Reports | Published Papers, Books, Proceedings, Articles and Editorials | Conference Presentations
The following listed here are reports, articles, and conference presentations prepared by CIESIN staff. Some are available online, while others can be obtained by contacting
the appropriate CIESIN staff member.
Task Force Report to the President on the Climate Crisis and Global Migration: A Pathway to Protection for People on the Move (July 2021, 34 pages, 817 KB). A new report from a presidential task force recommends increased funding and expansion of supportive policies to address global migration resulting from the climate change crisis. Alex de Sherbinin, CIESIN senior research scientist and associate director for Science Applications, is among 14 experts from the federal government, the United Nations, and nonprofit agencies, including climate scientists, appointed to the task force, which was formed in response to a Biden administration Executive Order on February 4.
Atlas of the Human Planet 2020 January 2021, 139 pages, 22.7 MB PDF). This report by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission presents policy-relevant examples provided by users of Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL) products, in the areas of domains of disaster risk reduction and crisis management, environment, urbanization, and sustainable development. CIESIN is among select organizations which showcased applications.
Seizing the Urban Opportunity (March 2021). The second in a series by the Coalition for Urban Transitions on how governments can transform urban frameworks to increase shared prosperity. The report features updated population estimates from the forthcoming NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) Low Elevation Coastal Zone (LECZ) Urban Rural Population Estimates version 3 data set. See also below, 2019, for Climate Emergency, Urban Opportunity.
Leaving No One Off the Map: A Guide for Gridded Population Data for Sustainable Development (May 2020, 59 pages, 9.26 MB PDF).
Executive summary (6 pages, 1.32 MB PDF). A report from the Thematic Research Network on Data and Statistics (TReNDS) of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Solution Network (SDSN) and CIESIN contributors provides guidance on the use of gridded population datasets from the POPGRID Data Collaborative, of which CIESIN is a member. The report reviews data sets from the Collaborative, including data sets from CIESIN, Esri, and WorldPop Project, among others.
Trzaska, S., E. Boytinck, A. de Sherbinin, S. Smith, and A-L.White. April 2020. Review of Coastal Adaptation Practices in Developing Countries. A report led by CIESIN, published under contract with Tetra Tech for the USAID West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change (WA BiCC) project, reviews best practices for coastal adaptation in developing countries. See also http://www.ciesin.columbia.edu/wa-bicc/ for more information and publications related to the WA BiCC project.
A Living Manual
for Climate Information for Adaptation Planning (May 2020, online). This living manual written by CIESIN researchers is intended for those preparing National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) or specific adaptation interventions, offering guidance for using climate information in the context of adaptation planning. The material was developed in the context of a coastal adaptation project in West Africa—the USAID-funded West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change project—but recommended for anyone interested in the application of climate information for adaptation planning and development interventions. This web-based resource is called a “living manual” since the contents have been updated based on the needs and feedback of participants in a series of country workshops held in the West Africa region.
Environmental Performance Index 2020 (July 2020, 220 pages, 14 MB pdf). Produced every two years by a research team from the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy and CIESIN, Columbia University, the EPI ranks country performance on high-priority environmental issues in two broad policy areas, protection of human health from environmental harm, and protection of ecosystems. The 2020 EPI uses 32 performance indicators across 11 issue categories to compare 180 countries.
||Climate Emergency, Urban Opportunity. (September 2019, 160 pages, 14 MB PDF). A report from the Coalition for Urban Transitions finds that, because sea level rise exacerbates flooding and storm surge, it is a critical threat to urban coastal areas. Research and analysis by Columbia University’s CIESIN contributed to the new findings, based on an updated version of the Low Elevation Coastal Zone Urban Rural Population Estimates. This data set was the outcome of a 2007 study by a team from CIESIN and the International Institute for Environment and Development, which provided the first global estimates of impacts to urban populations from sea level rise.
Groundswell: Preparing for Internal Migration. (March 2018, 256 pages, 63.59 MB PDF.) This report by World Bank staff and a team of researchers at CIESIN, the City University of New York Institute for Demographic Research, and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research 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. It employs a novel modeling framework that provides estimates not only of future numbers, but also likely hotspots of climate out-migration and in-migration in three regions: Mexico and Central America, East Africa, and South Asia. Unlike other recent efforts to model the impact of future climate change on population movements, this effort models across entire regions rather than at local or subnational levels. It is also based upon impacts on crop production and water resources, using model outputs from PIK’s ISIMIP project, rather than projected temperature and precipitation from global climate models.
