Danmarks Statistic hosts a library and information centre which contains Denmark's largest collection of statistics. These statistics come not just from Denmark, but also from other countries and international organisations.
The Data Center for Glacier Research has been established by the Japanese Society of Snow and Ice in order to collect information about glaciers around the world, and to spread information to those who are interested in glaciers.
The Yamozha K’ue Society is a non-profit society incorporated under the Territorial Societies Act. It has a charitable status and membership is open to all residents of the Northwest Territories who are beneficiaries of the Dene or Metis aboriginal rights claims and over the age of 18 years. The Yamozha K’ue Society has been working to assist Dene to maintain and strengthen our distinct culture since 1987. It has concentrated on coordinating research and educational activities that protect and promote Dene culture, languages, spirituality, heritage, tradition and customs. It has also facilitated efforts by communities to preserve our culture.
The Data Distribution Centre (DDC) was established to facilitate the timely distribution of a consistent set of up-to-date scenarios of changes in climate and related environmental and socio-economic factors for use in climate impacts assessments. The initiative to establish a DDC grew out of a recommendation by the IPCC Task Group on Data and Scenario Support for Impact and Climate Analysis.
The department’s areas of responsibility include development of instruments and policy with respect to climate change and long-range transport of air pollutants, as well as international negotiations in these two areas. The department is responsible for environmental legislation and management of the natural environment on Svalbard, and international environmental cooperation in the Northern areas, the Barents Region, and bilateral cooperation with Russia.
The DFG is the self-governing organisation for science and research in Germany. It serves all branches of science and the humanities. In organisational terms, the DFG is an association under private law. Its membership consists of German research universities, non-university research institutions, scientific associations and the Academies of Science and the Humanities. The DFG receives the large majority of its funds from the states and the Federal Government, which are represented in all Grants Committees.
Now known as AANDC, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, which supports Aboriginal people (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) and Northerners in their efforts to:
- improve social well-being and economic prosperity;
- develop healthier, more sustainable communities; and
- participate more fully in Canada's political, social and economic development - to the benefit of all Canadians.
DISC is one of eight NASA Science Mission Directorate groups that provide Earth science data, information, and services to research scientists, applications scientists, applications users, and students. The GES DISC is the home of NASA’s Precipitation and Hydrology data and information, as well as that data and information on Atmospheric Composition and Dynamics. The GES DISC also houses the Modern Era Retrospective-Analysis for Research and Applications data assimilation datasets, and the North American Land Data Assimilation System and Global Land Data Assimilation System data products.
Biodiversity underpins the life-support system of our planet. Both natural and managed ecosystems deliver important ecological services such as the production of food and fibre, carbon storage, climate regulation and recreation opportunities. DIVERSITAS was established to address the complex scientific questions posed by the loss in biodiversity and ecosystem services and to offer science based solutions to this crisis. DIVERSITAS is an international programme of biodiversity science with a dual mission:
- To promote an integrative biodiversity science, linking biological, ecological and social disciplines in an effort to produce socially relevant new knowledge; and
- To provide the scientific basis for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.
DKRZ, the German Climate Computing Centre, provides the tools and associated services that are needed to investigate processes in the climate system: computer power, data management and the guidance to use these tools efficiently. As a national service provider, DKRZ operates a supercomputer center to enable climate simulation, and provides scientific users with the technical infrastructure needed for processing and analysis of climate data. This also includes support for related application software, and advice and support in data processing issues. Finally, DKRZ also participates in national and international joint projects with the aim of improving infrastructure for climate modeling.
DLR is Germany's national research center for aeronautics and space. Its extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, transportation and energy is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures. As Germany's Space Agency, the German federal government has given DLR responsibility for the forward planning and implementation of the German space programme as well as international representation of Germany's interests. DLR’s mission thus comprises:
- exploration of the Earth and the solar system
- research aimed at protecting the environment
- development of environmentally-friendly technologies to promote mobility, communication and security.
Provides forecasts, warnings and weather and climate information for aviation purposes and other activities; studies, researches, manages and maintains all national weather information, with the aim of mitigating damage from weather events; helps protect people and property; and contributes to socio-economic development of the country, in a context of efficiency, effectiveness and according to quality standards.
DMI has provided meteorological information for 135 years and its warning and forecasting duties reach well beyond the Danish border, including the oceans surrounding Denmark and the world’s largest island, Greenland. Performing these tasks requires precise measurements, advanced modeling, powerful computers and skilled meteorologists.
The scientific, technical and administrative staff at the Instituto Antártico Argentino, part of Dirección Nacional del Antártico, participate in a wide range of national and international programmes for a better understanding of the Antarctic through science and research. Stations at Marguerite Bay, Hope Bay, and Filchner Ice Shelf provide venues to study a wide range of earth, sea and air sciences.
DOVETAIL is an international oceanographic research program whose main goal is to understand the physical processes in the Weddell Scotia Confluence (WSC) region sufficiently well, in order to quantify the ventilation of the World Ocean achieved by the Weddell Sea water masses. There are four related objectives in this program:
- To assess the quantity, physical and chemical characteristics of Weddell Sea source waters for the WSC.
- To describe the dominant physical processes associated with spreading and sinking of dense Antarctic waters within the WSC region.
- To estimate the ventilation rate of the World Ocean from the Weddell Sea.
- To estimate seasonal fluctuations in regional ocean transport and hydrographic structure, and assess the likely influence of interannual variability on rates of ventilation by Weddell Sea waters.
Doyon, Limited, is the Native regional corporation for Interior Alaska. It is a for-profit corporation with more than 18,000 shareholders. Established under the 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), Doyon is the largest private landowner in Alaska with more than 12.5 million acres allocated to the corporation under ANCSA. Doyon’s mission is to continually enhance its position as a financially strong Native corporation in order to promote the economic and social well-being of our shareholders and future shareholders, to strengthen our Native way of life, and to protect and enhance our land and resources.