Datasets, Databases & Tools
Compilation of links to useful datasets, databases and projects

USGS Global Ecosystems data

• Carpathian data: http://www.ccibis.org/ ; http://www.bioregio-carpathians.eu/CarpathianJointBiodiversityInformationSystem.html ; http://webgis.eurac.edu/carpathianportal/ ; http://webgis.eurac.edu/bioregio/

• Tatra data: http://www.gis.tpn.pl/ ; also https://www.geoportal.sk/en/ ; http://www.geology.sk/new/en/sub/ms/uvod_en ; http://gis.nlcsk.org/lgis/ 

ICIMOD Regional Database System, a central web-based data repository for different thematic areas in the Hindu-Kush Himalayan region

International Forestry Resources and Institutions, research program forest plots/community data base

FAO Global Forest Resources Assessments (Forest Land Use data)

Global Atlas for Renewable Energy (wind, geothermal, etc.)

Data Integration and Analysis System (DIAS, earth observation data in combination with socio-economic data)

Glacial Lake Outburst Flood database

Glacier and Permafrost Hazards in Mountains (GAPHAZ)

World Glacier Monitoring Service

National Snow and Ice Data Center

Global Runoff Data Centre, a repository for the world's river discharge data and associated metadata

Global Network of Mountain Observatories (in-situ data)

Global Observation Research Initiative in Alpine Regions (GLORIA)

Mountain Invasion Research Network (MIREN)

The Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network

Copernicus land monitoring service

Copernicus climate change service

NextData Project data archive (observations and climate model simulation outputs for different mountain regions including HKH and the Alpine region)

SPHINX project high-resolution climate simulation data archive

NOAA Paleoclimatology Datasets

Atlas Statistique des Pyrénées

Data.TheThirdPole (catalog of water-related datasets sourced from leading organization monitoring water in Asia)

• The projects funded under the Belmont Forum “Mountains as Sentinels of Change” Collaborative Research Action


Other Tools

KNMI Climate Explorer
The KNMI Climate Explorer is a research tool to investigate the climate and provides a web application to analyse climate data statistically. Its web site collects a lot of climate data and analysis tools.
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