DOE’s officially designated data explorer provide expertise and specialized services to ensure that important data collections are stored appropriately, processed and organized as needed, and made available for reference or reuse. The new Data Explorer consolidates the DOE's data projects, collections, and datasets. Some of the data centers have both a physical and online presence; others, like the Alternative Fuels Data Center, are online “organizations” only. Most of the major centers maintain “raw,” original data resulting from scientific experiments or scientific monitoring activities. After processing or analysis, many of the centers make their data available through customized databases or usable through special toolkits. Some centers also provide statistics, graphs, or other information based on research data. Most centers provide data freely; some require a password for certain collections.
Reported by the United States Energy Information Administration (EIA), the EIA collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.
Reported by the International Energy Agency, the IEA is an intergovernmental organisation which acts as energy policy advisor to 30 member countries and partners in their effort to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for their citizens. The IEA conducts a broad programme of energy research, data compilation, publications and public dissemination of the latest energy policy analysis and recommendations on good practices.
EM-DAT contains essential core data on the occurrence and effects of over 18,000 mass disasters in the world from 1900 to present. The database is compiled from various sources, including UN agencies, non-governmental organisations, insurance companies, research institutes and press agencies.[/no-glossary]
The Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource (CEDR) is the Department of Energy's (DOE) electronic database comprised of health studies of DOE contract workers and environmental studies of areas surrounding DOE facilities. DOE recognizes the benefits of data sharing and supports the public's right to know about worker and community health risks. CEDR provides independent researchers and the public with access to de-identified data collected since the Department's early production years. Current CEDR holdings include more than 76 studies of over 1 million workers at 31 DOE sites. Access to these data is at no cost to the user.
The Environmental Data Explorer is the authoritative source for data sets used by UNEP and its partners in the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) report and other integrated environment assessments. Its online database holds more than 500 different variables, as national, subregional, regional and global statistics or as geospatial data sets (maps), covering themes like Freshwater, Population, Forests, Emissions, Climate, Disasters, Health and GDP.
NSIDC archives and distributes digital and analog snow and ice data and also maintains information about snow cover, avalanches, glaciers, ice sheets, freshwater ice, sea ice, ground ice, permafrost, atmospheric ice, paleoglaciology, and ice cores.