Ocean Events


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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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...


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


OPAC’s December Meeting Scheduled for Tillamook

December 3, 2015, Tillamook

Photo of Robin Hartmann.
Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) is scheduled to hold its second meeting of the year Dec. 3 at the Port of Tillamook Bay’s Officer’s Mess Hall meeting room (6018 Hangar Rd. in Tillamook).  Agenda items will include updates on marine reserve implementation as well as ocean...

Depoe Bay Presentation Will Consider Whales and Watchers

November 21, 2015, Depoe Bay

Photo of Florence Van Tulder.
Florence Van Tulder.
The dining habits of gray whales, and the behavior of people who want to watch them, will be the topic when a graduate student discusses her research at the Depoe Bay Community Hall (220 S.E. Bay St.) on Saturday, Nov. 21, 3-5 p.m.

Florence van Tulder, a Master’s degree...


Coastal & Estuarine Research Federation Conference Includes Climate Focus

November 8, 2015 - November 12, 2015, Portland

The 23rd bennial conference of the Coastal & Estuarine Research Federation will convene about 1,400 scientists, managers and professionals in government, business, nonprofit and related organizations, and graduate students. From North America's coastal states and provinces, as well as from...


Public Hearings on Changes to Beach Water Quality Monitoring

October 20, 2015 - October 29, 2015

Photo of water quality warning sign.
The Oregon Beach Monitoring Program (OBMP) is beginning a formal process to adopt a new “beach action value” (BAV) that would be used beginning in the 2017 monitoring season.  The BAV is used to determine when public health advisories should be issued for beaches.  Up till now, the threshold...

Ocean Conditions on Tap for Science Pub

October 1, 2015, Toledo

Photo of Laurie Weltkamp.
Changing conditions in Oregon’s nearshore ocean, and their potential impact on marine ecosystems and salmon populations, will be the topic of a “Science Pub” event on Thursday, Oct. 1, 6:30 p.m. at the Twisted Snout brewery in Toledo (318 S. Main St.).

The free event is co-sponsored by...


A Robust(us) Discussion in Newport

September 19, 2015, Newport


Photo of Jim Sumich.Gray whale expert Jim Sumich will speak to the Yaquina Birders & Naturalists at their meeting on Thursday, Sept. 17.  The meeting, which is free and open to the public, starts at 7 p.m. at the Public Meeting Room of Central Lincoln PUD (2129 North Coast Highway) in north Newport.

Sumich will...