Enhancing Data Management Capacity among the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, its Four Member Tribes, and the West Coast Ocean Alliance

Recipient: Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

Federal Funding: $400,000

Summary: This award will enhance the ability of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission and its four member tribes to participate in regional data sharing and upgrade their existing data management and sharing infrastructure. In addition to more tribal engagement with West Coast Ocean Alliance data activities, the funding will be used to improve the tribes’ centralized data management systems to include enhanced user interfaces, more thorough metadata, improved data exchange standards, and the inclusion of more traditional ecological knowledge fields. Additional tribal data sets will also be added. Additionally, the project will increase the capacity of the tribes to effectively share data with regional repositories like the West Coast Ocean Data Portal.

For more information on the Office for Coastal Management grant program funding this project, please visit the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law webpage.