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 →
The Outreach Working Group met today to discuss upcoming funded work, outreach materials for sub-regional RPB meetings, and the role of the WCODP in supporting regional and sub regional marine planning activities (see below). You can read the full call notes here. For the role discussion, the working group members focused on setting some examples of how we could support marine planning in the region. These included highlighting roles of our Network as well as those of our Infrastructure. As we learn more about the identification of Continue reading →
The WCODP ACT met today to discuss the development of the Portal and Network. There were a lot of updates related to the emerging regional ocean partnership and regional planning body, discussion about funding contingencies and opportunities, and updates on grant work. You can read the call notes here.
The West Coast Ocean Data Portal Action Coordination Team (WCODP ACT) serves as the leadership for the Portal and Network. The ACT met today and “kicked off” the data development project, discussed our ongoing technical assistance work to Network partners, discussed upcoming outreach opportunities, and identified a group to continue our funding contingency planning. You can read the full call notes here.
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 →
Hello West Coast Ocean Data Network, I hope everyone is staying safe and warm as storms batter our coast! As we wrap up the year there are a lot of accomplishments that we can look back on. From the amazing oceanographic data products created by our Sea Grant Fellow Laura Lilly, to our Network meeting in November, and the launch of the data visualization tools now in the Portal – it has been a big year for the West Coast Ocean Data Network and that Continue reading →
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 →
The Outreach Working Group met to discuss the data viewer UI and integration with the existing Portal website. We developed a few “debris stories” that could be shared with the Marine Debris Use Case team as we prepare to launch the data viewer and conduct outreach abotu the utility of the tool. In the context, of marine debris, stories about the impact of tsunami debris, effectiveness of bag bans, debris concentrations, and cleanup gaps all were interesting and engaging ways to portray the data. The Continue reading →
The West Coast Ocean Data Network meeting is coming up Nov. 3-4 in Costa Mesa, CA! The meeting is a great chance to learn about the West Coast Ocean Data Portal, meet colleagues and build community, participate in technical trainings on data sharing technology and best practices, and chart a path forward. You can read the agenda here. Please register for the meeting by Oct.1 to apply for a travel stipend. You can register at westcoastoceandatanetwork.eventbrite.com. We hope to see you there!
The West Coast Ocean Data Portal ACT met today to provide feedback on Marine Planner, our data visualization tool being developed by Point 97, oceanographic data products, the refinement of data priorities for the West Coast, and the release of a survey and RFP to support network partner connections to state and regional portals. You can read the call notes here.