Best auxilliary lists of
lists for environmental actors
update: 24 Jan 2008.
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Criteria for inclusion here: number of quality
as auxilliary resources for environment and sustainable development
researchers. We try to keep only the best starting point for each
You can link directly one of the
best lists on your matter, or do it through our annotated
list of lists. Other
hit parades for environmentalists are also available, and if
you do not find anything, try selected
internet search engines.
Agriculture-related databases, metadatabase
(URLs and servers), search all.
nonprofit sites, all.
- Birds (en, fr, es, pt, de, id, it, nl, sv, ca, is, af, ia, pl), encyclopedia
(North America), encyclopaedia
(directories of experts), all.
(mailing lists), selected.
plant biology, all.
for proposals and tenders (European Commission)
Research Databases, metadatabase.
fr, metadatabase (telnet)
Chart of the World (DCW), selected.
departments, institutions and research centres, metadatabase.
mail for NGOs in developing countries, selected.
microscope images, biology (en, fr), data.
and ecology (fr), encyclopedia.
Commission proposals (EU),all.
Union law (full texts), legislation in force, case laws,
preparatory acts, Official Journal (es, da, de, el, en, fr, it, nl, pt,
research and development, metadatabase.
research and development news,
directories (by country) , selected.
listservs, mailing lists , metadatabase.
(geographical coordinates), all countries except US,
United kingdom, database.
- Gazetteer, USA,
search engines, all.
data standards, selected.
Information Systems (GIS), all.
Information Systems (GIS) on the WWW, all.
Information Systems and Remote Sensing , all.
industries , all.
mailing lists , searchable archives.
software , searchable metadatabase.
data ftp sites, searchable metadatabase.
metadata standards, selected.
Positioning Systems industries , all.
servers by country, all.
development indicators, data.
interchange standards , all.
Technology , selection of 15 best sites.
Technology, computers, encyclopedia.
search engines , metadatabase.
catalogues on line (Belgium), selected
lists , metadatabase.
of the World
tools and services, selected.
history books all
profit resources, selected.
profit directory of directories, selected.
opinion, Europe (en, fr), selected.
Sensing industries , all.
and political maps on the fly (USA), metadatabase.
glossaries (en, de), all
engines , metadatabase.
internet (Belgium), all.
- Soil (USA),
(tools and methods), all.
countries (en, fr, nl), selected.
nomenclatures (internatinal) , selected.
substances , database.
of html documents (en, fr, it, pt, es, ru), tool.
rainforestry (Malaysia), encyclopedia.
Nations Organisations, metadatabase.
Nations and related organisations, all.
Library (de) , all.
Library (en) , all.
(Belgium), legislation, metadatabase. Wallonian legal texts.
pages (Belgium) , database.
pages (by country) , selected.
pages (USA) , database.
- Woods of
the World multimedia database.
Virtual Library (all subjects), selected.
pages (by country) , selected.
100000 acronyms to check out, updated weekly.
AgDB is a database directory of quality agriculture-related databases,
datasets, and information systems. It describes and links to more than
1,100 information resources. Carefully crafted resource descriptions
guide users directly to relevant, quality information resources ranging
from "technical" to "practical." Its uncomplicated user-interface makes
it suitable for Internet-novice and -veteran, alike
and servers, search all belgian sites (329845 sites on
it is a tool to search into a comprehensive scientific metadatabase
(University of Missouri). When you hit references, they are presented
with hypertext links to related keywords and autors. The search is slow
but the number of hits good for specific subjects.
list of directories of biologists in various specialities such as
specialists in biodiversity, herpetologists, taxonomists,
ichtyologists, polychaete researchers, botanists, collection managers,
acarologists, entomologists, environmental education specialists,
mastozoologists, and also lists of zoos, musea, scientific societies,
biological control laboratories, herbaria. Focused on English and
Portuguese speaking world.
lists, selected mailing lists, listservs and forums for
various biological specialities.
Calls for proposals and tenders
Call for tenders
European Commission, within the fourth framework program: most of the
subjects are related to environment and telematics.
selected sites for chemical industry, hazardous materials, health and
Library, comprehensive list, by types and countries.
a telnet accessible metadatabase of more than 2500 databases accessible
on-line, 2300 CD-ROMs and CD-Is, 280 databases on disquettes, 1800
information producers, 1100 information services providers. About 200
databases related to environment.
