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Global Runoff Data Centre (GRDC)

Global Runoff Data Centre (GRDC)

www.bafg.de/GRDC/EN/Home/homepage_node.html

The Global Runoff Data Centre (GRDC) is established to help earth scientists analyse global climate trends and assess environmental impacts and risks. Therefore, it provides an international archive of data from more than 9,300 stations in 160 countries. GRDC is hosted by German Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG).

Global Surface Water Explorer

Global Surface Water Explorer

global-surface-water.appspot.com

The Global Surface Water Explorer by the European Commission's Joint Research Center (JRC) provides a new water dataset and corresponding maps, which depict the location and temporal distribution of water surfaces at the global scale over the past 32 years. It includes statistics on the extent and change of those surface waters produced from Landsat imagery (courtesy USGS and NASA).

GlobWetland II

GlobWetland II

webgis.jena-optronik.de

GlobWetland II by Jena-Optronik is a regional pilote project of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and contains satellite-based maps of wetlands in North Africa and the Middle East.

HydroBASINS

HydroBASINS

https://www.hydrosheds.org/pages/hydrobasins

HydroBASINS, a series of polygon layers, depicts watershed boundaries and provides a seamless global coverage of consistently sized and hierarchically nested sub-basins at different scales. An included coding scheme allows analysis of watershed topology such as up- and downstream connectivity.

IBAT - Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool

IBAT - Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool

https://www.ibat-alliance.org/

The tool IBAT for Research and Conservation Planning contributes access to a range of global and national data layers, such as protected area boundaries, biological information about habitat and species diversity indices, and key areas for biodiversity. IBAT is made possible by a diverse set of data providers, users and funders (BirdLife International, Conservation International, IUCN and UNEP WCMC). Accessing IBAT requires a registration.

International Rivers - The State of the World's Rivers

International Rivers - The State of the World's Rivers

www.internationalrivers.org/sites/default/files/worldsrivers

The State of the World's Rivers is an interactive web database that illustrates data on ecological health in the world’s 50 major river basins. Indicators of ecosystem health are grouped into three categories: River Fragmentation, Biodiversity and Water Quality.

JRC Water Portal

JRC Water Portal

https://water.jrc.ec.europa.eu/

The JRC water portal provides access to water data, publications, maps, projects and events that are products of the JRC. The portal concentrates products on freshwater resources, FATE, Water and Ecosystems, Water and Development, GMIS, EMIS, EFAS, GloFAS, Droughts-EDO and GFDS.

LakeCores

LakeCores

www.lakecores.ucl.ac.uk

The meta-database LakeCores is a global inventory of lakes from which sediment cores have been taken. Sampling sites are dipicted in a map and provided with informations regarding lake name, location, principal characteristics of the lakes and the key characteristics of the cores.

LifeWeb

LifeWeb

lifeweb.cbd.int

LifeWeb is an initiative by the the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) which endeavours facilitate financing that helps secure livelihoods and address climate change through supporting the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas. Investments in the projects promoted through the LifeWeb Initiative contribute to sustaining our natural capital, improving livelihoods and help us reach the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

Map of Life

Map of Life

www.mol.org

Map of Life is built on a scalable web platform geared for large biodiversity and environmental data and provides ‘best-possible’ species range information, species lists for any geographic area and their dynamics over time.

Mapping the World’s Biodiversity

Mapping the World’s Biodiversity

www.biodiversitymapping.org

Within this site you will find maps of biodiversity across our world. Global maps include terrestrial vertebrates and marine cone snails and are based on species range maps from the IUCN (mammals, amphibians, and cone snails) and BirdLife International and NatureServe (birds).

NatureServe

NatureServe

www.natureserve.org/conservation-tools/data-maps-tools

NatureServe Explorer provides authoritative conservation information on more than 70,000 plants, animals, and habitats of the United States and Canada. This free searchable public database represents 40 years of field work, ecological inventory, and scientific database development by NatureServe.

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