Environmental computing resources (BETA)

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ACTRISOrganisation/Projecthttp://actris.eu/The "European Research Infrastructure for the observation of Aerosol, Clouds, and Trace gases. ACTRIS is composed of observing stations, exploratory platforms, instruments calibration centres, and a data centre."Europe
AnaEEOrganisation/Projecthttp://www.anaee.com/AnaEE is a research infrastructure for experimental manipulation of managed and unmanaged terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. It will strongly support scientists in their analysis, assessment and forecasting of the impact of climate and other global changes on the services that ecosystems provide to society.Europe
APFM - Associated Programme on Flood ManagementOrganisation/Projecthttp://www.apfm.info/Integrated flood management (IFM) calls for a paradigm shift from the traditional, fragmented and localized approach, and encourages the use of the resources of a river basin as a whole, employing strategies to maintain or augment the productivity of floodplains, while at the same time providing protective measures against losses due to floodingGlobal
ASTARTEOrganisation/Projecthttp://www.astarte-project.eu/The ultimate goal of ASTARTE is to reach a higher level of tsunami resilience in the NEAM (North East Atlantic & Mediterranean) region, to improve preparedness of coastal populations, and, ultimately, to save lives and assets. Europe
BGRM - the French Geological SurveyOrganisation/Projecthttp://www.brgm.fr/BRGM is Franc's reference public institution for Earth Science applications in the management of surface and subsurface resources and risks.National
Bio-LinuxModel suitehttp://environmentalomics.org/bio-linux/Bio-Linux 8 is a powerful, free bioinformatics workstation platform that can be installed on anything from a laptop to a large server, or run as a virtual machine. Bio-Linux 8 adds more than 250 bioinformatics packages to an Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS base, providing around 50 graphical applications and several hundred command line tools. The Galaxy environment for browser-based data analysis and workflow construction is also incorporated in Bio-Linux 8.Toolkit
BiodiversityCatalogueNetworkhttps://www.biodiversitycatalogue.orgThe BiodiversityCatalogue: providing a curated catalogue of Biodiversity Web Services.Data Resource
CAMModelhttp://www.cesm.ucar.edu/models/cesm1.2/cam/Version 5.3 of the Community Atmosphere Model (CAM) is the latest in a series of global atmosphere models developed primarily at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Model
CAPRAFrameworkhttp://www.ecapra.org/CAPRA is an initiative that aims to strengthen institutional capacity in disaster risk assessment with the objective of integrating risk information into development policies and programs.Multi-phenomena
CARISMANDOrganisation/Projecthttp://www.carismand.eu/CARISMAND aims to deal with the issues of preparedness, response to disasters and after-crisis recovery which is inevitably influenced by cultural background of individuals and the society they live in.Europe
Cb-TRAMModelhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00703-008-0290-y%20%20Intense convective cells are detected, tracked and discriminated with respect to onset, rapid development, and mature phase. The detection is based on Meteosat-8 SEVIRI (Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infra-Red Imager) data from the broad band high resolution visible, infra-red 6.2 µm (water vapour), and the infra-red 10.8 µm channels.Model
CCSM3Modelhttp://www.ec.gc.ca/ccmac-cccma/default.asp?lang=En&n=1299529F-1The third version of the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis (CCCma) Coupled Global Climate Model (CGCM3), makes use of the same ocean component as that used in the earlier The Second Generation Coupled Global Climate Model, but it makes use of the substantially updated atmospheric component The Third Generation Atmospheric General Circulation Model.Model
CESMModelhttp://www.cesm.ucar.edu/CESM is a fully-coupled, community, global climate model that provides state-of-the-art computer simulations of the Earth's past, present, and future climate states.Model
CGCM4Modelhttp://www.ec.gc.ca/ccmac-cccma/default.asp?lang=En&n=3701CEFE-1The atmospheric component of CGCM4/CanCM4 is The Fourth Generation Atmospheric General Circulation Model and its oceanic component is the Fourth Generation Ocean General Circulation Model (OGCM4/CanOM4).Model
Citizen SeismologyCitizen sciencehttp://www.citizenseismology.eu/Citizen science
Climex ProjectOrganisation/Projecthttp://www.climex-project.org/Data, processingNational
CMIPOrganisation/Projecthttps://www.wcrp-climate.org/wgcm-cmipThe objective of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) is to better understand past, present and future climate changes arising from natural, unforced variability or in response to changes in radiative forcing in a multi-model context. This understanding includes assessments of model performance during the historical period and quantifications of the causes of the spread in future projections. Global
CopernicusOrganisation/Projecthttp://www.copernicus.eu/Copernicus, previously known as GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security), is the European Programme for the establishment of a European capacity for Earth ObservationDataEurope
