[News and Events] WCODP awarded data coordination funds from Moore Foundation

In recognition of the role of regional data coordination in supporting marine planning activities, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded the WCODP funds to support greater coordination of the West Coast Ocean Data Network with state, federal, and tribal partners and the synthesis of priority data sets. The award also includes funding to support other foundational work of the West Coast Regional Planning Body to identify sub-regional planning issues and conduct an science assessment. The West Coast Ocean Data Network working groups will Continue reading →

US Senators Introduce Geospatial Data ACT

U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch, R-UT, and Mark Warner, D-VA, have introduced a bill into the US Senate aimed at better coordination and access of geospatial data. Sen. Hatch said, “The federal government wastes vast amounts of taxpayer dollars by not properly managing and coordinating our federal investments in geospatial data. This commonsense legislation will improve coordination, reduce duplication, and promote data transparency.” “Geospatial data has endless possibilities for transforming both the private and public sectors — from helping local governments develop emergency preparedness plans to fueling Continue reading →

WCODP webinar on EBM Tools network – April 28

The West Coast Ocean Data Portal will be featured on an upcoming EBM Tools Network webinar to showcase how the WCODP is used to discover data and inform marine debris cleanup and prevention. The webinar will be held Tuesday, April 28, 1 pm US EDT/10 am US PDT/5 pm GMT. Register for the webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2078226875180469249. Discovering Data and Informing Regional Ocean Health Priorities with the West Coast Ocean Data Portal by Todd Hallenbeck of the West Coast Governors Alliance on Ocean Health. The West Coast Ocean Continue reading →

[News and Events] Spring Monterey Bay GIS Events

There are two fantastic upcoming opportunities to learn about coastal and marine GIS technologies and techniques. Network members are encouraged to register and participate! COAST Marine Geospatial Workshop at CSUMB March 19-21, 2015 The COAST Geospatial Network will host a workshop on geospatial techniques and data analysis in the marine environment at CSU Monterey Bay March 19-21, 2015. The workshop will focus on marine geospatial data collection and statistical analysis and application to biological and ecological research questions. Training in the use of advanced geospatial Continue reading →

[News and Events] Data Development Funding Opportunity

The West Coast Governors Alliance on Ocean Health and Coastal States Stewardship Foundation invite you to submit a proposal to the West Coast Ocean Data Portal (WCODP) Action Coordination Team for the position of Data Developer. The WCODP ACT is seeking a qualified Data Developer to inventory, assess, integrate, and develop regional data sets related to specific priority areas such as closed and restricted areas, kelp extent and distribution, and littoral cells. You can read the full solicitation here. Proposals are due by Feb. 6th. For 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 maps.westcoastoceans.org to begin exploring! You can click here to read the full announcement