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Dear Reader,

(including all its subsidiary (and/or sister) pages on "coombs.anu.edu.au" server) has permanently ceased its publishing operations on Friday 21st January 2011.

All of the online resources reported here have been thoroughly checked at the time of their listing. However, it is possible that, with the with the passage of time, many of the originally reported materials might have been removed from the Internet, or changed their online address, or varied the scope and quality of their contents.

Fortunately, in several cases it is possible to access many of the older versions of the resources listed in the MONITOR. This can be easily done via the free services of the "The Internet Archive" http://web.archive.org/, a remarkable brainchild of Brewster Kahle, San Francisco, CA.

- with warm regards -

Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

10 January 2011

The South China Sea WWW Virtual Library

10 Jan 2011

Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, USA.

"An online resource [Est: April 29, 1999. Last update: Dec 3, 2010 -
ed.] for students, scholars and policy-makers interested in South
China Sea regional development, environment, and security issues.
[...] Introduction:
The South China Sea extends from the Strait of Malacca in the
southwest, to the Strait of Taiwan in the northeast. Over 500 million
people in China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei,
Indonesia, Singapore, Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam live within 100
miles of its coastline. [...] What are the peoples and governments
around the South China Sea doing about these problems in their common
resource? How will they avoid a maritime tragedy of the commons? This
web site provides information and analysis for students, scholars and
policy-makers interested in South China Sea regional development,
environment, and security issues."

Site contents:
* Introduction (Why a South China Sea Website? An Introductory Essay,
Maritime Security in the South China Sea, Sharing the Resources of
the South China Sea);
* Institutions [an online guide] (Governmental, Inter-governmental,
* Maps & Images (# Economy - BP-oil consumption trends, China-oil
imports, Cities of Asia, Containers Handled by Major Ports, Container
Ship Sizes - "Stretching the Fleet", Cost of Ship Security, Crude Oil
Trade Flow, 1993;
# Environment & Geography - Bathymetry, contour increments in meters,
Bathymetric contours of the SSME, Coral Reefs and Potential Threats,
EEZ Ecosystem Resources, Sea Around Us Project, Gographical Setting:
Straits of Malacca & Singapore, Marine Protection Areas in South East
Asia, Maritime Causalities - Malacca Strait;
# Territorial Claims - 9-Dash Line Map - PRC, 9-Dash Line Map -
Taiwan, EEZ Claims and Hydrocarbon Resources, NGS, EEZ Limits in the
Indian Ocean Basin, EEZ Claims and Hydrocarbon Resources, SCS WWW,
Exploration Blocks Offshore Vietnam, Interactive Map of the Spratly
# Legal and Political Maps, 2003 Attacks: Committed & Attempted, Base
Map of the South China Sea, Clashes over fish in Pacific Asia,
Delimitation Line and Joint Fishing Zones (Tonkin Gulf), EEZ Claims
Compared to Land Area, Flags of Convenience, How Pirates Treat Crews;
# All-Alphabetical list [an alphabetical list of Maps and images];
# History, Cheng Ho's Star Atlas:
French-Chinese map of Tonkin Gulf - 1887, India Orientalis, J.
Hondius, 1606, Suarez, 1999, Indies, Petrus Plancius, 1594, J.
Fisscher, 1617, Suarez, 1999, Ming treasure Ship and St. Maria,
Oldest British Map of the South China Sea);
* Online Publications (Websites, Periodicals, E-Journals, Articles);
* Photos [South China Sea Photo Album];
* Key Terms (Place Names, Acronyms and Abbreviations);
* Search;
* Research Guide (Background Information, Current News & Analysis,
Indexes & Full-Text Databases, Statistics);
* About this Site.

[A part of the Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library
(http://coombs.anu.edu.au/WWWVL-AsianStudies.html - ed.]

URL http://www.southchinasea.org/

Link reported by: T. Matthew Ciolek (tmciolek--at--coombs.anu.edu.au)

Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.southchinasea.org/
and http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://community.middlebury.edu/~scs/

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
Study/Documents/Online Guide
* Publisher [academic - business - govt. - library/museum - NGO - other]:
* Scholarly usefulness [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting - marginal]:

Please note that the above details were correct on the day of their publication. To suggest an update, please email the site's editor at tmciolek@ciolek.com