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What do you want in the Gulf data atlas?

By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Apr 16,  2014

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium is helping the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration with an evaluation of the Gulf of Mexico Data Atlas. So, if you use the atlas or think you would use it if it had exactly what you were looking for, please give us your opinion.   

Here's the official request:

A diverse group of users has found the Gulf of Mexico Data Atlas to be an easy-to-use resource for a wide variety of Gulf of Mexico data. The atlas has 235 map plates covering more than 70 topics. 

Explore the Gulf of Mexico Data Atlas at: http://gulfatlas.noaa.gov/.

The atlas, launched in 2011, provides more than just maps. Each map plate has a link directly to the data, as well as a description explaining how the data were gathered and their relevance to the Gulf ecosystem.  

NOAA's National Coastal Data Development Center, a component on NOAA's National Oceanographic Data Center, developed the Atlas with the support of their network of over 50 partners from federal, state, international, non-governmental and academic agencies and institutions.

The people who created the Gulf of Mexico Data Atlas are now asking you to help evaluate the atlas and provide input on how to improve it for the next upgrade. After viewing the atlas, please visit the following link to share your thoughts about the atlas and what you would like to see in it: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GulfAtlaslistserv

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