MBNMS Webpage History and Development
September, 1992 - MBNMS Designated - As a condition of the MBNMS designation document and Management Plan, it was intended that one of the first goals of the MBNMS program would be to create a "Site Characterization" document. Such a document would be an in-depth description of the environment, ecology, history and social settings of the MBNMS. Creation of such a document was desired by the local research and education community.
October, 1994 - Site Characterization Contract Awarded - MBNMS awards MLML Researchers a $100,000 contract to develop an MBNMS Site Characterization Document.
January, 1995 - Contract to UCSC Web Publishing Class - The MBNMS awarded $1,000 to the UCSC Web Publishing class to post a temporary MBNMS Web page.
February, 1995 - Prototype MBNMS Web Page at UCSC - - Dr. Marti Atkinson and a group of UCSC students set up a prototype MBNMS Webpage at UCSC on "sapphire."
April, 1995 - MBNMS Internet Connection - The MBNMS became hooked up to the internet via a 128k Frame Relay line. The hookup was part-and-parcel of a volunteer regional educational/public service effort put on by a consortium of local organizations, including UCSC, called "I3LA".
April, 1995 - Webberization of Site Characterization - The MBNMS awarded an additional $25,000 to the Site Characterization project for the purpose of making the document accessible in electronic form over the internet.
April, 1995 - Additional UCSC Web Design Contract for $1200
May, 1995 - MBNMS Web Page Transferred to MBNMS Domain
March, 1996 - Unveiling of MBNMS Site Characterization - At the annual MBNMS Research and Education Symposium, the MBNMS Site Characterization was unveiled. The final document was placed on the MBNMS Web page in May, 1996.
August, 1996 - NOS Award - MBNMS Webpage wins "Best NOS Website" Award at 1st Annual "NOS WebShop".
October, 1996 - Additional UCSC Web Design Contract for $2400.
March, 1997 - Infopoint - The Santa Cruz Company "Infopoint" offers to donate the time and expertise to give the MBNMS Website a new and improved look, thereby creating Version 2.0.
January, 1998 - Version 2.0 - MBNMS Webpage Version 2.0 unveiled!
January, 2001 - Aaron King begins movement for version 3.0 of site for the Sanctuary's 10th anniversary.
April, 2002 - Andrew White takes over the reigns of Webmaster from Aaron King.
May, 2000 - Jeff Reynolds begins working with MBNMS staff for redesign of site.
September, 2002 - Version 3.0 Released!