The WCODP ACT had their monthly coordination calls on August 2nd and September 20, 2016. The group is focused on preparing for the upcoming meetings for the West Coast Regional Planning Body (RPB) and the West Coast Ocean Partnership (WCOP) in Portland, OR. The RPB meeting is on Wednesday, October 26 and Thursday, October 27. The WCOP meeting is on Tuesday, October 25. The WCODP co-leads, Andy Lanier and Steve Steinberg, as well as Allison Bailey will be giving an hour long presentation about the WCODP capabilities Continue reading →
The outreach working group met on July 6th. They discussed the regional stories that will be developed for the RPB and to present at the RPB meeting in October. They group reviewed existing data resources in the Portal a web-based technology/platform review conducted by the IT Working Group examples of other regions’ stories and related websites Detailed call notes are available here. Next meeting is August 3, and future meetings are scheduled for first Monday of the month.
Esri recently published the second edition of Ocean Solutions, Earth Solutions, a book on the science of protecting oceans and coastlines, with a special emphasis on the role that GIS technology plays in this quest. The book shares the insights of ocean and coastal science researchers exploring ocean components and their relationships, patterns, and trends over time and space. More than 90 professionals and academics in fields such as oceanography, marine science, marine conservation, environmental science, coastal engineering, and marine resource management contributed to the Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
The IT, Data, and Outreach working groups all conducted their monthly calls during the last week of April. The West Coast RPB recommendations provide a new set of tasks to focus the energy of the working groups. However, with the recent departure of the Portal coordinator, there has also been a bit of re-grouping. The current working group leads are: IT Working Group: Tanya Haddad, Oregon Coastal Management Program Data Working Group: Jennifer Patterson, CenCOOS Outreach Working Group: Sara Guiltinan, BOEM A big thank you to our working group Continue reading →
Greetings West Coast Ocean Network, Thanks to the hard work of Todd Hallenbeck, we have finalized a set of recommendations describing how the West Coast Ocean Data Portal plans to provide support to the West Coast Regional Planning Body (RPB). We are starting a new chapter for the WCODP, both because of this new focus on supporting the RPB, but also due to the departure of our fantastic Portal coordinator, Todd Hallenbeck, at the end of March. Andy Lanier and Steve Steinberg, co-leads of the WCODP ACT, have stepped up their participation to Continue reading →
The IT Working Group met yesterday and discussed upcoming transitions at the WCODP, development of recommendations for how the WCODP can support the WC RPB, and roles the IT Working group can play in implementing those recommendations. You can read the full call notes here.
The Data Working Group met and discussed upcoming transitions at the WCODP, development of recommendations for how the WCODP can support the WC RPB, and roles the Data Working group can play in implementing those recommendations. You can read full call notes here.
Recently released oblique geo-referenced imagery of the entire West Coast is now available from NOAA. The imagery was collected on February 6-9, 2016 to assess impacts to several National Ocean Service mission areas, including navigation and coastal zone management, from the strong El nino storms we have experienced this season. Baseline imagery, collected in September 2015, is also available under the 2015 tab. NOAA is collected this data in order to also support other mission partners including other NOAA offices, USGS, USACE, and FEMA. You can access the data via the Continue reading →