IODE: EASILY FIND OCEAN DATA AND INFORMATION ON THE WEB: NEW OCEANPORTAL (fwd)

From: Pita Admininstrator (pita@whale.wheelock.edu)
Date: Thu Feb 14 2002 - 18:18:11 EST


From: IODE Info <info@iode.org>
To: IODE Mailing List <info@iode.org>
Subject: IODE: EASILY FIND OCEAN DATA AND INFORMATION ON THE WEB: NEW
    OCEANPORTAL

Dear colleague,

Frustrated by spending hours trying to find information on the web using mainstream search engine? Tired of wading through thousands of irrelevant search hits?

Maybe we have the solution for you: We are pleased and proud to announce the launching of the NEW OceanPortal !!
What is NEW?

The new OceanPortal now provides you with a fast and powerful search tool for web-based content related to Ocean Data and Information. The new OceanPortal has visited and indexed all 3000+ web sites included in the OceanPortal catalogue (2 levels deep). This has resulted in close to 1 million indexed files! You will find the search engine really fast and powerful. The 'crawler' indexes html files, MS-Word (.doc) documents, Acrobat PDF (.pdf files) and PHP files.

Submitting your web site: if you host Ocean related data or information on a web site then submit the URL to OceanPortal too! The 'crawler' will visit your site within 4 weeks (the crawler will visit all sites the first week of every month).

You can find the OceanPortal on http://www.oceanportal.org

Of course, as is the case for all IOC services and products, the OceanPortal is and will remain a free service for the Ocean Science and Service community.

Other IOC/IODE information tools:

Looking for an ocean expert? Check the OceanExpert database: http://www.oceanexpert.net
Need to learn more about ocean data and information management: Try the OceanTeacher: http://www.oceanteacher.org
Want to find out more about IOC's IODE Programme: http://www.iode.org
Want to find out more about IOC: http://ioc.unesco.org/iocweb

Peter Pissierssens
Head, Ocean Services
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC)
1 rue Miollis
75732 Paris Cedex 15
FRANCE
Tel: [33] (1) 45 68 40 46
Fax: [33] (1) 45 68 58 12



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