Ocean 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
12

Talk on Puffin Monitoring

May 12, 2021

Puffins nesting on Haystack Rock.\Photo by Michael Coe.

The “World of Haystack Rock” speaker series will take a look at the iconic puffins which inhabit the rock with a talk on “Just how do you monitor the puffins?” on Wednesday, May 12, at 7 p.m.  The virtual presentation is free and open...

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...

May
13

Marsh and Mudflat Mapping Seminar

May 13, 2021

Marsh and mudflat at Sand Lake.\Photo by Jim Hauge.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center Research Seminar Series, currently online, hosts a talk on “Mapping Marshes and Mudflats from Space: Methods, Challenges and Results from the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project.”  The event, free and...

May
17

OPAC Meeting on Rocky Shores

May 17, 2021

Rocky Point, one of the areas proposed for protection.\Photo by Randy Scholten.

The campaign to designate certain key rocky shore habitats for special levels of protection now moves to the Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC), which meets on Monday, May 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The agenda has not...

Jun
5

Seabird Nest Monitor Training

June 5, 2021

Brandt's Cormorant nesting at Haystack Rock.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The citizen science project that involves monitoring seabird nesting colonies continues this year, under some different pandemic protocols.  If you care about seabirds and would like to consider participating, an online...

Past Events

Sep
24

Fishery Management Seminar

September 24, 2020

Fishing vessel at sea.\Photo by Jon Harvey.

In the coronavirus era, the Hatfield Marine Science Center is holding its research seminar series online.  These events are free and open to the public via Zoom

Next up is Eric Wade, Ph.D. Candidate, Fisheries Science, Department of Fisheries &...

Sep
15

Webinar on Offshore Islands

September 15, 2020

Bandon sea stacks.\Photo by Bruce Swenson.

Rocky habitats off Oregon’s shore are gaining attention at present, as we go through the state’s process for developing a new Rocky Habitat Management Strategy, the first revision of Oregon’s policies protecting both intertidal and offshore areas. ...

Sep
10

Discussion of Ocean and Climate

September 10, 2020

A king tide at New River in Curry County.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

The Ocean Conservancy is sponsoring a national online discussion on “Building a Blue-Green Future: Ocean-Climate Action for 2021,” 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10.  The virtual symposium is free and...

Sep
1

Seminar on Climate and Estuaries

September 1, 2020

Caitlin Magel at work in the field.

Oregon State University’s Department of Integrative Biology offers a chance to listen in on academia while learning something about how climate change and other impacts may affect our estuaries.  A thesis defense seminar by PhD candidate Caitlin Magel will...

Aug
27

Cape Perpetua Volunteer Appreciation

August 27, 2020

Cape Perpetua from the air.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

The annual Cape Perpetua Volunteer Appreciation Event celebrates the wide range of voluntary activity focused on that stretch of Oregon’s shore (including the monitoring done by CoastWatchers).  It is usually a...

Aug
27

Presentation on Ocean Science History

August 27, 2020

Dr. Carmel Finley.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) has moved its weekly seminar series online.  This week’s virtual offering, free and open to the public, takes place on Thursday, Aug. 27, 3:30 p.m.

The speaker is Carmel Finley, an historian of science at Oregon State University. ...

Aug
26

Sea Otter Webinar

August 26, 2020

Sea otter "raft."\Photo by David Sidle.

The Elakha Alliance is sponsoring a webinar on “The Legal and Economic Considerations of Sea Otter Reintroduction” on Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m.  Speakers will be Bob Bailey, the Alliance’s president, and Michele Zwartjes, a biologist with the U.S....