2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) (February 2018, 200 pages, 11.49 MB PDF). Produced every two years by a research team from the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy and CIESIN, Columbia University, the EPI ranks country performance on high-priority environmental issues in two broad policy areas, protection of human health from environmental harm, and protection of ecosystems. The 2018 EPI assesses 180 countries.
Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment in Mangrove Regions of Sierra Leone. Full Report (January 2018, 190 pages, 12.7 MB) The purpose of this coastal climate change vulnerability assessment is to
understand factors that contribute to the vulnerability and resilience of communities
and mangrove ecosystems in coastal Sierra Leone. The goal is to inform the design of
project interventions, including climate adaptation activities under the West Africa
Biodiversity and Climate Change (WA BiCC) project. The work was led by the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University, and included a team of field researchers drawn from WA BiCC staff, Fourah Bay College, Njala University, the National Protected Areas Authority (NPAA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security, the Ministry of Lands, Country Planning and Environment, the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Conservation Society of Sierra Leone and other stakeholders.
Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment in Mangrove Regions of Sierra Leone. Abridged Report (May 2017, 148 pages, 8.45 MB)
See above for report description.
GEO-6 Regional Assessment for North America. (May 2016). A report on environmental trends in North America is one of six regional assessments produced as part of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Sixth Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-6), with key contributions from CIESIN. The report recognizes overall progress in policy-driven environmental conditions in North America, but identifies new risks to human wellbeing and ecosystems in the region. It emphasizes key emerging areas of concern: accelerated climate change impacts, water security issues, and land fragmentation/threats to biodiversity.
Loss and Damage: The Role of Ecosystem Services (April 2016, 80 pages, 12 MB PDF). This report, published by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) with contributions by CIESIN, focuses on the role of ecosystems in reducing loss and damage to climate change impacts, as well as the impacts of climate change on ecosystem services. Suggestions are also made for adaptation responses that harness ecosystem services. CIESIN contributed two case studies and associated maps, one on heat waves and flooding in India and Pakistan (Section 3.1), and another on drought and floods in the Sahel and East Africa (Section 3.2).
Transboundary River Basins: Status and Trends (April 2016, 378 pages, 29 MB PDF).
A report assesses the world’s 286 transboundary river basins, identifying risks and providing recommendations. The report is an outcome of the Transboundary Waters Assessment Programme, coordinated by the UNEP-DHI (Danish Hydrological Institute) Center on Waste and Environment in execution with international partners, for the Global Environmental Facility, with the aim of creating a baseline assessment of all transboundary water resources on Earth. CIESIN authored a chapter for which they calculated three socioeconomic indicators: economic dependence on water resources, societal wellbeing levels, and the risk of climate-related hazards. The Web site includes a Final Technical Report, a Summary for Policy Makers, and Interactive Results Portal with global maps of assessment results and indicator metadata sheets. All assessment results, analyses and supplementary data sets can be freely downloaded, and smaller file versions of the reports, minus the annexes, are also available.
2016 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) (February 2016, 123 pages, 13.97 MB PDF). Produced every two years by a research team from the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy and CIESIN, Columbia University, the EPI ranks country performance on high-priority environmental issues in two broad policy areas, protection of human health from environmental harm, and protection of ecosystems. The 2016 EPI evaluated 180 countries, in nine categories of environmental concern.
Step-by-Step Guide to Vulnerability Hotspots Mapping: Implementing the Spatial Index Approach (November 2015, 118 pages, 9.80 MB PDF).
This manual describes a method developed by CIESIN at Columbia University for climate vulnerability mapping that can be applied to any geographic area. The manual was designed for a five-day training course for GIS analysts in the framework, data, and methods to develop a vulnerability map using the spatial index approach. The primary focus is on the methods needed to process and transform the raw spatial data in order to develop a spatial vulnerability index (and constituent indices for exposure, sensitivity, and adaptive capacity) using a combination of ArcGIS and R statistical computing software. Developed with Tetra Tech ARD under the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Planning for Resilience in East Africa through Policy, Adaptation, Research, and Economic Development (PREPARED) and the African and Latin American Resilience to Climate Change (ARCC) projects.
Data for Development: An Action Plan to Finance the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development (July 2015, 16 pages, 729 KB PDF).
