Climate Events

May
12

Offshore Wind Energy Webinar

May 12, 2021

An active planning process is underway which could bring wind power turbines to the ocean off Oregon’s shores in coming years.  On May 12 and 13, public webinars explaining the planning process are being offered by the state’s Department of Land Conservation and...

May
13

Offshore Wind Energy Webinars

May 13, 2021

Wind power installation.\Photo courtesy of Surfrider.

An active planning process is underway which could bring wind power turbines to the ocean off Oregon’s shores in coming years.  On May 12 and 13, public webinars explaining the planning process are being offered by the state’s Department...

Past Events

May
10

Wave Energy Shoreside Meeting

May 10, 2021

Experimental wave energy buoy.

Construction of the shoreside components of the Oregon State University (OSU) PacWave South wave energy test site is scheduled to start this June. Most of the activity will be focused on the Driftwood Beach State Recreation site area near Seal Rock.

The project...

May
7

Global Warming Commission Goal-Setting

May 7, 2021

A king tide--a preview of sea level rise with climate change--floods the Coquille Valley.\Photo by Alex Derr with support from Lighthawk.

The Oregon Global Warming Commission will meet Friday, May 7. The public meeting will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. online.

At this meeting, the Commission...

Apr
22

Earth Day Online

April 22, 2021

Yaquina Lighthouse during a storm.\Photo by Bonnie Moreland.

Two central coast climate groups, 350 Oregon Central Coast and the Citizens’ Climate Lobby—Newport Group, will celebrate the 51st Earth Day online on Saturday, April 22, 7-9 p.m.

The event will include presentations from musicians,...

Apr
16

Global Warming Commission Meets

April 16, 2021

King tide (a preview of sea level rise) swamps Siletz Bay.\Photo by Bob Loewen.

In the pandemic era, the Oregon Global Warming Commission continues to meet virtually.  The next public meeting will be held online from 1-5 p.m. on Friday, April 16.

At this meeting, the Commission will hear...

Apr
14

Talk on Climate and Conservation

April 14, 2021

Onion Peak in the north coast rainforest reserve.\Photo by Tom Horning.

The “World of Haystack Rock” speaker series will take a look at how climate change may affect the coast with a talk on “Climate Change and Conservation” on Wednesday, April 14, at 7 p.m.  The virtual presentation is free...

Apr
14

Ocean Climate Lobby Day

April 14, 2021

Otter Rock Marine Reserve from the air.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The climate crisis is an ocean crisis, and the oceans, coasts, rivers and Great Lakes have an important place in climate solutions. Ocean advocates and anyone concerned about climate change is invited to join the Ocean Climate...

Apr
13

Talk on Adaptive Capacity Research

April 13, 2021

Cape Perpetua, aerial view from the north.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Cape Perpetua Young Scientist series of online talks continues with “Understanding Adaptive Capacity: An Analysis of Community Perceptions and Policy Responses to Ocean Acidification and other marine stressors on the West...

Apr
8

Seminar on Climate and the Sea

April 8, 2021

James Watson and student.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series continues on Thursday, April 8, 3:30 p.m., with a talk on climate change and the ocean, with special reference to fisheries and marine protected areas.  The speaker is James Watson, an assistant professor...

Apr
6

Northwest Climate Conference

April 6, 2021

Ona Beach during a king tide surge, a preview of sea level rise due to climate change.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support fom Lighthawk.

The 11th annual Northwest Climate Conference, which in the normal course of things would have taken place in October, 2020, has been moved to Tuesday, April...

Mar
30

Panel on Climate-Resilient Future

March 30, 2021

Climate protest.\Photo courtesy of Compact.

The Climate Impacts Group, based at the University of Washington, is celebrating its 25th year with a series of talks.  The CIG, a pioneering effort to study the effects of climate at the local level when it began, studies likely impacts of climate...