DATA | IMAGERY | TOOLS

 

Here you find links to sources for data, imagery, and tools

 

ESPAÑOL: Manual de Biomímesis https://toolbox.biomimicry.org/es/  

ESPAÑOL: GVSIG Asociación – Red de geomática libre http://www.gvsig.com/es/inicio

ESPAÑOL: Sistema Nacional de Monitoreo de Cobertura y Uso de la Tierra y Ecosistema – Seguimiento sobre el estado y los cambios de los recursos naturales, agropecuarios y biodiversidad de Costa Rica https://simocute.go.cr/

African Development Bank – Knowledge https://www.afdb.org/en/knowledge | Data portal https://projectsportal.afdb.org/dataportal/?lang=en

Alliance for Global Water Adaptation Knowledge Platform – a new generation of methodologies to assess and address climate risk and other uncertainties in water resources management. https://agwaguide.org/

APSIM – Platform for modelling and simulation of agricultural systems https://www.apsim.info/

Asian Development Bank Data and Statistics https://www.adb.org/what-we-do/data/main | Data library https://data.adb.org/

Atlas of macroscopic wood identification – For more details about the new Atlas of Macroscopic Wood Identification: https://www.springer.com/it/book/9783030235659 The atlas comes with an identification key, that can be downloaded at http://tiny.cc/idkey

BIFA: Biodiversity Information Fund for Asia https://www.gbif.org/programme/82629/bifa-biodiversity-information-fund-for-asia

Borneo Atlas – Tool tracks development as-it-happens https://atlas.cifor.org/borneo/#en

Building Resilience Index – Develop risk index for a project https://www.resilienceindex.org/

CGIAR

CGIAR Big Data – Powering agricultural development and research https://bigdata.cgiar.org/

Carbon Offset Guide http://www.offsetguide.org/

Cities 4 Forests toolbox https://cities4forests.com/toolbox/

Climate Ready Hongkong – Low Carbon Living Calculator https://www.climateready.gov.hk/

Development Bank of Latin America (English, Spanish, Portuguese) Data https://www.caf.com/en/knowledge/data/ | Research https://www.caf.com/en/topics/r/research-for-development/

Version 4.0 of the Digital Observatory for Protected Areas (DOPA) Explorer http://dopa.jrc.ec.europa.eu/explorer/ 

Drought Toolbox https://knowledge.unccd.int/drought-toolbox

Earthcam – Encouraging exploration, foster discovery and connect people through innovative live camera technology https://www.earthcam.com/

Earth Wind map https://earth.nullschool.net/

Ebird www.ebird.org

ESA Vegetation Classification Panel – Databases and tools. https://esa.org/vegpanel/resources/databases-and-tools/#

ESRI – Pioneer problem solving with GIS https://www.esri.com

Ethical Corporation http://ethicalcorp.com

EU FLEGT Trade Dashboard – data on EU imports of timber, paper and pulp https://stats.flegtimm.eu/

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts  (ECMWF) -Advancing global numerical weather predictions through international collaboration. https://www.ecmwf.int/

European Space Agency http://www.esa.int/

Figshare – Opening scientific data to the world https://figshare.com/ 

Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) – Statistics http://www.fao.org/statistics/en/ |, Explore data https://data.apps.fao.org/

Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) Forestry statistics http://www.fao.org/forestry/95632/en/ / http://www.fao.org/forestry/statistics/en/

Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) Yearbook of Forest Products http://www.fao.org/forestry/statistics/80570/en/

FGEO – new ForestGEO R package https://forestgeo.github.io/fgeo/ | Search the functions in fgeo here https://forestgeo.github.io/fgeo/articles/siteonly/reference.html/

Forest GEONet – Explore data from 30 of ForestGEO’s 71 sites https://forestgeo.si.edu/explore-data

Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) Carbon Storage Calculator https://www.winrock.org/flr-calculator/

Forest Observation System (FOS) – building a global reference dataset for remote sensing of forest biomass http://forest-observation-system.net/

Geo-Python – course teaches the basic concepts of programming using the Python programming language for GIS  https://geo-python.github.io/site/

GitHub Gist https://gist.github.com/

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) https://www.gbif.org/

GlobeDrought – Web-based information system for comprehensively characterizing drought events. https://grow-globedrought.net/

Global Forest Watch (GFW) MapBuilder -A tool allowint users to create custom maps and overlay their own data with datasets available through GFW https://www.globalforestwatch.org/

Global Forest Watch Pro Platform – Securely manage deforestation risk in commodity supply chains https://pro.globalforestwatch.org/  

Global Solar Atlas https://globalsolaratlas.info/map?c=11.609193,8.173828,3

Global Wind Atlas https://globalwindatlas.info/

Index Xylariorum 4.1 Global Timber Tracking Network https://globaltimbertrackingnetwork.org/products/iawa-index-xylariorum/