This followup to the April needs assessment (see below) contains specific recommendations for core statistical tools (including geospatial and earth observations), estimated amounts required to finance the development of data and capacity, and suggestions for how the data revolution and new technology innovations can quickly enhance measurement of the SDGs. The report was authored by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), Open Data Watch, and CIESIN, summarizing the findings from the earlier report on behalf of the broader coalition of organizations.
Data for Development: A Needs Assessment for SDG Monitoring and Statistical Capacity Development (April 2015, 82 pages, 2.69 MB PDF). A major new report jointly authored by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), World Bank, ONE, Paris21 Secretariat, UNIDO, UNICEF, Open Data Watch, and CIESIN aims to advance discussions on the post-2015 development agenda, mobilize the “data revolution” on behalf of sustainable development, and ensure sufficient data for implementing and monitoring the new sustainable development goals (SDGs). CIESIN staff authored the chapters focused on geospatial and environmental data collection and related SDG indicators. Full Report l Policy Note
New York City Panel Report on Climate Change (NPCC) 2015 Chapter 6, Indicators and Monitoring (January 2015, pages 89–106). Building on an approach laid out in the 2010 NPCC report, this chapter that CIESIN contributed to discusses how to establish a climate resiliency indicator and monitoring system for New York City that is more responsive to current and future climate change. Full Report
Several reports have been produced as part of the US Agency for International Development (USAID)
African and Latin American Resilience to Climate Change (ARCC) project:
A Review of Downscaling for Climate Change Projections (September 2014, 56 pages, 2.2 MB PDF). A state-of-the-art review of downscaling methods for climate change projections, by Sylwia Trzaska and Emilie Schnarr. Summary l PDF
Spatial Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments: A Review of Data, Methods, and Issues (August 2014, 70 pages, 3.2 MB PDF). A review of data and methods for spatial climate change vulnerability assessments, including the use of remote sensing data, by Alex de Sherbinin. Summary l PDF
Mali Climate Vulnerability Mapping (January 2014, 121 pages, 8.3 MB PDF). This report maps climate vulnerability hotspots in Mali, West Africa, using a spatial vulnerability index comprised of 18 indicators grouped into three vulnerability components: climate exposure, sensitivity, and adaptive capacity. Summary l PDF
Mapping the Exposure of Socioeconomic and Natural Systems of West Africa to Coastal Climate Stressors (October 2014, 83 pages, 4.2 MB PDF).This climate vulnerability mapping study covers the Guinea Current countries, extending from Guinea-Bissau in the Northwest to Cameroon in the Southeast. Summary l PDF
Design and Use of Composite Indices in Assessments of Climate Change Vulnerability and Resilience (July 2014, 60 pages, 1.9MB PDF). A paper on design and use of composite indices in assessing climate change vulnerability and resilience, by Sandra Baptista. Summary l PDF
Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II Contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report (WGII AR5) (March 2014).
Produced by the Working Group II group,
comprised of 309 coordinating lead authors, lead authors, and review editors, drawn from 70 countries. The report concludes that the effects of climate change can already be seen and the world is not well-prepared for risks that may result from climate change. CIESIN was a lead author on Chapter 12 on human security, and contributed to Chapter 13 on livelihoods and poverty.
2014 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) (February 2014, 97 pages, 4.03 MB PDF). Produced every two years by a research team from the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy and CIESIN, Columbia University, the EPI ranks country performance on high-priority environmental issues in two broad policy areas, protection of human health from environmental harm, and protection of ecosystems. The EPI this year evaluated 178 countries, with new additions, in large part, from Small-Island Developing States and sub-Saharan Africa.
Evidence from the Frontlines of Climate Change: Loss and Damage to Communities Despite Coping and Adaptation (January 2013, 86 pages. 6.32 MB).
A summary of research by the Loss and Damage in Vulnerable Countries Initiative of the United Nations University, and CIESIN, on the impact of climate change livelihood and infrastructure losses and economic damage among vulnerable households in the developing world. Case studies were carried out in five countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Gambia, Kenya, and Micronesia.
Indicators in Practice: How Environmental Indicators are Being Used in Policy and Management Contexts (April 2013, 38 pages, 2.99 MB PDF).
A new report produced by CIESIN and Yale University examines the role of indicators in management and policy decisions, specifically in environmental policy making.
