Question: What are sources for existing environmental data?

stevie asked on December 01, 2017 21:32
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I recently listened to a workshop by EPA on the ECHO database (Enforcement and Compliance History Online). This made me wonder about other existing sources of environmental data.

  • What are sources of existing environmental data?
  • How do you know where to look for what?
  • How do they compare: Are there some that are more accessible, accurate, or easy to use than others?
  • What are the gaps in available data?


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there's government sources, like parks and recreations, forestry services, national park stuff that's free to the public.

There's also local universities that may do research but isn't easily accessible/ you have to pay for it.

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@eustatic was just messaging me about the USGS water alert system: https://maps.waterdata.usgs.gov/mapper/wateralert/

it looks great!

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