The PRISM project aims to harness large, multi-sectoral datasets in order to identify risk factors for catastrophic events.
International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Author at State of the Planet
New subseasonal forecasting capabilities pave the way toward forecasts that fill in the gaps between short-term weather and long-term climate.
Beth Tellman is developing new ways to assess how well remote sensing algorithms identify flooding. It could help to enable better flood protection.
A range of areas of expertise from Columbia University’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society will be represented at this year’s annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union.
NASA and Columbia University’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society partner with humanitarian organizations to provide near real-time data on land use, rainfall and elevation.
Ousmane Ndiaye, an adjunct research scientist at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, will oversee all matters related to climate services in Senegal.
How research at Columbia University is making coffee production more sustainable.
A new study finds that coffee farmers could be better off financially if they used shade-growing practices for part of their production.
Researchers at IRI have been developing index insurance, which would provide a safety net for farmers who experience devastating climate events such as droughts and floods that severely impact their crop yields.
In this video, IRI’s Lisa Goddard discusses index insurance and forecast-based financing as tools to reduce climate impacts in vulnerable communities.