General Earth Institute Archives - State of the Planet

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Fall 2019 Internship Opportunities With the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

Positions are available in four different research projects. Apply by September 15, 2019.

Outreach Internship Opportunity at the Earth Institute

The Earth Institute is seeking interns and current students to support its Professional Development program and assist with outreach for the 2020 All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair.

by |August 12, 2019

Call for Proposals: Earth Frontiers: A New Seed Funding Program

This fall, the Earth Institute will be evaluating project proposals under its new Earth Frontiers seed funding program for Columbia University faculty and researchers. The program, which was first announced this past spring of 2019, is accepting projects through September 9, 2019.

by |August 6, 2019

North to Patuakhali and Barisal for the End of Our Fieldwork

We added a campaign monument to the tide gauge at Khepupara on the way to our last GPS and SET installation site at Patuakhali. We faced challenges such as bad roads and broken bridges, and leeches, but got the work done. The field work was now coming to a close.

by |August 5, 2019

Khulna to Barishal and Kuakata

We replaced the GPS at Khulna University, then met some colleagues in Barisal. We continued to Khepupara and the beach at Kuakata for more installations. The beach on the Bay of Bengal is fresh water in the summer due to the enormous water discharge at the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta.

by |August 2, 2019

Arnold L. Gordon Honored: Marking a Legacy of Ocean Discoveries

The American Meteorological Society will award him the Henry Stommel Research Medal for his research on the Southern Ocean and inter-basin circulation.

by |August 2, 2019
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Rescuing 50 Years of Apollo Sample Data

The Apollo missions brought back unique samples from the moon that have been analyzed by researchers around the world. This data is getting lost and forgotten. A new database collects it and makes it easy to find and use.

by |July 18, 2019
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How Landing on the Moon Changed Our World

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory director Sean Solomon discusses how Apollo 11 affected the scientific community, how Lamont was involved, and what comes next for lunar exploration.

by |July 17, 2019

Meet the Students Studying Environmental Issues in the Middle East in 2019

This July, Columbia University and Tel Aviv University will send graduate students to the Middle East to learn about the environmental challenges facing communities in Jordan and Israel.

by |July 9, 2019

Journalist Andrew Revkin to Head New Communications Initiative

The Earth Institute is starting a new initiative to expand Columbia University’s outreach on climate change and other sustainability issues to the public, policymakers and international organizations.

by |July 1, 2019