Our contributors

The team would like to thank all the partners who agreed to make their resources available.

To contribute your resource to our platform, please see the About section.

EcoRessources’s contributors

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada works with farmers and food producers to support the growth and development of the agriculture and agri-food sector. Our policies, programs, research and technology help them succeed in Canadian and global markets.

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ARM Climate Research Facility

ARM is the world’s premier ground-based observations facility advancing atmospheric and climate research. The ARM Facility has provided the world’s atmospheric scientists with continuous observations of cloud and aerosol properties and their impacts on the Earth’s energy balance for more than 20 years.

(Ref. https://www.arm.gov/about)

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Centre of Documentation, Research and Experimentation on Accidental Water Pollution

Cedre is a non-profit-making association created on 25 January 1979, as one of the measures taken in the aftermath of the Amoco Cadiz oil spill, to improve spill response preparedness and strengthen the national response organisation.

(Ref. http://www.cedre.fr/en/cedre/index.php)

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Observatoire de linguistique Sens-Texte (OLST), University of Montreal

The DiCoEnviro, Dictionnaire fondamental de l’environnement, is an original specialized dictionary that lists and provides explanations for the varous relationships between terms in the field of the environment. Each entry provides details about the lexico-semantic properties (argument structure, lexical relationships, syntactico-semantic annotations) of English, French and Spanish terms.

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Lexicon Research Group, University of Ganada (Spain)

EcoLexicon represents the conceptual structure of the specialized domain of the Environment in the form of a visual thesaurus. This thesaurus has been elaborated according to the theoretical premises of Frame-Based Terminology. Consequently, each concept appears in the context of a specialized frame that highlights its relation to other concepts, and makes explicit its designations in English, Spanish, German, French, Russian, and Greek. Through the convergence of conceptual, linguistic and graphical information, EcoLexicon meets the needs of different users groups (people interested in the Environment, students, translators, technical writers, etc.).

(Ref. http://ecolexicon.ugr.es/en/index.htm)

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European Environment Agency

The European Environment Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union. Our task is to provide sound, independent information on the environment. We are a major information source for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public.

(Ref. http://www.eea.europa.eu/about-us/who)

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European Environment Information and Observation Network

GEMET, the GEneral Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus, has been developed as an indexing, retrieval and control tool for the European Topic Centre on Catalogue of Data Sources (ETC/CDS) and the European Environment Agency (EEA), Copenhagen. ((…)) The basic idea for the development of GEMET was to use the best of the presently available excellent multilingual thesauri ((…)). GEMET was conceived as a “general” thesaurus, aimed to define a common general language, a core of general terminology for the environment. Specific thesauri and descriptor systems (e.g. on Nature Conservation, on Wastes, on Energy, etc.) have been excluded from the first step of development of the thesaurus and have been taken into account only for their structure and upper level terminology.

(Ref. http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/en/about/)

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United States Environmental Protection Agency

Terminology Services consists of:

  • Repository of environmental terms, their relationships, definitions, and relevant metadata (e.g., synonyms)
  • Tool for the creation and management of vocabulary resources (e.g., glossaries, taxonomies, thesauri)
  • Wiki-based platform for collaborative vocabulary development

(Ref. http://iaspub.epa.gov/sor_internet/registry/termreg/home/overview/home.do)

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

This multidisciplinary glossary has been prepared by the Aquaculture Management and Conservation Service (FIMA) of FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department. The on-line glossary is presented in the following format: terms, definitions, aquaculture subject areas, synonyms, related terms, images and information sources.

(Ref. http://www.fao.org/fi/glossary/aquaculture/default.asp)

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InforMEA is the first project established by this Initiative. InforMEA harvests COP decisions and resolutions, news, events, MEA membership, national focal points, national reports and implementation plans from MEA secretariats and organizes this information around a set of agreed terms.

(Ref. https://informea.org/en/about)

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Office québécois de la langue française /
Le grand dictionnaire terminologique

The GDT is a terminological data bank compiled by the Office québécois de la langue française in collaboration with other partners. Each terminological record presents information on a concept related to a specialized subject field and supplies equivalents in English (and sometimes in other languages).

(Tiré de http://www.granddictionnaire.com/)

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Lenntech Inc.

Lenntech was founded in 1993 by Alumni from the Technical University of Delft, the Netherlands. Until recently it was still based within the campus of the University. Its main goal is developing, designing, manufacturing and installing environmentally friendly water treatment and air purification systems for the industry - world-wide.

(Ref. http://www.lenntech.com/about/aboutlenntech_en.htm)

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Global Change Master Directory (GCMD)

The GCMD holds more than 35,000 Earth science data set and service descriptions, which cover subject areas within the Earth and environmental sciences. As an integral part of the project, keyword vocabularies have been developed and are constantly being refined and expanded.

(Ref. http://gcmd.nasa.gov/learn/index.html)

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National Snow and Ice Data Center, Cryosphere Glossary


Data management: We work to ensure that past, present, and future science data remain accessible for studying the Earth and its climate.

Scientific research: Scientists at NSIDC specialize in remote sensing of snow and ice, Arctic climate, frozen ground, ice sheets, glaciers, and more.

(Ref. http://nsidc.org/about/overview)

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The Government of Canada's terminology and linguistic data bank

TERMIUM Plus® has grown to more than four million terms in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. There is also an interesting selection of writing tools to help you with any questions you may have about usage and style.

(Ref. http://www.noslangues-ourlanguages.gc.ca/bien-well/termium-eng.html)

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United States Department of Agriculture

The Agricultural Thesaurus and Glossary were first released by the National Agricultural Library in 2002. In 2007, NAL and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) collaborated to develop the Spanish version of the NAL Agricultural Thesaurus and Glossary, named Tesauro Agrícola y Glosario.

(Ref. http://agclass.nal.usda.gov/about.shtml)

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