Closed Portals

Energy Resources Data Viewer

(Closed December 2011)

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The Energy Resources Data Viewer (ERDV) published selected information from the database of the National Energy Authority (NEA). The NEA and its predecessor (the Office of Electricity Affairs) have collected data about Iceland's natural resources for over half a century. The Viewer, which was in Icelandic and English, was launched online in March 2004. Members of the cooperative project were the Energy Division of the NEA, the Hydrological Service, then a division within the NEA, and Iceland GeoSurvey (ÍSOR). Later, data from the Environment Agency of Iceland was added. The Iceland Energy Portal replaced the ERDV, which only includes data within the scope of responsibility for Orkustofnun.

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Iceland Nature Portal

(Closed December 2011)

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The Iceland Nature Portal (INP) was a cooperative project of several institutes with the objective of providing access to information on Icelandic nature from geographical databases. The INP was launched online in October 2008, and contained multiple types of data from diverse sources relating to the essence of Icelandic nature on land, at sea and in fresh water, all accessible in the same Web Portal. Preparatory work for the Portal was funded by Rannís, the Icelandic Centre for Research, but the cost of the project itself was divided equally between the Icelandic Project on the Information Society and the NEA, in addition to the contribution from digital design company Gagarín that developed the software. Custodianship of the Iceland Nature Portal accompanied the Hydrological Service when it was transferred from the NEA to the Icelandic Meteorological Office in the beginning of 2009.

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