The West Coast Ocean Data Network is dedicated to increasing communication between state and federal agencies, tribes, universities, NGOs, and industry to leverage resources for new data collection, develop data best management practices, conduct trainings, and ensure compatibility of regional data sets. The Network is coordinated by the WCODP Action Coordination Team.
The Network has three functional working groups: Data, IT, and Outreach, each providing guidance on the Portal activities and making sure we are adopting current standards, compatible technologies, and communicating our mission and goals effectively. New participants are welcome! You can sign up by registering on this site or contacting the WCODP Coordinator Todd Hallenbeck (Todd.firstname.lastname@example.org).
The West Coast Ocean Data Portal is a project of the West Coast Ocean Partnership (WCOP) to increase discovery and connectivity of ocean and coastal data and people to better inform regional resource management, policy development, and ocean planning. The Portal will inform priority West Coast ocean issues such as tracking sources and patterns of marine debris, adaptation to sea-level rise, understanding impacts of ocean acidification on our coasts, and marine planning.
You can visit the West Coast Ocean Data Portal at http://portal.westcoastoceans.org/