Data and Metadata

Given the vast amounts of data publishing portals UNOOSA decided not to collect datasets and metadata thereof itself, but to encourage the use of portals that have the potential of a more global approach to data search. If you would like to publish data and make it available to this community we suggest to become a data provider at the GEOSS Portal. Other data portals can be found under Projects/ Missions / Community Portals.

In the meantime UNOOSA is working on an integration of a GEOSS data search to provide their services on this portal.


In order to facilitate a uniform exchange of data, standards are very important. 

For a contribution of data to the community it is a recommended practice to use ISO 19115 or WaterML.