Thanks for a GREAT Marine Science Day 2016!

Mark your calendar for Saturday April 8, 2017 10am - 4pm


Join the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon for an open house!

Marine Science Day imageGet behind-the-scenes to experience the research, education and outreach in marine sciences that makes this marine laboratory unique in the Pacific Northwest.

MEET scientists! Come LEARN what's new on the Oregon Coast's most dynamic Marine Science campus. See our Marine Science Day Schedule of Events.

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by email to the HMSC Director's Office or by phone, 541-867-0234.

Admission is FREE! No tickets required. Donations appreciated.

Map, directions and public transportation here.

Volunteers NEEDED! Please look for a sign up sheet in March 2017


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Schedule of Events for Marine Science Day 2016 

10am-4pm: Open House at HMSC

Interactive research exhibits will feature emerging ocean observing technologies, including actual buoys deployed off-shore to collect 24/7 data on ocean conditions. Other exhibits include bioacoustics of whales, video of volcanoes and deep ocean vents, and a new video on the emerging issue of ocean acidification. Activities for children and families can be found throughout the event. Don't miss a special exhibit in the library on the late Dr. George Mpitsos, featuring caricatures of George and other HMSC staff by artist and former HMSC custodian Ed Cameron, which will run through summer 2016.

View a new 12-minute video on OCEAN ACIDIFICATION and meet scientists featured in the film. Screenings begin on the half hour in the Library Seminar Room.

10:30am and noon: Pumped Up for Pinnipeds

Join the Oregon Coast Aquarium for a fun and informative presentation about seals and sea lions! For kids of all ages, in the Visitor Center Auditorium.

1pm: Octopus Feeding

Learn about HMSC's resident octopus, Montgomery. Presented by Oregon Sea Grant in the HMSC Visitor Center.

2:30pm-4pm: Plenary talk -Ocean Observing

Linking physical oceanographic variability with biological and fisheries responses off the Oregon coast: Past, Present and Future

A talk by scientists Bill Peterson (NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center) and Jack Barth (OSU College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences) will highlight the rich history and emerging technologies around ocean observing. Learn how decades of research on the Newport Hydrographic Line has led to the National Science Foundation-funded Endurance Array, which will allow scientists to address emerging questions on complex ocean processes.