ABOUT Worldview: a main entry point
of information covering a range of topics about the oceans - from history,
biology, maps and statistics to research, climatology and ecology
Chief Editor: the highest level content
administrator for the Atlas Community Directory.
Discussion: Atlas Members may add
details of an existing electronic discussion list or create a discussion
within the Atlas.
Editor's Choice: an editor may mark
any knowledge object within his/her topic as "Editors Choice"
if he/she thinks that it is of a particular high quality or of special
topical importance. Related knowledge objects so marked will be displayed
with an "Editors Choice" indicator.
Event: a type of headline object
submitted to a topic by a registered member or added and/or uploaded by
the topic editor or chief editor. An event may be a conference, meeting,
seminar, exhibition or other type of gathering relevant to the subject
coverage of the Atlas.
Featured Topic: a sub-topic may be
featured under it's parent topic in a worldview topic screen, providing
a direct link to that subtopic. Sub-topics featured in this way appear
in smaller font under their parent topic. The facility to feature sub-topics
in this way is only available to the chief editor.
GEOGRAPHY Worldview: a main entry
point of information which displays knowledge categorized by geographic
area. Top-level topics in the GEOGRAPHY worldview have primarily been
adopted from the AGROVOC Agricultural Thesaurus, published by the Food
and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Headline Objects: include news items,
events and polls on current issues, depending on the topic selected. Headline
objects may be submitted or suggested by registered members or added
by the topic editor or chief editor.
Inbox: a screen, part of your Explorer page, it
comprises a list of items awaiting action and a summary of recent updates
to topics that can be edited or subscribed.
ISSUES Worldview: a main entry point of information covering a range of topics on
ocean issues - from food security and climate change to governance and
Knowledge object: any data in any format that can be uploaded to the Atlas Community Directory Server (CDS); entered into the Atlas CDS via fill-in forms, e.g. documents, maps, contacts; or linked to the Atlas CDS, e.g. websites. Related knowledge objects can only be submitted by registered members. Synonymous with "Related Knowledge".
Linked Topic: appears
in the list of sub-topics, with an "@" after the title to distinguish
it from actual sub-topics. A linked topic is in fact a sub-topic elsewhere
in the system, while is extremely relevant to the current topic.
Member: users may use the system
anonymously or they can register and gain an Atlas member password. A
registered member can participate in polls and discussions, and submit
items to be added.
Member Group: a group of Atlas members,
any permissions assigned to a member group apply to all members of that
group. This is used to restrict or control access to certain topics.
News: a type of headline object submitted
to a topic by a registered member or added and uploaded by the topic editor
or chief editor.
Parent Topic: the connected topic
one level up in the hierarchy from the current topic. Also, the initial topic to which you added your sub-topic. A topic may only have one parent topic.
Permission: a permission dictates
the action that may be executed on a topic. Examples of Permissions include:
read only; submit knowledge; edit; and delete.
Polls: a topical issue that registered
members are invited to vote on.
Related Knowledge: synonymous with the term "Knowledge Object" (KO); please refer to "KO" definition.
Related Topic: it appears
below the list of sub-topics in the drop-down list of related topics. Also, it appears in a drop-down list below the topic description. Related
topics are moderately relevant to the current topic.
Sub-topic: equivalent to a sub-category
and comprises a connected topic one level down from the current topic.
Topic: equivalent to a subject category
and comprises a grouping of knowledge within a specific subject area. A topic may have many sub-topics.
Topic Directory: displays all topics within each worldview.
Topic Editor: a registered member
of the Atlas who has volunteered to act as a content administrator for
a particular topic and/or topic tree.
Topic Tree: it represents the hierarchy of topics (a topic, and its sub-topics and their sub-topics, etc.).
USES Worldview: a main entry
point of information covering a range of topics on the use of oceans -
from fishing, shipping and mining to tourism, dumping and marine biotechnology.
Worldview: A top level topic
that provides an entry point to the information in the Atlas. Worldviews
include: ABOUT; GEOGRAPHY; ISSUES; and USES.