Website Redesign for Data Basin

Jun 18 2010

The Conservation Biology Institute (CBI) is a passionate group of scientists and conservation professionals based in Corvallis, Oregon. CBI created an online system that connects users with spatial datasets, creating a knowledge-sharing environment for scientists worldwide – called Data Basin.

Short story, it’s cool. It’s very cool. It’s geek-out cool. So one scientist studying the migration habits of whales in Oregon can share data with other scientists doing the same thing in Japan, Russia or Argentina for that matter. It’s taking what was once localized data and breaking it out worldwide.

So that’s the big concept behind the site that Mambo built for Data Basin. Mambo designed and built a website to be Data Basin’s public face. We also assisted CBI in carrying the same design and UI into their tool creating seamless user experiences.

The details:

  • Built a complex site, powered by Drupal, that interacts with the data that users are sharing via the tool
  • Within that site, there are (to date) four microsites or “centers,” focusing on different key areas of conservation science
  • Dynamic integration between the centers
  • A robust blog with CBI team bloggers and guest bloggers
  • Social media integration throughout the site

Visit the site.

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