CIESIN’s mission is to provide access to and enhance the use of information worldwide, advancing understanding of human interactions in the environment. Hence this is a comprehensive subject guide of web resources providing information and data about the environment.
The SDW provides a single point of entry to FAO's statistics by unifying data on food, agriculture, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture currently available on multiple sources, formats and definitions into a single database. Users can extract and combine relevant records, for easier reporting and advanced analysis.
EMStat is designed to share surface and ground water quality data sets collected from the GEMS/Water Global Network, including more than 3,000 stations, close to four million records, and over 100 parameters.
EM-DAT provides an objective basis for vulnerability assessment and rational decision-making in disaster situations. For example, it helps policymakers identify disaster types that are most common in a given country and have had significant historical impacts on specific human populations. In addition to providing information on the human impact of disasters, such as the number of people killed, injured or affected, EM-DAT provides disaster-related economic damage estimates and disaster-specific international aid contributions.
Global environment statistics on ten indicator themes compiled from a wide range of data sources. Indicator tables, charts and maps with relatively good quality and coverage across countries, as well as links to other international sources, are provided under each theme.