Register now for State of the Coast, the coastal conference where everyone – business and community leaders, fishermen, scientists, resource managers, planners, teachers, students, recreationists and conservationists – can learn, network and engage in the current and future state of Oregon’s marine environment. It's happening Saturday, October 27, in the Empire Hall/Hales Center for the Performing Arts at Southwestern Oregon Community College, 1988 Newmark Ave, Coos Bay, Oregon.

The theme for this year's conference is "The Coast Through Your Senses." The program includes a keynote by science writer Sam Kean; plenary "snapshot" talks on such topics as eelgrass, hagfish, coastal management, microplastics, and wave energy; a poster and art session; and breakout sessions on communicating science, coastal dunes, crab and climate, and more.

Student researchers! The poster abstract submission deadline is  October 5, 2018.

Student artists! The submission deadline is October 1, 2018.