Publicly-Available Data Sources

Looking for a data set to use in your course? Check out the community-sourced collection of publicly available data sources that span environmental related disciplines such as ecology, earth sciences, oceanography, atmospheric sciences, climatology, seismology, hydrology, soil science, and other related fields.

Atmosphere | Biodiversity | Climate and Environmental Change | Data Analysis Platforms | Environmental | Geodetic | Hydrology | Mineralogy | Monitoring Stations | NOAA | Oceanography | Paleobiology | Sedimentology and Stratigraphy | Seismic | Soil Science | Structural Geology and Tectonics | USGS

  • DataONE is a community driven project providing access to data across multiple member repositories, supporting enhanced search and discovery of Earth and environmental data. See list of their [link https://www.dataone.org/current-member-nodes#uploads member repositories']
  • ESS-DIVE - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Environmental Systems Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem (ESS-DIVE) is a new data archive for Earth and environmental science data.

Atmosphere

Biodiversity

Climate and Environmental Change

Data Analysis Platforms

  • Data Basin - access to thousands of scientifically-grounded, biological, physical, and socio-economic datasets
  • CSDMS (Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System) - upper level student for integration of climate + sediments + hydrology + landforms

Environmental

Geodetic

  • UNAVCO geodesy data 
    University-Governed Consortium Facilities, Geoscience Research and Education Using Geodesy
  • Geoprisms Geodynamic Processes at Rifting and Subducting Margins

Hydrology

Mineralogy

  • MinDat Information on all minerals

Monitoring Stations

NOAA

Oceanography

Paleobiology

Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

  • Macrostrat - Data packages of stratigraphic units from the US and abroad

Seismic

Soil Science

Structural Geology and Tectonics

  • Strabospot - Structural Geology and Tectonics data

USGS