Data Sources

The data sets and documentation on the GEO-3 Data Compendium have been extracted from the GEO Data Portal, focusing on those data sets that have actually been used for the 1972-2002 state of the environment analysis and associated graphics presented in GEO-3.
Many organizations have contributed the data sets and documentation available in the GEO-3 Data Compendium. The Compendium contains readily available, globally harmonized primary data sources such as FAO's FAOSTAT, the World Bank's World Development Indicators, or the UN Common Database. Also included are various regional or other specific data sources, reflecting the broad scope and regional focus of the GEO process.

The data sources and providers are listed in the documentation that accompany each data set.

For the GEO-3 Compendium, key data providers are in alphabetical order :

Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC)
Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)
Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
Global Resource Information Database, Arendal (GRID-Arendal)
Global Resource Information Database, Geneva (GRID-Geneva)
Global Resource Information Database, Sioux Falls (GRID-Sioux Falls)
International Soil Reference and Information Centre (ISRIC)
International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN - The World Conservation Union) (IUCN)
International Energy Agency (IEA)
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (NOAA/NGDC)
Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance / The Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (OFDA/CRED)
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
The World Bank
The World Fish Centre, formerly known as International Centre Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM)
UNEP - The World Conservation Monitoring Center (WCMC)
UNEP/WMO Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change / Data Distribution Centre (DDC)
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
United Nations Environment Programme Ozone Secretariat
United Nations Framework Convention en Climate Change (UNFCCC)
United Nations Human Settlements Programme, formerly known as UNCHS - Habitat (UN-HABITAT)
United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO)
United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU)
United Nations Population Division
United Nations Statistics Division (UN-STAT)
United Nations World Health Organization (WHO)
United States Geological Survey - EROS Data Center (EDC)
World Resources Institute (WRI)
World Energy Council - Conseil Mondial de l'Energie (WEC)
World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

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