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A tropical marine microbial natural products geobibliography as an example of desktop exploration of current research using web visualisation tools.

Mukherjee J, Llewellyn LE, Evans-Illidge EA - Mar Drugs (2008)

Bottom Line: Global visualisation of datasets is now becoming available to the world through powerful and readily available software such as Worldwind, ArcGIS Explorer and Google Earth.Here we demonstrate the value of this approach to marine microbial biodiscovery by developing a geobibliography that incorporates citations on tropical and near-tropical marine microbial natural products research with Google Earth and additional ancillary global data sets.The tools and software used are all readily available and the reader is able to use and install the material described in this article.

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Affiliation: School of Environmental Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700032, India. joydeep_envstu@school.jdvu.ac.in

ABSTRACT
Microbial marine biodiscovery is a recent scientific endeavour developing at a time when information and other technologies are also undergoing great technical strides. Global visualisation of datasets is now becoming available to the world through powerful and readily available software such as Worldwind, ArcGIS Explorer and Google Earth. Overlaying custom information upon these tools is within the hands of every scientist and more and more scientific organisations are making data available that can also be integrated into these global visualisation tools. The integrated global view that these tools enable provides a powerful desktop exploration tool. Here we demonstrate the value of this approach to marine microbial biodiscovery by developing a geobibliography that incorporates citations on tropical and near-tropical marine microbial natural products research with Google Earth and additional ancillary global data sets. The tools and software used are all readily available and the reader is able to use and install the material described in this article.

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Two further views of the geobibliography along with the limits of Exclusive Economic Zones as calculated by the Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee. Note that the red borders are areas believed to be disputed
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f2-md-06-00550: Two further views of the geobibliography along with the limits of Exclusive Economic Zones as calculated by the Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee. Note that the red borders are areas believed to be disputed

Mentions: Potential inaccuracies introduced in location reporting in the citations should especially be considered when visually combining the geobibliography with KML file containing the boundaries of Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ), as depicted in Figure 2. The boundaries used here include a subset of EEZ’s including some which are under dispute. The ability to visualise the location of collection effort with respect to areas of various national jurisdictions has great potential application for assertion of national sovereignty and monitoring access and benefit sharing, especially where a country wishes to be aware of research occurring within their borders. This must be done with caution however using the outputs of this present study, due to the potential inaccuracies of reported locations. Note also that some of the EEZ boundaries themselves are currently under dispute according to [6]. These boundaries are coloured red in Figure 2.


A tropical marine microbial natural products geobibliography as an example of desktop exploration of current research using web visualisation tools.

Mukherjee J, Llewellyn LE, Evans-Illidge EA - Mar Drugs (2008)

Two further views of the geobibliography along with the limits of Exclusive Economic Zones as calculated by the Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee. Note that the red borders are areas believed to be disputed
© Copyright Policy
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f2-md-06-00550: Two further views of the geobibliography along with the limits of Exclusive Economic Zones as calculated by the Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee. Note that the red borders are areas believed to be disputed
Mentions: Potential inaccuracies introduced in location reporting in the citations should especially be considered when visually combining the geobibliography with KML file containing the boundaries of Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ), as depicted in Figure 2. The boundaries used here include a subset of EEZ’s including some which are under dispute. The ability to visualise the location of collection effort with respect to areas of various national jurisdictions has great potential application for assertion of national sovereignty and monitoring access and benefit sharing, especially where a country wishes to be aware of research occurring within their borders. This must be done with caution however using the outputs of this present study, due to the potential inaccuracies of reported locations. Note also that some of the EEZ boundaries themselves are currently under dispute according to [6]. These boundaries are coloured red in Figure 2.

Bottom Line: Global visualisation of datasets is now becoming available to the world through powerful and readily available software such as Worldwind, ArcGIS Explorer and Google Earth.Here we demonstrate the value of this approach to marine microbial biodiscovery by developing a geobibliography that incorporates citations on tropical and near-tropical marine microbial natural products research with Google Earth and additional ancillary global data sets.The tools and software used are all readily available and the reader is able to use and install the material described in this article.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: School of Environmental Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700032, India. joydeep_envstu@school.jdvu.ac.in

ABSTRACT
Microbial marine biodiscovery is a recent scientific endeavour developing at a time when information and other technologies are also undergoing great technical strides. Global visualisation of datasets is now becoming available to the world through powerful and readily available software such as Worldwind, ArcGIS Explorer and Google Earth. Overlaying custom information upon these tools is within the hands of every scientist and more and more scientific organisations are making data available that can also be integrated into these global visualisation tools. The integrated global view that these tools enable provides a powerful desktop exploration tool. Here we demonstrate the value of this approach to marine microbial biodiscovery by developing a geobibliography that incorporates citations on tropical and near-tropical marine microbial natural products research with Google Earth and additional ancillary global data sets. The tools and software used are all readily available and the reader is able to use and install the material described in this article.

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