October 13, 2010

ArcGIS 10 for the UNEP Shelf Programme

ESRI ArcGISThe UNEP Shelf Programme supports small island developing states (SIDS) in delineating and analyzing the outer limits of the continental shelf. The delineations are for Article 76 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Submissions are examined by the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf.

The Programme is based at UNEP/GRID-Arendal in Arendal, Norway.

To present and manage a vast database focusing on geology, including geophysics, seismics and magnetic surveys, the UNEP Shelf Programme uses ArcIMS and ArcGIS Server to present web maps and web applications. The maps are fed data by an ArcSDE enterprise geodatabase server.

Nordpil was given the task of upgrading the existing family of installations from ArcGIS 9.3.1 to the newly released ArcGIS 10. After testing and deployment of the software on an experimental platform, all of the services were installed, updated and configured.

More information about the UNEP Shelf Programme: