Portal Coordination Call

Please join us on December 6th, from 10:00AM – 12:00PM PST for an organizational online meeting to assist us in the transition between our former organizational structure and a new approach moving for moving forward.  Online Meeting information is provided in the text below. As the West Coast Regional Planning Body establishes itself and moves forward following the October 2016 meeting, the West Coast Ocean Data Portal will transition to a new organizational structure. This change will increase efficiency within the organization, by moving from a model where 3 Continue reading →

[WCODP ACT] – Coordination Calls: August and September 2016

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 →

Call for Participation

West Coast Ocean Data Network Members, Friends, and Colleagues, The West Coast Ocean Data Portal (WCODP) is embarking on a new chapter and we invite you to participate with us. Thanks to the incredible groundwork that has been laid by our former coordinator, Todd Hallenbeck, and the volunteer efforts of the WCODP co-leads, Andy Lanier and Steve Steinberg, the Working Groups, and the West Coast Ocean Data Network, the West Coast Ocean Data Portal has been recognized as an essential resource for coast-wide and regional Continue reading →

Coordination Call Notes – June 5, 2016

The WCODP ACT held their monthly conference call on June 5th, 2016.  The group is currently focused on making progress on the tasks listed in the RPB recommendations document including connections with new data catalogs, and the development of regional ocean story maps.  The group also had a brief discussion about reaching out to the community in a “Call for Action” that could bring new voices and perspectives into the group as it moves to develop the new content. You can review the call notes Continue reading →

[WCODP ACT] Monthly Call – March 1, 2016

The WCODP leadership team met today during their monthly call. They had a really productive conversation around the RPB recommendation feedback, our long-term funding strategy, and a possible Network meeting this fall as well as hearing updates about data development and upcoming events. You can read the full call notes here. One of the next steps for the group will be the re-activation of Network working groups to carry out tasks related to our recommendations once they are confirmed by the West Coast RPB.  If you are Continue reading →

[WCODP ACT] Monthly Call – Jan. 14 2016

The WCODP ACT met last week to hear updates about the West Coast Ocean Partnership meeting Jan. 5-6, 2016, review and discuss the WCODP recommendations to the RPB regarding our role and data priorities, and reviewed and provided feedback on a draft sea level rise webpage and set of maps for the portal. You can read the full call notes here.  

[WCODP ACT] Monthly call – Dec. 1, 2015

The WCODP ACT discussed recommendations we will be making to both the regional ocean partnership and regional planning body related to WCODP activities, roles in marine planning, and data priorities for synthesis. We also heard updates related to data publication, upcoming outreach, and ACT member data projects and events. You can read the full call notes here. Action Items WCODP Objectives and Activities – Please review and provide comments on our list of objectives and activities for the WCODP to be included in the West Continue reading →

[WCODP ACT] Monthly Call – Nov. 3 2015

The WCODP ACT met on Tuesday Nov. 3. It was a quick call, but one that set the stage for opportunities to provide feedback and discussion on upcoming work associated with our Moore Foundation grant. We were able to hear updates regarding the roles and tasks of the WCODP, priority data systems to connect with, and introduce our approach for prioritizing data. You can read the full call notes here. Recent outreach to the West Coast Regional Planning Body brought some new people’s voices to the group Continue reading →

[WCODP ACT] Monthly Call – Oct. 6

The WCODP ACT met today and were joined by the West Coast Regional Planning Body (RPB) coordinator John Hansen who provided an update on West Coast RPB activities and progress. The WCODP ACT and Network will be focusing attention on supporting regional and subregional marine planning over the next year. This work is enabled by an award from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to support data coordination and synthesis of priority data and other foundational marine planning activities. The WCODP discussed the best way to Continue reading →