Please join us for these upcoming events!

All are welcome. Please note the specific location for each event.

Events sponsored by OSU's Marine Studies Initiative


HMSC Research Seminar Series

For more infomation and a schedule go to the HMSC main webpage and scroll down for the seminar calendar.


Marine Science Day

Marine Science Day 2017April 14, 2018 - See our Marine Science Day website for more information.


Science on Tap!

Join us at Rogue Ale’s South Beach waterfront location, Brewer’s on the Bay, in the downstairs Board Room for HMSC's Science on Tap Speaker Series. Doors open at 5:15pm, and the presentation begins at 6pm. The family-friendly event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and early arrival is recommended. Food and beverage will be available for purchase from the regular menu. For more information call 541-867-0126. Please check back to confirm, as events may be added or cancelled.




        Wednesday, February 28 at 5:30pm                 

        A talk by Greg Cermak, NASA Ambassador

        Volcanism in the Solar System


         Note location! Hatfield Marine Science Visitor Center Auditorium



George Waldbusser at a mudflat


Wednesday, January 17 at 5:30pm

A talk by George Waldbusser, OSU College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

Ocean Acidification, Oysters, and You: Coming to terms with changing ocean chemistry



Flaxen Conway with FishermenWednesday, October 25 at 5:30pm

A talk by Flaxen Conway, Oregon Sea Grant and Oregon State University

Note location! Hatfield Marine Science Visitor Center Auditorium

Women’s Roles in Oregon's Fishing Industry


Brian Atwater doing research in the fieldThursday, October 5 at 6pm

A talk by Brian Atwater, USGS and Univeristy of Washington

The Orphan Tsunami of 1700 - Japanese Clues to Northwest Earthquake Hazards


J White book cover


Tuesday, June 6 at 6pm

A talk and book signing by Jonathan White

Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean


Aerial of ship Pathfinder in rough watersWednesday, May 10 at 6pm

CAPT Todd Bridgeman, Director, NOAA Marine Operations

NOAA Corps: Celebrating a Century of Service



Wayne HoffmanSaturday, April 22 at 3pm

Wayne Hoffman, ornithologist, photographer and Policy Director of the MidCoast Watersheds Council

The Ecology of Seabirds & Forage Fish in Oregon's Estuaries and Nearshore Waters

Co-hosted by the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center and the Oregon Audubon Council, the 12 Audubon Chapters in Oregon


Friday, April 7, 2017

Tracy CrewsHow Innovative STEM Education is Transforming Teaching

A collaborative talk by educators in STEM/STEAM fields
(Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)


Tracy Crews, Oregon Sea Grant/Oregon Coast STEM Hub

Ben Ewing and Peter Lohonyay, Toledo High School STEM Program

Melissa Steinman, Waldport High School STEAM Program

Josh Jannusch, Warrenton High School/Oregon Coast STEM Hub


Photo of artist Rebecca WeltiTuesday, March 21, 2017

Rebecca Welti, Sculptor

Art & Science - translating marine science into playful and accessible public art



Event posterThursday, February 9, 2017

Greg Cermak, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Solar System Ambassador
2017 Solar Eclipse, Solar Science and NASA STEREO mission 10th Anniversary
Note location! HMSC Auditorium, 2030 SE Marine Science Dr., Newport, OR 97365 
The talk will be followed by an informal Q&A at Rogue Ale’s South Beach waterfront location, Brewer’s on the Bay, in the downstairs event room at 6:30pm. 
Missed it? The speaker's slides are available here (Stereo talk) and here (Eclipse talk).

Scott Heppell diving among grouper

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Scott Heppell, OSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Science helps save a Caribbean coral reef icon



Shea Steingass

 Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Sheanna Steingass, OSU Marine Mammal Institute

We Have the Technology: Studying the Hidden Life of a Marine Mammal in Oregon



Nick Pyenson with walrus skull

 November 3, 2016 

Nick Pyenson, Curator of Fossil Marine Mammals, Smithsonian Institution

The fossil whale highway: 3D digitizing the world's largest marine mammal graveyard in the Atacama of Chile




Rusty Feagin

 Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Rusty Feagin, Texas A&M University

The future of our beaches, dunes, and wetlands



Dr. Selina Heppell

 Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Selina Heppell, Chair of OSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Sea Turtles, Conservation and a Little Math



For previous Science on Tap events, see


HMSC Film Festival

Film Fest Postcard







Films created by and/or highlighting HMSC researchers and educators.

Missed the 2016 Film Festival? View the films here! Just click on the name of the film to watch it on YouTube or Vimeo.