The WCODP ACT had their monthly coordination calls on August 2nd and September 20, 2016. The group is focused on preparing for the upcoming meetings for the West Coast Regional Planning Body (RPB) and the West Coast Ocean Partnership (WCOP) in Portland, OR. The RPB meeting is on Wednesday, October 26 and Thursday, October 27. The WCOP meeting is on Tuesday, October 25. The WCODP co-leads, Andy Lanier and Steve Steinberg, as well as Allison Bailey will be giving an hour long presentation about the WCODP capabilities Continue reading →
The outreach working group met on July 6th. They discussed the regional stories that will be developed for the RPB and to present at the RPB meeting in October. They group reviewed existing data resources in the Portal a web-based technology/platform review conducted by the IT Working Group examples of other regions’ stories and related websites Detailed call notes are available here. Next meeting is August 3, and future meetings are scheduled for first Monday of the month.
The IT, Data, and Outreach working groups all conducted their monthly calls during the last week of April. The West Coast RPB recommendations provide a new set of tasks to focus the energy of the working groups. However, with the recent departure of the Portal coordinator, there has also been a bit of re-grouping. The current working group leads are: IT Working Group: Tanya Haddad, Oregon Coastal Management Program Data Working Group: Jennifer Patterson, CenCOOS Outreach Working Group: Sara Guiltinan, BOEM A big thank you to our working group Continue reading →
Greetings West Coast Ocean Network, Thanks to the hard work of Todd Hallenbeck, we have finalized a set of recommendations describing how the West Coast Ocean Data Portal plans to provide support to the West Coast Regional Planning Body (RPB). We are starting a new chapter for the WCODP, both because of this new focus on supporting the RPB, but also due to the departure of our fantastic Portal coordinator, Todd Hallenbeck, at the end of March. Andy Lanier and Steve Steinberg, co-leads of the WCODP ACT, have stepped up their participation to Continue reading →
The IT Working Group met yesterday and discussed upcoming transitions at the WCODP, development of recommendations for how the WCODP can support the WC RPB, and roles the IT Working group can play in implementing those recommendations. You can read the full call notes here.
The Data Working Group met and discussed upcoming transitions at the WCODP, development of recommendations for how the WCODP can support the WC RPB, and roles the Data Working group can play in implementing those recommendations. You can read full call notes here.
The WCODP ACT discussed recommendations we will be making to both the regional ocean partnership and regional planning body related to WCODP activities, roles in marine planning, and data priorities for synthesis. We also heard updates related to data publication, upcoming outreach, and ACT member data projects and events. You can read the full call notes here. Action Items WCODP Objectives and Activities – Please review and provide comments on our list of objectives and activities for the WCODP to be included in the West Continue reading →
The Data Working Group met today to discuss our recent Moore Grant aimed at developing data sets to support the Regional Planning Body. The first steps of which are refining our West Coast data priorities list (see action item below). Additionally, we updated the group on our data publication schedule and recent additions to the WCODP data catalog. You can read the full call notes here. If you have interest in helping us refine our data priorities list, please follow the link below to contribute knowledge Continue reading →
In recognition of the role of regional data coordination in supporting marine planning activities, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded the WCODP funds to support greater coordination of the West Coast Ocean Data Network with state, federal, and tribal partners and the synthesis of priority data sets. The award also includes funding to support other foundational work of the West Coast Regional Planning Body to identify sub-regional planning issues and conduct an science assessment. The West Coast Ocean Data Network working groups will 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.