Tag Archives: marine debris

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 →

[Working Groups] Outreach Call Dec. 17, 2014

The Outreach Working Group met on Wednesday to identify workplan tasks that emerged at the Network meeting, finalize the Data Viewer launch announcement, discuss messaging for the Ocean Summit, and identify outreach opportunities within the marine debris community. You can read full call notes here. For those off you who were unable to join, please review the notes and let me know if you have any feedback on the ocean summit messaging or the marine debris community outreach. If you have not already, please register with 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

[Contributor] Meet Jennifer Patterson, CeNCOOS

Jennifer Patterson is the Information Manager for the Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System (CeNCOOS).  She serves on the WCODP Action Coordination Team and Data Working Group contributing insights into the relevancy and integration of IOOS oceanographic data.  Time varying ocean data sets such as pH, oxygen, temperature, and currents have been identified as priority data sets for the WCGA WCODP. These data are largely collected and served by regional ocean observing systems, such as CeNCOOS, and Jennifer and her west coast counterparts at Continue reading →

[Working Groups] Outreach Call – May 28, 2014

The Outreach Working Group met in May to discuss upcoming communication materials and events. In particular, the group provided feedback on a draft one pager designed to inform stakeholders about the Marine Debris Use Case and provide copy for the Marine Debris page in the Portal. The group also finalized the Network Technical Assistance Survey, which will be going out to the Network later this week. It will be designed to poll our Network for interest in technical support to help connect their data catalogs Continue reading →