The Topic will present a series of maps and charts currently available representing the distribution of the major oceanic resources. They are the results of several years of research and exploration programmes, carried out by several nations and compiled by numerous institutions and scientists. Many technologies has been used, since the beginning of the research, from the first voyagers using simple instruments to measure and to navigate the seas to the highly sophisticated satellites used in present investigations.
Map from the Man and the Ocean, a CD-ROM produced by the Russian Head Department of Navigation and Oceanography.
Users can access available maps and related websites by accessing the multimedia and websites listed in the knowledge objects section below.
D4Science, the innovative European e-infrastructure project involving 11 partners, will hold its first world user meeting from 25-26 November 2009 at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations headquarters (Rome, Italy). D4Science aims to establish networking, grid-based and data-centric e-infrastructures that accelerate multidisciplinary research, with emphasis on earth science monitoring applications and a current focus on fisheries and aquatic biodiversity.