CSDMSModel suitehttps://csdms.colorado.edu/wiki/Main_PageThe CSDMS Project is an NSF-funded, international effort to develop a suite of modular numerical models able to simulate the evolution of landscapes and sedimentary basins, on time scales ranging from individual events to many millions of years. CSDMS is an acronym for Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System.Multi-phenomena
Cyclone CenterCitizen sciencehttps://www.cyclonecenter.org/The work of Cyclone Center volunteers will help us create a new database of information about cyclones, which will help climatologists better estimate the intensity of future storms.Citizen scienceCitizen science
DEEPSOILModelhttp://mae.cee.illinois.edu/software/software_deepsoil.htmlDEEPSOIL is a software tool for the analysis of 1-D seismic response of soil columns. It allows engineers and researchers to qualitatively assess the influence of soil layers of varying stiffness on the propagated ground motion during a seismic event.ModelModel
Delft3DModel suitehttps://oss.deltares.nl/web/delft3dThe Delft3D FM Suite can simulate storm surges, hurricanes, tsunamis, detailed flows and water levels, waves, sediment transport and morphology, water quality and ecology, and is capable of handling the interactions between these processes.Multi-phenomena
dispel4pyWorkflowhttps://github.com/dispel4py/dispel4py/wikiDispel4Py is a Python library for describing abstract workflows for distributed data-intensive applications.</li>WorkflowToolkit
DRIFtModelhttp://www.drihm.eu/index.php/support-centre/drihm-components/model-section/driftDRIFt is a linear, semi-distributed model with constant parameters developed by CIMA. It uses a Time Variant Unit Hydrograph (TVUH) approach.Model
DRIHM projectOrganisation/Projecthttp://www.drihm.eu/The DRIHM project [was] a European initiative running from 1st September 2011 to 28th February 2015 aiming at providing an open, fully integrated workflow platform for predicting, managing and mitigating the risks related to extreme weather phenomena.ModellingEurope
ECHAMModelhttp://www.mpimet.mpg.de/en/science/models/echam/ECHAM is an atmospheric general circulation model, developed at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology. It forms the atmospheric component of the MPI-ESM. The ECHAM development branched from an early (ca 1987) version of the global numerical weather prediction model developed at the ECMWF, and has since been continually developed at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorolgy.Model
ECMWFOrganisation/Projecthttp://www.ecmwf.int/ECMWF is both a research institute and a 24/7 operational service, producing and disseminating numerical weather predictions to its Member States. This data is fully available to the national meteorological services in the Member States.Europe
EGI Competence centre Disaster Mitigation (DMCC)Networkhttps://wiki.egi.eu/wiki/Competence_centre_Disaster_MitigationThe objective of the this Ccompetence Centre (CC) is to make available customised IT services to support the climate and disaster mitigation researchers to gain a deeper understanding of the most serious natural disasters that affect Asia (e.g. earthquakes, tsunamis, typhoons) and to mitigate multi-hazards via data-intensive, e-Science techniques and collaborations.
ELSEWebPortalhttp://elseweb.cybershare.utep.edu/The Earth, Life and Semantic Web (ELSeWeb) project integrates the NASA-funded <a href=http://edac.unm.edu/">Earth Data Analysis Center</a> with an analytical Web Service platform, <a href="http://lifemapper.org/">Lifemapper</a&gt;, which models potential future species distributions under scenarios of climate change."Climate science, biodiversityDatawebData resource
EMSCOrganisation/Projecthttp://www.emsc-csem.org/The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) was founded in 1975, following a recommendation from the European Seismological Commission (ESC). The ESC is a regional commission of the International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior (IASPEI), itself a specialized association of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG). The recommendation was based on the consideration that the European-Mediterranean region displayed a potentially dangerous seismic activity. Europe
EnCompASOrganisation/Projecthttp://www.encompas.eu/"The Centre of Excellence for Environmental Computing Application Software (EnCompAS) will support users of resource-intensive simulation and data analysis software in the area of environmental science across Europe."Europe
Environmental Internet of ThingsOrganisation/Projecthttp://www.environmental-iot.com/The Environmental IoT project represents a first attempt to instrument and manage a catchment in all its facets, across different geographical location and at all its scales, for the benefit of the key stakeholders associated with that catchment – farmers and associated agricultural businesses, the water industry, tourists and tourism related businesses, and society more generally.IoT PlatformNational
ENVRI+ T1 - Technical InnovationNetworkhttp://www.envriplus.eu/themes/t1/The diverse community contributing to ENVRIplus uses a large variety of technologies, measuring parameters ranging from atmospheric concentration of trace gases through metabolomics to detect biodiversity and deep ocean salinity to Earth crust motions.
