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2001 mapon the left and 2010 map on the right show change in landcover classification on the border between Haiti and Dominican Republic

In Haiti, Exploring What Drives People to Alter the Landscape

Study of the Pedernales Watershed, located along Haiti’s southern national boundary with the Dominican Republic, may provide insights into the stark contrast in land cover patterns between the two countries.

Sea Change

Gliders and buoys and robots — oh my!
Over and through the ocean they fly.
Oodles of data from sensors galore,
Studied by many, far from the sea’s roar.

by |March 21, 2014

Keeping an Eye on Coastal Erosion

Searching for a fast, simple and low-cost way to monitor Earth’s changing coastlines, a team of scientists, including Lamont-Doherty Observatory postdoctoral researcher and marine scientist Alessio Rovere, has found an innovative use for drones.

by |March 10, 2014
Maize, Malawi

Postdoc Crosses Disciplines to Put Theory to Practice

The Earth Institute postdoc has provided me with a strong foundation to continue to initiate and develop these sorts of collaborations, has helped me learn how my own research can benefit from being challenged by and contextualized in another field, and has taught me how much fun it can be to share the same sort of challenge and insight.

by |October 7, 2013
screenshot of image of soil nutrient availability throughout Africa

New Understanding of Soil Quality throughout Africa

A new interactive mapping tool lets users visualize a broad range of soil data for the continent of Africa.

Map showing average exposure to particulate matter fine concentrations

Bottom Up or Top Down? Another Way to Look at an Air Quality Problem

While not all countries have the financial wherewithal and capacity to deploy ground-based instruments for air-quality monitoring, and for some countries monitoring information is not available to the public, for example, through health advisories, another way exists to assess air pollution levels: through satellites.

by |March 7, 2012

Health Risks From Famine Likely to Persist

Video Short: IRI’s Madeleine Thomson discusses the short- and long-term health risks of the East Africa famine

by |November 9, 2011

Hybrid Climate Data for East Africa

In our latest video interview, climate scientist Tufa Dinku talks about his work on combining weather station data with satellite information to generate high-resolution data sets. These data could be used for making more accurate forecasts and can feed into other climate risk management activities, such as early-warning systems. With funding from, Dinku and… read more

by |September 28, 2011

Remote Sensing Critical for Monitoring Drought

Remote sensing scientist Pietro Ceccato talks about how satellite information is being used to monitor conditions in East Africa.

by |August 18, 2011