Under this topic we list all sources of open data that could be useful to citizen scientist. Resources with restriction, e.g. country, should be clearly labelled as such.
If you know of any open data set or resources that we can use, update this wiki - if you are not sure how, you can tweet the resource to @citizeninventor or email contactme at citizeninventor dotcom.
Environment, Climate and Data from SatellitesEdit
"Landsat represents the world's longest continuously acquired collection of space-based moderate-resolution land remote sensing data. Four decades of imagery provides a unique resource for those who work in agriculture, geology, forestry, regional planning, education, mapping, and global change research. Landsat images are also invaluable for emergency response and disaster relief."
"The aim of the CryoSat-2 mission is to determine variations in the thickness of the Earth's continental ice sheets and marine ice cover. Its primary objective is to test the prediction that Arctic sea ice is thinning due to global warming." Check out the instrumentation on board: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/CryoSat/Instruments
Portal to NASA's earth observation data (EODIS)Edit
A comprehensive sites, needless to say, a massive repository of Earth Observation Data. It even have tutorials and examples! No excuse to get stuck.
World Bank: Climate, Economics, Railway+Edit
A wealth of data, of all sorts! From economics metrics to climate change to infrastructure (African's railway)! A massive catalogue from the World Bank.
Environmental Data Archive from STFCEdit
The Centre for Environmental Data Archival (CEDA) serves the environmental science community through four data centres, data analysis environments, and participation in a host of relevant research projects:
List of satellites in orbitEdit
"The UCS Satellite Database is a listing of the more than 1000 operational satellites currently in orbit around Earth. Our intent in producing the database is to create a research tool for specialists and non-specialists alike by collecting open-source information on operational satellites and presenting it in a format that can be easily manipulated for research and analysis." http://www.ucsusa.org/nuclear_weapons_and_global_security/space_weapons/technical_issues/ucs-satellite-database.html