The plant protection and crop production information in GPPIS has been assimilated in a new information system database called EcoPort Programme available at http://www.ecoport.org. The Ecoport Programme, approved by the Director General of FAO,operates under the founding auspices of the university of Florida., FAO amd the national Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution as described at the EcoPort web site.
Similar to GPPIS, but going beyond the confines of plant protection and, indeed, agriculture, EcoPort is a public access portal where natural resources managers and ecologists share their information in an open-source service devoted to biodiversity.
Although the user interface in EcoPort has changed somewhat, GPPIS users will soon adjust to the new environment where they will find all the ifnormation that used to be stored and managed in GPPIS. please adjust your bookmarks accordingly and rest assured that the same community of volunteer experts who maintained GPPIS, plus many others due to the wider ecological perspective of EcoPort, continues to create an extensive, public resource of integrated, inter-disciplinary biodiversity information devoted to what E.O. Wilson describes as "consilience".
Click on DocMASTER and EcoCrop to continue using these functional sub-components previously integrated within GPPIS.
When you visit EcoPort, you will notice that the available information has almost quadrupled compared to what was maintained in GPPIS. This is entirely due to the same generosity that inspired and maintained GPPIS, and you are invited to embrace and benefit from this philosophy of winning by sharing.