Global Resource Information Database - Tsukuba, United Nations Environment Programme
Data Center Description
GRID-Tsukuba is a part of the Center for Global Environmental
Research(CGER). Its major responsibilities specified in the Memorandum
of Understanding with UNEP are as follows:
1. To provide a leading role in interfacing with GRID users in Japan
and neighbor countries.
2. To provide data sets acquired or generated in environmental
research and monitoring activities of the National Institute for
Environmental Studies(NIES) and to disseminate them to GRID users.
3. To develop GIS and remote sensing technology and to provide
technical support to GRID users in these fields.
4. To promote the use of global environmental data in science and policy making.
[Summary provided by UNEP.]