This is a curated selection of external available data for ecology

AdapteCCA climate change scenario visualisation tool

Tool to visualize and download climate change projections for Spain

AEMET network

Spanish automatic meteorological stations network

AVAMET network

Automatic meteorological station network from the Pais Valencia meteorology association


The BioTIME database contains raw data on species identities and abundances in eco- logical assemblages through time

Climatologies at high resolution for the earth’s land surface areas (CHELSA)

Downscaled model output temperature and precipitation estimates


Realized climatic niches of vascular plants in European forest understoreys


COMPADRE and COMADRE contain matrix population models of hundreds of plant and animal species, as well as algae, fungi, bacteria, and viruses


High-resolution (1 km) daily climate data (precipitation, minimum and maximum temperatures) for Europe from the European climatic database

ERA-5 hourly

Monthly-averaged reanalysis data

ERA-5 monthly

Reanalysis data


Land-surface model forced by ERA5 with lapse-rate correction


The CORDEX regional climate model (RCM) simulations for the European domain (EURO-CORDEX)

Fine Root Ecology Database

Observations of belowground plant traits, with a specific focus on fine roots


The flux measurement sites are linked across a confederation of regional networks in North, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia, in a global network, called FLUXNET.

Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA)

The FIA program delivers current, consistent, and credible information about the status of the United States’ forests.


Free and open access to biodiversity data


The Global Land Evaporation Amsterdam Model (GLEAM) is a set of algorithms that separately estimate the different components of land evaporation

Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation

High resolution laser ranging of Earth’s forests and topography from the International Space Station (ISS)

Global Forest Biodiversity Initiative

Global forest inventory data and services

GLobal HYdrogeology MaPS (GLHYMPS) of permeability and porosity

Global permeability of the unconsolidated and consolidated Earth dataset

Global Lithological Map (GLiM)

High resolution global lithological map (GliM), assembled from existing regional geological maps translated into lithological information with the help of regional literature. The GLiM represents the rock types of the Earth surface using 1,235,400 polygons.

Global Naturalized Alien Flora

GloNAF (Global Naturalized Alien Flora) is a living database project about naturalized alien plant species and became a synonym for many related projects dealing with all kinds of scientific and policy relevant questions and studies about alien species (also other taxa) and related data.

Global nitrogen deposition

Global nitrogen deposition (2°×2.5° grid resolution) simulated with GEOS-Chem for 1984-1986, 1994-1996, 2004-2006, and 2014-2016

Global Paleofire Database

The aim of the Global Paleofire Database (GPD) is to provide the scientific community with a global paleofire dataset for research and archiving sedimentary records of fire.

Global Runoff Data Center (GRDC)

The GRDC is an international archive of data up to 200 years old, and fosters multinational and global long-term hydrological studies. Originally established three decades ago, the aim of the GRDC is to help earth scientists analyse global climate trends and assess environmental impacts and risks.

Global Soil Dataset for Earth System Model

Harmonized World Soil Database

The Harmonized World Soil Database is a 30 arc-second raster database with over 15 000 different soil mapping units that combines existing regional and national updates of soil information worldwide (SOTER, ESD, Soil Map of China, WISE) with the information contained within the 1:5 000 000 scale FAO-UNESCO Soil Map of the World (FAO, 1971-1981).


Global Maps of Soil Hydraulic Properties at 250m Resolution


HydroATLAS offers a global compendium of hydro-environmental sub-basin and river reach characteristics at 15 arc-second resolution.


HydroBASINS is a series of polygon layers that depict watershed boundaries and sub-basin delineations at a global scale.