Author Archives: Andy Lanier

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About Andy Lanier

Coastal Natural Resources Specialist working for the Oregon Coastal Management Program.

Portal Coordination Call

Please join us on December 6th, from 10:00AM – 12:00PM PST for an organizational online meeting to assist us in the transition between our former organizational structure and a new approach moving for moving forward.  Online Meeting information is provided in the text below. As the West Coast Regional Planning Body establishes itself and moves forward following the October 2016 meeting, the West Coast Ocean Data Portal will transition to a new organizational structure. This change will increase efficiency within the organization, by moving from a model where 3 Continue reading →

West Coast Regional Ocean Planning and Partnership Events

On October 25th -27th, the Co-Chairs of the West Coast Ocean Data Portal engaged in the inaugural meetings of the West Coast Ocean Partnership and Regional Planning Body.  Presentations (WCOP, WCRPB) were provided to the groups in order to clearly lay out the needs of the WCODP in moving forward in support of regional ocean planning and collaboration activities.   The consensus amongst the WCOP and WCRPB members following the presentations was of support for the Portal, with an identified need to find the financial resources necessary that will allow the WCODP Continue reading →

Call for Participation

West Coast Ocean Data Network Members, Friends, and Colleagues, The West Coast Ocean Data Portal (WCODP) is embarking on a new chapter and we invite you to participate with us. Thanks to the incredible groundwork that has been laid by our former coordinator, Todd Hallenbeck, and the volunteer efforts of the WCODP co-leads, Andy Lanier and Steve Steinberg, the Working Groups, and the West Coast Ocean Data Network, the West Coast Ocean Data Portal has been recognized as an essential resource for coast-wide and regional Continue reading →

Coordination Call Notes – June 5, 2016

The WCODP ACT held their monthly conference call on June 5th, 2016.  The group is currently focused on making progress on the tasks listed in the RPB recommendations document including connections with new data catalogs, and the development of regional ocean story maps.  The group also had a brief discussion about reaching out to the community in a “Call for Action” that could bring new voices and perspectives into the group as it moves to develop the new content. You can review the call notes Continue reading →