West Coast Ocean Data Portal Action Coordination Team
Discover ~ Connect ~ Inform
The West Coast Governors Alliance (WCGA) West Coast Ocean Data Portal (WCODP) is committed to increasing the discoverability and connectivity of West Coast ocean and coastal data and people to inform regional priorities like marine debris, ocean acidification, and adaptation to sea level rise.
Comprised of data producers, data users, tool developers, and GIS experts, the West Coast Ocean Data Portal ACT will serve as a steering committee for the broader West Coast Ocean Data Network established at the December, 2011 workshop, and will help West Coast ocean and coastal resource managers, planners, and stakeholders, including WCGA members and other regional partners, to address many West Coast and national issues, including:
Specific WCODP ACT goals include:
West Coast Data Network Meeting Nov. 19-20, 2013. The goal of this meeting is for Network members to Connect with other Network members, Discover the West Coast Data Registry, and Inform the WCODP about how the Network and WCGA can serve your needs. You can read more about what we do here.
We hope you can join us in Costa Mesa! We have limited invitational travel funds to support your attendance at this meeting. To apply for these funds and RSVP for the meeting please visit westcoastdata.eventbrite.com. The deadline to register is November 1st. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
WCODP ACT Documents and Work Products
The WCODP ACT is comitted to developing information products that can assist ocean and coastal data users and managers increase their ability to share and access data. The WCODP ACT recently completed a survey of existing Catalog software packages to determine which option would be the right fit for the WCODP Data Registry and assess their interoperability with other exisiting portals. The Assessment and matrix of with Catalog options can be found here.
Please see the WCODP Documents page for the latest information related to work products and meeting notes.
WCODP ACT Members
Andy Lanier, Co-Chair, Oregon Dept. of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD)
Steve Steinberg, Co-Chair, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP)
Matt Armsby, Resources Law Group (RLG)
Liz O'Dea, Washington Dept. of Ecology (WDE)
Greg Benoit, California Coastal Commission (CCC)
Tim Doherty, NOAA Coastal Services Center (NOAA CSC)
Laura Engeman, California Ocean Protection Council (OPC)
Tanya Haddad, Oregon Dept. of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD)
Emilio Mayorga, Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems (NANOOS)
Jan Newton, Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems (NANOOS)
Jim Power, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Rachel Rodriguez, Yurok Tribe
Chris Romsos, Oregon State University (OSU)
Rex Sanders, US Geological Survey (USGS)
Joel Shinn, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Charles Steinback, EcoTrust