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

Mar
10

Public Meeting on Offshore Wind Energy

March 10, 2022

Photo of Offshore wind turbine courtesy of BOEM.
Offshore wind turbine.\Photo courtesy of BOEM.

The Oregon Department of Energy is holding public meetings to introduce and discuss its Floating Offshore Wind Study.  The first such event takes place on Thursday, March 10, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There is a serious possibility that offshore wind...

Mar
9

Orca Lecture

March 9, 2022

Transient killer whale.\Photo by Josh McInnes.

The Friends of Haystack Rock continue their “Library Lecture Series,” but online rather than actually in the library. On Wednesday, March 9, at 7 p.m., the topic will be orcas, aka killer whales. The event is free and open to all.

Speaker Josh...

Mar
5

Lecture on Kelp and Whales

March 5, 2022

Kelp forest and research vessel.\Photo courtesy of the Cape Perpetua Collaborative.

The Cape Perpetual Collaborative presents a talk on “Kelp to Whales:  Evidence for a Bottom-Up Trophic Cascade” on Saturday, March 5, 10 a.m.  The online presentation is free and open to all.

The speaker is...

Mar
4

Meeting on Wind Energy and Fisheries

March 4, 2022

Closeup of an offshore wind turbine.\Photo courtesy of Cornell University.

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is developing a plan to open the ocean in federal waters off Oregon’s shore to wind energy development.  This is a form of renewable energy, but it also poses...

Mar
3

Seminar on Climate and Fisheries

March 3, 2022

The Newport fishing fleet.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday Research Seminar Series continues online. Next up, on Thursday, March 3, at 3:30 p.m., is a talk on “Climate change effects on important fisheries species: from individual physiology to...

Feb
26

Plastic Pollution Action Day

February 26, 2022, Lincoln City

Gull sculpture by Washed Ashore, made from marine debris.

Washed Ashore, a Bandon-based non-profit that creates works of art from marine debris and displays them around the world, along with partners, is sponsoring “Swimming Upstream:  Addressing Plastics Pollution through Action” on...

Feb
25

Offshore Wind Task Force Meets

February 25, 2022

Offshore wind energy turbines.\Photo courtesy of Stanford University.

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is assessing Oregon’s continental shelf for sites for wind energy development.  “Call areas,” where BOEM intends to offer leases to would-be wind developers who will...

Feb
24

Workshop on Marine Debris for Educators

February 24, 2022

Students conducting a marine debris survey.\Photo by Fawn Custer.

Oregon Sea Grant offers a workshop for educators in grades 4-12 who would like to incorporate the topic of marine debris prevention into their teaching.  “Marine Debris Interruptions” takes place on Thursday, Feb. 24, 4:30-6...

Feb
19

Whale Entanglement Talk

February 19, 2022

Whale showing fluke.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The Oregon chapter of the American Cetacean Society (ACS) offers a free public talk, “Going in for the Krill: Developing Prey-Informed Ecosystem Models to Mitigate Whale Entanglement Risk in Oregon.”  It takes place on Saturday, Feb. 19, at 10...