Innovation & Exploration

Wednesday, October 10th

R/V Oceanus Ship Tour (4:00pm)

Registration at HMSC (4:30pm)

Reception at HMSC (5:00pm – 7:00pm)

Bob Cowen, Director of HMSC and Lisa Blank, Director of Oregon Coast STEM Hub

Join us for the start of the Summit at Hatfield Marine Science Center.  Enjoy food and beverages; meet other professionals engaged in marine studies and industry; and visit the hands-on exhibits offered by the Science Center.  For directions and information, please visit

Thursday, October 11th

Gala Reception Oregon Coast Aquarium

Rep. David Gomberg – Maritime Workforce Development

Join us at the Oregon Coast Aquarium for our Gala Event.  Enjoy private visits with our seals, sea lions, sea otters and seabirds in a natural setting. Indoors, our four large exhibit galleries plus Passages of the Deep are yours to explore. Wander from Sandy Shores to Coastal Waters , education volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about the exhibits and animals.