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Registration closing soon for Ocean Observing Conference in Newport

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 10th, 2013

Registration closes soon for the upcoming inaugural Newport Ocean Observing Conference April 30 and May 1 in Newport. The conference will highlight the growing economic and business development opportunities presented by the burgeoning marine research activities in Newport.

The conference will be hosted by the Yaquina Bay Ocean Observing Initiative, a partnership of scientists, business owners, local government personnel, and economic development interests who work to promote Newport as a critical hub for ocean observing activities and related economic development.

Newport is the fastest-growing center of marine research and education on the U.S. west coast. Newport is the home of the Hatfield Marine Science Center, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrationís Marine Operations Center - Pacific (MOC-P), a major portion of the NSF-funded Ocean Observatories Initiative, and a wave energy test site for the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center. Newport also serves at the gateway to the ocean for the world-class marine research conducted by nearby Oregon State University. About $1 billion has been invested in marine research infrastructure in the Newport area and the nearby ocean in recent years.

For the complete article see the 04-10-2013 issue.

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