Hydrology.nl – Portal to international hydrology and water resources http://www.hydrology.nl/

iNaturalist – Share your observations https://www.inaturalist.org/

Inter-American Development Bank – Data (English, Spanish) https://data.iadb.org/ | Code for Development https://code.iadb.org/en

Internet of Trees – Monitor forests. Detect fires http://internetoftrees.tech/

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) (Various languages) – Data https://www.ipcc.ch/data/ | Data Distribution Center http://www.ipcc-data.org/

International Monetary Fund – Data https://www.imf.org/en/Data

International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) – data on the production and the trade of primary wood products https://www.itto.int/biennal_review/

International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) – database on funded projects https://www.itto.int/project_search/

i-Tree https://www.itreetools.org/

Jitsi – More secure, more flexible, and completely free video conferencing https://jitsi.org/

Kew Royal Botanical Gardens Seed Information Database — SID http://data.kew.org/sid/

Knowledge Tree for decision making for effective, efficient and equitable social forestry https://www.recoftc.org/social-forestry-knowledge-tree

Landscape Investment and Finance Toolkit (LIFT) – Three modules to help define, develop and find finance for landscape priorities https://liftkit.info/

Mangrove restoration potential: Mapping tool https://www.iucn.org/theme/forests/our-work/forest-landscape-restoration/mangrove-restoration/mangrove-restoration-potential-mapping-tool

Map Hub – Create interactive maps https://maphub.net/

Natureserve – Conservation Tools & Services https://www.natureserve.org/conservation-tools

North American Land Change Monitoring System (Canada, USA, Mexico) http://www.cec.org/nalcms 

OPEN FORIS AND SEPAL (System for Earth Observation Data Access, Processing and Analysis for Land Monitoring) http://www.openforis.org/

Our World in Data – All open access and open source https://ourworldindata.org/

Oxford Global Ecosystem Monitoring Network, Center for Tropical Forests http://gem.tropicalforests.ox.ac.uk/

Papua Atlas: Tool tracks development as-it-happens https://atlas.cifor.org/papua/#en

Participatory Methods – People working together around the world to generate ideas and action for social change https://www.participatorymethods.org/resources

System for Earth Observation Data Access, Processing and Analysis for Land Monitoring (SEPAL). https://sepal.io/

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Databases https://stri.si.edu/research-computing/databases

Stockholm Environment Institute – Projects and tools https://www.sei.org/projects-and-tools/

System for earth observations, data access, processing & analysis for land monitoring. https://sepal.io/ 

Telecoupling Toolbox – Geospatial software tools and apps for socioeconomic and environmental analysis https://telecouplingtoolbox.org/ 

Tools for Ecosystem-based Adaption – A new navigator that catalogues ecosystem-based adaptation tools for planning and decision-making for planning and decision-making https://www.weadapt.org/knowledge-base/ecosystem-based-adaptation/ecosystem-based-adaption-tools-navigator

Towards Data Science https://towardsdatascience.com

The Transnational Guide towards Optimal WAter REgime (GOWARE) Tools http://proline-ce.fgg.uni-lj.si/goware/

Trees Challenge 2020: Make Every Tree Count https://observer.globe.gov/trees-2020

TreeDivNet – the largest worldwide network of biodiversity experiments http://www.treedivnet.ugent.be/ 

United Nations databases https://www.un.org/en/databases/

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) – Digital Library https://unesdoc.unesco.org/home | https://unesdoc.unesco.org/archives 

United Nations Environmental Programme – Science and Data https://www.unep.org/science-data

UN Integrated Water Resource Management Data Portal http://iwrmdataportal.unepdhi.org

US Web Soil Survey https://websoilsurvey.sc.egov.usda.gov/App/HomePage.htm | SS Web Soil Survey tips https://websoilsurvey.sc.egov.usda.gov/App/Tips_Shortcuts.htm

National Cooperative Soil Survey (NCSS) Soil Characterization Database https://ncsslabdatamart.sc.egov.usda.gov/

Virtual herbaria around the world https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_herbarium 

WaPOR, FAO’s tool that monitors carbon sequestration by vegetation is now enriched with new data https://wapor.apps.fao.org/home/WAPOR_2/1 

Wikipedia Plants Portal https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Plants 

Wood Database – On wood characteristics of different species: https://www.wood-database.com/

World Agroforestry Centre Geoscience Lab, Landscape Portal – Evidence-based solutions for land restoration http://landscapeportal.org/tools/

World Bank – Open Data https://data.worldbank.org/

World Resource Center – Maps and Data https://www.wri.org/resources

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) – Conservation Science Data and Tools https://www.worldwildlife.org/pages/conservation-science-data-and-tools

