Invitation to Register for MPAT-2T Trainings Dear Marine Planning Professionals, Greetings from the Duke Environmental Leadership (DEL) Program! I’m writing to let you know that registration is now open for our Spring 2016 series of Marine Planning Advancement Training (MPAT) opportunities. Training opportunities are available at the following dates and locations: Portland Marriott, Downtown Waterfront, Portland, OR – Feb 10-11, 2016 – Register Here *Note: Last day to register at early bird tuition rate is Tues. Jan 26th. US Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington DC – Mar 2-3, 2016 – Register Here *Note: Last day Continue reading →
Please join us on Tuesday July 28th at 10am for the next installment of the West Coast Ocean Data Network Technical Training webinar series. This webinar will provide an overview, review, and demonstration of several desktop and web-based geospatial metadata creation tools. There are tools for creating both for ISO 19115 and FGDC CSDGM metadata standard documents. We will describe pros and cons of the tools, as well as specific tips and tricks as they relate to creating metadata for the West Coast Ocean Data Continue reading →
Please join us on Wed. Feb. 25 at 11am (PST) for a live demonstration of ArcServer 10.3. Widely used in the web GIS community to publish and manage mapping services, we will be discussing workflows, configurations, and best practices for managing and publishing mapping services from this platform. In addition, we will discuss how the West Coast Ocean Data Portal uses and consumes mapping services. Bring your questions and your own best practices to share! Presenter Anna Verril GISP, NOAA Office for Coastal Management will be leading Continue reading →
The IT Working Group met today and discussed priority Portal enhancements as well as platforms for sharing technical resources and best practices. The User Feedback Surveys were used to develop our prioritized list. These recommendations will be used to make improvements to the Portal and make training materials available to the Network within the next couple months. You can read the full call notes here. Priority Portal Enhancements: Catalog Implementing link type filtering in UI Improving Portal display of ISO-2 records Improvements to the Categories hierarchy Continue reading →
NOAA’s National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC’s) next series of metadata online training classes are now available for registration. Course descriptions and registration links can be found at http://www.ncddc.noaa.gov/metadata-standards/metadata-training/ The 2015 dates are: Metadata for Managers, January 13 – February 17, 2015, Tuesdays, 9AM CST Metadata Training for Gulf Restoration Partners, April 15 – May 20, 2015, Wednesdays, 1PM CST Introduction to Geospatial Metadata, June 4 – July 16, 2015, Thursdays, 9AM CST If anyone has questions, please contact NCDDC directly at: NCDDCMetadata@noaa.gov
The West Coast Ocean Data Network helps to increase data sharing capacity throughout the region by sharing best practices and technologies for publishing ocean and coastal data. At the recent West Coast Ocean Data Network meeting two of our Network members led training sessions focused on best practices for publishing discovery metadata and web services. The trainings were videotaped so that they could be shared broadly among our network members. Please explore the sections and let us know how you are employing these practices at 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!