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The Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre (NBIC) was established by a parliamentary resolution and became operational in 2005. The goal of NBIC is to serve as a national source of information on species and ecosystems in Norway, and to make up-to-date information on biodiversity widely available and easily accessible to the society. NBIC focuses on knowledge, both by increasing the level of knowledge, and making it available.
The Bureau of Meteorology is Australia's national weather, climate and water agency. Its expertise and services assist Australians in dealing with the harsh realities of their natural environment, including drought, floods, fires, storms, tsunami and tropical cyclones. Through regular forecasts, warnings, monitoring and advice spanning the Australian region and Antarctic territory, the Bureau provides one of the most fundamental and widely used services of government.
The Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA) serves the environmental science community through four data centres, data analysis environments, and participation in a host of relevant research projects. CEDA was formed when two of NERC's data centres, the BADC and NEODC merged. CEDA aims to support environmental science, further environmental data archival practices, and develop and deploy new technologies to enhance access to data. Additionally we provide services to aid large scale data analysis.
The United States National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), previously known as the National Weather Records Center (NWRC), in Asheville, North Carolina was the world's largest active archive of weather data. Starting as a tabulation unit in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1934, the climate records were transferred to Asheville in 1951, becoming named the National Weather Records Center (NWRC). It was later renamed the National Climatic Data Center, with relocation occurring in 1993.
SWERI's main activities include: Conducting applied research to serve the following topics: Survey of land resources, Maximize the output of soil, water and fertilizer unit, Balanced fertilization for plants, Management of soils and water, Recycling of agricultural residues, Bio-fertilizers and Biological agents, Improvement of soil productivity, Monitoring of soil and water pollutants.
The CAZRI operates through Six Divisions, located at the headquarters in Jodhpur. There are four Regional Research Stations located in different agro-climatic zones to work on location-specific problems.
Earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, floods, droughts, huaycos and landslides are the natural phenomena that haunt our planet and that leads to destruction, altering the daily lives of populations. Being our country located in a zone of seismic and volcanic activity, besides being vulnerable to the climatic changes, it is important the existence of an institution that studies the phenomena that affect our territory.
The National Institute for Research in Glaciers and Mountain Ecosystems - INAIGEM , is the specialized technical agency assigned to the Ministry of the Environment, endorsed by Law No. 30286, whose purpose is to promote and expand scientific and technological research in the field of glaciers and Mountain ecosystems, promoting their sustainable management for the benefit of populations living or benefiting from these ecosystems.
The Environmental Evaluation and Oversight Agency (OEFA) was created in 2008 as a specialized technical agency, attached to the Ministry of the Environment. It is the governing body of the National Environmental Assessment and Control System (SINEFA) in Peru. The OEFA ensures that economic activities develop in balance with the right of people to enjoy a healthy environment. To this end, it is in charge of environmental assessment, supervision, control and sanction, as well as the application of incentives in the mining, energy, fisheries and industry sectors.
The National Service of Natural Areas Protected by the State - Sernanp is a public agency attached to the Ministry of the Environment since May 2008. Its mission is to ensure the conservation of the country's Protected Natural Areas, its biological diversity and the maintenance of its services Environmental impacts. To achieve this, it has developed international cooperation projects and agreements with civil society and various institutions.