We are excited to announce that the West Coast Ocean Data Portal includes new records harvested from our IOOS and Data.gov partner catalogs! These contributions greatly increase the oceanographic and biological data resources available for discovery and use in West Coast ocean management, planning, and policy development.
The IOOS resources include data from SCCOOS, CeNCOOS, and NANOOS and represent California and West Coast resources that highlight ocean currents, sea surface temperatures, ocean acidification assets, and many others. Much of this work was spearheaded by the joint WCGA and IOOS Sea Grant Fellow Laura Lilly during her year long fellowship working to make oceanographic data more easily accessible to the West Coast Ocean Data Portal.
The Data.gov records include unique biological data representing the rich resources off the coast of California. The connection to the Data.gov catalog required some technical enhancements to our Geoportal and we are excited to increase the flow of information between these two systems to link regional and national data.
You can explore the new resources at http://portal.westcoastoceans.org/discover/.