Our ambition is to create a free online platform to present, discuss and engage with scientific findings and ongoing research questions in an entirely novel way. What Synoptic-Systems wants to provide with Science Map is a software solution to get an overview of relevant scientific information and discussions.
Thanks to the opening of the World Wide Web to the public in the 1990s, huge amounts of scientific information can now be found online. However, the easier it gets to find detailed information on specific topics on the web, the harder is it to obtain a broad overview of scientific discourses and findings. Questions arise, such as:
- Which is the general context in which scientific information plays its role?
- Who are the major players in specific fields?
- How have certain disciplines developed?
- Where do relevant conferences and seminars take place?
We believe that there is dire need for such guiding instruments and that it would be of crucial relevance for current social challenges. Like never before, scientific knowledge is the key to success – from the individual level to the level of nations and global competition.