Ocean Events


Surrogate Whale Watch Presentation

December 5, 2020

Gray whales at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Era Horton.

In normal winters, we would be fast approaching Whale Watch Week, and State Parks’ Whale Watching Spoken Here program would be gearing up.  But it is 2020, we’re back to a coronavirus “freeze,” and there will be no public whale-oriented...

Past Events


Marbled Murrelet Presentation

November 10, 2020

Researcher Lindsay Adrean, with murrelet friend.\Photo courtesy of Cape Perpetua Collaborative.

The Cape Perpetua Collaborative is hosting a Young Scientist Webinar Series featuring graduate students and postdocs sharing their ocean research. This series will take place October – April on...


Rocky Habitat Meeting

November 9, 2020

Rocky shore habitat with sea stars.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The Rocky Habitat Working Group of the state’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC), which has been shepherding the new Rocky Habitat Management Strategy through to its eventual adoption, is holding an online meeting on Monday, Nov. 9,...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...