About the Repository

Introduction to Aquatic Commons

The Aquatic Commons is a thematic digital repository covering the natural marine, estuarine /brackish and fresh water environments. It includes all aspects of the science, technology, management and conservation of these environments, their organisms and resources, and the economic, sociological and legal aspects.

The repository contains a growing collection of published and unpublished research, organizational publications, and other scholarly materials contributed by researchers, librarians and their institutions.

It is directed by the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC) to provide visibility, usage and impact through global access to digital publication from worldwide marine and freshwater organizations that do not have access to an institutional repository of their own. See POLICIES for additional information.

The initial implementation of Aquatic Commons was completed under contract by the Florida Center for Library Automation (FCLA). FCLA hosted, developed and managed the Eprints software from 2007 to November 2010.

In December 2010, within the framework of the long-standing collaboration between IAMSLIC and the IOC's International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) the IOC Project Office for IODE in Oostende, Belgium agreed to host Aquatic Commons as part of its efforts to promote free and open access to marine scientific information to the global community (which also includes its own OceanDocs). The cooperation includes technical support. IODE hosting began with implementing Eprints version 3.2.4.

This site is powered by EPrints 3, free software developed by the University of Southampton.

Contact Information

Any correspondence concerning the content of this repository should be sent to aquaticcommons@gmail.com.

Technical questions should be directed to Aditya Kakodkar on a.naik-kakodkar(at)unesco.org