Xeno Canto – Sharing bird sounds from around the world https://www.xeno-canto.org/520196

 

Data Repositories

USA: Dataone (NSF-Funded) https://www.dataone.org/ | https://search.dataone.org/#data

Europe: Registry of Research Repositories https://www.re3data.org/

Australia data repositories https://www.australia.gov.au/information-and-services/it-and-communications/data

WorldBank https://data.worldbank.org/

United Nations General Repository http://data.un.org/

World Health Organization – Global Health Observatory data repository http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.home

 

Environmental/Ecological data

Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network (28 sites) https://lternet.edu/# | Data: https://lternet.edu/using-lter-data/

Puerto Rico: Luquillo LTER http://luq.lter.network/ | Data: http://luq.lter.network/data

International LTER (800 sites) https://www.ilter.network | Data: https://data.lter-europe.net/deims/

National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) (81 sites) http://www.neonscience.org/ | Data: http://www.neonscience.org/data

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) https://www.unenvironment.org/ | Data: http://web.unep.org/ggeo/resources/data-sources

 

Biodiversity Data

CABI Invasive Species Compendium https://www.cabi.org/isc/ 

Global Biological Information Facility (GBIF) (980,000,000 records) https://www.gbif.org/ | Data: https://www.gbif.org/occurrence/search

Biological Collection Access Service for Europe (BIOCASE) (390,000,000 records) http://www.biocase.org/ | Data: http://www.biocase.org/products/portals/index.shtml, http://search.biocase.org/europe/

Integrated Digitized Biocollections (iDigBio) (100,000,000 records, NSF-funded)

https://www.idigbio.org/ | Data: https://portal.idigbio.org/

 

Atmospheric data

National Centers for Environmental Information https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/ | Data: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/data-access

University Corporations for Atmospheric Research https://www2.ucar.edu/ | Resources and data: https://www2.ucar.edu/research-resources

National Center for Atmospheric Research https://ncar.ucar.edu/

Environmental Protection Agency https://www.epa.gov/  | Air quality data: https://www.epa.gov/aqs/obtaining-aqs-data, https://www.epa.gov/hesc/rsig-data-inventory

World climate http://www.worldclim.org/

 

Oceanic Data

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Data

Oceanographic Data: https://www.nodc.noaa.gov | Data: https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/access/index.html | Data by discipline: https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/

University Corporations for Atmospheric Research https://www2.ucar.edu/ | Data: http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/cas/tn404/text/tn404_7.html

Data Oceans https://www.data.gov/ocean/

British Oceanographic Data Centre https://www.bodc.ac.uk/

Japan Oceanographic Data Center http://www.jodc.go.jp/jodcweb/

International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) https://www.iode.org/

Ocean Data Portal – Global data: http://www.oceandataportal.org/

 

Genetic Resources

Genbank https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genbank/

International nucleotide sequence database collaboration https://hsls.pitt.edu/obrc/index.php?page=international_collaboration

List of biological (genetic+) databases https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_biological_databases

Global Gateway to (Plant) Genetic Resources https://www.genesys-pgr.org/

Global Genome Biodiversity Network (600,000 records online) http://data.ggbn.org/ggbn_portal/

U.S. National Plant Germplasm System https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/search.aspx?

Bioversity International https://www.bioversityinternational.org/ | Databases: https://www.bioversityinternational.org/e-library/databases/

 

Spatial data

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) https://data.nasa.gov/ | https://earthdata.nasa.gov/about/daacs | Remote sensing: https://terra.nasa.gov/data | US NASA Earth Applied Sciences – Using earth observations to solve our planet’s most pressing issues https://appliedsciences.nasa.gov/ 

Global maps: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/GlobalMaps/?eocn=topnav&eoci=globalmaps

US Geological Survey (USGS) – Data: https://www.usgs.gov/products/data-and-tools/overview  | https://www.usgs.gov/products/maps/overview

Earth Engine https://earthengine.google.com/ | Data: https://earthengine.google.com/datasets/

Spatial Ecology.net http://www.spatial-ecology.net/dokuwiki/doku.php

WebGIS – Extensive map coverage for technical applications http://www.webgis.com/

List of GIS data sources https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_GIS_data_sources  

 

Climate change data

World Bank climate change portal https://climateknowledgeportal.worldbank.org/

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Data: https://www.ipcc-data.org/

NASA – Climate change https://climate.nasa.gov/

NOAA –  Climate change: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/climate-monitoring/

https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/monitoring-references/faq/indicators.php

Data.gov –  Climate https://www.data.gov/climate/ | https://toolkit.climate.gov/

Environment Protection Agency – Climate change https://www.epa.gov/climate-indicators | https://archive.epa.gov/ | https://19january2017snapshot.epa.gov/

