Update about release of new version of GoMexSI webpage and video
2016-05-23 17:31:33 GMT
Hi to all,
Just a quick note on one of my infrequent updates to let you know that we officially released the GoMexSI ver 2.0 webpage (finally), on Friday, 20 May 2016. This will be followed by a press release in the US, Mexico, and hopefully Cuba as well.
Briefly, the updated release will:
-- Contain much more data that when first released on 3 Sep 2013 (and we have much more in the pipeline for release in the near future)
-- Have both English and Spanish versions
-- Highlight a new video that is in both English and Spanish
-- Show our new logo at the top of the page
-- Contain some new features on the query pages (such as the ability to open multiple windows on the Explorer page)
-- Additional items that have been live on the page for a while now, such as results of Texas fish gut round-up from last summer.
-- And more….
In the near future we are expecting to have a greatly expanded number of parameters available on the csv download. We are also planning to have a teacher workshop in the coming months as a precursor to developing some content and tools for teachers (K-12) to use in their classrooms. That work will be in conjunction with the Texas State Aquarium and the Center for Coastal Studies Education/Outreach programs. We are also now working with Fishbase/SeaLifeBase IT personnel to build close linkages between those internationally known databases/webpages and GoMexSI. And talks are underway to build linkages between the UT Fishes of Texas database/website and GoMexSI. Look for all this and more in the future.
Recently, several journal articles have cited and used data from GoMexSI. This is great news, and what we are all about. These articles will be cited on the GoMexSI website in the near future.
As always, please contact us if you have questions, concerns, or ideas to improve the webpage and/or database.
We continue to look for new partners, especially experts in taxa other than fishes, although we would like those as well. Assistance with data acquisition, extraction, and editing is always needed. We are also in need of a new person to assist with maintaining and improving our webpage. Our previous webmaster, Reed Hewitt, has moved on to a new position in Florida. He will be missed!!!
Thanks to all who have supported our efforts. Check us out at: gomexsi.tamucc.edu.
The GoMexSI team
James D. Simons, Ph.D.
Associate Research Scientist
Center for Coastal Studies
Natural Resources Center 3200
6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5866
Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5866
O 361.825.3223 * F 361.825.2770
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