Re-vegetation and Transboundary Natural Resources Management Project: Phase I Massacre and Pedernales Watersheds.(February 2012, 109 pages, 6.43 MB PDF). A baseline study for the analysis of two watersheds on the Haitian side of the border with the Dominican Republic.
Evaluating the Risk to Ramsar Sites from Climate Change Induced Sea Level Rise. Ramsar Scientific and Technical Briefing Note no. 5. Gland, Switzerland: Ramsar Convention Secretariat. (December 2012, 18 pages, 6.74 MB PDF) A preliminary
assessment of the risk to coastal wetlands designated as Wetlands of
International Importance (Ramsar Sites) under the Ramsar Convention
on Wetlands from rising sea levels due to climate change.
Where the Rain Falls: Climate Change, Food and Livelihood Security, and Migration Global Policy Report (November 2012, 73 pages, 3.65 MB PDF). An examination of the interplay between rainfall patterns, food security, and human mobility. The report, released by CIESIN, CARE and the United Nations University, provides evidence from fieldwork in seven countries, employing multi-disciplinary methods to investigate these relationships such as expert interviews, participatory research approaches, household surveys, and rainfall and migration scenarios.
Integrated Baseline Study: Ten Communes of the Southwest Coast, South Department, Haiti (October 2012, 274 pages, 4.94 MB PDF).The first integrated, MDG-based assessment for the ten communes of the south-western peninsula of Haiti produced in more than ten years. It includes analysis of spatial and household survey data covering bio-physical features, socio-economic conditions,and capacity for social service provision to land management. Related reports that were issued are the
Integrated Baseline Study: Port-à-Piment Watershed, South Department, Haiti; Landscape Baseline Assessment: Port-à-Piment Watershed, South Department, Haiti, which
provides quantitative analysis of the landscape conditions in the Port-à-Piment Watershed, including analysis on land use and land cover, erosion, soil conditions, vegetative structures, and soil critical for land management planning, modeling potential land use scenarios, and as base layers to help local Ministry of Agriculture extension agents and community based organizations identify priority zones; and
Land Use and Land Cover Baseline Report: Data and Analysis of Land Use and Land Cover Practices,
South Department, Haiti. This report documents the methodology for mapping the characteristics across the South Department and provides preliminary analysis on land use patterns at three different geographic scales: the entire department, the nine communes of the Côte Sud and the watershed of Port-à-Piment.
2012 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) and Pilot Trend Environmental Performance Index (Trend EPI) (February 2012, 97 pages, 4.03 MB PDF).
The 2012 EPI ranks 132 countries, using 22 indicators in ten major policy categories including air and water pollution, climate change, biodiversity, and forest management.
The EPI has been produced every two years since 2006 by researchers at CIESIN and Yale University’s Center for Environmental Law and Policy. For the first time, a complementary Pilot Trend Environmental Performance Index (Trend EPI) has also been produced. The Trend EPI
shows country improvement from 2000 to 2010.
Towards a China Environmental Performance Index (January 2012, 210 pages, 59 MB PDF). In the face of
formidable environmental challenges from China’s rapid population and economic growth, the report presents a framework for assessing environmental performance by province—the first independent analysis of China environmental data at the sub-national level—as an aid to developing government environmental policies.
Migration and Global Environmental Change: Future Challenges and Opportunities (October 2011, 129 pages, 4.93 MB PDF.) A new report released by the United Kingdom’s Foresight Project on Environmental Migration examines potential migration patterns and the possible challenges and opportunities this will present in the future. As a contribution to this report, CIESIN completed a modeling effort on net migration by ecosystem and by decade for the past 40 years. Because of the lack of globally consistent data on migration, indirect estimation methods were used.
Climate Change Impacts and Responses: Societal Indicators for the National Climate Assessment (April 2011, 122 pages, 7.16 MB PDF). Volume 5c of the NCA Report Series, issued by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), summarizes
the discussions and outcomes of the workshop held in Washington, DC, April 28-29, 2011, on including and developing societal indicators as a part of the 2013
Harvests of Development in Rural Africa (July 2010, 111 pages, 2.50 MB PDF). A new report highlights initial progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after three years of implementation. Based on results from the recently completed midterm surveys, the report focuses on sector-based gains (e.g., health, education, infrastructure, and gender) and site-specific gains in five out of twelve Millennium Village sites. CIESIN, in collaboration with the Tropical Agriculture and Rural Environment Program of the Earth Institute (EI) and EI site teams, aided in the development and implementation of field and data management systems to collect, enter, clean, and analyze MDG-related survey data.
