AMRAT Data on the Web
The Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission (GSMFC) offers the AMRAT/RAP database on their web site. There are a few peculiarities of the database software that need explanation. Follow these steps to access the database.
- From the http://www.gsmfc.org main page, select Databases in the left-hand column menu.
- In the Non Confidential Data (Public Access) category, select the fourth item - Rapid Assessment Program (RAP).
- This results in a blank screen that seems to be doing nothing. However, an Oracle Java software applet is loading. After 60 seconds or so a popup box will appear with a warning that the site's security certification has expired. It's necessary to click the Run button to continue.
- Three screens will be loaded. The top one is a sofware wizard that guides the user through the creation of a database workbook view configuration. Underlying that is the basic Oracle database software application. A separate browser window titled "Connect to OracleBI Discoverer" with user id and password inputs can be ignored. (The id and password are incorporated into the link from the database list page.