Researchers look for microplastics in razor clams and oysters

State of the Coast: Oregon's Coastal Conference

Register now for State of the Coast: Oregon's Coastal Conference! It's happening Saturday, October 28, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Florence, Oregon.

Billed as Oregon’s coastal conference for everyone, the event aims to bring together the public, scientists, fishermen, resource managers, teachers, students and conservationists. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn, network and talk about the current status and future of Oregon’s marine environment. 

Register now for these two fall programs at the HMSC Visitor Center


Weird Science: Family Home School Day

Friday, October 20, 2017, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Science can be pretty strange - especially in the ocean! Families will come explore the bizarre habitats and animals of the ocean and learn how scientists do research in extreme environments.

HMSC Visitor Center hours

Winter hours are currently in effect at the HMSC Visitor Center.
It is open Thursday through Monday from 10 am to 4 pm (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays).

As of Memorial Day, May 28, the Visitor Center will be open from 10 am to 5 pm daily. (Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1).

Apply by September 15, 2017: Coastal STEM Hub Director

Oregon Sea Grant is seeking a Coastal STEM Hub Director. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the director of Oregon Sea Grant.

Apply now: Temporary Education Project Assistant

Oregon Sea Grant is seeking to fill one part-time (approximately 12 hours per week) Temporary Education Project Assistant position at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon.

Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) serves the people of Oregon, the nation, and worldwide through research, education and extension that promotes the wise use of the ocean and its resources.

HMSC Visitor Center to close for solar eclipse on Aug. 21

The Hatfield Marine Science Center's Visitor Center in Newport will be closed on Aug. 21 for the total solar eclipse.

According to Astronomy Magazine, the eclipse's first point of contact in the Continental U.S. will occur at 10:15:56 that morning at Government Point, Oregon (see map below).

Here's a list of 25 fun facts about the eclipse.

Government Point, Oregon

Apply now for the 2017-18 Robert E. Malouf Marine Studies Scholarship

Oregon Sea Grant is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 Robert E. Malouf Marine Studies Scholarship.

Deadline: Monday, July 17, 2017, before 5:00 pm PST; submit intent to apply to by July 3.

Apply now: Temp Education Program Assistant 1

The Lincoln County Extension office in Newport, Oregon, invites applicants for an intermittent temp (approximately 3-5 hours per week) Education Program Assistant 1 position. This position will be responsible for delivering fisheries educational programs to the public in the form of dock walks and “Shop at the Dock.” These programs educate the public on where their seafood comes from, how our local fisheries are managed, and how to purchase high-quality seafood. The role of this position is to assist in delivering these programs in a seasonal capacity, during summer.

Apply now for a position with Oregon Sea Grant's communications team!

Oregon Sea Grant's communications team is recruiting for a half-time, classified administrative program assistant (content strategist). This position will report work performed by Sea Grant-funded individuals to the National Sea Grant Library and plan and implement ways to disseminate OSG-related content and amplify awareness of the value of Oregon Sea Grant. Position is based at Oregon State University. Benefits are included. The hourly wage ranges from $14.74 to $21.90. Posting # P00936CT; closes June 6.