African Citation Index --  to create awareness of science in Africa and to stimulate a greater demand for African science

African Union (AU) Common Repository -- acquires, processes & preserves materials of enduring value to the AU


Climate Change Knowledge Portal --  for climate-related information, data, and tools

Connecting-Africa -- a gateway to African research information and materials produced worldwide 

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) -- Search current and past COST operation networks (COST actions). e.g. meteorology, radar  

Future Climate for Africa -- provides opportunities to generate new climate science focused on Africa, that has an impact on human development across the continent, with various resources available for download

Global Science Gateway

Google Dataset Search -- to find datasets wherever they are hosted, e.g. type in search box: weather:south africa

Google Scholar -- helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research

Guide to Africa in the Internet
Hathitrust Digital Library -- one of the world’s largest digital libraries, preserving human knowledge


International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) -- publications for the international promotion and coordination of scientific studies of Earth (physical, chemical and mathematical) and its environment in space


SA Risk and Vulnerability: Resources -- Understanding Risk and Vulnerability

SA Risk and Vulnerability: Themes -- From Agriculture to Oceans & Coasts, Settlements, Weather & Climate



United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 
Water Research Commission (South Africa)
WorldCat -- the world's largest library catalogue, helping you find library materials online 



A Climate change reference atlas (2017) includes South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland, and also the southern parts of Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique

South African risk and vulnerability atlas [2010]

WMO International cloud atlas

World Weather Records (WWR)

Published since 1927, WWR include monthly mean values of pressure, temperature, precipitation, and where available, station metadata notes documenting observation practices and station configurations. Data were supplied by National Meteorological Services as members of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The first issue included data from 1755-1950. Data have also been collected for periods 1921-30 (2nd Series), 1931-40 (3rd Series), 1941-50 (4th Series), 1951-60 (5th Series), 1961-70 (6th Series), 1971-80 (7th Series), 1981-90 (8th Series), and 1991-2000 (9th Series). The WWR process of collection for the 10th series (2001-2010) is still on going as well as the annual collections since 2011. 



National Met. & Hydromet Services 

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)



Deutscher Wetterdienst Library  >> select Bibliothek/Library

ECMWF eLibrary -- Search e-documents (free full-text) of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts

KNMI Various Publications -- Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut

NCAR Library  -- National Center for Atmospheric Research

NOAA Educational Resources --  Find online educational resources at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (U.S.) 
NOAA Library -- Search the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration library

UK Metoffice. National Met. Library  

WMO eLibrary -- Search e-documents (mostly free full-text) from the World Meteorological Organization, and other organizations, on meteorology or relevant fields 



European Meteorological Society  

International Forum of Meteorological Societies
Meteorological Society of New Zealand 

RMetS --  Royal Meteorological Society
South African Society for Atmospheric Sciences (SASAS)




7 Habits of Highly Effective Open Access Research Communicators

BASE search engine: provides more than 100 million documents from more than 5000 sources. Access the full texts of about 60% of the indexed documents for free

CORE -- Search millions of open access articles, seamlessly and across repositories worldwide

Directory of Open Access Books 
Directory of Open Access Journals 


Heritage Collections:

Antarctic Legacy of South Africa Archive -- preserves the human history of the expeditions and South Africa’s presence in the Southern Ocean

Biodiversity Heritage Library -- Search across biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global diversity community


International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) -- free publications

OAIster  -- for digital resources from open-archive collections worldwide
OpenDoar  -- find repositories with free access to research, theses, e-books, articles; search across the repositories using CORE

Open Access Button -- Enter the article URL, DOI, article title or other identifier, and ask Open Access Button to retrieve Open Access versions of an article. Also add the button to your browser toolbar for quick access. Each researcher should have the button on their browser toolbar

Pangaea Data Repository -- Open Access library for archiving, publishing and distributing georeferenced data from earth system research


R -- Free tutorials for learning R (free software environment for statistical computing and graphics; compiles and runs on a wide variety of UNIX platforms, Windows and MacOS 


SABINET e-journals -- a comprehensive, searchable collection of full-text African electronic journals available on one platform

SciELO Books Network -- a collection of open access academic books

SciELO (South Africa) Scientific Electronic Library Online - Journal articles

Science in Africa 




Edutraining with Google tools -- Free online training for the classroom using Google tools

edx -- Open source learning platform with a range of courses, which may be subject to payment for certification

         e.g. Computer scienceC#, Python, Meteorology

Science Spaza -- Free resources for teaching/learning science at school (South African curriculum) through fun activities, tips & tools 


Open Educational Resources (OER) Commons

Open Textbook Library -- may be freely used, adapted and distributed

WMO Global Campus -- Searchable collection of educational resources from WMO and others




Open Educational Resources (OER): an open course for anyone , no login required  

Learn about what they are, their value in the education process, where to find them, and what open licenses are



Module 1: Scholarly Communications  
Module 2: Concepts of Openness and Open Access
Module 3: Intellectual Property Rights
Module 4: Research Evaluation Metrics 
Module 5: Sharing Your Work in Open Access


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