Open Access Data

The ICES Foundation supports Open Science, which embraces a combination of Open Data Files, Open Source Code, Open Reference Hardware and Open Access Publications. The Open Data Files listed below are only part of an increasing global inventory of openly available data:

Open Earth observation data more accessible    Do you expect me to just give away my data? 

The State of Open Data Report 2018    On the quality and cost of scientific publication   

The FAIR guiding principles for scientific data management and stewardship  

GEOSS portal    Video titorial on GEOSS portal    GDACS    WMO Satellite Status    IRI Data Library

Benefits of the free and open Landsat data policy    How to make Open Science work

Grant will advance standards promoting open, high-quality data

EU's Joint Research Centre opens its data files    ESA's Planetary Science Archive

Climate change information and data

A new global database of meteorological drought events from 1951 to 2016

UK Met Office Hadley Centre observations datasets

Open Federal Data is now the law of the land in the US 

US Senate passes OPEN Government Data Act   US Congress opens floodgates with data law

Researchers are preparing for Trump to delete US Government science from the web

US 'Opportunity Project' utilizing open data to build stronger ladders of opportunity for all    Data USA

Bringing relevant data closer to scientists   Open data makes disaster risk visible     Open Aerial Map

US Climate Data Initiative     Civic Commons - Open Data Policies

Open Data for resilience initiative - field guide     Summary of Open Data usage    Everything is a Remix

'Liquid Data' seen as engine to economic growth    CAIT Climate Data Explorer

New web-based model for sharing research datasets could have huge benefits

Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data (HIFLD)    World population estimated 2015

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey    SDSS: working hard to improve inclusion in astronomy


GOSIC Portal    9 daily global satellite image files    IBTrACS     Space Weather Prediction Center

SLIDER - every pixel of GOES-17 at your fingertips    

NOAA coral reef watch homepage and near-real-time product portal

National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)     NOAA metadata standards

GOES Satellite Imagery    POES Satellite Imagery - Atlantic    POES Satellite Imagery - Pacific

International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (ICOADS)

NOAA Ocean NOMADS    PERSIANN-CDR    NOAA Science on a Sphere SOS

US Hurricane first responder data

Climate data     Significant Event Imagery    National Geophysical Data Center

Data sets of Continental Waterheds and River Networks 

Precipitation    Clouds    Winds    Aerosols    Radiation Budget    Vegetation    Snow and Ice    ICESat-2

Sea-surface Height    Sea-surface Temperatures    National Oceanic Data Center

GFDL Data Portal   GFDL Ocean Data Assimiliation  Environmental Visualization Lab   World Magnetic Model


Seismicity of the Earth 1900~2007     Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days

Enhanced real-time earthquake information now online    Earthscope

PAGER - Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response 

Seamless Data Warehouse    Landsat data and images    Satellite Image Atlas of Glaciers of the World

USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center 

US Vegetation Drought Response Index    Hazards Data Distribution System


Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v4

Daily views of Earth available on new NASA website    Satellite data available free on Amazon AWS cloud

NASA and FAO launch next-generation geospatial tool 

ARIA (Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis) for natural hazards

NASA, Japan make ASTER Earth data available at no cost    

OPEN NEX    Global Hydrology Data Center    NASA Worldview

Air quality for the top 195 world cities    The National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC)    ECCO2

Earth Science Data    Solar Dynamics Observatory   NASA Earth Exchange (NEX)    Earth Observatory

Characterizing extremes for the recent past over the Americas    Earth Science data discovery tool

The Planetary Data System (PDS)   The Regional Planetary Image Facilities (RPIFs)

CMS - the NASA Carbon Monitoring System

DREAM Data Set    Atmosperic Science Research Portal     Wavelength

NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database NED


NCAR's RAP Real-time Weather Data    Research Data Archive (RDA)


Total Precipitable Water (Regional and Global)


Coastcolour    ESA CryoSat-2 Data Set    European Centre for Space Records    Global Land Cover 2000

Over 30 years of global soil moisture observations available for climate applications    

ESA Planetary Science Archive     Free access to Copernicus Sentinel satellite data

CryoSat operational monitoring - DEM models - Antarctica


EU  Joint Research Centre opens up its data stores 

EU JRC Scientific & Technical Reference    INSPIRE Geoportal    PanGEO


IPCC Data Distribution Centre     2007 IPCC Model Ouput    UNDP Climate Change Country Profiles

Climate change information and data

World temperature records available via Google Earth     Polar Data Catallogue

Global Terrestrial Network - Permafrost  (GTN-P) database

Google Earth interface for CRUTEM4 land temperature data

The brokering approach to for Earth Science cyberinfrastructure

UNFCCC Greenhouse Gas Inventory Data    ARGO Float Data    OpenGeoScience

Integrated Earth Data Applications     Numerical Terradynamics Simulation Group

Climate Explorer   GEO Portal   The GEOSS Common Infrastructure

GEOPortal entry point to access remote sensing, geospatial static and in-situ data, information

SoDa: Time Series of Solar Radiation Data    International Disaster Data Base EM-DAT 

WMO Information Systems    World Data Centre for Climate   EUMETSAT  data access via Internet

Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR)

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)     Rothamsted Archive        

Global Mineral Database on 30sec resolution of potentially dust productive soils

Google Public Data Explorer     Sloan Digital Sky Survey     Planck Legacy Archive

World Bank and Google Announce Map Maker Collaboration    World Bank Data

World Bank Knowledge Portal   World Bank Climate Change Data    OECD iLibrary

World Economic Vulnerability Monitor

Cracking open the scientific process

METAFOR    Open Topography    SCEC Data sets    Earth System Science Data    EarthScope   

Database of Volcanic Unrest    Animation of the Earth's gravity field for GFZ 96

Caltec earthquake information

A long term Gloobal LAnd Surface Satellite (GLASS) data set for environmental studies

Integrated geoscience databanks for interactive analysis and visualization

International Charter Space & Major Disasters    National Radiation Maps

IEA Policies and Measssures Databases   Space-based information for crowdsource mapping

The Solar Corona at Many Temperatures     Space Weather    Astroshelf      Prediccs

Data Observation Network for Earth (Dataone)    US Geospatial Platform    CSTARS   SERVIR

All US Government Geo Data    GEBCO General BathymetricChart of the Oceans

TRY database of plant materials   Solar Radiation Data (SoDa)    Eye on Earth

Climate Code Foundation     East Anglia CRU data   Climate Impacts - GRASP

Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature    IRI Climate Data Library   Weather Spark   

Spatial Hazard Events and Losses Database for the US (SHELDUS)   Social Vulnerability Index for the US

US Naval Oceanography Portal   OneOcean Corporation    Canada's Water InfoStream

General bathymetric chart of the oceans

MH370 search reveals hidden undersea world    The data behind the search for MH370

IMOS (Australia's Integrated Marine Observing System)

UK Ordnance Survey Linked Data    UK: free satellite data to help tackle public sector challenges      

Big data for the common good    CCAFS-CGIAR open data sets

How to avoid drowning in a sea of climate data

Philippines Open Data Law for climate resilience and DRR