The Data Working Group met this week to revise and refine upcoming West Coast ocean data priorities and develop some best practices for map projections. You can read the call notes here. The next data working group call will be July 24th 2pm. The West Coast Ocean Data Portal (portal.westcoastoceans.org) is seeking input on data priorities related to West Coast ocean health issues like sea level rise, marine debris, ocean acidification, and marine planning. Draft data priorities are presented as both a summary (themes) and detailed assessment (datasets). Continue reading →
The West Coast Governors Alliance (WCGA, http://westcoastoceans.org) is funding a contractor through a NOAA Regional Ocean Partnership grant to assist WCGA partners to develop, enhance, and connect their data resources (i.e. data, metadata, services) to the West Coast Ocean Data Portal (WCODP, http://portal.westcoastoceans.org) as well as other state and national systems. This is a chance to get support and resources to fill gaps and needs within your agency, organization or tribe. Tell us how we can direct these funds! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3M8R5P3 Please take five minutes to fill out Continue reading →
The West Coast Ocean Data Portal ACT met today to provide feedback on Marine Planner, our data visualization tool being developed by Point 97, oceanographic data products, the refinement of data priorities for the West Coast, and the release of a survey and RFP to support network partner connections to state and regional portals. You can read the call notes here.
The West Coast Ocean Data Portal (WCODP, http://portal.westcoastoceans.org) is seeking a qualified GIS Data Developer to work with West Coast agencies, organizations, and tribes to fill critical data gaps by developing, enhancing, and connecting their geospatial data, metadata, and services to the WCODP as well as other state and national systems. You can learn more about the WCODP here. The West Coast Governors Alliance (http://westcoastoceans.org) and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation invite you to submit a proposal for the position of GIS Data Developer. You can Continue reading →
The Outreach Working Group met in May to discuss upcoming communication materials and events. In particular, the group provided feedback on a draft one pager designed to inform stakeholders about the Marine Debris Use Case and provide copy for the Marine Debris page in the Portal. The group also finalized the Network Technical Assistance Survey, which will be going out to the Network later this week. It will be designed to poll our Network for interest in technical support to help connect their data catalogs Continue reading →