Central Oregon Geoscience Society


COGS is a Central Oregon-based non-profit organization promoting a greater awareness and understanding of the geological sciences through technical presentations, educational outreach to schools, and field trips

Upcoming Presentations

Tuesday, February 26
Josh Roering, University of Oregon
Mountains, Earthquakes, and Landslides: Using Lasers to Peer Behind Cascadia's Green Veil

University of Oregon earth sciences professor Josh Roering will describe how using LiDAR (light detection and ranging) has enabled scientists to bypass the typical obstacles of difficult terrain and dense closed-canopy forests to map the surface of the Cascadia landscapes in amazing detail. These new discoveries add to the dynamic geologic history of Northern California, Oregon and Washington, and have profound implications for geologic hazards, habitat conservation, and natural resource management.

Tuesday, March 26
Allan Lerner, University of Oregon
Summary of the 2018 Eruption of Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii

Tuesday, April 23
Jeff Templeton, Western Oregon University
Newberry Volcano: Evaluating the Influence of Cascadia Subduction and the High Lava Plains on Magmatism at a Geologic Crossroads in Central Oregon

Tuesday, May 28
Hal Wershow, Central Oregon Community College
Holocene Glacial and Paleoclimate Reconstructions in the North Cascades, Washington

Tuesday, September 24
William Lingley
Energy Resources of Coastal Washington

Tuesday, October 22
Jim O'Connor, U.S. Geological Survey
The Other Flood: Ice-age Bonneville Flood on the Snake River

Tuesday, November 26
Title: TBA

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