Data Sources and Guides to Data Sources
EPA Environmental Dataset Gateway
The Environmental Dataset Gateway (EDG) provides a one-stop to discover and access EPA's Open Data resources. The EDG contains metadata records contributed by EPA Regions, Program Offices, and Research Laboratories that links to geospatial and non-geospatial resources (e.g., data, Web services, or applications). Unrestricted information that is contributed to the EDG is shared with Data.gov.FAOSTAT
FAOSTAT provides free access to food and agriculture data for over 245 countries and territories and covers all FAO regional groupings from 1961 to the most recent year available.IPCC: Data Distribution Center
Data areas: Agriculture, Emissions, Fertilizer, Forestry, Land use, Pestizides, Population
Climate data from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment ReportsORNL DAAC for Biogeochemical Dynamics
The ORNL DAAC offers Earth science data for global change research and Earth systems studies. Sponsored by NASA, the archive includes field data, remote-sensing data, imagery, and the results of ecosystems modeling. The ORNL DAAC archives regional and global data about climate, environmental processes, nutrient cycles, stream and river discharge, soil properties, canopy chemistry, net primary productivity, land use change, and vegetation. Such data are vital to understanding and predicting how Earth systems function. The data can be used to validate remotely sensed information, as well as to improve and validate the output of ecosystem models.
Data areas: Arctic Ecosystems, Biomass, Carbon Cycle, Climate, Cryosphere, Fire, Forestry, Hydrology, Land use, Soils, Vegetation
Last (partial) update at 08 Feb. 2009 by Joachim Benz
25th June 2021: will be relaunched soon!
Agriculture, Land use
Soil science & soil physics
Climate and Global Change