Elisabeth Sydor

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Anthropocene and Its Victims: Migration as Failure or Adaptive Strategy?

Gemenne argues that climate change is a form of political persecution, that victims of the anthropocene are also victims of political persecution, thus, we should reinstate the term “climate refugee.”

by |June 17, 2015
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Track the Number of People in Irene’s Path

As Hurricane Irene barrels up the East Coast, the number of people affected is rising. Based on calculations at 2 pm on Saturday, more than 47 million people were within 100 miles of the storm track; and nearly 69 million within 200 miles, according to Columbia’s Center for International Earth Science Information Network(CIESIN). Visit CIESIN’s… read more

by |August 27, 2011

New Web Site: Impacts of Climate Change/Variability on the Urban Northeast

The CCRUN Web site, developed and hosted by CIESIN, provides resources related to assessing and managing risks from climate change/variability in the urban Northeast.

by |August 26, 2011

Users Invited to Test New SEDAC Web Site

The NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) operated by CIESIN is a unique source of interdisciplinary data and related information and services related to the human dimensions of global environmental change. To help users more effectively find, access, and use these resources, SEDAC has redesigned its Web site with enhanced search tools, interactive mapping… read more

by |July 1, 2011
Four maps of countries for comparison.

Updated Map Viewer Enables Visualization of Socioeconomic and Earth Science Data

Terra Viva SEDAC Viewer, a map viewer and standalone software application, has been updated for 2011 with the addition of several new SEDAC data sets, including climate change scenario data and indicator collections with hundreds of variables. Terra Viva contains map data and GIS functions in one package. An excellent tool for educators, as well… read more

by |June 24, 2011

SEDAC Data Featured via New Discovery Tool

Gridded Population of the World (GPW), the Environmental Performance Index (EPI), and the Last of the Wild/Human Footprint collection are just a few of the many SEDAC data holdings that can now be found via the improved search interface Reverb—NASA’s Next Generation Earth Science Discovery Tool.

by |June 17, 2011

New Resource Center for Preservation of Geospatial Data

Geospatial data–including digital maps, imagery, and a variety of other digital files–are valuable resources for many different types of research, applications, and administrative functions. But unlike physical maps and documents, digital data can be difficult to reuse and preserve in the long run, because of changing software and formats, inadequate documentation, loss of media, and… read more

by |May 27, 2011
A screen shot of the nuclear plant proximity analysis combined with the interactive global population density Google Earth map.

New Study Maps Reactor Safety Worldwide

An analysis and interactive map appearing in Nature News provide new insights and a spatial context for assessing some of the risks associated with nuclear power plants.

by |April 26, 2011
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Haiti Regeneration Initiative Team Resumes Research

Post-earth quake, the project team for the Haiti Regeneration Initiative (HRI) resumes fieldwork in the Haitian countryside. Program coordinator Alex Fischer is interviewed.

by |October 6, 2010