Monthly Archives: December 2014

[Working Groups] Data Monthly Call – Dec. 18, 2014

The Data Working Group met yesterday and was able to identify workplan tasks that emerged from the Network meeting, prioritize data layers for development from our BOEM funding and identified the EFH synthesis layers that we want to start ingesting in our Portal (further detail below). You can read the full call notes here. Data Development Priorities (to be investigated for further development at a regional scale) Closed area inventory (broken out by sector, restriction type, and/or seasonality) Kelp Distribution (by species) Littoral Cells Essentidal Fish Continue reading →

[Working Groups] Outreach Call Dec. 17, 2014

The Outreach Working Group met on Wednesday to identify workplan tasks that emerged at the Network meeting, finalize the Data Viewer launch announcement, discuss messaging for the Ocean Summit, and identify outreach opportunities within the marine debris community. You can read full call notes here. For those off you who were unable to join, please review the notes and let me know if you have any feedback on the ocean summit messaging or the marine debris community outreach. If you have not already, please register with Continue reading →

[News and Events] WCGA Launches New Tools to Help Coastal Managers and Stakeholders Understand and Plan for Impacts of Marine Debris

The West Coast Governors Alliance on Ocean Health is pleased to announce new data and tools available via the West Coast Ocean Data Portal to assist coastal managers and stakeholders to view and explore geospatial data about marine debris cleanup and prevention efforts in our region’s coastal waterways. You can visit to begin exploring! You can click here to read the full announcement

[News and Events] Happy holidays from the West Coast Ocean Data Network

Hello West Coast Ocean Data Network, I hope everyone is staying safe and warm as storms batter our coast! As we wrap up the year there are a lot of accomplishments that we can look back on. From the amazing oceanographic data products created by our Sea Grant Fellow Laura Lilly, to our Network meeting in November, and the launch of the data visualization tools now in the Portal – it has been a big year for the West Coast Ocean Data Network and that Continue reading →

[Data Contributor] California Sea Grant Fellow Laura Lilly bridges gaps in Ocean Observing

This article was originally posted at the SCCOOS Website.  Laura Lilly’s, California Sea Grant State Fellowship was developed out of a partnership between the West Coast Ocean Observing System Regional Associations (Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (SCCOOS), Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System (CeNCOOS), Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems (NANOOS)) and the West Coast Governors Alliance on Ocean Health (WCGA). The scope of her fellowship has involved connecting oceanographic data from the OOS RAs to West Coast managers and stakeholders through the WCGA Continue reading →