RealClimate: www.realclimate.org | http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/data-sources/

 

National Centers (NSF Funded and other)

National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBIOS) http://www.nimbios.org/ | http://www.nimbios.org/products/data_software 

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) https://nifa.usda.gov/ | https://nifa.usda.gov/data

National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) https://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/ | Tools: https://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/data-science

National Center for Supercomputing Applications http://www.ncsa.illinois.edu/

National Data Service http://www.nationaldataservice.org/ | http://www.nationaldataservice.org/projects/

 

Tree/forest data

US Forest Service – Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program: https://www.fia.fs.fed.us/ | Other data: https://data.fs.usda.gov/geodata/

Forestplots.net http://www.forestplots.net/

Global Index of Vegetation-Plot Databases (GIVD) http://www.givd.info/

Forest Global Earth Observatory (CTFS-ForestGEO) http://www.forestgeo.si.edu/ | http://www.forestgeo.si.edu/group/Data/Access+the+data

International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) http://www.itto.int/ | Statistics: http://www.itto.int/annual_review_output/

UN-Food and Agricultural Organization-Forests http://www.fao.org/forestry/en/, http://www.fao.org/forestry/es/

Global Forest Watch http://www.globalforestwatch.org/ | Data: http://data.globalforestwatch.org/

Mongabay https://www.mongabay.com/ | Data: https://rainforests.mongabay.com/defor_index.htm

Earth Engine Partners http://earthenginepartners.appspot.com/science-2013-global-forest/download_v1.7.html

 

Data Analysis Tools

Statistical analysis

R https://cran.r-project.org/

R GUIs  https://www.rstudio.com/ , http://www.deducer.org, http://rcommander.com/ , https://rkward.kde.org/

Quick R (R help) https://www.statmethods.net/

PSPP (like SPSS) https://www.gnu.org/software/pspp/pspp.html

OCTAVE (like Matlab) https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/

Jmathlab (Like Matlab) http://jwork.org/jmathlab/

Past https://www.nhm.uio.no/english/research/infrastructure/past/

MYSTAT (basic) https://systatsoftware.com/downloads/download-mystat/

Gnumeric (basic) http://www.gnumeric.org/

Microsiris (basic) http://www.microsiris.com/

STATCAO (basic) http://www.statcato.org/statcato/index.php

SOFA (Basic) http://www.sofastatistics.com/home.php

BUGS (Bayesian) http://www.openbugs.net/w/FrontPage

Jags (Bayesian) http://mcmc-jags.sourceforge.net/ 

Jmulti (Time series) http://www.jmulti.de/

Gretl (Econometrics) http://gretl.sourceforge.net/

QDA (Textual analysis) http://www.pressure.to/qda/

Epiinfo https://www.cdc.gov/epiinfo/index.html

OpenEpi http://www.openepi.com/Menu/OE_Menu.htm

EZText (Qualitative analysis) https://hsrr.nlm.nih.gov/hsrr_search/record_details/1428 

Machine learning

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_learning

Data mining

R+ Rattle https://rattle.togaware.com/

Tanagra http://eric.univ-lyon2.fr/~ricco/tanagra/en/tanagra.html

GIS

https://opensource.com/alternatives/arcgis

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_geographic_information_systems_software

AutoGiIS – Automating GIS processes https://automating-gis-processes.github.io/site/

Geospatial World – media platform in the geospatial domain https://www.geospatialworld.net/

Google Earth Engine https://earthengine.google.com/

Open Source GIS Foundation (OSGeos) https://www.osgeo.org/resources/

QGIS – A free and open source Geographic Information System https://qgis.org/en/site/

GRASS https://grass.osgeo.org/

GVSIG – Network of open source geomatics http://www.gvsig.com/en

Visualization

Gephi https://gephi.org/

ParaView https://www.paraview.org/

VisIt https://wci.llnl.gov/simulation/computer-codes/visit

Weave http://www.oicweave.org/, http://iweave.com/

Computer languages

https://www.python.org/

C/C++/Java/Javascript

Scientific modeling

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_modelling

Code sharing

Github https://github.com/

Other statistical packages

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_statistical_packages#Open_source

http://www.statsci.org/free.html

http://statpages.info/javasta2.html

Other data analysis tools

http://www.scilab.org/

https://www.gnu.org/

https://www.scipy.org/

http://www.numpy.org/

http://www.bioconductor.org/

https://matplotlib.org/

http://ess.r-project.org/

http://mc-stan.org/about/

http://pandas.pydata.org/

https://sourceforge.net/

http://maxima.sourceforge.net/

https://stackoverflow.com/

http://www.sagemath.org/

http://methods.sagepub.com

https://root.cern.ch/

https://stackexchange.com/

Big Data

https://dzone.com/

https://blogs.systweak.com/