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

Feb
11

Bird Conservation in Oregon’s Marine Reserve System

February 11, 2016, Manzanita

Photo of Common murres at Yaquina Head. Photo by Amanda Gladics.
Common murres at Yaquina Head. Photo by Amanda Gladics.
Joe Liebezeit, Avian Conservation Program Manager for the Audubon Society of Portland, will offer a presentation on how volunteer efforts to monitor seabird populations have contributed to a better understanding of seabird populations...
Jan
30

Kick-off Party #2 for Cape Falcon Marine Reserve

January 30, 2016, Cannon Beach

Photo of Cape Falcon, looking toward the new marine reserve, by Alex Derr.
Cape Falcon, looking toward the new marine reserve. Photo by Alex Derr.
New Year’s Day marked both a completion and a new beginning for Oregon's network of five marine reserves.  On Jan.1, the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve became fully operative, closed to resource extraction. Up till now,...
Jan
28

Ocean Acidification Panel Discussion

January 28, 2016, Newport

Photo of the ocean at the Oregon coast.
Acidification shadows Oregon's ocean. Photo by Alex Derr.
The worrisome subject of climate impacts to the ocean will be taken up by a set of expert voices when the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC)  combine to present From Bivalves to Beaches:  Ocean...
Jan
16

Kick-off Party for Cape Falcon Marine Reserve

January 16, 2016, Manzanita

Photo of Cape Falcon, looking toward the new marine reserve, by Alex Derr.
Cape Falcon, looking toward the new marine reserve. Photo by Alex Derr.
New Year’s Day marked both a completion and a new beginning for Oregon's network of five marine reserves.  On Jan.1, the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve became fully operative, closed to resource extraction. Up till now,...
Jan
16

Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Connections Talk

January 16, 2016, Yachats

Photo of Cape Perpetua Visitor Center by Andre Hagestedt.
Cape Perpetua Visitor Center. Photo by Andre Hagestedt.
The Cape Perpetua Visitor Center overlooks the new marine reserve there, so the link between land and sea, and approaches to conserving both, would be an appropriate topic for the Winter Discovery Lecture Series held at the center.

On...

Dec
3

OPAC’s December Meeting Scheduled for Tillamook

December 3, 2015, Tillamook

Photo of Robin Hartmann.
Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) is scheduled to hold its second meeting of the year Dec. 3 at the Port of Tillamook Bay’s Officer’s Mess Hall meeting room (6018 Hangar Rd. in Tillamook).  Agenda items will include updates on marine reserve implementation as well as ocean...