Volume 1 2011

Easy on the Eyes, Tonic for the Brain: The Relaunched Sea Grant Website

In January, Wisconsin Sea Grant released a new and improved website. The new site is organized around key topics visitors look for and makes navigation easier and more direct, with improved search capabilities and a site map footer on every page.

Visitors can go straight to information on aquaculture, birds, climate change, coastal communities, coastal engineering, diving, fish and fisheries, frogs, the physical properties of the Great Lakes, habitats and ecosystems, aquatic invasive species, maps, shipwrecks, water sports safety, toxics, water quality, and ports, harbors and marinas. From these main topic pages, visitors can view summaries of all relevant content on deeper-level pages and find links to related material.

Contact information for Wisconsin Sea Grant outreach specialists in each area is featured, as are related recommended publications in the Aquatic Sciences Publications Store and some additional external links.

Educators, students and researchers will find links on the homepage to portals with content that is especially relevant to their interests. Detail pages also include links to a suite of top social media tools, including news aggregators, to facilitate the transfer of what’s on Wisconsin Sea Grant pages to many different audiences in even greater numbers.

The Aquatic Sciences Center is the administrative home of the
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute & University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute.

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