EcoPort's overall universe of 'whole earth ecology' is sub-divided into several virtual sub-domains such as this CA domain.

The simplest way to explain a domain is to bear in mind that an item of information could be used in and be relevant to several different subjects. Thus, a botany database could contain a information about the Latin names, scientific synonyms and common names of plant species - information that is fundamental to an ecology database too. Thus, if someone creates an ecology database, there is information in the botany database that can be used without change. Furthermore, it makes excellent sense not to create duplicate records but to write the required information once, and maintain it once/centrally, while using it many times and in many contexts.


EcoPort's information can be used in many virtual sub-database and websites in a manner that maximises synergy and integration while minimizing duplication of effort and the generation of duplication error.