World Ocean Day 

Officially recognized by the UN General Assembly in 2008, World Ocean Day is a global celebration of the ocean held every June 8th.
It is meant to raise awareness of the ocean’s importance and the many issues it faces. The World Ocean Day 2022 theme is Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean. This first ever hybrid celebration of the even will shed light on the communities, ideas, and solutions that are working together to protect and revitalize the ocean as well as everything it sustains. You can celebrate World Ocean Day this year in person by visiting our tables at Strand Agriculture Hall, or online by viewing the variety of marine art, seafood recipes, and more.  

For more information about World Ocean Day visit the World Ocean Day website.

Thank you for supporting World Ocean Day! 

United Nations World Ocean Day Virtual Event

Celebrate World Ocean Day with the UN's annual event, produced in partnership with non-profit Oceanic Global.

The second fully virtual celebration of United Nations World Oceans Day, on 8 June 2022, will highlight the theme Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean. On 8 June 2022, you can hear from thought-leaders, celebrities, institutional partners, community voices, entrepreneurs, and cross-industry experts as they delve into key topics and work to both inspire and ignite collaborative change. Head HERE to learn more and RSVP for the event. 

If you are not able to make it to the live stream, the recording will be available at

From Sea to Shore: Marine Studies Initiatives Ocean Stewards

Marine Studies: Ocean stewards of today and tomorrow-- Taylor Chapple


The Marine Studies Initiative envisions a future where marine issues are tackled from all angles, from the natural sciences and policy, to the humanities and arts. And at OSU, we have exceptional students and faculty who have embodied this mission in their own way. For more videos, view the Ocean Stewards webpage

Marine Studies for Public Art

Marine Studies for Public Art

The new Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building features the artwork of Oregon artists who celebrate the marine environment in their own way. Artist Michael Boonstra uses material collected from nature and a unique evaporative technique to complete large panels that encompass the land-sea connection. Site-specific artists Joe Thurston and his studio manager, Jess Nickel, created complex vitrines – glass display windows -- that combine layered images and sounds of the ocean and the coastal community who live, work and play on the ocean.

United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

On 5 December 2017, the United Nations proclaimed a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, to be held from 2021 to 2030. This Decade will provide a common framework to ensure that ocean science can fully support countries’ actions to sustainably manage the Oceans and more particularly to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Learn more at

Downloadable Marine Coloring Book from Ocean11

The Ocean11 Marine Club Next Generation Outreach Committee created this coloring book of marine life. Print them out to have some creative fun while learning about different life in the ocean!

Sea Grant Seafood Recipes

Discover the many different types of seafood harvested in Oregon. These local foods can be used in a wide variety of recipes and are tasty substitutes for seafood shipped from further away. Use the map and business listings below to find seafood caught or grown in Oregon. Search for recipes, or share your own using #EatOregonSeafood.

View seafood recipes HERE!

Ocean11 Marine Art - 2022

Ocean11 Art & Photos to celebrate World Ocean Day 2022

Oregon State University's Ocean11 marine club members submitted original artwork and photography to celebrate World Ocean Day on June 8, 2022.

Artwork by: Grace Holmes, Charles Nye, Ashley Osborne, Kelleigh Petersdorf, Lauren Rice, Elijah Shaw, Cole Thieme, Jenna Yoshimoto

Photography by: Landon Bunting, Russell Campbell, Reid Endress, Jean Favazza, Natalie Galbraith, Avery Haymowicz, Ian Hofbeck, Cynthia Leonard, Julia Parker, Lydia Pearce, Lauren Rice, Spencer Tanenholtz, Cole Thieme, Jiratana Tungkawachara, Sabine Vanderkooi


Ocean11 Marine Art - 2021

Ocean11 Marine Art

Oregon State University's Ocean11 marine club has spent the last year finding ways to stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through their Discord server, students of Ocean11 began to share artwork and photography. Collaborating with the Oregon State University Meistersingers, we bring you a video of marine art to celebrate World Ocean Day on June 8, 2021.

Special thanks to the Oregon State University Meistersingers- Steven M. Zielke, Conductor and Jens Lovtang, Arranger and Producer

Artwork by: Kaitlyn Allison, Samantha Gregory, Grace Holmes, Tom McCambridge, Charles Nye, Kelleigh Petersdorf, Lauren Rice, Sarah Snow, Jess Ariola, Marie Lee, Helena Rocha, and Cole Thieme

Photography by: Russell Campbell, Reid Endress, Hanna Hansen, O'Malley Martin, Robyn Norman, and Seth Staten

Study at the Oregon Coast 

As a leading marine laboratory in the Pacific Northwest, the Hatfield campus has the expertise, technology, and responsibility to address important issues of high economic, scientific, and aesthetic value in marine and coastal systems. Its locality, ready access to the ocean and richness of partners—agencies, industry, and constituencies—create a physical and intellectual campus known for multidisciplinary research, education, and outreach that is world-class and international in scope. Hands-on educational opportunities train the marine science leaders of tomorrow, and outreach transfers knowledge to the public sector using new and compelling approaches. Learn more about student experiences at the coast HERE.

Blue Heart: Gyotaku Art Exhibit

The Blue Heart exhibit will be on display for one year starting October 18, 2021 at the new Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building in Newport, Oregon. The public is welcome to view the art during Hatfield Marine Science Center's typical hours of operation- Monday through Friday, from 8 AM to 5 PM. Parking is available at no charge. Visit the Blue Heart Gyotaku Art Exhibit webpage for more information

Marine Science Day 2022

Hatfield Marine Science Center hosted its annual Marine Science Day virtually on April 9, 2022. This year's theme, Local Science, Global Impact, emphasized community involvement in marine-related science, art, and activities. Visit the Marine Science Day webpage to explore research displays, virtual activities, and how to get involved with local action.