An index of Sea Grant publications, searchable by author, title, or subject, with the ability to limit to date, region, or specific state. “The National Sea Grant Library, NSGL, (formerly known as the National Sea Grant Depository) was established in 1970 as an archive and lending library for Sea Grant funded documents. These documents cover a wide variety of subjects, including oceanography, marine education, aquaculture, fisheries, limnology, coastal zone management, marine recreation & more
A page of information describing the Center, including a general overview, directories of offices, a listing of products and services, instructions for submitting data, and a “what's new” section. “The NODC provides ocean data management and ocean data services to researchers and other users in the US and around the world.”
A companion page to the above, with similar structure. The agency responsible, NGDC, “manages environmental data in the fields of marine geology and geophysics, paleoclimatology, solar-terrestrial physics, solid earth geophysics, and glaciology (snow and ice). In each of these fields NGDC also operates a World Data Center (WDC A) discipline center.”
The UN Atlas of the Oceans is an Internet portal providing information relevant to the sustainable development of the oceans. It is designed for policy-makers who need to become familiar with ocean issues and for scientists, students and resource managers who need access to databases and approaches to sustainability. The UN Atlas can also provide the ocean industry and stakeholders with pertinent information on ocean matters.
The program is responsible for “investigating geologic issues of marine and coastal areas under the themes of Environmental Quality and Preservation, Natural Hazards and Public Safety, Natural Resources, and Earth-Sciences Information and Technology.” This page contains a large variety of visual images of geologic features and phenomena, some in 3-D (3-D movie glasses required!). Also provides a vast number of links to other informational pages about coastal areas and sea floors.
A general introduction, guide, and directory to this important bureau within the U.S. Department of the Interior. It includes an overview of the service, a list of activities, offices and people, and news, including an electronic journal, Fish and Wildlife News, which is viewed as downloadable PDF files. Among their primary interests are marine mammals, anadromous (migrating) fish, and wetlands.
Consolidated page of information and links from the Environmental Protection Agency intended for the general public, but including access to documents of interest to the scientific community, such as Draft Handbook for Developing Watershed Plans to Restore and Protect Our Waters, and Implementing a Community-Based Watershed Approach.
“Provides expertise, products and services that help the National Ocean Service to design and implement an effective program of coastal stewardship throughout the agency.” Includes lengthy descriptions of the office's branches and divisions, as well as a listing of products and services, which include datasets, GIS files, CD-ROMs and videos.
From the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, it includes information about foodborne pathogens and contaminants, inspection and HACCP, specific state and federal food safety programs, and “other sources of seafood information.”
The Commission encourages and facilitates cooperation among member states of the United Nations in the study of the ocean. It “assists governments to address their individual and collective ocean and coastal problems through the sharing of knowledge, information and technology and through the coordination of national programs.” Included are links to featured web sites, a calendar of events, news, and basic information pages on issues affecting oceans and coasts.
“... A nonprofit organization of over 90 members employing more than 10,000 scientists, engineers, and professionals and representing marine and Great Lakes laboratories stretching from Guam to Bermuda and Alaska to Puerto Rico, ... NAML is composed of three regional associations: Southern Association of Marine Laboratories, Northeastern Association of Marine & Great Lakes Laboratories [which includes Univ. of Delaware], and Western Association of Marine Laboratories.”
A distributed information service, it links to information on the web-servers of professional research institutions and university departments. “The aim of MareNet is to provide a longtime stable and distributed information service for marine science with the collaboration of many national and international societies and marine research organizations.”
Look under “Specialized Research Bibliographies” for a large group of citations on research specializing in Cephalopod, Marine Mammals, as well as Museum Studies. Access is by keyword searching of title, author, subject, or general text. Browse searching is also available. Note that, though the cephalopod bibliography is for recent material, the marine mammal section is historic only, listing works only up to the mid 1800’s.
The Ocean Information Center (OCEANIC) maintains information on: WOCE-World Ocean Circulation Experiment, TOGA - Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Response Experiment, and TOGA - Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Response Experiment. Also includes a broad guide to Internet resources with pointers to many of the resources mentioned elsewhere in this guide.
“The mission of the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, one of 28 National Estuary Programs, is to lead collaborative and creative efforts to protect and enhance the Delaware Estuary and its tributaries for current and future generations.” Includes news, publications, education programs, and links to other informative sites.
General page on the institution as an organization, including news, publications, calendar, overview of research programs and education programs, and links to specific departments, including the library.
An independent, nonprofit marine research institution comprising world-class marine scientists committed to the belief that the conservation and sustainable use of our oceans begins with research and education.
The focus of this laboratory is on the marine sciences, coastal environmental management, and marine biomedicine. This page includes information on teaching and research facilities, research vessels, the academic programs and faculty, the seminar speaker series, and a link to the library (Pearse Memorial Library), including Web sites of interest.
Formerly the Council of Biology Editors, its mission is “to improve communication in the life sciences by educating authors, editors, and publishers; by providing means of cooperation among persons interested in publishing in the life sciences; and by promoting effective communication practices in primary and secondary publishing in any form.” The Council produces a style manual commonly used as the standard for publishing in the life sciences.