Discover and access data, information, and decision tools related to our ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes. The National Ocean Council provides this site to support regional marine planning efforts across the country and to create a convenient place for anyone to find out more about our marine, coastal, and Great Lakes environments.
In the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) software often supports our science and data. Just as the science and data are reviewed and made publicly available, our software should be as well. In October 2016, the USGS issued an Instructional Memoranda (IM) on Software Releases. While the IM is an interim document and subject to change, it outlines some best practices that can be described in an example workflow of a software release. Software spans a...