offers a “walk and talk” on the Elk Flats Trail to Devil’s Cauldron, within Oswald West State Park.  The event, from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Aug. 11, is free and open to all, but...

Aug
25

Sustainable Fishing Lecture

August 25, 2022, Newport

Scientists study the effects of algal blooms in marine fisheries. /Photo courtesy of NOAA
Scientists study the effects of algal blooms in marine fisheries. /Photo courtesy of NOAA

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will be hosting Dr. Katelyn Bosley, a crustacean biologist from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife....

Aug
25

Presentation by Elakha Alliance Interns

August 25, 2022

Sea otter eating a crab. /Photo by Arenkert
Sea otter eating a crab.\Photo by Arenkert.

Join the Elakha Alliance’s Summer Tribal Interns on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. to learn about the traveling cultural display they created. This display is the final project of their summer internship and will highlight the relationships between...

Aug
28

Tidepool Ambassador Tour

August 28, 2022, Florence

ea star and anemones\Photo by Victoria Tierney.
ea star and anemones\Photo by Victoria Tierney.

Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve Collaborative is offering free, small-group tours with a Tidepool Ambassador Guide during the lowest tides of the summer. Tours will last one hour, guests are encouraged to continue exploring the reserve on their...

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 Perperua 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

Apr
16

Conference on Sea Otters and Place

April 16, 2022, Coos Bay

 

Chief Don Ivy
The late Chief Don Ivy.\Photo by Morgan Rector.

Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Geology Lecture Series continues for the 2021-22 academic year with a series of talks covering “Relationships Between Elakha (Sea Otter) and a Sense of Place on Oregon’s South Coast,” a conference...

Apr
9

Marine Science Day

April 9, 2022

Photo of Hatfield Marine Science Center entrance by Sara Schreiber.
Hatfield Marine Science Center entrance.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center will host its annual Marine Science Day in a virtual format on April 9, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  This event is free and open to everyone--families, students, and life-long adult learners....

Apr
9

Volunteer Training for Whale Projects

April 9, 2022

Photo of Gray whale surfacing courtesy of ACS-Oregon Chapter.
Gray whale surfacing.\Photo courtesy of ACS-Oregon Chapter.

The topic for the April edition of the American Cetacean Society—Oregon Chapter’s speaker series is “Community Science & You.”  The event, 10 a.m.-noon, is free and open to all, and is required for anyone wishing to volunteer.

The...

Apr
7

Seminar on Whale Feeding

April 7, 2022

Humpback whale
Humpback whale.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday research seminar series continues online—but those in the Newport area can now attend in person.

On Thursday, April 7, 3:30 p.m., postdoctoral researcher David Cade of Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine...

Apr
7

Public Meeting on Offshore Wind Energy

April 7, 2022

 Photo of offshore wind farm by Stefan Sauer, courtesy of Northeastern University.
Offshore wind farm.\Photo by Stefan Sauer, courtesy of Northeastern University.

The Oregon Department of Energy is holding public meetings to introduce and discuss its Floating Offshore Wind Study.  The second meeting takes place on Thursday, April 7, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There is a serious...

Mar
31

Seminar on Deep Seeps

March 31, 2022

E/V Nautilus
E/V Nautilus research vessel.\Photo courtesy of Ocean Exploration Trust

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday Research Seminar Series continues online with a talk on Thursday, March 31, at 3:30 p.m.  The topic: “Initial Results from E/V Nautilus Expedition NA128 “Cascadia Margin Seep...

Mar
31

Meeting on Rocky Habitat Plan

March 31, 2022

Photo of rocky intertidal area at Coquille Point by Steve Garrett.
The rocky intertidal area at Coquille Point is slated for protection.\Photo by Steve Garrett.

More than three years ago, at the request of Oregon Shores, the state began considering revisions to its Territorial Sea Plan (TSP), which puts statewide land use planning Goal 19 into action.  As...