UC Santa Barbara Geography /
Earth Gate is a gateway to UCSB earth science research. Since the university has many interdisciplinary research projects, and since several departments research the same fields (for instance, Marine Sciences, Biology, Physics, Geography, and Geology research the oceans), researchers and potential funders of research sometimes want to know what's being done in, say, oceanic research, but not know every place to look. Thus, Earth Gate was born. It is a central site from which one can jump to all UCSB organizations researching a given field.
As a bonus, Earth Gate includes a weekly environmental news map, with short descriptions of major events occuring around the world.
Funding for Earth Gate has been provided by Martin Moskovits, Dean of Mathematical, Life and Physical Sciences.