The Outreach Working Group had a short call this week to finalize some communication materials related to our upcoming Network Meeting, the Marine Debris Use Case, and our Network Technical Assistance Survey on the streets now. You can read call notes here.
The Network Meeting is going to be held Nov. 3-4, 2014 in Costa Mesa, CA. The invite letter was sent out the West Coast Ocean Data Network earlier this week after the outreach group had a chance to put some final touches on it. You can register for the event and apply for travel funds at http://westcoastoceandatanetwork.eventbrite.com.
We also had an action item for the group to share the Network Technical Assistance Survey with their colleagues and friends who could use a little help with their metadata, catalogs, or services. The WCODP is helping to provide dedicated resources to helping network partners overcome technical hurdles to connecting to the WCODP – AKA Free Help!! – and we need to solicit partner interest through this survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3M8R5P3. If you have a little pesky data project that you need some free help with, please take a few minutes to fill out the survey.