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Useful resources and links for Earth Sciences


Gateways to Earth Sciences resources

EurekAlert!  - Earth Science section of the online press service created by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

SciCentral: Earth & Space  - latest research news the earth and space sciences - a portal allowing cross-searching of numerous scientific journals and public science databases

Scirus - a searchable gateway to science resources on the web



Learning resources

Internet for Earth Science - a free, interactive tutorial on Internet information skills for earth sciences from Intute. It will help you find, learn how to use and evaluate information you find on the Internet.

Internet for Geography - a free, interactive tutorial on Internet information skills for geography  from Intute. It will help you find, learn how to use and evaluate information you find on the Internet.



Map resources

Maps and Graphic Library, UNEP/GRID Arendal - includes interactive maps and atlases on themes of environment and sustainable development.  Includes Globalis, Arctic Environment Atlas and Baltic Environment Atlas

Ordnance Survey - the national mapping agency of Great Britain

British Geological Survey - the national geological mapping agency of Britain

Environment Agency (England & Wales) - information about land, air and water quality, water resources, waste and conservation in England & Wales. Go to 'What's in Your Backyard?' under 'Home and leisure' to find maps and information about your local area, including liability to flooding



Research Councils

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) publications including Planet Earth



Data resources

EarthRef - is an umbrella site for sources of reference data and models for a range of earth science sub disciplines

GEOROC: Geochemistry of Rocks of the Oceans and Continents - created by the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, GEOROC contains published chemical and isotopic data as well as extensive "metadata" for rocks, minerals and melt/fluid inclusions

GreenFILE - this database focuses on information relating to the impact of humans on the environment. It includes content on global warming, sustainable agriculture, green building and renewable energy

OceanPortal - a project of the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange providing a one-stop shop for ocean data and information



Societies and other organisations

AAG - Association of American Geographers

American Association of Petroleum Geologists

American Geological Institute

American Geophysical Union (AGU)

British Geological Survey

British Society of Soil Science

British Oceanographic Data Centre

Geographical Association

Geological Remote Sensing Group

Geological Society of America

Geological Society of London

Marine Geology & Geophysics Division of the National Geophysical Data Center

Ordnance Survey

Palaeontological Association

Paleontological Society

Planetary Data System Geosciences Node

Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers Publications,  Events, and its Collections

Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Society of Petroleum Engineers

Society for Sedimentary Geology

Soil Science Society of America

The Geological Society

The Geologists Association

The Mineralogical Society

The Royal Meteorological Society

US Geological Survey