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Development of a Web Portal for Data Dissemination

Fisheries and Oceans Canada contributed $150,000 from its Partnership Fund to the St. Lawrence Global Observatory (SLGO) for the development of a new information infrastructure. The St. Lawrence Global Observatory integrates and disseminates data and information on oceans and freshwater resources to a wide range of users, with a focus on the St. Lawrence ecosystem from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of St. Lawrence. This initiative implements an information infrastructure—including a bilingual web portal—to integrate and improve access to scientific data on Canadian ocean and freshwater resources.

The data—from a variety of agencies and international observation systems such as GEO/GEOSS, IOOS, and AtlantOS — informs decision-making on a range of issues from public safety and transportation to climate change, resource management, and the conservation of biodiversity.

The new St. Lawrence Global Observatory information infrastructure will enhance the visibility of Canadian oceanographic research and improve access to ocean and freshwater data and its reuse by the scientific community, industry, and the general public.

Project number: QC2016.2
Year: 2016
Partner: St. Lawrence Global Observatory
Lead: Dr. Claude Tremblay
Ecoregion: Great Lakes, Gulf of St. Lawrence

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