[Data Working Group] Monthly Call June 4, 2015

The Data Working Group had their monthly call yesterday to discuss current data development activities of the Network. We got some great feedback on the closed and restricted fishery areas, kelp, and littoral cell data being developed by SoundGIS that will greatly increase the value of these data products. You can read the full call notes here.  If you are interested in participating on this exciting work group, please contact todd.r.hallenbeck@westcoastoceans.org for more information.

[Working Groups] Data Call Jan. 22, 2015

The Data Working Group met and discussed resources for our Data Development project and provided some definitions around “Authoritative Data” for the West Coast Ocean Data Portal. You can read the full call notes here.  Data Development Project – We discussed the data priorities that will be addressed through upcoming funded work (Proposal Solicitation out now!) Data priorities include regional products related to closed and restricted areas, kelp extent and distribution, and littoral cells. If you have resources to contribute to these priority themes please add Continue reading →

[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] Data Call – Sept. 25, 2014

The Data Working Group met to discuss and provide feedback on the organization and functionality of the existing layers in the data viewer prototype. There were a number of issues that came up related to layer cartography, non-functioning layers (whoops!), and organization in the table of contents. The development team working with Point97 will be addressing some of these issues over the next couple weeks as we prepare for our launch in November. The Data Working Group also discussed providing input on how a new Continue reading →

[Working Groups] Data Call – Aug. 28, 2014

The Data Working group met to discuss the launch of the data visualization tool. Working group members discussed ways to provide feedback on the data layers and organization with in the viewer. They will be exploring and testing the tool over the next week as the development team gathers information and feedback for the last round of improvements. You can read call notes here. Working group members were also encouraged to register for the upcoming West Coast Ocean Data Network meeting Nov. 3-4, 2o14 in Continue reading →

[Working Groups] Data Call – June 26, 2014

The Data Working Group met this week to revise and refine upcoming West Coast ocean data priorities and develop some best practices for map projections. You can read the call notes here. The next data working group call will be July 24th 2pm.  The West Coast Ocean Data Portal (portal.westcoastoceans.org) is seeking input on data priorities related to West Coast ocean health issues like sea level rise, marine debris, ocean acidification, and marine planning. Draft data priorities are presented as both a summary (themes) and detailed assessment (datasets). Continue reading →