ENVRIplusNetworkhttp://www.envriplus.euENVRIplus brings together Environmental and Earth System Research Infrastructures, projects and networks together with technical specialist partners to create a more coherent, interdisciplinary and interoperable cluster of Environmental Research Infrastructures across Europe.
EPOSOrganisation/Projecthttps://www.epos-ip.org/EPOS will bring together Earth scientists, national research infrastructures, ICT (Information & Communication Technology) experts, decision makers, and public to develop new concepts and tools for accurate, durable, and sustainable answers to societal questions concerning geo-hazards and those geodynamic phenomena (including geo-resources) relevant to the environment and human welfare.Data, processingEurope
Ergo-EQModel suitehttp://ergo.ncsa.illinois.edu/?page_id=44"Ergo-EQ is a fully functional, state-of-the-art seismic risk software platform that derives vital information for planning and responding on EQ-disasters."NodeModel
ESGFOrganisation/Projecthttp://esgf.llnl.gov/The Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF) Peer-to-Peer (P2P) enterprise system is a collaboration that develops, deploys and maintains software infrastructure for the management, dissemination, and analysis of model output and observational data. ESGF's primary goal is to facilitate advancements in Earth System Science.Global
ESiWACEOrganisation/Projecthttps://www.esiwace.eu/Our goal is to substantially improve efficiency and productivity of numerical weather and climate simulation on high-performance computing platforms by supporting the end-to-end workflow of global Earth system modelling in HPC environment.Europe
ESMModel suitehttps://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/earth-system-model/GFDL has constructed NOAA’s first Earth System Models (ESMs) (Dunne et al. 2012, 2013) to advance our understanding of how the Earth’s biogeochemical cycles, including human actions, interact with the climate system. Like GFDL’s physical climate models, these simulation tools are based on an atmospheric circulation model coupled with an oceanic circulation model, with representations of land, sea ice and iceberg dynamics. ESMs incorporate interactive biogeochemistry, including the carbon cycle.Multi-phenomena
ESMFModel suitehttps://www.earthsystemcog.org/projects/esmf/The Earth System Modeling Framework (ESMF) is high-performance, flexible software infrastructure for building and coupling weather, climate, and related Earth science applications. The ESMF defines an architecture for composing complex, coupled modeling systems and includes data structures and utilities for developing individual models.Multi-phenomena
EU BONOrganisation/Projecthttp://eubon.eu/EU BON is an innovative approach for the integration of biodiversity information system from on-ground to remote sensing data, for addressing policy and information needs in a timely and customized way. It integrates between social networks of science and policy and technological networks of interoperating IT infrastructures.Europe
EveryawareOrganisation/Projecthttp://www.everyaware.eu/ This project intends to integrate all crucial phases (environmental monitoring, awareness enhancement, behavioural change) in the management of the environment in a unified framework, by creating a new technological platform combining sensing technologies, networking applications and data-processing tools; the Internet and the existing mobile communication networks will provide the infras- tructure hosting such a platform, allowing its replication in different times and places.Citizen science, social networksEurope
EVO - Environmental Virtual ObservatoryOrganisation/Projecthttp://www.evo-uk.org/The pilot Environmental Virtual Observatory was a proof of concept project to develop new cloud-based applications for accessing, interrogating, modelling and visualising environmental data, by developing a series of exemplars.Data, processingWebCloudNational
eWaterCycleOrganisation/Projecthttp://www.ewatercycle.nl/eWaterCycle is a project that will provide detailed hydrological information for water management challenges around the globe.Global
eWaterCycle operational forecastOrganisation/Projecthttp://forecast.ewatercycle.org/The oprational forecast is the "Beta preview of the eWaterCycle Global Hydrological forecast systemSupercomputerGlobal
FACE-ITModel suitehttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/280916200_FACE-IT_A_science_gateway_for_food_security_researchProgress in sustainability science is hindered by challenges in creating and managing complex data acquisition, processing, simulation, post-processing, and intercomparison pipelines. To address these challenges, we developed the Framework to Advance Climate, Economic, and Impact Investigations with Information Technology (FACE-IT) for crop and climate impact assessments.AgricultureData, workflows, portalMulti-phenomena
