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NOAA confirms plans to move research fleet to Newport

Posted by: | March 24, 2010 Comments Off on NOAA confirms plans to move research fleet to Newport |

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Tuesday affirmed its intention to move its  its fleet of Pacific research vessels from Washington state to Newport, on the central Oregon Coast. The General Accounting Office had asked the agency to review the planned move, first announced seven months ago, after officials in Washington State objected. NOAA […]

under: economics, jobs, NOAA, research

Spring Break is Whale Watch Week…

Posted by: | March 16, 2010 Comments Off on Spring Break is Whale Watch Week… |

… and a great opportunity to head for  the Oregon coast and get some expert help spotting gray whales as they migrate northward to their summer feeding grounds in the Bering and Chukchi seas off Alaska. OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center will be open from 10 am-5 pm daily for Whale Watch Week, March 20-27, […]

under: events, HMSC Visitor Center, marine mammals, publications, whales

Squid invasion! speaker at HMSC

Posted by: | March 8, 2010 Comments Off on Squid invasion! speaker at HMSC |

An expert on the  Humboldt squid will give a free, public talk on these large marine predators – which have shown up in Pacific Northwest waters in unprecedented numbers over the past year  – this Wednesday night at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport Humboldt or jumbo  squid, Dosidicus gigas, are  most commonly found […]

under: climate, HMSC Visitor Center, invasive species, lectures, marine education, marine science, Oregon Sea Grant

OSG scholar writes about wave energy, law

Posted by: | March 3, 2010 Comments Off on OSG scholar writes about wave energy, law |

Former Oregon Sea Grant scholar Holly V. Campbell has an article exploring the legal implications of wave energy development in the winter 2010 issue of the Sea Grant Law & Policy Journal, published by the National Sea Grant Law Center at the University of Mississippi. Campbell’s article, “A Rising Tide: Wave Energy in the United […]

under: fellowships, marine spatial planning, ocean law and policy, Oregon Sea Grant, people, publications, Sea Grant Scholars, social science, technology, wave energy

Oregon Sea Grant’s Pat Corcoran quoted in NY Times article on tsunamis

Posted by: | March 2, 2010 Comments Off on Oregon Sea Grant’s Pat Corcoran quoted in NY Times article on tsunamis |

Pat Corcoran, hazards outreach specialist for Oregon Sea Grant, was quoted in an article that appeared in the February 28, 2010, NY Times, “Chilean Quake a Warning to U.S. Northwest“: “The release of pressure between two overlapping tectonic plates along the subduction zone regularly generates massive 9.0 magnitude earthquakes –- including five over the last […]

under: beach safety, coastal hazards, Extension, Oregon Sea Grant, tsunami, videos

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