On April 23rd, Matt and I drove up to Olympia to help the Puget Sound Partnership (PSP) conduct a partner training for the two key areas of their new Puget Sound Info platform. PSP works with over 750 partners – including government agencies, tribes, scientists, businesses, and non-profits – that contribute to the Puget Sound recovery effort. This training was an opportunity to share the new application with users and give partners the tools they need to update their data in the system prior to the public launch later this summer.
The new platform
is a custom-software solution modeled after LakeTahoeInfo.org
that includes multiple areas for tracking recovery efforts. The morning session
focused on the Vital Signs module and the afternoon on the Action Agenda module
that will be formally launched in June. The Vital Signs is a custom dashboard
for committed scientists and environmental program managers to share measures
of ecosystem health with the entire Puget Sound community – including the
public. The Action Agenda is an instance of our ProjectFirma open-source platform that will help
streamline collaboration on 631 Near Term Actions (projects) across the Sound.
During our trip back to Portland after the training, Matt and I were excited by the positive feedback shared during the day. Both the Indicator Leads and project owners are looking forward to using the streamlined, online workflows to share their updates with the Partnership. It is nice to see how far we’ve come since the project kickoff last May.
If you would like to read more about the project kickoff, check out Matt’s blog post from last year.
I’m excited to keep working the awesome folks at PSP and we will share an update on the new platform later this year!