Seminar on Public Coastal Perceptions

April 15, 2021 - 3:30 PM
HMSC Research Seminars


Surveying the public concerning marine reserves.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) Thursday research seminar series departs from scientific results to consider public opinion on Thursday, April 15, 3:30 p.m., with a presentation on “Public Perceptions of Oregon Coastal Resources and Marine Reserves.”

The speakers are Dr. Max Nielsen-Pincus, an associate professor of environmental science and management at Portland State University, and PSU doctoral student Kaegan Scully-Engelmeyer. They will provide a virtual seminar on the results of a survey exploring the relationships among awareness, attitudes, and beliefs relating to coastal and marine resource issues and uses.  In addition, the presentation will cover the results of a related public participation geographic information system (PPGIS) mapping survey that identified perceived values of specific coastal spaces and marine areas.

To attend the seminar, which is free and open to all, go here.