data accessible on-line
Last update: 23 Jan 2008.Add
the best for your subject: mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Those are just exemples to show how it is possible to select and obtain
data on-line. The site is mainly focused on sustainable development
related data, and shows several tools for presenting or retrieving
Dissemination Service (USGS/EROS) provides access to African
data, searchable by date or country (mainly satellite imagery or
related) and with previews.
USA air pollution
data provides access to diverse databases and metadatabases
on air quality (by point station, by area, pollutant etc.), mainly but
not only in USA.
US EROS Data Center of US
Geological Survey provides access to a lot of databases,
images, digital maps and metadatabases related to earth observation,
geology, topography (digital elevation model of the world) etc.
Anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse
gases (CO2, CH4, N2O, ...):
emissions of greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4, N2O, ...), data by
UNEP and countries.
Arctic geographical data sets:
provides access to geographic environmental datasets and maps (in
ARC/INFO, GIF or TIFF formats).
Falls, Arc/Info or GRIDASCII files.
Baltic sea maps:
offers various environmental maps.
Air emissions (CO2, NOx, SO2), criminality, bathing water, metal
dynamics data for terrestrial ecosystems:
offers various data related to global change, including CO2, vegetation
encyclopedy in French, covering mainly Wallonian Region and Belgium,
but also Europe (CORINE), with dynamic maps and access to data (species
distributions, sites, protection status and legislation).
images archive offers various pictures of plants, etc, in
Falls provides long term climatic averages and general
climatic life zones in Generic raster format.
full reports and data, and links to directories and other sites. The
full Eurobarometer can be found there (opinion and behaviour of the
public), with subjects like environment etc.
Conventions on nature and landscape
on nature (Europe), all.the texts available on-line.
Convention on biological diversity:
reports (global change, Kyoto), full country reports with
detailed data on emissions of greenhouse gases.
profiles, Country profiles, indicators, data, maps.
Demographic data viewer:
all demography in detail, for 25 variables (needs images).
Digital Chart of the World (DCW)
Chart of the World (DCW), all best www sources to get
software and example maps in GIS formats!
tropospheric air emissions, maps, SO2, NO2, ozone, aerosol, UV, Bromine
monoxide (BrO), ozone column, Near-real time data, satellite images.
Diverse earth observation data and products based on satellite imagery,
e.g. maps of anthropogenic and natural air emissions, in near real
detailed in time and space.
Land cover, Biotopes, nationnally designated areas, biogeographic
regions, European rivers and catchments, soil erosion risk, land quality.
of European Environment Agency and EC-DGXI : CORINE air
emissions (summary by country) and several report summaries. The
contact points to receive complete CORINE databases (Biotopes, Land
Cover, Soil & vegetation maps, CORINAIR, or other free reports
are also available from there. Several directories exist there (CORINE
data dictionary, inventory of Main Component Elements of EIONET) but
are not yet accessible on-line... hopefully soon!
provides a catalogue of data used by, or produced with Geographical
Information System (Arc/Info software). The data are sorted by
publisher, type (geographic data, business data, natural resources and
environmental data, general reference data), or keywords.
human viewer (needs Java compatible browser) is here as an
example of what is possible with Java. You can zoom in on various
sections of the body and perform your own autopsy on a cadaver...
Human development indicators:
indicators. A portal to all available data per country. A
very efficient tool for
map of the human genome, encyclopedia on 16000 known genes,
Full textes of current and foreseen legislation
provides on-line access to geographic environmental datasets and maps.
Falls provides on-line access to geographic environmental or
sociological datasets and maps: Asian and general population, climate,
soil, topography, vegetation of the world or Northern America.
on-line data, maps and reports on Norway.
Occurrence and Distribution of Pesticides
in Chesapeake Bay:
Data Base of the
Occurrence and Distribution of Pesticides in Chesapeake Bay,
the data, in a searchable format, are on the Web as a good example of
how libraries and scientists can cooperatively deliver information in
on an Ocean Planet, a CD-rom of more than an hour of digital
video, audio, images, and text which describe the impetus for the
TOPEX/POSEIDON mission as well as scientific results
obtained in the first three years. This mission measures the global
every 10 days
Ozone maps (Europe):
Up to date maps for ozone situation in Europe.
Falls provides global population distribution in dBase IV
Real time satellite images:
satellite images ,provides links to various real time
satellite images (mainly infrared) from the meteorological institutes:
USA, Europe, Africa. Images updated every 3 hours. Thumbnails images
are provided on the starting page.
References on Global Change:
With many references to originals.
Santa Cruz Toxic
Cruz Toxic Release Inventory in a beautiful exemple of
encyclopedia on-line.You can browse the complete database by various
means including a clikable map of your region of interest. You get the
results in various display formats and can click more to view the
details or to access the data.
Satellite imagery (Belgium):
on-line description and access to sattelite (Spot) imagery of Belgium,
for educational purposes.
Satellite Images of Environmental Change,provides on-line
description and access to sattelite (Spot) imagery of every parts of
the world. Mainly focused on forests, water bodies, deserts and
disasters (man-made and natural) for the last 20 years.
Falls, global or brasilian soil maps in Arc/Info raster or
Export, or Generic Raster formats.
State of the environment reports:
indicators. A portal to all available indicator per country,
with the ranking.
Statistical Resources on the Web connection to statistics on
agriculture; business and industry; cost of living; demographics;
economics; education; energy; finance and currency; foreign economics;
foreign governments; foreign trade; government finances; government
resources; health (natality, morbidity, mortality); housing; labor;
military; politics; science (computers, environment, personnel,
R&D); sociology (children, crime, elderly, immigration);
a wonderfull site with US statistics and cartographic tools.
Statistics of The Netherlands, economical, demographical,
environmental and political statistics of the last century, accessible
- Many other statistical
institutes provide also data (not always) free of charge.
(agriculture, nutrition, fisheries, forestry, food quality control,
land use, pesticides).
development reports. A portal to all available sustainable
development reports by companies.
Environmental reports are also recorded.
an encyclopedy of environmental technologies, with description and
are also collected there.
multilingual thesaurus. The best available environmental
multilingual thesaurus on the net (en, fr, es, ru, ...).
Falls provides global elevation (5-10 min), global wetlands,
surface crustal temp in Generic raster format.
substances , is a relational database with US contaminated
sites, substances found, toxicology profiles and health effects.
species, CITES, data.
Database on international legal trade of endangered species (CITES).
Tropospheric air emissions:
air emissions, maps,
SO2, NO2, ozone, aerosol, UV, Bromine monoxide (BrO), ozone column,
Near-real time data, satellite images, data
Maps of anthropogenic and natural air emissions, in near real time,
detailed in time and space.
a directory of all available data from UNEP and partners.
Falls, global or Brasilian vegetation in Arc/Info Export or
Generic Raster formats.
EPA data ,
various database are searchable there (but sometime, it is necessary to
be registered before). (see also US GS at American data above).
allows you to reproduce genetical or geological experiments and to
analyse the results. For fun or education.
Weather maps in real time (USA):
allows you to customize the maps you want to see. Very impressing!
data an index to various real time or archive images and data
related to weather.
World data and maps:
The GEO Data Portal is the authoritative source for data sets
used by UNEP and its partners in the Global Environment Outlook (GEO)
report and other integrated environment assessments. Its online
database holds more than 400 different variables, as national,
subregional, regional and global statistics or as geospatial data sets
(maps), covering themes like Freshwater, Population, Forests,
Emissions, Climate, Disasters, Health and GDP. Display them on-the-fly
as maps, graphs, raw values or download the data in different formats.
Inktome gets mainly full documents as results (good