Whale Watch week at the HMSC Visitor Center

NEWPORT - Join us at the Hatfield Marine Science Center's Visitor Center next week for Spring Whale Watch Week, March 19-26!

We'll be open daily from 10 am to 4 pm with special marine mammal programming and activities, including daily marine mammal presentations at 1:30 pm, daily updates on the gray whales sighted off the Oregon coast, marine mammal-themed films, children's activities and more.

HMSC Marine Science Day coming April 9

NEWPORT - Join us at OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center on Saturday, April 9 for Marine Science Day 2016, a chance for hands-on-learning about how ocean and coastal scientists do their work.

You'll have a chance to come behind-the-scenes to experience the research, education and outreach in marine sciences that makes this marine laboratory unique in the Pacific Northwest. Meet working scientists, tour labs and engage in family activities exploring the world of Oregon's ocean and coast, and the scientific explorations and discoveries happening there.

Sea Grant offices closed March 3-4

Our offices at University Plaza on the OSU campus are closed Thursday and Friday, March 3-4, so our staff can attend a two day meeting. Most of us will be reachable by email while away from the office.

NOAA aquaculture grants available

We're soliciting applications for NOAA Sea Grant Aquaculture Research Program grants for 2016, which is open to researchers from institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations, commercial organizations and state, local and Indian tribal governments. Preproposals must be submitted by March 10, 2016.

Fisheries contacts sought for contract work in Astoria, Garibaldi

We're seeking independent contractors on Oregon's north coast to serve as community-based researchers for the Fishermen Led Injury Prevention Program (FLIPP), a joint research project by Oregon Sea Grant and OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences, with funds from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

HMSC education, student outreach positions open

We're hiring a number of education program assistants and student outreach assistants for the Hatfield Marine Science Center's Visitor Center in Newport.

Positions are part-time, on an as-needed basis, to assist with Oregon Sea Grant's marine education programs for the public, school teachers, K-12 students, and other youth groups. 

Details are at Sea Grant Jobs. The application deadline is Feb 15.

Grants/Contracts Tech position opening

We're inviting applicants for a full-time, classified Grants/Contracts Technician in our Corvallis office. The technician supports and works with administrators, faculty and OSU business centers to ensure the consistency and integrity of our program's accounting and finances, particularly our grant programs. For more information and to apply visit OSU Jobs. Applications are due by the close of business Jan. 28, 2016.

Apply now for 2016 NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship

Oregon Sea Grant is now accepting applications for the 2016 NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship Program. The deadline to apply is Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.

The fellowship is open to graduate students from US institutions of higher education who will have completed a master's, doctoral, or professional degree program in natural resource management or environmental-related studies at an accredited U.S. university between January 1, 2015 and July 31, 2016.

Knauss Fellowship applications open

Applications for the 2017 Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, which place qualified graduate studens in Washington D.C. for a year working with a federal executive or legislative office - or related agency - on ocean and coastal science policy issues, are being accepted through Feb. 12, 2016.

Visit our fellowship page for more information and how to apply!