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

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

Feb
18

Marine Reserves Dashboard Presentation

February 18, 2021

 

SCUBA research taking place in a marine reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series presents “Taking a Deeper Dive:  The ODFW Marine Reserves Data Dashboard,” on Thursday, Feb. 18, 3:30 p.m.  The virtual presentation is free and open to...

Feb
17

Rocky Habitat Panel Discussion

February 17, 2021

Otter Rock tidepools.\Photo courtesy of ORPD.

Oregon’s Territorial Sea Plan: Part 3, also known as the Rocky Habitat Management Strategy, aims to balance human use and ecological conservation consistent with Oregon’s ocean resources statewide planning goal. For the first time in nearly 25...

Feb
16

Sunflower Star Webinar

February 16, 2021

Sunflower Sea Star.\Photo courtesy of Oregon State University.

Bandon’s Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) is presenting a webinar by Sara Hamilton, a PhD candidate in Oregon State University’s Department of Integrative Biology, on the topic “Going, Going.... Gone? Conservation Outlook...

Feb
11

Kelp Lecture

February 11, 2021

Kelp forest.\Photo by Lynn Lee.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Virtual Research Seminar Series continues on Thursday, Feb. 11, 3:30 p.m. with a talk by Samuel Starko, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Victoria, “Kelp Forests in a Changing Ocean.”

Kelp forests are among the most...

Feb
10

Sustainable Fishing Seminar

February 10, 2021

Dock at Garibaldi, one of the ports where Fishpeople obtains sustainable seafood.\Photo by Sonja Peterson.

The “World of Haystack Rock” speaker series will take a look at the harvesting taking place just offshore with a talk on “Seeking Balance through Sustainable Fishing” on Wednesday, Feb....

Feb
4

Sea Otter Presentation

February 4, 2021

Sea otter at sea.\Photo by Lilian Carswell.

The MidCoast Watersheds Council’s February 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, Feb....

Jan
30

Cetacean Conference

January 30, 2021

Gray whale breaching.\Photo courtesy of the American Cetacean Society.

The American Cetacean Society holds its annual international conference on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 9:30 a.m to 5 p.m.  For obvious reasons, it is taking place online this year—which means that everyone can participate.

The...

Jan
28

STAC Meeting

January 28, 2021

Marine Reserves researchers at work.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) which scrutinizes scientific questions on behalf of the Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) and advises on technical matters that underlie ocean policy, is meeting remotely on...