Open Environmental Data is data relevant to study of the environment that anyone is free to access, re-use and redistribute (see the Open Knowledge Definition). This includes data that is in the public domain (such as data produced in the normal operation of certain US government departments), and data that has been made available under an open license....
create and maintain a list of publicly accessible environmental datasets
contact relevant parties for datasets with ambiguous status/license
create and maintain a list of relevant environmental research groups, organisations and links
investigate tools to analyse/represent data - particularly those that are open
investigate legislation and policy relevant to environmental data in different jurisdictions
mirror/archive (selected) open datasets in a subversion repository
investigate and attempt to harmonise data formats
think about developing a web application to help explore datasets...
Peter Suber at 11/21/2007 03:03:00 PM.
The open access movement:
Putting peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly literature
on the internet. Making it available free of charge and
free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
Removing the barriers to serious research.