2010 Environmental Performance Index (EPI. (February 2010, 87 pages, 3.0 MB PDF). The Index, produced every two years since 2006 by researchers at CIESIN and Yale University’s Center for Environmental Law and Policy, is based on twenty-five indicators grouped within ten core policy categories—including environmental health, air quality, water resource management, biodiversity and habitat, forestry, fisheries, agriculture, and climate change—in the context of two objectives: environmental health and ecosystem vitality. The EPI’s proximity-to-target approach, in which each country’s performance is measured against clearly defined targets, enables comparisons among countries with very different characteristics.
Global Assessment of Light Pollution Impact on Protected Areas. (January 2010, 30 pages, 4.27 MB PDF.) This working paper produced by CIESIN and AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH examines the impacts of light pollution and approximate human influence on protected areas. It uses spatial indicators based on satellite-observed nighttime lights data acquired by
the U.S. Air Force Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Operational Linescan System (OLS)
and protected area distribution information provided by UNEP’s World Conservation Monitoring Centre
(WCMC). This research takes a more general approach than previous analyses of the ecological consequences of artificial night
lighting, which focus on adverse
effects on light-sensitive ecosystems or species.
This paper underscores the need for accurate and consistent spatial data on a global scale and can help to indicate which protected areas globally and nationally are at greatest risk of human activities. It is also an important step towards public communication
and raising general awareness on the topic of light pollution.
In Search of Shelter: Mapping the Effects of Climate Change on Human Migration and Displacement. (June 2009, 26 pages, 2.54 MB PDF) Climate change impacts are already causing displacement and migration, and consequences for almost all aspects of development, including human security and political stability could be devastating, says this report produced by CARE, CIESIN, UNHCR, UNU-EHS, and The World Bank. Aimed at decision makers,
the new report is based in part on empirical evidence from a recently completed research project supported by the European Commission: Environmental Change and Forced Migration Scenarios (EACH-FOR, Contract Number 044468, www.each-for.eu.) It contains original maps that pinpoint areas where climate change may cause displacement, and policy recommendations.
Assessment of Select Climate Change Impacts on U.S. National Security. (July 2008, 52 pages, 4.52 MB). This working paper resulted from research funded by the U.S. National Intelligence Council as an input to a National Intelligence Assessment on climate change implications for U.S. National Security, produced May 2008. The research developed quantitative indicators of aggregate vulnerability to climate change, exposure to potential sea-level rise, and water scarcity. The work was done in collaboration with Charles Vörösmarty of the University of New Hampshire (now at City College New York) and Thomas Parris of ISciences.
Global Indicator Profiles for the GEF Land Degradation Focal Area. (August 12, 2008, 34 pages, 1.15 MB).
Submitted to the UNU-International Network for Water and Environmental Health
by the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), The Earth Institute at Columbia University.
This document includes indicator profiles developed based on consultations with the KM: Land project’s expert advisory group (EAG) at a meeting in Bonn, Germany, January 21–23. The indicators will be used in conjunction with other criteria for prioritizing resource allocation in the GEF Land Degradation Focal Area.
A Strategy for Developing an Improved
Global Roads Data Set. (February 2008, 25 pages,
1.1MB PDF). This report
describes the steps required to develop and maintain an improved, public domain (i.e. free-of-charge restricted to attribution only) global spatial roads data set.
The Report was one outcome of the Global Roads Workshop held
October 1–2, 2007 at the Lamont Campus of Columbia University in Palisades, New York. The workshop was co-sponsored by the Consulative Group on International Agricultural Research-Consortium for Spatial Information (CGIAR-CSI), the International Council for Science’s Committee on Data for Science and Technology (ICSU-CODATA), and the World Resources Institute.
2008 Environmental Performance Index (EPI). (January 2008, 29 pages, 112 KB PDF).
The 2008 EPI centers on two broad environmental protection objectives:
(1) reducing environmental stresses on human health, and
(2) promoting ecosystem vitality and sound natural resource management.
These objectives are gauged using 25 indicators tracked in six policy categories: Environmental Health, Air Pollution (effects on ecosytems), Water (effects on ecosystems), Productive Natural Resources, Biodiversity and Habitat, and Climate Change. The EPI utilizes a proximity-to-target methodology focused on a core set of environmental outcomes linked to policy goals. The 2008 EPI includes 149 countries based on data availability. Formally released in Davos, Switzerland, at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, the EPI is an initiative of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP) and the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) of Columbia University, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.
