GRID-Geneva manages numerous high quality geospatial data sets at various scales (global, continental, national and subnational) on a variety of environment related themes. These GRID-Geneva managed platforms are available in the first section here below.
GRID-Geneva also promotes the use of other relevant data platforms that can be found in another "External Data Platforms" section at the bottom of this page.
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GRID core datasets
This platform includes a selected set of basic fundamental geospatial data held by Grid-Geneva, and collected from external sources
The World Environment Situation Room (WESR) is UNEP’s dynamic on-line platform for sharing contextualized data and knowledge to keep the environment under review.
This platform is an open source cloud solution for mapping and monitoring the sustainable use of natural resources
The Ramsar Sites Information Service (RSIS) provides online information on wetlands that have been designated as internationally important.
The WESR-RISK Data Platform is a multiple agencies effort to share spatial data information on global risk from natural hazards. Users can visualise, download or extract data on past hazardous events, human & economical hazard exposure and risk from natural hazards.
The purpose of the GEGs-Live website is to provide up-to-date information on the progress towards achieving the Global Environmental Goals (GEGs).
Live Environmental Monitoring
GRID-Geneva develops and maintains several live graphs linked to environmental issues. These graphs can be downloaded as images, pdf or vector files, and their data accessed as .csv or .xls files.
GRID-Geneva maintains a GeoNode platform containing Caucasus specific data collected through the SCAC project. The geospatial layers can be downloaded from the portal or used through web services.
Marine Sand Watch
This platform monitors large vessels dredging sand in the marine environment all around the world using the “automatic identification system (AIS)” emitted by dredging vessels, which provides identifying information and their real time position.
The dredging vessels are identified by the characteristic way they move over time allowing us to quantify activities such as dredging, dumping, transiting and discharging material to shore.
External Data Platforms
The Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) Portal offers a single Internet access point to Earth observation data, information and knowledge from all over the world for users with different backgrounds and from different disciplines. It has been developed by the European Space Agency (ESA) and coordinated by the Group on Earth Observations (GEO). More information at: http://www.earthobservations.org/gci.php.
WRI Data platform
The World Resources Institute (WRI) proposes a suite of data platforms that enable users to monitor forests with satellites, track the drivers of climate change, understand indigenous communities land rights, plan for water scarcity, examine the cross-section of global environmental issues and more.
Calculating individual carbon footprint for Geneva inhabitants
GRID-Geneva was mandated by the Geneva Canton, the Geneva city and 2050today to adapt and host the first cantonal carbon calculator developed by l'ADEME (Agence de la transition écologique). This individual calculator allows to better understand the impacts of our actions in various domains (transport, food, heating, electricity, shopping, etc.). Once the result given, a dedicated personalized action section propose actions that could be done to lower the user carbon footprint.