The WCODP ACT had their monthly coordination calls on August 2nd and September 20, 2016. The group is focused on preparing for the upcoming meetings for the West Coast Regional Planning Body (RPB) and the West Coast Ocean Partnership (WCOP) in Portland, OR. The RPB meeting is on Wednesday, October 26 and Thursday, October 27. The WCOP meeting is on Tuesday, October 25. The WCODP co-leads, Andy Lanier and Steve Steinberg, as well as Allison Bailey will be giving an hour long presentation about the WCODP capabilities Continue reading →
The outreach working group met on July 6th. They discussed the regional stories that will be developed for the RPB and to present at the RPB meeting in October. They group reviewed existing data resources in the Portal a web-based technology/platform review conducted by the IT Working Group examples of other regions’ stories and related websites Detailed call notes are available here. Next meeting is August 3, and future meetings are scheduled for first Monday of the month.
Esri recently published the second edition of Ocean Solutions, Earth Solutions, a book on the science of protecting oceans and coastlines, with a special emphasis on the role that GIS technology plays in this quest. The book shares the insights of ocean and coastal science researchers exploring ocean components and their relationships, patterns, and trends over time and space. More than 90 professionals and academics in fields such as oceanography, marine science, marine conservation, environmental science, coastal engineering, and marine resource management contributed to the Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
We recently tested NOAA’s web-based metadata editor and data archiving tool, ATRAC for developing ISO 19115-2 metadata and found it to be easy to use and able to export a metadata XML file that can be successfully harvested by the West Coast Ocean Data Portal. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/atrac/index.html It was originally designed for organizations to submit their data to one of the NOAA Data Centers: National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), but it has been modified to allow any user, after Continue reading →