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Archive for July, 2012

Position opening: Senior aquarist at HMSC

Posted by: | July 25, 2012 Comments Off on Position opening: Senior aquarist at HMSC |

NEWPORT – Oregon Sea Grant is seeking qualified applicants for a Senior Aquarist position at the Hatfield Marine Science Visitor Center in Newport. The application deadline is August 8. The 12-month, fixed-term appointment requires at least a BS/BA in aquatic biology or a related field and/or 2-3 years professional experience as an aquarist, with demonstrated […]

under: HMSC Visitor Center, Oregon Sea Grant, position announcements

New app helps campers find local firewood, avoid spreading invasives

Posted by: | July 20, 2012 Comments Off on New app helps campers find local firewood, avoid spreading invasives |

CORVALLIS – A new, free iPhone application from Oregon Sea Grant aims to stem the spread of invasive insects by showing campers where they can buy local firewood when vacationing on the Oregon coast and other Pacific Northwest locations. Dubbed “Firewood Buddy,” the application was developed by Media Macros, in collaboration with Sea Grant Extension’s […]

under: environment, invasive species, mobile applications, outreach and engagement, summer activities, technology

Students invited to submit posters for the 2012 Heceta Head Coastal Conference

Posted by: | July 19, 2012 Comments Off on Students invited to submit posters for the 2012 Heceta Head Coastal Conference |

Oregon’s Ocean: Bringing the High Seas Home FLORENCE – The 2012 Heceta Head Coastal Conference brings current ocean science and policy to Oregonians.  Attendees include university scientists, ocean policy agency staff, politicians, students, and the general public.  The conference is co-sponsored by Oregon Sea Grant. The Pacific Ocean is a dynamic place full of activity […]

under: conferences, events, fellowships, lectures, marine debris, Oregon Sea Grant, outreach and engagement, symposium

Volunteers sought for tsunami debris monitoring, cleanup

Posted by: | July 17, 2012 Comments Off on Volunteers sought for tsunami debris monitoring, cleanup |

The new Oregon Marine Debris Team is looking for hundreds of coastal volunteers to keep an eye out for debris from the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami – and to help clean it up. The team, a partnership of Oregon Sea Grant and four nonprofit groups – CoastWatch, Surfrider Foundation, SOLVE and Washed Ashore – […]

under: beach safety, coastal hazards, environment, marine debris, news, Oregon Sea Grant, tsunami

Newport’s Commercial Fisheries bay front signs now available online

Posted by: | July 16, 2012 Comments Off on Newport’s Commercial Fisheries bay front signs now available online |

People who visit the bay fronts of Oregon’s harbors often see working boats at dock and wonder about them and about the types of commercial fishing being done along the coast. A series of 10 Newport’s Commercial Fisheries signs are now available to answer some of those questions. Not only can the bay front signs […]

under: crab, fisheries, fishermen, free-choice learning, marine education, publications, salmon, seafood

What to do if you find tsunami debris

Posted by: | July 3, 2012 Comments Off on What to do if you find tsunami debris |

The state of Oregon, in coordination with NOAA, Sea Grant and multiple coastal nonprofits, has a new list of resources for people who find – or who are interested in helping clean up – debris that might be associated with last year’s devastating tsunami in Japan. Coastal residents and visitors are invited to pick up […]

under: beach safety, coastal hazards, environment, marine debris, tsunami

Despite storm OSU remains on National Mall

Posted by: | July 2, 2012 Comments Off on Despite storm OSU remains on National Mall |

WASHINGTON, D.C. Day three of the ten-day Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall was cancelled after OSU’s tent and at least nine others were damaged by a massive thunderstorm that swept across the capital on Friday night. On Saturday morning the 16-foot long plexiglass wave tank, borrowed by OSU from Howard University to demonstrate […]

under: courses, classes and workshops, environment, events, Extension, free-choice learning, kids, marine education, Oregon Sea Grant, Oregon State University, outreach and engagement, science education, Sea Grant Scholars, seafood, tsunami

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