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UN Atlas of the Oceans
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Summary
Abstract: 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. Material contained in
the UN Atlas is copyrighted but can be freely used for any personal and
non-commercial purpose provided that the UN Atlas of the Oceans is cited.

The Atlas includes four main entry points to access information:
1. About the oceans - from history, biology, maps and statistics to
research, climatology and ecology
2. Uses of the oceans - from fishing, shipping and mining to tourism,
dumping and marine biotechnology
3. Issues - from food security and climate change to governance and human
health
4. geography - information categorized by geographical area

Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Russian Head Department of Navigation and Oceanography
Dataset Title: United Nations Atlas of the Oceans
Dataset Publisher: United Nations
Online Resource: http://www.oceansatlas.org/


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA SURFACE


Science Keywords
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >OCEAN CURRENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >WAVE SPEED/DIRECTION    [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >BATHYMETRY    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >MARINE HABITAT    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
ELEVATION
OCEANS


Keywords
United Nations Foundation
FAO
IAEA
IMO
UNEP
WMO
UNESCO/IOC
IOC
UNESCO
Convention on Biodiversity
CBD
Russian Head Department of Navigation and Oceanography
HDNO
NOAA
Census on Marine Life
CoML
history
biology
maps
statistics
research
climatology
ecology
fishing
shipping
mining
tourism
dumping
marine
biotechnology
food security
climate change
governance
human health
geographical area
National Geographic Society


Originating Center


Data Center
Ocean Atlas, United Nations    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.oceansatlas.org

Data Center Personnel
Name: JOHN T EVERETT
Email: john.everett at fao.org
Email: UN-Atlas-Oceans-Project at fao.org
Contact Address:
UN Atlas of the Oceans Project Manager
Fisheries Resource Division
Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
Via delle Terme di Caracalla
City: Rome
Postal Code: I-00100
Country: ITALY


Personnel
JOHN T EVERETT
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: john.everett at fao.org
Email: UN-Atlas-Oceans-Project at fao.org
Contact Address:
UN Atlas of the Oceans Project Manager
Fisheries Resource Division
Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
Via delle Terme di Caracalla
City: Rome
Postal Code: I-00100
Country: ITALY


MELANIE F. MEAUX
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-06-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-02-07


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