Discovering Data and Informing Regional Ocean Health Priorities with the West Coast Ocean Data Portal

Discovering Data and Informing Regional Ocean Health Priorities with the West Coast Ocean Data Portal

This webinar originally aired on 28 April 2015.

The West Coast Ocean Data Portal, launched in January 2014, connects people to ocean and coastal data to better inform regional ocean management, planning, and policy development along the US West Coast. The Portal recently launched new tools to help marine debris practitioners better plan for cleanups, understand impacts of debris along the coast, and advocate for better policies. Using the portal, practitioners can discover and analyze a comprehensive database of marine debris cleanup observations to visualize spatial patterns and trends. Understanding, tracking, and visualizing marine debris sources, sinks, and transport will help resource management agencies and NGOs work to prevent and reduce the impacts of marine debris and derelict fishing gear along the US West Coast. Access the portal at portal.westcoastoceans.org.

This webinar was presented by Todd Hallenbeck of the West Coast Governors Alliance on Ocean Health, and it was co-sponsored by the EBM Tools Network.

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