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

Nov
6

Virtual State of the Coast Conference

November 6, 2020

European beachgrass (foreground), an invasive species that will be addressed at the conference.\Photo by Bonnie Moreland.

This year’s State of the Coast Conference has been moved online.  The good news is that the conference is free this year, and open to everyone.

This is the second day of...

Nov
5

Virtual State of the Coast Conference

November 5, 2020

Leigh Torres will be the keynote speaker for the conference. (No photo credit.)
Leigh Torres will be the keynote speaker for the conference. (No photo credit.)

The State of the Coast Conference is an annual tradition, but like just about everything else in our world of late, it will look different this year. The entire conference has been moved online.  The good news is...

Oct
30

Meeting on Ocean Science

October 30, 2020

Intertidal research underway at Cascade Head Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC), which provides expertise on marine reserves to the state’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPACT), meets online on Friday, Oct. 30, 1-4 p.m.  The...

Oct
29

Seminar on Fisheries Observation

October 29, 2020

Newport's fishing fleet.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) Seminar Series has moved online for the duration of the pandemic.  Next up, on Thursday, Oct. 29, 3:30 p.m., is a presentation entitled “The Northwest Fisheries Science Center Observer Program: What is...

Oct
29

Talk on Art and Science

October 29, 2020

Fernanda Oyarzun at work in her studio.\Photo courtesy of Schmidt Ocean Institute.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology is hosting an online talk on art and science by Dr. Fernanda Oyarzun, “My Intertidal:  Between Art and Science,” on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 10 a.m.

Dr. Oyarzun is a...

Oct
28

Webinar on Rocky Habitat Campaign

October 28, 2020

Sea lion haulout on Cape Lookout.\Photo courtesy of Lincoln City Audubon.

Our colleagues at the Audubon Chapter of Lincoln City are working on protections for two sites as part of the state’s Rocky Habitat Management Strategy, at Cape Foulweather and Cape Lookout.  They are planning a...

Oct
22

Seminar on Ocean Observation

October 22, 2020

Ocean data derived from satellite observations.\Image courtesy of NASA.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) has moved its regular research seminar online.  The next talk, “Building toward a new Lidar Era in satellite oceanography,” takes place on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 3:30 p.m.  It is...

Oct
21

Orca Pub Talk

October 21, 2020

Orcas (killer whales) in their habitat.\Photo courtesy of National Marine Fisheries Service.

Social distancing takes some of the fun out of “science pub” events, at which people have heretofore gathered to socialize, hoist a beer or two, and listen to talks about science.  But the Hatfield...

Oct
20

Online Research Summit

October 20, 2020

Marine research diver.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Determined to demonstrate that social distancing does not prevent the spread of ideas, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) is moving its 2020 Research Summit online. This informative and interactive half-day event will be online from 1-5...