Reference > Portals




Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS)
www.aoos.org
AOOS hosts Arctic, Cook Island and William Sound regional pages, as wells as data and interactive mapping tools. Real time sensors and interactive mapping are accompanied by the Herring Portal, the Seabird Portal, and the model explorer, among others.

Arctic Portal
http://www.arcticportal.org
The Arctic Portal is a network of information and data sharing. It is organized into specialized portlets, a media archive, pages for the Arctic Council, science, and organizations, maps, and a library, among others.

Arctic Report Card
http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/reportcard
The Arctic Report Card is a peer-reviewed source for clear, reliable, and concise environmental information on the current state of the Arctic relative to historical records. The Report Card is organized into the atmosphere, sea ice and ocean, marine ecosystems, terrestrial ecosystems, and terrestrial cryosphere categories, each with further subcatgories.

Arctic Resources & Transportation Information System (ARCTIS)
http://www.arctis-search.com  
ARCTIS is a Norwegian initiative and a gateway to know-how for businesses, governments, and the educational community on shipping, transportation infrastructure, logistics and non-living resources in the Arctic. Topics are organized into categories that include Arctic Transportation Research, Marine Transport and Logistics, and Arctic Energy and Mineral Resources.

Frontier Scientists
http://frontierscientists.com
Frontier Scientists observe and share breaking scientific news in archaeology, geology, anthropology, the humanities, biology, marine biology, ecology, and chemistry, among others. Topics such as Paleo-Eskimo Arctic archaeology, Cook Inlet volcanoes, unmanned aircraft research, and petroglyphs are presented through videos and articles. Other resources include a media room and newsletter.

Naval Oceanography Portal
http://www.usno.navy.mil
The Portal provides access to documents and products from the U.S. Naval Observatory (USNO), the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), the Naval Oceanography Operations Command (NOOC), the Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center (FNMOC), and the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVO).

NOAA Arctic Theme Page
http://www.arctic.noaa.gov
The NOAA Arctic Theme Page is organized into several categories, including science (with data, Arctic change indicators, and climate index and mode information), general interest (with Arctic exploration, photography, and Arctic news links), gallery, essays, and the Arctic Report Card.

NOAA National Data Buoy Center > Related Links
http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/links.shtml 
The National Buoy Center’s links are categorized into NOAA websites, meteorological and oceanographic websites, university websites, and other links. Diverse data are available, including data on fisheries, sea level, and coastal ecosystems, among others.

North Slope Science Catalog
http://nssi.portal.gina.alaska.edu
The North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI) facilitates the collection and dissemination of science based data and information products. Search options include data, projects, maps, and media.

US Department of the Interior > Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement >
Alaska Oversight Documents
http://www.wrcc.osmre.gov/programs/Oversight/alaska.shtm
The Oversight Document System (ODOCS) is a depository library the Office of Surface Mining developed containing oversight documentation related to State/Tribes oversight programs. Resources include access to program documentation, handbooks, publications, and the OSM Technical Library.

USGS Science in Alaska > Science Portal
http://alaska.usgs.gov/portal
A map-based portal with datasets and layers for over 160 subjects.  Options include multiple basemaps, programs, initiatives, and regions.