CIESIN Archives - State of the Planet

Map of Urban Areas in the Low-Elevation Coastal Zone in Japan, 2015

Rising Seas Threaten Low-Lying Coastal Cities, 10% of World Population

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.

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Highlights from the 2019 Lamont Open House

This year’s Open House attracted more than 3,000 visitors and, just like research at Lamont, covered a vast range of subjects and regions, from under the sea to the surface of the moon.

by |October 8, 2019
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A Sustainability Indicator to Compare the Bike Friendliness of U.S. Cities

An index created by a student would measure how well cities are encouraging bicycling through infrastructure, safety, and clean air.

by |October 2, 2019
Kytt MacManus, standing left, and Dorothee Grant, sitting right, look at a computer monitor as they study images of nightime lights data.

Bright Lights, Big Cities: An Intern Takes on the World of Remote Sensing

Intern Dorothee Grant is using daytime and nighttime lights satellite data to help map urban areas at large spatial scales.

by |October 1, 2019
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100+ Climate Experts at the Earth Institute

Sources and story ideas for journalists during ‘Covering Climate Now,’ Climate Week, and beyond.

by |September 11, 2019

Tools of the Trade: Data Sets are Tools, Too

This installment takes you into the world of population modeling at CIESIN, where data rules supreme.

by |April 10, 2019

Summer 2019 Earth Institute Internship Opportunities

A variety of undergraduate, graduate and PhD positions are available in various departments and research centers. Apply by April 14, 2019.

by |March 19, 2019

Spring 2019 Earth Institute Internship Opportunities

A variety of undergraduate, graduate and PhD positions are available in various departments and research centers. Apply by January 31, 2019.

by |December 4, 2018

Fall 2018 Earth Institute Internship Opportunities

A variety of undergraduate, graduate and PhD positions are available in various departments and research centers. Apply by September 16, 2018.

by |August 13, 2018
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Pictures Worth a Thousand Words: How Satellite Imagery is Improving Agriculture in Developing Countries

A partnership between two research institutes is helping to promote sustainable land-use practices in African nations.

by |July 18, 2018