FishBaseDatahttp://www.fishbase.org/home.htmFishBase is a global biodiversity information system on finfishes. Its initial goal to provide key facts on population dynamics for 200 major commercial species has now grown to having a wide range of information on all species currently known in the world: taxonomy, biology, trophic ecology, life history, and uses, as well as historical data reaching back to 250 years.Data resource
FluidEarthModel suitehttp://fluidearth.net/default.aspxFluidEarth (formerly known as OpenWEB) is an HR Wallingford initiative bringing together a community of specialists with the aim of researching and implementing integrated computer modelling approaches to environmental systems.Model
GDALDatahttp://www.gdal.org/GDAL is a translator library for raster and vector geospatial data formats that is released under an X/MIT style Open Source license by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation. As a library, it presents a single raster abstract data model and single vector abstract data model to the calling application for all supported formats. It also comes with a variety of useful command line utilities for data translation and processing. The NEWS page describes the July 2016 GDAL/OGR 2.1.1 release.Data Resource
GEO-DARMA - Data Access for Risk ManagementOrganisation/Projecthttps://www.earthobservations.org/activity.php?id=49GEO-DARMA aims at addressing priorities of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 using Earth observations (EO). GEO-DARMA will facilitate the sustained provision of accurate EO-based risk information products and services to national and local decision-makers in political and socio-economic sectors, to implement disaster risk reduction and resilience measures, during all disaster risk management phases, whenever those products and services require satellite EO combined with other sources of data (in-situ ground observations, socio-economic, model outputs).Data, processingGlobal
GEOS-5Model suitehttps://gmao.gsfc.nasa.gov/GEOS/The Goddard Earth Observing System Model, Version 5 (GEOS-5) is a system of models integrated using the Earth System Modeling Framework (ESMF). The GEOS-5 DAS integrates the GEOS-5 AGCM with the Gridpoint Statistical Interpolation (GSI) atmospheric analysis developed jointly with NOAA/NCEP/EMC. The GEOS-5 systems are being developed in the GMAO to support NASA's earth science research in data analysis, observing system modeling and design, climate and weather prediction, and basic research.Multi-phenomena
GLOBIS-BOrganisation/Projecthttp://www.globis-b.euGLOBIS-B brings together experts to address the research needs and global infrastructure services required to calculate Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs). Considering required workflows is key in the projectGlobal
GRAS GISFrameworkhttps://grass.osgeo.org/ "GRASS GIS, commonly referred to as GRASS (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System), is a free and open source Geographic Information System (GIS) software suite used for geospatial data management and analysis, image processing, graphics and maps production, spatial modeling, and visualization."Data resource
HBV LightModelhttp://www.geo.uzh.ch/en/units/h2k/services/hbv-modelA semi-distributed hydrologic model to simulate catchment runoff.Model
HiRAMModelhttps://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/hiram/HiRAM, the GFDL global HIgh Resolution Atmospheric Model, was developed with a goal of providing an improved representation of significant weather events in a global climate model. Our intention was to produce a model capable of simulating the statistics of tropical storms, with sufficient fidelity that it can be used with confidence to study the causes of year-to-year variability in storm activity, recent trends in activity, as well as the predictability of the Atlantic hurricane season.Model
ICOS RIOrganisation/Projecthttps://www.icos-ri.eu/ICOS RI contributes to international research projects by providing high quality greenhouse gas data, enabling modeling and participating methodological research to improve the capabilities to solve the grand challenge of climate change.Europe
IQumulusOrganisation/Projecthttp://iqmulus.eu/Qmulus aims at the development and integration of an infrastructure and platform that will support critical decision-making processing in geospatial applications. The goal is to "Develop a system for the fusion and integration of very large, highly heterogeneous spatial data sets of different provenance, integrating processing and visualisation.ClusterEurope
IS-ENESNetworkhttps://verc.enes.org/ISENES2A network gathering "together the European modelling community working on understanding and predicting climate variability and change. IS-ENES2 combines expertise in climate modelling, computational science, data management and climate impacts."
