West Coast Ocean Data Portal
The West Coast Ocean Data Portal is a project of the West Coast Governors Alliance on Ocean Health. Its goal is to increase discovery and connectivity of ocean and coastal data and people to better inform regional resource management, policy development, and ocean planning. The portal informs priority West Coast ocean issues, such as tracking sources and patterns of marine debris, adaptation to sea level rise, understanding impacts of ocean acidification on coasts, and marine planning.
As of 2016, the portal offers more than 800 registered resources available to discover. Use the filtering tools to browse by any combination of keyword, location, category, format, and issue. The site also supports the West Coast Ocean Data Network with a communication forum, a blog, and calendar of events.