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Natural Environment Reseach Council data catalogue [UK]
Joint index of the NERC datasets. A useful starting point when looking for datasets from environmental research, particuarly in the UK.
- British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) - marine sciences
- British Atmospheric Data Centre (BADC) - atmospheric sciences
- National Geoscience Data Centre (NGDC) - geosciences
- NERC Earth Observation Data Centre (NEODC) - Earth observation sciences
- Polar Data Centre (PDC) - polar sciences
- Environmental Information Data Centre (EIDC) - terrestrial and freshwater sciences
Scotland’s environment web data (SEPA)
Information and data about the environment in Scotland. Includes air quality, climate, fish farming, forestry, waste, etc.
ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea) data portals
Coverage includes seabird and seals abundance and distribution; ichthyoplankton; fish trawl surveys; fish stomach contents; oceanographic data (temperature, salinity, oxygen, chlorophyll a and nutrients measurement); impulsive underwater noise (licensed events such as pile driving and controlled explosions from naval operations); vulnerable marine ecosystems.
European Directory of Marine Environmental Data sets (EDMED)
Searchable database of links to marine data sets and collections stored at European research laboratories. Covers meteorology; physical, chemical and biological oceanography; sedimentology; marine biology and fisheries; environmental quality; coastal and estuarine studies; marine geology and geophysics; etc.
Wind speeds/Solar energy [UK]
The UK government NOABL wind speed database is no longer available online, but RenSMART have converted this data into a user-friendly map, which also includes solar energy values.
Interactive maps of 1km gridded rainfall data (monthly and daily), showing rainfall across the UK. Partial data is available from 1890 onwards, and high quality data from 1961 onwards.
Atmospheric Pollutant Portal [UK]
UK daily data from 2001 to 2014 for ozone; nitric oxide; nitrogen dioxide; ammonia; nitric acid; sulphur dioxide; ammonium particles; sulphate particles; nitrate particles; paticulate matter; and particulate organic matter.
National River Flow Archive [UK]
Hydrometric data from UK river gauging station networks
CEDA Archive This link opens in a new window
The CEDA Archive forms part of NERC's Environmental Data Service (EDS) and is responsible for looking after data from atmospheric and earth observation research. They host data from climate models, satellites, aircraft, met observations, and other sources. Examples include Met Office weather datasets and MIDAS Land and Marine Surface Station Data.
Registration is required to access the datasets.
Academic Support and Liaison Librarian (EPS and ICIT)
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, Chemical Engineering
, Electrical, Electronic & Computer Engineering
, Human Health and Disease
, ICIT (International Centre for Island Technology)
, Marine, Environment & Climate Change (MECC)
, Mechanical Engineering
, Renewable Energy