IS-ENES climate4impact portalPortalhttp://climate4impact.eu/impactportal/general/index.jspWelcome to the IS-ENES climate4impact portal, oriented towards climate change impact modellers, impact and adaptation consultants, as well as other experts using climate change data.Data resource
ISMOP - Computer System for Monitoring River EmbankmentsDatahttp://www.ismop.edu.pl/enThe main purpose of the project is the development of a complex system that supports authorities in flood risk management by providing information on dynamics and intensity of processes that occur in river embankments.As a result of data processing, it will be possible to assess the likelihood of embankments breach, embankments stability as well as determine not only the time and place but also the cause of breach.Sensor
LastQuakeCitizen sciencehttp://www.emsc-csem.org/service/LastQuake allows you to receive real-time and reliable info when an earthquake hits. LastQuake is the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre’s (EMSC) official app. This app has been designed by seismologists to deliver firsthand information in real-time to earthquakes’ witnesses. In a few clicks they can be alerted and informed, and they can also share their experiences.Citizen science
LifeWatchOrganisation/Projecthttp://lifewatch.eu/The mission of LifeWatch is to advance biodiversity research and to provide major contributions to addressing the big environmental challenges, including knowledge-based solutions to environmental managers for its preservation. This mission is achieved by providing access through a single infrastructure to a multitude of sets of data, services and tools enabling the construction and operation of Virtual Research Environments (VREs) linked to LifeWatch, and where specific issues related with biodiversity research and preservation are addressed. Europe
LifeWatch Service CentrePortalhttp://www.servicecentrelifewatch.eu/homeThe LifeWatch Service Centre serves the biodiversity and ecosystem research community in its work to support the understanding and rational management of our ecosystems by policy makers, resource managers, the private sector and the general public.Data resource
LiveAndesCitizen sciencehttp://liveandes.org/LiveANDES (Advanced Network for the Ddistribution of Endangered Species), is a web platform of free access that allows you to enter, view, and share data georeferenced and photos of sightings of wildlife of Chile.Citizen science
LYNETOrganisation/Projecthttp://lynet.fi/en-US/LynetThe Finnish Partnership for Research on Natural Resources and the Environment (Lynet) is a network of the seven largest research institutes in the sectors of natural resources and the environment in Finland, established by a decree in 2009.National
MAE CenterOrganisation/Projecthttp://mae.cee.illinois.edu/index.htmlThe MAE Center started as one of three national earthquake engineering research centers established by the National Science Foundation and its partner institutions. Its current mission is to develop through research, and to disseminate through education and outreach, new integrated approaches necessary to minimize the consequences of future natural and human-made hazards.US
MAEVizModel suitehttp://mae.cee.illinois.edu/software/software_maeviz.htmlFrameworkDesktopDesktopModel
Meso-NHModelhttp://mesonh.aero.obs-mip.fr/mesonh52Meso-NH is the non-hydrostatic mesoscale atmospheric model of the French research community. It has been jointly developed by the Laboratoire d'Aérologie (UMR 5560 UPS/CNRS) and by CNRM (UMR 3589 CNRS/Météo-France)Model
MIAVITAOrganisation/Projecthttp://miavita.brgm.fr/MIA-VITA project aims at developing tools and integrated cost effective methodologies to mitigate risks from various hazards on active volcanoes (prevention, crisis management and recovering).Europe
MyExperiment environmental workflowsWorkflowhttp://www.myexperiment.org/groups/643/contentThis site, hosted by MyExperiment provides a large number of curated relevant workflows for environmental sciences, especially for ecology.Toolkit
ObsPyFrameworkhttps://github.com/obspy/obspy/wikiObsPy is an open-source project dedicated to provide a Python framework for processing seismological data. It provides parsers for common file formats, clients to access data centers and seismological signal processing routines which allow the manipulation of seismological time series.Toolkit
OCG OpenMIDatahttp://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/openmiThe purpose of the Open Modelling Interface (OpenMI) is to enable the runtime exchange of data between process simulation models and also between models and other modelling tools such as databases and analytical and visualization applications. Its creation has been driven by the need to understand how processes interact and to predict the likely outcomes of those interactions under given conditions.Toolkit
OMUSEFrameworkhttp://www.projects.science.uu.nl/oceanclimate/nonlin_dynamics.php#2-4The Oceanographic Multi-purpose software environment (OMUSE) is a research framework for numerical simulations that aims to simplify the design of multi-scale and multi-physics numerical experiments in oceanography and climate science. See also <a href="https://www.esciencecenter.nl/project/abc-museToolkit
Open TELEMAC-MASCARETModel suitehttp://www.opentelemac.org/TELEMAC-MASCARET is an integrated suite of solvers for use in the field of free-surface flow. Having been used in the context of many studies throughout the world, it has become one of the major standards in its field.Model
OpenGEO SuiteDatahttp://suite.opengeo.org/dashboard/OpenGeo Suite is a full geospatial software stack that helps you compose, style, publish, and manage maps and data with ease.Data, GISToolkit
OpenQuakeNetworkhttps://www.globalquakemodel.org/Vulnerability to earthquakes is increasing, yet reliable risk assessment tools and data are out of reach in many areas of the world. Also, there are no global standards that allow us to compare approaches for risk analysis, while recent events have taught us that we need to work together globally to understand earthquake behaviour and consequences better. GEM was created to bridge this critical gap, and hereby support risk awareness and actions that increase resilience.DataModel
PegasusWorkflowhttps://pegasus.isi.edu/Pegasus has been used in a number of scientific domains including astronomy, bioinformatics, earthquake science , gravitational wave physics, ocean science, limnology, and others. Used e.g. in analysing the <a href="http://ds.iris.edu/ds/nodes/dmc/earthscope/usarray/_US-TA-operational/">USArray</A&gt; data.Toolkit
PlenarioDatahttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/280559694_Plenario_An_Open_Data_Discovery_and_Exploration_Platform_for_Urban_ScienceAn Open Data Discovery and Exploration Platform for Urban ScienceDataData resource
Polar Research Coordintation NetworkNetworkhttp://polar.crc.nd.edu/The Polar Research Coordination Network aims to connect the Polar Science, Data and High-Performance and Distributed Computing (HPDC) communities to enable deeper penetration of computing methods and cyberinfrastructure into the polar sciences.
