Earth and Environmental Sciences
Information about Earth and Environmental Sciences specific online resources that are Open Access so available to all researchers in developing and emerging countries.
The Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) is within the Earth Institute at Columbia University. CIESIN works at the intersection of the social, natural, and information sciences. It specialises in online data and information management, spatial data integration and training, and interdisciplinary research related to human interactions in the environment.
Access to scientific information that may be useful in understanding and protecting the environment including access to research publications and technical documents, test methods, data, software, models, and other scientific tools plus access to laboratories, research centres, and other EPA scientific organisations.
The work of the LEAD initiative, located within the FAO, focuses on the close and complex interactions between government policies and the environmental impact of livestock production. Resources available include documents related to livestock, the environment and development and the Livestock and Environment Toolbox, an electronic decision support tool for policy makers, planers and project leaders, to enable them to assess interactions between livestock and the environment. The toolbox helps the decision makers to identify appropriate technology and policy interventions within the domain of animal production-environment interactions. LEAD also provides separate portals in French and Spanish.