Monthly Archives: June 2014

[Working Groups] Data Call – June 26, 2014

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 ( 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 →

[WCODP ACT] Monthly Call – June 3, 2014

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.

[Working Groups] Outreach Call – May 28, 2014

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 →