Friprogsenteret AS, is an independent, state-funded resource center for free software. The center assists the public sector and the private sector to adopt free software, and develop free software in their IT solutions. Its aims are to establish a culture of sharing, reuse and collaboration on public IT solutions and digital content. www.friprog.no
Cutting egde project under way
BarentsWatch.com is a new national web portal. Established by the Norwegian government, BW is a major effort to collect and make available high quality public information on coastal and sea areas of the North. The project joins in collaboration close to 30 Norwegian agencies and research institutes. In time, they will all share their information and knowledge through the portal.
In addition to collecting and making available information until now spread across a large number of websites, the BW is a unique arena for research and development.
Based on the vast supply of information and on the latest technology, the BW seeks to develop brand new information services.
To ensure maximum benefit, the identification of user needs and systems possibilities is done in close dialogue with the systems key user groups, and cutting edge IT-expertise .
The system is also looking at developing security restricted services, for agencies with operational responsibilities in the coastal and sea areas. This have the potential to offer them a shared knowledge base and a common platform for decision making. This may ensure more efficient, coordinated and improved operational efforts .
The BW open website was launced May 30th 2012, and will in time grow to be the main source of information on the Northern sea and coastal areas.
It offers editorial content across disciplines and agencies, in addition to real-time readings, historical data, access to a large number of databases, and a powerful dynamic mapping service.
The portal is unique in many ways. It covers information from six major topics:
Oil & Gas, Climate & Environment, Marine Resources, Fisheries & aquaculture, Sea transport and Marine legislation.
The area of coverage extends all the way from southern Sweden, to Greenland, the North Pole and to Novaya Zemlya in the East.
The innovation project receives international attention, as a forerunner in the field of information sharing and the development of great synergies.
While the BW is still working on building the open web portal and building test pilots for the closed section, we are also looking at the possibilities of commercializing the technology and content produced. In addition, the BW is looking at joining transnational initiatives of information sharing.
Discover – Learn – Explore: www.barentswatch.com
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The Norwegian Centre for ICT in Education
The purpose of the Norwegian Centre for ICT in Education is to contribute to the realization and the development of ICT policy. It shall further cooperate with relevant public and private institutions. The centre will also participate in international cooperation. Our main goals are to improve the quality of education and to improve learning outcomes and learning for children, pupils and students thourgh use of ICT in education.