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

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...

Sep
30

Marine Biodiversity Seminar

September 30, 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 first of six seminars in the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's fall seminar series will feature Gustav Paulay, curator of marine malacology (the study of mollusks) at the...

May
18

Oregon Ocean In Depth Talk

May 18, 2016, Seaside

Photo of Kirsten Grorud-Colvert.
Kirsten Grorud-Colvert.

Oregon’s nearshore ocean has some unique features, carried our way by the California Current that flows the length of our coast.  Marine ecologist Kirsten Grorud-Colvert will offer a wide-ranging talk about our neighboring sea in a presentation titled Into the Deep:...

May
11

South Coast Training for Oystercatcher Survey

May 11, 2016, Port Orford

Black Oystercatcher with chick. Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Black Oystercatcher with chick. Photo by Heather Roskelley.

This event is one of three available training sessions for volunteers interested in helping with a scientific study of Black Oystercatchers, which will run from May through August. Sponsored by Audubon Society of Portland.  See news...