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Recent WCGA Action Coordination Team Accomplishments

The West Coast Ocean Data Portal ACT has released its final work plan. 


The Ocean Awareness and Literacy ACT has updated its work plan.

The Integrated Ecosystem Assessment ACT has finalized its work plan.
 

WCGA Sea Grant Fellows Blog

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Join the WCGA Sea Grant Fellows in a dialogue about managing West Coast coastal and marine resources. Join the conversation at http://westcoastoceans.wordpress.com.

 


Website last updated March 18, 2014.

 

  

West Coast Governors Alliance on Ocean Health  


Welcome from the Governors of California, Oregon, and Washington

 

Governor BrownGovernor KitzhaberGovernor Inslee

   
California Governor Edmund G Brown Jr. (left), Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber (center), and Washington Governor Jay Inslee (right) participate in the West Coast Governors Alliance on Ocean Health to address critical ocean and coastal protection management issues facing all three states.

Our oceans are home to a great diversity of marine life and clean beaches, and oceans are vital to West Coast fishing communities, recreation and tourism. We know that isolated local efforts cannot adequately address the breadth of degradation to our oceans. By cooperating, our three states will combine our resources and influence to make a real difference in the fight to clean and protect the oceans. 
- Former Governor of Washington, Christine Gregoire
 

WCGA Announcements

West Coast Governors' Comments on Preparation of 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program

August 6, 2014 - The West Coast Governors have provided comments on the 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program to Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. Citing the economic, biological, and cultural importance of the West Coast as well as the regions own committment to clean energy alternatives, the three Governor's are unanimously asking that no new oil and gas leases be made available in the upcoming leasing program. You can read the full letter here. 



WCGA receives prestigious technology leadership award for work on West Coast Ocean Data Portal


July 16, 2014 - Last week the West Coast Governors Alliance on Ocean Health (WCGA) was awarded the Oceans Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) award in recognition of their work to develop the West Coast Ocean Data Portal (WCODP) (http://portal.westcoastoceans.org). The portal increases access and connectivity of West Coast ocean data and people to facilitate regional ocean management, policy development, and planning. The award is presented by Esri, a leading Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software company, in recognition of the WCGA’s leadership, contribution and innovation in advancing ocean health and awareness using GIS technology.


You can read the full press release here. For any questions, please contact Todd Hallenbeck at Todd.r.hallenbeck@westcoastoceans.org.



WCGA Launches New Website To Increase Access And Discovery Of Critical Ocean and Coastal Data For The West Coast


Jan. 21, 2014 - The WCGA is pleased to announce the launch of the West Coast Ocean Data Portal (http://portal.westcoastoceans.org/). The Portal will help coastal managers, researchers, and the general public to access and discover data relevant to West Coast ocean resource management, policy development, and marine planning. The Portal represents a catalog of curated ocean and coastal data resources from Washington, Oregon, and California with a focus on providing information at a West Coast scale. The system leverages the work of existing efforts, including State Coastal Atlases and Federal data cataogs, by connecting the community of data providers in a single portal. 


You can read the full press release here. For any questions, please contact Todd Hallenbeck at Todd.r.hallenbeck@westcoastoceans.org.


WCGA Introduces California Sea Grant Fellow Laura Lilly


November 19, 2013 - The West Coast Governors Alliance on Ocean Health is pleased to announce the start of a joint fellowship between the West Coast Governors Alliance, the West Coast Regional Associations of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) and California Sea Grant to help integrate complex regional ocean observing data into state and regional resource management, policy development, and ocean planning. 

For the full announcement click here.   For any questions, please contact Todd Hallenbeck at Todd.r.hallenbeck@westcoastoceans.org.


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