RASORModel suitehttp://www.rasor-project.eu/The Rapid Analysis and Spatialisation Of Risk (RASOR) project will develop a platform to perform multi-hazard risk analysis to support the full cycle of disaster management, including targeted support to critical infrastructure monitoring and climate change impact assessment.Multi-phenomena
RegCMModelhttp://gforge.ictp.it/gf/project/regcm/The [Regional Climate Model system] The model is flexible, portable and easy to use. It can be applied to any region of the World, with grid spacing of up to about 10 km (hydrostatic limit), and for a wide range of studies, from process studies to paleoclimate and future climate simulation.Model
Research Group of Computational Geo-Ecology (IBED-CGE)Organisation/Projecthttp://ibed.uva.nl/research/research-groups/content/computational-geo-ecology/computational-geo-ecology.htmlComputational Geo-Ecology is a multi-disciplinary research group. We aim at increasing our understanding of the diversity and dynamics of ecosystems by focusing on specific aspects of ecosystem functioning at different temporal, spatial and hierarchical scales.National
RIBSModelhttp://www.drihm.eu/index.php/support-centre/drihm-components/model-section/ribsRIBS (Real-time Interactive Basin Simulator) is a topography-based, rainfall-runoff model which can be used for real-time flood forecasting in midsize and large basins.Model
RISC-KITOrganisation/Projecthttp://www.risckit.eu/RISC-KIT will develop methods, tools and management approaches to reduce risk and increase resilience to low-frequency, high-impact hydro-meteorological events in the coastal zone.Global
RiskScapeModel suitehttps://riskscape.niwa.co.nz/The RiskScape programme was established to meet demand for a natural hazard impact and loss modelling tool designed for New Zealand conditions.ModelDesktopDesktopMulti-phenomena
ScratchpadsNetworkhttp://scratchpads.euScratchpads are an online virtual research environment for biodiversity, allowing anyone to share their data and create their own research networks. Key features of Scratchpads include: tools to manage biological classifications, bibliography management, media, rich taxon pages, and character matrices.DataWebCluster
SKYWARNCitizen sciencehttp://skywarn.org/To obtain critical weather information, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, established SKYWARN® with partner organizations. SKYWARN® is a volunteer program with nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.Citizen Science
SWATModelhttp://swat.tamu.edu/SWAT is a small watershed to river basin-scale model to simulate the quality and quantity of surface and ground water and predict the environmental impact of land use, land management practices, and climate change.Multi-phenomena
SwiftWorkflowhttp://swift-lang.org/main/Swift is a parallel scripting language that can describe scientific workflows to run on HPC, supercomputer and cloud resources. Its implicitly parallel and high-level, automating resource selection, data management and recovery. Used in environmental projects like <a href="http://www.rdcep.org">RDCEP</a&gt; and <a href="http://faceit-portal.org">FACE-IT</a&gt;, and for <a href="http://swift-lang.org/case_studies/Hydrology.php>subsurface modelling</A>Toolkit
Syner-GOrganisation/Projecthttp://www.vce.at/SYNER-G/Syner-G is a European Collaborative Research Project focusing on systemic seismic vulnerability and risk analysis of buildings, lifelines and infrastructures. The systemic vulnerability and the associated increased impact have not been considered so far in a rigorous and unified way for all kinds of systems.Europe
The Centre of Excellence in Atmospheric Science - From Molecular and Biological processes to The Global ClimateNetworkhttp://www.atm.helsinki.fi/FCoE/Our main scientific objective is to quantify the feedbacks between the atmospheric processes and changing functioning of biosphere in changing climate.
