Ocean Events

Oct
20

Online Research Summit

October 20, 2020

Marine research diver.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Determined to demonstrate that social distancing does not prevent the spread of ideas, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) is moving its 2020 Research Summit online. This informative and interactive half-day event will be online from 1-5...

Oct
21

Orca Pub Talk

October 21, 2020

Orcas (killer whales) in their habitat.\Photo courtesy of National Marine Fisheries Service.

Social distancing takes some of the fun out of “science pub” events, at which people have heretofore gathered to socialize, hoist a beer or two, and listen to talks about science.  But the Hatfield...

Past Events

May
9

Virtual Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 9, 2020

Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Linda Fink.

This year’s annual survey for Black Oystercatchers will focus just on identifying and monitoring nest sites—the abundance survey will not be done this year. 

Due to coronavirus measures, the volunteer training sessions that had been planned have been...

May
8

Lecture on Rocky Shores

May 8, 2020

Rocky intertidal habitat.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s Spring 2020 Seminar Series has moved online.  The public is welcome to sit in through Zoom at no cost.

On Friday, May 8, the series features a 1 p.m. talk from Robin Elahi, a lecturer from Stanford...

May
6

OPAC Meeting

May 6, 2020, North Bend

OPAC meeting in progress.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The state’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) will meet on Wednesday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Department of Human Services Building (1431 Airport Ln.) in North Bend.

This is a particularly important meeting.  OPAC will consider...

May
2

Cancelled--Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 2, 2020, Cannon Beach

Black Oystercatchers.\Photo by Scott Carpenter.

Note:  The organizers had been holding out, in hopes that coronavirus restrictions would be lifted in time to allow this citizen science training event t take place, but have now cancelled the in-person event.  Online webinars are being...

May
1

Lecture on Seagrass Meadows

May 1, 2020

Eelgrass bed in Netarts Bay.\Photo by York Johnson.
Eelgrass bed in Netarts Bay.\Photo by York Johnson.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s Spring 2020 Seminar Series has moved online.  The public is welcome to sit in through Zoom at no cost.

A talk in the series of interest in terms of both marine ecology and climate comes from Aurora...

Apr
28

Rocky Habitat Working Group Meeting

April 28, 2020

Rocky shore habitat at Lone Ranch Beach.\Photo by Laurel Hillmann.

We are nearing the end of the years-long process through which Oregon is revisiting and revising its strategy and regulations for protecting rocky shore and offshore rocky habitats.  The Rocky Habitat Management Strategy...

Apr
24

Lecture on Fairy Shrimp

April 24, 2020

Fairy Shrimp courtesy of Oregon Department of Transportation
Fairy Shrimp courtesy of Oregon Department of Transportation

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s Spring 2020 Seminar Series has moved online.  The public is welcome to sit in through Zoom at no cost.

On Friday, April 24, the series features a 1 p.m. talk from Terri Williams, a research...

Apr
17

Talk on Kelp Forests

April 17, 2020

Kelp bed.\Photo by Dave Ledig.
Kelp bed.\Photo by Dave Ledig.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s Spring 2020 Seminar Series has moved online.  The public is welcome to sit in through Zoom at no cost.

The second talk in the series comes from Cathy Pfister, a professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the...