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.
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 Data Portal, launched in January 2014, connects people to ocean and coastal data to better inform regional ocean management, planning, and policy development along the US West Coast. The Portal recently launched new tools to help marine debris practitioners better plan for cleanups, understand impacts of debris along the coast, and advocate for better policies. Using the portal, practitioners can discover and analyze a comprehensive database of marine debris cleanup observations to visualize spatial patterns and trends. Understanding, tracking, and visualizing marine debris sources, sinks, and transport will help resource management agencies and NGOs work to prevent and reduce the impacts of marine debris and derelict fishing gear along the US West Coast. Access the portal atportal.westcoastoceans.org. Webinar co-sponsored by OpenChannels.org.