Digital Chart of the World (DCW)
Chart of the World (DCW), all best www sources to get
software and example maps in GIS formats.
all resources for economy on or out the web. Searchable metadatabase
with an impressive number of hits. Several formats (txt, html, short,
long, ...) and comments on the contents. The site points also to a lot
of scientific papers available on-line, databases etc.
departments, institutions and research centres, the same for
departments, sorted by country.
mail for NGOs in developing countries, a handbook and
directory of e-mail providers in developing continents.
The famous european
databases of the ECHO server are searchable there: Eurodicautom
(translation of terms in European languages using various specialised
glossaries), IM'Guide (about 4000 databases and related brokers
indexed), calls for proposals (TED), Info on European Commission
Europe Union information:
Europe, research and development:
European research and
metadatabase on projects, partners, publications, results and acronyms
related to the research financed or submitted to the European
European research and development news:
research and development news,
de, all the most recent news from the European Commission
(call for tenders, events, results, press releases etc.).
Fax directories (by country):
directories (by country) , for each country, the best
searchable fax directory is selected, so you can go and search for a
fax anywhere in the world.
forestry. A lot of diverse information is there.
GazetteersGazetteers give the
of various objects such as cities (local or official names), beaches,
ports, forests, roads, old churches etc. of various types (vegetation,
spots, areas, administrative boundaries, hydric features, populated
places, roads, railroads, hypsographic features, undersea features,
etc. Click here tau look in
all countries except US,
General search engines
to search in different popular search engines (Lycos, Yahoo, etc.) at
the same time, restricting if necessary the type of object searched
(persons, bibliographies, html pages etc). The links to the search
engines is also proposed from there.
Geographic data standards:
data standards, basis for an harmonization work by the
Geographical Information Systems:
all, by subjects (software, users, internet, congresses, institutions,
definitions, file formats, training, jobs, research, videos, etc.).
Available also in German.
Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing:
Information Systems and Remote Sensing , lists different
resources and recommands the best ones, from a point of view of
Geographic metadata standards:
Retrieval points to the major standards in construction, and
try to apply them on internet resources.
GIS, GPS and Remote Sensing industries:
Industries , a
searchable metadatabase with all links to other related lists,
including GIS software, companies, data, users etc.
Web, selected list of many links related to hunger and
, selection of 15 best sites.
Library catalogues on line:
selected commented list , with most of the biggest catologues
Local development :
development in English and French, links to different
sources; presented as an encyclopedy.
of the World
Organization, a starting point to various climate and weather
related issues and databases.
Multilingual tools and services:
tools and services,
list of dictionaries, glossaries, translation systems, thesauri,
multilingual support and retrieval systems, projects, and terminologies
available on Internet.
history books extensive list, mainly on trees.
Non profit resources
selects the best sites for several subjects (non only environment).
, best directory of directories for several non profit
subjects (non only environment).
Pay for scientific information
for scientific information,
a commercial directory prices list, with the names of the common
commercial directories of bibliographic references etc. We give this
link because commercial services usually include the largests
management, general list on risk management, good starting
point for this point of view.
Road and political maps:
Road and political maps
(USA), design yourself your map on the fly. Very impressing.
metadatabase. Search engine for scientific references (not only
links and several full text papers.
engines, tools to search all Internet.
internet (Belgium), idem only for servers located in Begium.
(USA), all, focused on experts and general information.
20 good sites, by ERIN.
substances , is in fact a relational database with US
contaminated sites, substances, toxicology profiles and health effects.
Translation of html documents:
of html documents (en, fr, it, pt, es, ru),
tool for small html documents. Usefull to translate a document from or
to a language listed above. The results give a lot of errors, but it is
better than nothing if you do not understand the source language.
from the point of view of a forester (including tropical wood
international prices and environmental matters).
Nations Organisations, all home pages from the various UN
international bodies (FAO, UNESCO, UNEP etc.), searchable by keyword or
Wallonia (Belgium), legislation:
legislation, metadatabase. Wallonian legal texts.
Yellow pages (by country):
pages (by country) ,
for each country, the best searchable yellow pages is selected, so you
can go and search for a company address anywhere in the world (some of
them provide even a local map to show how to reach them).
database: you can find any telephone number and addresses of people or
selected, for each country, the best on-line white and yellow pages, to
find anybody anywhere (if you know the country where (s)he lives!).
of the World
multimedia database of more than 900 wood species and wood products,
including maps, environmental profile, searching, and more than
3000 pages of text.
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