Living Oceans Online is a map-enabled Web site and Internet portal that the Towson University Center for GIS (TU-CGIS) developed for the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation. The interactive application supports a rich database of diverse maps that include natural features such as land cover, water features, elevation, and relevant cultural features. Living Oceans Online will offer numerous applications and resource management functions of value to researchers and to the public.|
The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation's mission is to conserve and restore living oceans through research, education, and a commitment to Science Without Borders. The Foundation supports and participates in extensive mapping of various coral reef ecosystems and recognizes that marine science knowledge management requires GIS capability to produce a suite of value-added products and habitat maps for public release.