Towards Development of a High-Quality Public Domain Global Roads Database. (January 2006, 49 pages, 1.5 MB PDF). This report is a response to the existing demand for a global spatial public domain roads data set that has improved geographic and temporal coverage, consistent coding of road types, and clear documentation of sources. The Report evaluates the best available public domain and commercial data sets; assesses the gaps in global coverage; and proposes a number of strategies for filling them. It identifies stakeholder organizations which might provide leadership or funding for its development, and closes with a proposed set of actions to begin the process. The Report was produced by CIESIN and The World Bank, and was also published as an article.
Where the Poor Are: An Atlas of Poverty. (September 2006, 46 pages). The collection of 21 full-page poverty maps brings together maps from diverse continents and countries, depicting small area estimates of vital development indicators at unprecedented levels of spatial detail. The atlas reveals possible causal patterns and provides practical examples of how the data and tools have been used, and may be used, in applied decisions and poverty interventions. Where the Poor Are: An Atlas of Poverty is a product of the CIESIN Global Poverty Mapping Project, begun in 2004, which was made possible by support from the Japan Policy and Human Resource Development Fund, in collaboration with The World Bank.
Natural Disaster Hotspots: Case Studies. (July 2006, 200 pages). The second volume produced by the Natural Disaster Hotspots project, it presents a series of case studies undertaken to complement the global analysis of disaster risks presented in the first volume (see below, 2005: Natural Disaster Hotspots: A Global Risk Analysis). Three of the case studies address specific hazards—landslides, storm surges, and drought—and three address regional multi-hazard situations—in Sri Lanka, the Tana River basin in Kenya, and the city of Caracas, Venezuela. The Hotspots Project is a collaborative effort involving The World Bank, Columbia University’s Earth Institute, and a number of international partners, which aims to provide information to inform development strategies and to prioritize actions for reducing disaster risk.
Pilot 2006 Environmental Performance Index (EPI). (January 2006, 460 pages). A collaboration between CIESIN, the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, the World Economic Forum and the European Community's Joint Research Centre. The report evaluates a country's proximity to targets for 16 indicators and includes detailed sections on analysis and methodology, as well as country reports and data tables.
A Synthetic Assessment of the Global Distribution of Vulnerability to Climate Change. (April 2006, 12.6 MB PDF). A report to advance the understanding of the nature of climate change risks and vulnerabilities. Scientists and researchers from Wesleyan University, the University of Illinois, the University of Maryland Joint Research Center for Global Change (JRCGC), the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) of the U.S. Department of Energy, and Columbia University together prepared the assessment and maps, which are available for download on the Web site, The Global Geographical Distribution of Vulnerability to Climate Change.
Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI). (January 2005, 408 pages).
A collaboration between CIESIN, the Yale Center for Environmental
Law and Policy, the World Economic Forum and the European
Community's Joint Research Centre. The report provides sustainability
measures for 146 countries, and includes detailed sections
on analysis and methodology, as well as country reports
and data tables.
|Confidentiality Issues and Policies Related to the Utilization and Dissemination of Geospatial Data for Public Health Applications. (March 2005, 795KB PDF, 77 pages). In support of the NASA Public Health ApplicationS of Earth Science (PHASES) program, this report reviews the confidentiality and related ethical issues in the use of geospatial data for public health purposes. It includes both current and historical references to the ethical,legal, economic, and technical issues associated with confidentiality concerns. The report also provides examples of policies, procedures, and other strategies used to protect the confidentiality of geospatial data.
|Natural Disaster Hotspots: A Global Risk Analysis. (March 2005, 145 pages, 29.42 MB PDF). This report published by the World Bank presents a global view of major natural disaster risk hotspots, which are areas at relatively high risk of loss from one or more natural hazards. It summarizes the results of an interdisciplinary analysis of the location and characteristics of hotspots for six natural hazards: earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, floods, drought, and cyclones. Data on these hazards are combined with state-of-the-art data on the subnational distribution of population and economic output and past disaster losses to identify areas at relatively high risk from one or more hazards. CIESIN staff led the data integration and analysis effort.
|Remote Sensing in Support of Ecosystem Management Treaties and Transboundary Conservation (November 2005, 700KB PDF, 98 pages). This report addresses two strands of remote sensing applications—those addressing treaty-related concerns and those applied to transboundary conservation—both of which are united by a concern for biodiversity conservation and ecosystem management in an increasingly connected world of agreements and bilateral cooperation on the environment.
