CoastWeb is a unique and intelligent coastal and marine portal, developed and managed by CoastNet, and partially funded through the Corepoint project.
Corepoint is part of the Interreg IIIB NEW-ENO programme which takes part in the construction of Europe by allowing innovative and transnational projects through co-financing of ERDF funds over the period 2000-2006.
For the first time, coastal and marine professionals will have an online, dynamic resource that not only stores information but intelligently links this to other internal sources and to external sites. Aimed at everyone with an interest in coastal and marine issues, the site promises to cut information searches from hours to minutes with the use of its innovative web technology.
The uniqueness of the site comes from the way CoastWeb’s technology links information, making cross-thematic connections without users specifying this in their initial search. In this way, users are able to broaden their knowledge base in what would otherwise be a complex and unconnected mass of coastal and marine information. The site is also interactive, with users being able to add their own information through a free registration process, adding to the site’s ever-increasing knowledge base.
CoastWeb is a multi-phased project. Currently the site hosts an online library of information and provides an automated news service but additional features such as a local search facility if planned for Phase II.
This is your resource so use it well and help us to make this the best coastal and marine online resource available. We have the technology – help us discover the information.