QGIS is a user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System (GIS) licensed under the GNU General Public License. QGIS integrates geoscientific algorithms and processes specialized in hydrology and land sciences. Visit website

The World Atlas of Desertification is an online tool designed by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.

This URL gives access to the index and leads to an interactive map interface where map layers compiled using the convergence of evidence concept can be interrogated.
Individual pages in this atlas contain QR codes which, when scanned, bring the reader to the exact online location to access the related page content.
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The atlas can also be downloaded as a PDF document here.

SAGA is a Free Open Source Software and the abbreviation for System for Automated Geoscientific Analyses. SAGA has been designed for an easy and effective implementation of spatial algorithms. Visit website

Google Earth Engine combines a multi-petabyte catalog of satellite imagery and geospatial datasets with planetary-scale analysis capabilities and makes it available for scientists, researchers, and developers to detect changes, map trends, and quantify differences on the Earth’s surface. Visit website

R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It compiles and runs on a wide variety of UNIX platforms, Windows and MacOS. Visit website

Biome-BGC is an ecosystem process model that estimates storage and flux of carbon, nitrogen and water. Biome-BGC is a computer program that estimates fluxes and storage of energy, water, carbon, and nitrogen for the vegetation and soil components of terrestrial ecosystems. Visit website

INSPIRE is an initiative launched by the European Commission and developed in collaboration with the EU Member States and accession countries. It aims at making available relevant, harmonized and qualitative geographic information in the domain of environmental applications to support formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Community policies with a territorial dimension or impact. Visit website