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.
Each year, on 23 March, the World Meteorological Organization, its 189 Members and the worldwide meteorological community celebrate World Meteorological Day -- this year, the theme is “Climate for you”.