[Working Groups] Portal Development Team Call, May 15, 2017

The newly reconstituted Portal Dev team had it’s first meeting May 15, 2017. The West Coast RPB recommendations provide a new set of tasks to focus the energy of the working group. A big thank you to all who attended: Andy Lanier, Craig Risien, Kate Sullivan, Emilio Mayorga, Steve Steinberg, Tanya Haddad PDF of discussion slides is available here. High level summary of issues discussed: Old issues GitHub review of high priority items: https://github.com/WCGA/West-Coast-Ocean-Data-Portal/issues https://github.com/WCGA/Marine-Planner/issues We need to make sure current priorities and issues are Continue reading →

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 →

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 →

[Working Groups] IT, Data, and Outreach Working Group Calls – April 2016

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 →

West Coast Regional Planning Body Support – Final Recommendations and Status

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 →

West Coast Regional Planning Body Recommendations – March 3, 2016

Greetings West Coast Ocean Data Network, Spring is almost here (though El nino might have something left to say about that!) and with that we have some important announcements to share with you. West Coast Regional Planning Body As the West Coast Regional Planning Body (RPB)  finalizes it’s governance charter, the WCODP has been exploring opportunities to support regional and sub-regional marine planning. To better inform our work, the WCODP developed a set of draft recommendations regarding WCODP and WCODN roles, priority data gaps, and priority data Continue reading →

[Working Groups] Monthly IT Call – Oct. 23, 2015

The IT Working Group met today and developed a game plan for addressing recently funded work to scope technical steps for connecting to relevant data catalogs on the West Coast. Additionally, we discussed some techical work being conducted to connect to Data.gov and a British Columbia data catalog. You can read the full call notes here. As part of our next round of work, we will be scoping steps for connecting to priority data collections and catalogs. If you have input on catalogs we should connect Continue reading →

[Working Groups] IT Call – Jan 9, 2015

The IT Working Group met today and discussed priority Portal enhancements as well as platforms for sharing technical resources and best practices. The User Feedback Surveys were used to develop our prioritized list. These recommendations will be used to make improvements to the Portal and make training materials available to the Network within the next couple months. You can read the full call notes here. Priority Portal Enhancements: Catalog Implementing link type filtering in UI Improving Portal display of ISO-2 records Improvements to the Categories hierarchy Continue reading →