In a new report, CIESIN researchers help to identify urban populations at risk from sea level rise. Their updated data set is meant to inform adaptation strategies.
Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Author at State of the Planet
A new report is the first to focus on longer-term climate impacts on crop and water resources, and the ways in which they may influence internal migration.
One of the benefits of tying funding to achievement on a majority of indicators has been to increase the incentives for countries to perform well across a wide range of indicators.
New high-resolution population data will help us understand better how people are distributed in many countries throughout the world—as part of Facebook’s goal to connect people everywhere to the Internet.
A new project, SERVIR-West Africa, will use space-based climate, weather land cover, and other NASA satellite data to address issues such as food security and the availability of fresh water in Ghana, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Niger.
Risks for the world’s Transboundary River Basins are projected to increase in the next 15–30 years, particularly in four hotspot regions: the Middle East, Central Asia, the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna basin, and the Orange and Limpopo basins in Southern Africa.
A new tool helps scientists communicate better with communities on global climate change issues, increasing awareness and stakeholder engagement.
Knowing how settlements are distributed across the landscape—e.g., in clusters, along roads or waterways, or scattered widely—has important implications for designing infrastructure, improving access, and promoting sustainability.
Looking at regional differences in PM2.5 concentrations gives us a sense of the changing face of air quality throughout the world.
The SEDAC Hazards Mapper is designed for disaster risk managers, humanitarian response organizations, public health professionals, journalists and others needing a quick assessment of the potential dangers posed by a major hazardous event or developing emergency.