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

Jun
6

Seabird Monitoring Training Online

June 6, 2020

Pelagic cormorants feeding young.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

Despite the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus, preparations are still being made for seabird nesting colony monitoring.  On Saturday, June 6, at 10 a.m., the Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve and other organizations will...

Jun
5

Seminar on Scallops

June 5, 2020

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, June 5, the series features a 1 p.m. talk from Sally Walker, a professor of paleontolgy at the University of Georgia, on “Scallop forensics in...

Jun
4

Mussel Seminar

June 4, 2020

Mussel wall.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center has shifted its usual seminar series online.  The next edition of what are now the HMSC Virtual Research Seminars is coming up on Thursday, June 4, 3:30 p.m. online.

Speaker will be Craig Norrie, a post-doctoral scholar...

Jun
4

Offshore Wind Meeting

June 4, 2020

Offshore wind array.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), along with Oregon’s Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD), are convening a meeting of the BOEM Oregon Intergovernmental Energy Task Force to discuss potential development of...

Jun
3

Sea Otter Webinar

June 3, 2020

Sea otter at sea.\Photo by Lillian Carswell.
Sea otter at sea.\Photo by Lillian Carswell.

The Elakha Alliance is offering an introductory webinar that tells the unfinished story of sea otters in Oregon.  “Sea Otters in Oregon:  Once upon a Time…and Perhaps Again,” will premier on Wednesday, June 3, 6-7:30 p.m.

The webinar will cover sea...

May
29

Lecture on Climate and Fisheries

May 29, 2020

Vessel fights across the Yaquina bar during a king tide.\Photo by Keith Nelson.

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 29, the series features a 9 a.m. talk from Ralf...

May
28

Seminar on Whales and Fishing

May 28, 2020

Humpback whale breaching.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) Seminar Series has moved online.  These events are free and open to everyone.

On Thursday, May 28, 3:30-4:30 p.m., the subject will be whales and how they are affected by fishing.  The speakers are...

May
22

Lecture on Aquatic Health

May 22, 2020

Yaquina Bay.\Photo by Rena Olson
Yaquina Bay.\Photo by Rena Olson

 

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 22, at 1 p.m., veterinarian Carla Schubiger will speak on “Aquatic ‘One Health’—preserving our...