Join the celebration on August 20th and 21st, when the Port of Newport and Central Coast residents celebrate the official opening of the new Pacific Marine Headquarters of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration at South Beach. The $40 million dollar facility includes new docks, huge scientific warehouse and office complex just northwest of the Hatfield Marine Science Center which has been home, for years, for many NOAA marine geology, biology and other scientists.
An important moment will come Saturday at 11 a.m. when members of Oregon’s Congressional delegation, Governor Kitzhaber, NOAA officials, and other state and local officials gather to dedicate the NOAA facility now proudly situated on the south side of Yaquina Bay.
Saturday, August 20th
11:00 am, Dedication
12:00 pm, Meet, Greet & Mingle
1:00-4:00 pm, Open House Tours of the facility.
Sunday, August 21st
11:00 am – 4:00 pm, Open House Tours of the facility.