The Data Working Group met and discussed resources for our Data Development project and provided some definitions around “Authoritative Data” for the West Coast Ocean Data Portal. You can read the full call notes here.
Data Development Project – We discussed the data priorities that will be addressed through upcoming funded work (Proposal Solicitation out now!) Data priorities include regional products related to closed and restricted areas, kelp extent and distribution, and littoral cells. If you have resources to contribute to these priority themes please add information to our google doc.
Authoritative Data – we settled on a draft definition of authoritative data/providers to help “clean” up our data catalog. Please review the definition below and let me know if you have additional thoughts or comments.
- Where possible, data is original to publishing entity
- Data has undergone thorough review via state/federal process