[MARMAM] ECS web page
panigada at inwind.it
Mon Oct 27 03:34:49 PDT 2008
I am proud to announce that the new European Cetacean Society web
page is now on-line after some major revisions at:
The new template was presented last your during the 2008 Annual
meeting of the ECS and amongst the new facilities there is now an
on-line interface to register for the annual Conference, to renew the
annual membership and to submit abstracts. We are also implementing
on-line abstract review, which will be operative soon. The site has
been designed and implemented by Luke Verburgt, who I wish to thank
for all his work and help during this process.
On behalf of the whole ECS Council, I would also like to take this
opportunity for publicly warmly thanking Jan Willem Broekema for all
his work, dedication and commitment within the ECS web page and all
computer-related issues since its birth in 1987. The following text
comes from the ECS web page and briefly explains some of the tasks
that Jan Willem has covered throughout the years.
From 1987 until 1993, the European Cetacean Society had a working
group, chaired by Jan Willem Broekema, on computer-related issues
associated with the exchange of strandings and sightings data. This
Computer Working Group may seem superfluous today but it wasn't at
the time. The ECS was introduced to internet by the European Union in
the pre-web days of 1992, shortly before the web (HTML) concept and
the browser (Mosaic) were invented in 1993. At the time the European
Cetacean Society was a Special Interest Group (SIG) within a major
EUreka project, introducing international scholars to internet usage.
Our ECS mailing lists have existed ever since those days.
The working group was dissolved and the role of web editor was
introduced in 1993, when the first ECS pages were set up. The
original site was designed to be very fast and light and available to
any browser anywhere, and easy to maintain. Frames were introduced in
2003 and a major overhaul created a new set of mailing lists, of
which ECS-Talk is the most prominent. In 2003 Jan Willem shortened
the site's address to
<http://www.broekemaweb.nl/ecs>www.broekemaweb.nl/ecs and in 2006
introduced and registered the domain name
I look forward to seeing many of you at the next annual meeting of
the ECS in Istanbul, Turkey, on March 2-4 2009 (http://www.tudav.org/ecs2009/).
With my best regards,
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