Ocean 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
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
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

Dec
2

Marine Microorganism Seminar

December 2, 2016, Charleston

Photo of Dr. Danny Grunbaum.
Dr. Danny Grunbaum.

The last of six seminars in the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's fall seminar series will feature Dr.  Danny Grunebaum, Professor of Oceanograpny at the University of Washington, speaking on "How to do a lot with a little: Minimal requirements for microorganism...

Nov
18

Biodiversity Seminar

November 18, 2016, Charleston

Photo of Todd Oakley
Todd Oakley.

The fifth of six seminars in the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's fall seminar series will feature Dr.  Todd Oakley, Professory of Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, speaking on "Taking the fork in the road: How biodiversity...

Nov
17

Seabird Lecture in Newport

November 17, 2016, Newport

Photo of CJ McCarty with a murre.
CJ McCarty is im-murred in her work.

These days we have curators for everything from art to wine to cheese, so it should come as no surprise that the Oregon Coast Aquarium has a Curator of Birds.  The person holding that position for the past 10 years, CJ McCarty, will speak during the next...

Oct
29

State of the Coast Conference

October 29, 2016, Gleneden Beach

Michael Bendixen at work.
Michael Bendixen at work.

The annual review of coastal science and policy, the State of the Coast Conference, is coming to the Salishan resort in Gleneden Beach on Saturday, October 29.  Sponsored by Oregon Sea Grant, the all-day conference brings together scientists, conservationists,...

Oct
26

West Coast Marine Planning Meeting

October 26, 2016 - October 27, 2016, Portland

Fishing vessels in the harbor at Newport. Photo by Sara Schrieber.
Fishing vessels in the harbor at Newport. Photo by Sara Schrieber.

The West Coast Regional Planning Body that coordinates marine planning for the states will hold its 2016 annual meeting in Portland this fall, and the public is invited. 

The event takes place Oct. 26-27 at the Leftbank Annex,...

Oct
21

Soil-Plant-Atmosphere Interactions in Climate Change Research

October 21, 2016, Charleston

Photo of Dr. Lucas Silva.
Dr. Lucas Silva.

The fourth of six seminars in the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's fall seminar series will feature Dr.  Lucas Silva, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography & the Environmental Studies Program of the University of Oregon, speaking on "The strength of weak...

Oct
15

Help to Fill the Bill for Biannual Pelican Count

October 15, 2016

Brown Pelican. Photo by Michael Sims.
Brown Pelican. Photo by Michael Sims.

Volunteers are needed for a one-day citizen science project, surveying West Coast populations of the Brown Pelican.  The survey takes place on October 15 during the four hours prior to “civil twilight.”  Civil twilight begins at sunset or when the...

Oct
14

Seminar on Regeneration and Reproduction in Marine Annelids

October 14, 2016, Charleston

Photo of Nereis virens.
Nereis virens.

The third of six seminars in the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's fall seminar series will feature Dr.  Alexa Bely, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Maryland, speaking on "Evo-devo beyond the embryo: evolution of regeneration and aseual...

Oct
7

Marine Invertebrate Seminar

October 7, 2016, Charleston

Mussels harbor countless other species and are a key component of intertidal diversity. Photo by Sara Schreiber.
Mussels harbor countless other species and are a key component of intertidal diversity. Photo by Sara Schreiber.

The second of six seminars in the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's fall seminar series will feature Dr.  Richard Strathmann, Professor Emeritus, Friday Harbor Laboratories and...