ThinkHazard!Datahttp://www.thinkhazard.org/ThinkHazard! is a new web-based tool enabling non-specialists to consider the impacts of disasters on new development projects. Users of ThinkHazard! can quickly and robustly assess the level of river flood, earthquake, drought, cyclone, coastal flood, tsunami, volcano, and landslide hazard within their project area to assist with project planning and design.Data PortalWebClusterData resource
UCMModelhttp://www.geoenv.tsukuba.ac.jp/~kusakaken/index.php?id=534To determine the mechanism of urban heat island formation, numerical simulations are an active area research. There are three main models for describing the urban thermal environment on a mesoscale: 1) the slab model, 2) the single-layer urban canopy model, and 3) the multi-layer urban canopy model.Model
UNISDROrganisation/Projecthttp://www.unisdr.org/UNISDR’s mandate has been defined by a number of United Nations General Assembly Resolutions, the most notable of which is 'to serve as the focal point in the United Nations system for the coordination of disaster reduction and to ensure synergies among the disaster reduction activities of the United Nations system and regional organizations and activities in socio-economic and humanitarian fields'Global
UNOSATOrganisation/Projecthttp://www.unitar.org/unosat/UNOSAT is a technology-intensive programme delivering imagery analysis and satellite solutions to relief and development organisations within and outside the UN system to help make a difference in critical areas such as humanitarian relief, human security, strategic territorial and development planning.DataGlobal
USArrayOrganisation/Projecthttp://www.usarray.org/USArray is a 15-year program to place a dense network of permanent and portable seismographs across the continental United States. The seismographs record local, regional, and distant (teleseismic) earthquakes.DataUS
VERCE projectWorkflowhttp://www.verce.eu/VERCE is developing a data-intensive e-science environment to enable innovative data analysis and data modelling methods that fully exploit the increasing wealth of open data generated by the observational and monitoring systems of the global seismology community.VREWebToolkit
Vi-SEEM (climate)Organisation/Projecthttps://vi-seem.eu/climate/VI-SEEM will have strong impact on the Climate Modelling and weather forecasting communities. First, there is significant potential to share best practice and data for local and regional Climate Modelling, Weather forecasting and air quality simulations.Europe
WaggleDatahttp://wa8.gl/Waggle is a research project at Argonne National Laboratory to design, develop, and deploy a novel wireless sensor platform to enable a new breed of sensor-driven environmental science and smart city research.IoTIoT platformSensor
Wildlife@HomeCitizen sciencehttp://volunteer.cs.und.edu/csg/wildlife/Wildlife@Home is a joint effort from University of North Dakota's Department of Computer Science and Department of Biology, aimed at analyzing video gathered from various cameras recording wildlife. Currently the project is looking at video of sharp-tailed grouse, Tympanuchus phasianellus to examine their nesting habits and ecology.Citizen science
WISDOM (a German - Vietnamese initiative)Organisation/Projecthttp://www.wisdom.eoc.dlr.de/The goal of WISDOM to jointly (Vietnamese and German partners) design and implement an Information System for the Mekong Delta, containing information from the fields of hydrology, sociology, information technology and earth observation."National
WRFModelhttp://www.wrf-model.org/index.phpThe Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model is a next-generation mesoscale numerical weather prediction system designed for both atmospheric research and operational forecasting needs.Model
WRF-CHEMModelhttps://www2.acom.ucar.edu/wrf-chemWRF-Chem is the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model coupled with Chemistry. The model simulates the emission, transport, mixing, and chemical transformation of trace gases and aerosols simultaneously with the meteorology.Model
WRF-HydroModelhttps://www.ral.ucar.edu/projects/wrf_hydro“The community WRF-Hydro modeling system is a multi-scale, multi-physics platform for linking various terrestrial hydrologic process models together. The system can be run in a 2-way coupled mode with weather and climate models or as a stand-alone system. WRF-Hydro is also the current modeling architecture for the NOAA National Water Model in the U.S"Model
ZEUS-NLModelhttp://mae.cee.illinois.edu/software/software_zeusnl.htmlZEUS-NL is the analysis and simulation platform of the MAE Center. It is a state-of-the-art 3D static and dynamic analysis platform specifically developed for earthquake engineering applications.ModelHPCModel
IFIP Working Group 5.11Organisation/Projecthttp://ifipwg511.org/The working group fosters the development of new methodologies and the improved use of state-of-the-art Information Technology for environmental applications (Enviromatics).Global
