Ocean Events

Feb
25

Rocky Habitat Meeting

February 25, 2021

Tidepool at Cannon Beach.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The Rocky Habitat Working Group of the Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) is now holding a series of meetings to consider the proposals submitted by the public for “site designations”—areas of the rocky shoreline or offshore areas worthy of...

Feb
25

Virtual Docent Discussion

February 25, 2021

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series features a talk on “Public Science Communication in a Virtual World:  Honing your story for virtual tours, exhibits, and talks,” on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 3:30 p.m.  The presentation is free and open to all.

Speaker is Shawn Rowe, an...

Mar
4

Sea Otter Talk

March 4, 2021

Sea otter at sea.\Photo by Lilian Carswell.

The MidCoast Watersheds Council’s March community meeting will feature a presentation on “Oregon’s Lost Sea Otters:  Restoring a Cultural Heritage and Ecological Keystone.”  The event, free and open to all, takes place online on Thursday, March 4,...

Mar
10

Western Flyer Revival Talk

March 10, 2021

Western Flyer in its decrepit state.\Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

A key player in marine biology’s history is floating back into the present.  The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Science on Tap Series presents oceanographer Jack Barth, of Oregon State University’s Marine Studies Initiative,...

Mar
10

Whale Entanglement Discussion

March 10, 2021

Beached humpback whale.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.

The “World of Haystack Rock” speaker series will take a look at impacts to cetaceans with a talk on “Insights into large whale entanglements in the Pacific Northwest from research on populations, responses, and reports” on Wednesday, March 10, at...

Mar
23

Offshore Wind Energy Webinar

March 23, 2021

Offshore wind energy development.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

Proposals for wind energy development off Oregon’s coast have been made in the past, but haven’t gone anywhere.  But planning for a potential wind power future in taking place.  Wind power is a renewable energy source and doesn’t...

Mar
30

North Coast Citizen Science Preview

March 30, 2021

Seabird monitors at work.\Photo by Amelia O'Connor.

Four bird-focused citizen science projects taking place on the north coast will be described in an online session hosted by Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve and Portland Audubon on Tuesday, March 30, at 6 p.m.  The session is free 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...

Past Events

Sep
24

Fishery Management Seminar

September 24, 2020

Fishing vessel at sea.\Photo by Jon Harvey.

In the coronavirus era, the Hatfield Marine Science Center is holding its research seminar series online.  These events are free and open to the public via Zoom

Next up is Eric Wade, Ph.D. Candidate, Fisheries Science, Department of Fisheries &...

Sep
15

Webinar on Offshore Islands

September 15, 2020

Bandon sea stacks.\Photo by Bruce Swenson.

Rocky habitats off Oregon’s shore are gaining attention at present, as we go through the state’s process for developing a new Rocky Habitat Management Strategy, the first revision of Oregon’s policies protecting both intertidal and offshore areas. ...

Sep
10

Discussion of Ocean and Climate

September 10, 2020

A king tide at New River in Curry County.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

The Ocean Conservancy is sponsoring a national online discussion on “Building a Blue-Green Future: Ocean-Climate Action for 2021,” 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10.  The virtual symposium is free and...

Sep
1

Seminar on Climate and Estuaries

September 1, 2020

Caitlin Magel at work in the field.

Oregon State University’s Department of Integrative Biology offers a chance to listen in on academia while learning something about how climate change and other impacts may affect our estuaries.  A thesis defense seminar by PhD candidate Caitlin Magel will...

Aug
27

Cape Perpetua Volunteer Appreciation

August 27, 2020

Cape Perpetua from the air.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

The annual Cape Perpetua Volunteer Appreciation Event celebrates the wide range of voluntary activity focused on that stretch of Oregon’s shore (including the monitoring done by CoastWatchers).  It is usually a...

Aug
27

Presentation on Ocean Science History

August 27, 2020

Dr. Carmel Finley.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) has moved its weekly seminar series online.  This week’s virtual offering, free and open to the public, takes place on Thursday, Aug. 27, 3:30 p.m.

The speaker is Carmel Finley, an historian of science at Oregon State University. ...