Following are news and events of interest to the community in ocean observation, research, and education.

April 29-May 1, 2013
Newport, OR
Newport Ocean Observing Conference

This conference provides a forum for organizations and companies to explore mutually beneficial business development opportunities in the marine sciences on the Oregon Coast. The goal is to facilitate business-to-business connections and create more of these opportunities. For more information, see the Conference web page.

November 13-16, 2012

Herndon, VA
Integrated Ocean Observing System Summit 2012

Participation limited to 200. Go here for more details.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Oregon Business Opportunities 2012: Building Relationships and Winning Contracts with Government Agencies
Salem, $55 registration fee

For more information, click here.

Monday, June 11, 2012, 6-8 pm
Old World Deli, 341 2nd Street, Corvallis
Admission is free, food and drink available to purchase
Science Pub on wave energy

Belinda Batten of the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center will discuss ongoing research into wave energy under way in Oregon and elsewhere. “We’ve got the technical side, the environmental side and the outreach to communities through Oregon Sea Grant. You don’t have that everywhere,” she says. Engineered systems, she adds, will need to survive extreme ocean conditions and minimize impact on the environment and traditional ocean uses.

Friday, June 8, 2012, all day
Activities free with aquarium admission
World Oceans Day at the Oregon Coast Aquarium

Come join the fun at The Oregon Coast Aquarium for a day of “ocean inspired” games and activities with Dr. Seuss’s legendary One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.

  • Fun World Oceans Day activities for kids!
  • FREE Dr. Seuss surprises (while supplies last)
  • Learn how to be a steward of our seas and oceans
  • An inspirational day for the entire family!

Thursday, May 17, 6:00 pm
Marine Technology Society, Oregon Section Meeting
“The Promise of Wave Power”

Participate in a tour and demo at the O. H. Hinsdale Wave Research Lab at Oregon State University (3550 SW Jefferson, Corvallis). 6 pm tour of the lab, 7 pm dinner and presentation. Cost is $10 for students, $15 for MTS members and family, and $20 for non-members. Without dinner, event is free. RSVP to For more information about the lab, go here.

Tuesday, May 8, 8:30 am to noon
Dee Edwards and Marta Clifford from the Government Contracting Assistance Program (GCAP) will be in Newport to provide a 3-hour seminar on The Basics of Government Contracting.  This seminar will be held in the Community Room at Oregon Coast Community College. The seminar is FREE, but please click here to register, or e-mail Ron Spisso at More information can be found here.

Wednesday, May 2, 2:00 pm
Hennings Auditorium, Hatfield Marine Science Center
Presentation by OSU President Edward J. Ray on how OSU can positively impact our area
For more information, click here.
Monday, April 16, 2012 – Special Meeting/Public Forum
6:00 p.m.
Oregon Coast Community College
Community Room No. 140
400 SE. College Way
Newport, OR 97365

The purpose of this special meeting is to provide an opportunity for the public to direct
questions about log exports to the Port of Newport and to log handling company
representatives. For more information about the Port of Newport’s International Terminal project, click here.

Thursday, March 22, 2012 | HMSC Seminar Series | Speaker: Kim Juniper, University of Victoria, BC | Title: Studying benthic ecosystem dynamics with cabled observatories: first results from NEPTUNE Canada and VENUS | 3:30pm – 4:30pm | Library Seminar Room, Guin Library, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport

Thursday, March 8, 2012 | HMSC Seminar Series | Speaker: Mike Vardaro, CEOAS, OSU | Title: The Ocean Observatories Initiative and the Oregon Coast | 3:30pm – 4:30pm | Library Seminar Room, Guin Library, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport

February 7, 2012 – Oregon State University is seeking a contractor to provide an Umbilical Cable System. Responses to the solicitation must be received no later than the closing date and time indicated in accordance with the submittal instructions contained in the solicitation document which can be downloaded from

January 21, 2012 – OSU is trading its research vessel, the Wecoma, for its sister ship, the Oceanus. More here.

January 3, 2012 – YBOOI is pleased to release a report outlining the proceedings of this past summer’s Strategy Retreat and public information session: Retreat Report, December 2011. Please let us know what you think!

November 1, 2011 – News Release – YBOOI Supplier Listing

September 19, 2011 – News Story – U.S. Science Ships Find a New Port

August 20, 2011 – News Story – NOAA’s Newport Launch Hoped to be an Economic Boon

July 14, 2011 – Event – YBOOI Engages Public in Planning Economic Growth in Ocean Observing



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