Orkustofnun has published spatial data in web portals for almost a decade. Orkustofnun runs two web portals, the Iceland Continental Shelf Portal and the Iceland Energy Portal, giving access to spatial data that the institute is responsible for. Two older portals, the Energy Resources Data Viewer and the Iceland Nature Portal were closed in December 2011. They were originally produced at Orkustofnun in cooperation with other state institutes in Iceland.
Iceland Continental Shelf Portal
The Iceland Continental Shelf Portal (ICSP) provides access to information about data pertaining to the Icelandic Continental Shelf, in particular initially to the northern Dreki Area. All data is presented online in an accessible format, and includes a block system for the licensing area, an overview of geophysical data, and metadata on surveys of the Dreki Area. One of the objectives of the Portal is to assist those seeking information on the licensing area. For example it depicts blocks that are available in the licensing round, the location of existing licences, and provides an overview of the available data; who collected it and when, where the data is stored and how it can be accessed. The ICSP was launched online in early 2009. The Portal is available in Icelandic and English.
Iceland Energy Portal
The Iceland Energy Portal (IEP) has replaced the Energy Resources Data Viewer (ERDV). The IEP publishes online information regarding spatial data about Iceland in subject categories that fall within the operational scope of Orkustofnun. The IEP was launched online in June 2010. Datasets of Orkustofnun are continuously updated, which includes the updating of metadata for the datasets. Additional spatial datasets are under development which are intended for publication in the IEP. The main data categories in the IEP are on electricity and geothermal. The web software is the same as that used by the ICSP.