OpenDADatahttp://www.openda.org/OpenDA is an open interface standard for (and free implementation of) a set of tools to quickly implement data-assimilation and calibration for arbitrary numerical models. OpenDA wants to stimulate the use of data-assimilation and calibration by lowering the implementation costs and enhancing the exchange of software among researchers and end-users.DataToolkit
BMIFrameworkhttps://csdms.colorado.edu/wiki/BMI_DescriptionIn order to simplify conversion of an existing model to a reusable, plug-and-play model component, CSDMS has developed a simple interface called the Basic Model Interface or BMI that model developers are asked to implementToolkit
akvo.orgorganisation/Projecthttp://akvo.org/Akvo is a not-for-profit foundation that creates open source, internet and mobile software and sensors. We work with people improving infrastructure and services, for disadvantaged populations.The NetherlandsFoundationGlobal
International Association of Hydrological sciencesorganisation/Projecthttp://iahs.info/[The objectives of the association are] To promote the study of Hydrology as an aspect of the earth sciences and of water resources;
- to study the hydrological cycle on the Earth and the waters of the continents; the surface and groundwaters, snow and ice, including their physical, chemical and biological processes, their relation to climate and to other physical and geographical factors as well as the interrelations between them;
- to study erosion and sedimentation and their relation to the hydrological cycle;
- to examine the hydrological aspects of the use and management of water resources and their change under the influence of man's activities;
- to provide a firm scientific basis for the optimal utilization of water resources systems, including the transfer of knowledge on planning, engineering, management and economic aspects of applied hydrology.
CylcWorkflowhttps://cylc.github.io/cylc/Cylc (“silk”) is a workflow engine for cycling systems - it orchestrates complex distributed suites of interdependent cycling tasks. There are several reasons why tasks might need to be cycled: 1) In real time environmental forecasting systems, a new forecast may be initiated at regular intervals as new real time data comes in. 2) Batch scheduler queue limits may require that single long jobs be split into many smaller runs with incremental processing of associated inputs and outputs.SWWorkflow
DesinventarDatahttp://www.desinventar.net/index_www.htmlDesInventar is a conceptual and methodological tool for the generation of National Disaster Inventories and the construction of databases of damage, losses and in general the effects of disasters.DataGlobalGlobalUNISDR
Unified Model PartnershipOrganisation/Projecthttp://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/collaboration/um-partnershipThe Unified Model Partnership is a global enterprise consisting of a small number of operational and research centres that use and develop a world leading seamless modelling system for weather and climate applications.ModelNGOGlobal
Unified Model Modelhttp://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/modelling-systems/unified-modelSWModelUnified Model Partnership
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)Organisation/Projecthttps://niwa.co.nz/about/our-companyNIWA, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (New Zealand), is a Crown Research Institute established in 1992. It operates as a stand-alone company with its own Board of Directors and Executive.
GLOWA-Danubeorganisation/Projecthttp://www.glowa-danube.de/eng/projekt/projekt.phpGlobal Climate Change will increasingly have regional impacts on the water resources. More frequent floods, low flows and droughts, the retreat of glaciers and of snow cover in the Alps as well as changes of the natural and agrarian vegetation particularly in the Upper Danube watershed will be likely consequences of Climate Change. They will influence strongly the future development of the region. In order to facilitate the most effective planning of future investments for decades (e.g. in energy management, farming, tourism, industry), an intensive examination of the regional consequences of Climate Change is necessary.ModelDanube regionRegional
virtual Data Exploitation Centre (vDEC)Organisation/Projecthttps://www.ctbto.org/specials/vdec/The International Monitoring System (IMS) is a global network that uses state-of-the-art seismic, hydroacoustic, infrasound and radionuclide facilities to monitor the Earth, oceans and atmosphere 24/7 for signs of nuclear explosions. The data recorded by the system are widely considered to be unique and a treasure trove of knowledge with a broad range of civil and scientific applications. Today, CTBTO data are not only being used to detect nuclear explosions but also to investigate the impact of climate change, warn about tsunamis or to track radiation on a global scale. The virtual Data Exploitation Centre (vDEC) provides scientists and researchers from many different disciplines and from around the globe with access to our data to conduct research and to publish new findings.DataGlobalGlobal


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