Ocean Events

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
6

Talk on Evaluating Tidal Wetlands

October 6, 2022, Newport

Tillamook bay wetland habitat. /Photo courtesy of OSU
Tillamook bay wetland habitat. /Photo courtesy of OSU

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will be hosting Graham Shaw from Oregon State University’s Marine Resource Management Program to discuss socio-economic evaluations of tidal...

Oct
13

Talk on Marine Mammal Ecology

October 13, 2022, Newport

Two Hectors dolphins in the waters of New Zealand. /Photo courtesy of NOAA.
Two Hectors dolphins in the waters of New Zealand. /Photo courtesy of NOAA.

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will be hosting Dr. Keith Hernandez of Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute to discuss his work in marine mammal...

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

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. ...

Apr
28

Seminar on Research Sensors

April 28, 2022, Newport

 

Video of research remote sensing in a marine reserve.
Video of research remote sensing in a marine reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday series of research seminars now offers a hybrid—in-person presentations that are also accessible remotely.  Next up, on Thursday, April 28, 3:30 p.m., is a talk on the...

Apr
28

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

April 28, 2022

 

Black Oystercatcher
Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Black Oystercatchers, with their vivid orange bills and unmistakable clacking cry, are a familiar and well-loved denizen of our rocky intertidal areas. They are also a species of conservation concern due to the bird’s small population size and...

Apr
27

Rocky Habitat Workshop

April 27, 2022

 

View north from Cape Fourweather.
View north from Cape Foulweather.\Photo by George Meyer.
The next phase of the state’s drawn-out “site designation” process, part of the new Rocky Habitat Management Strategy, is upon us. The Department of Land Conservation and Development is hosting three virtual workshops focused on...