|Urban Population, Poverty, and Sustainable Development: Emerging Issues for UNFPA. (August 2006, 23 pages, 349 KB PDF). In 2005 the Population and Development Branch of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) asked CIESIN to undertake a study that would help the agency identify its strategic advantage for addressing urban poverty and sustainable development. In close collaboration with UNFPA, CIESIN produced a background paper, conducted a survey of UNFPA country offices, and organized a workshop attended by distinguished experts on urban population, poverty, and sustainable development. This report represents a distillation of all three elements.
||Global Spatial Data and Information: Development, Dissemination and
Use. (September 2004). This report represents the
proceedings of a workshop, held from 21-23 September, 2004,
in Palisades, NY. The workshop brought a core set of institutions
actively involved in global spatial data and information development
and dissemination together with representatives of key user
communities to address both short- and long-term needs for
coordination and collaboration. The overall purpose of the
workshop was to coordinate spatial data and information dissemination
among key actors in the global data community in order to
better meet user needs at global as well as regional and national
presentations are available online.
||Workshop on Global Poverty Mapping: Strategies
for Moving Forward. (March 2003). This workshop was
sponsored by the Earth Institute, Columbia University, and
The World Bank, 11-12 March 2003, at Lerner Hall, Columbia
University. One of the workshop outputs was a brochure (PDF, 4.4 MB) describing poverty mapping needs, a brief summary
of the workshop, and next steps.
Environmental Sustainability Index. (February 2002).
A collaboration between CIESIN, the World Economic Forum's
Global Leaders for Tomorrow Environment Task Force, and the
Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy. The report provides
sustainability measures for 142 countries, and includes detailed
sections on analysis and methodology, as well as country reports
and data tables. (February 2002, 296 pages).
Environmental Performance Index. (February 2002).
A collaboration between CIESIN, the World Economic Forum's
Global Leaders for Tomorrow Environment Task Force, and
the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy. The report
focuses more narrowly on performance measurement, and provides
a pilot index that tracks current conditions and recent
change in four areas, air and water quality, climate change
and land protection. (February 2002, 27 pages).
Environmental Sustainability Index. (January
2001). A collaboration between the World Economic Forum's
Global Leaders for Tomorrow Environment Task Force, The
Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, and the Columbia
University Center for International Earth Science Information
Network (CIESIN). The report includes the methodology, results,
technical annexes, country reports, and data tables. (January
2001, 260 pages).
Environmental Agreements and Remote Sensing Technologies.
(Sept 2000, 38 pages) Background paper by Karen Kline
and Kal Raustiala, prepared for the Workshop
on Remote Sensing and Environmental Treaties: Building
More Effective Linkages, December 4-5, 2000.
Sensing and Environmental Treaties: Building More Effective
Linkages. (May 2001, 29 pages) Report of a workshop by the same title, Washington, DC, December 4-5, 2000.
Télédétection et les Traités
sur l'Environnement : Renforcement des liens. Rapport d'atelier, 4-5 décembre 2000, Washington,
DC USA (Mai 2001, 29 pages), version francaise.
|| Pathways of Understanding: The Interactions of Humanity and Global Environmental Change. (1992, 64 pages, 13.83 MB).
This report was the outcome of a meeting organized by the Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network at the Aspen Global Change
Institute in 1991. It contains the “Social Process Diagram” ((835 KB PDF or 577 KB JPEG), an explicit attempt to map out the key systems and interactions among systems that were seen as underpinning the human “drivers” of global environmental change.
|Published Papers, Books,
Proceedings, Articles, and Editorials
de Sherbinin, A., A. Bowser, T-R. Chuang, C. Cooper, F. Danielsen, R. Edmunds, P. Elias, E. Faustman, C. Hultquist, et al. 2021. The Critical Importance of Citizen Science Data. Front. Clim. 3:650760. https://doi.org/10.3389/fclim.2021.650760.
Downs, R.R., H.K. Ramapriyan, G. Peng, and Y. Wei Y. 2021. Perspectives on Citizen Science Data Quality. Front. Clim.3:615032. https://doi.org/10.3389/fclim.2021.615032.
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Downs, R.R., and R.S. Chen. 2012. Towards sustainable stewardship of digital collections of scientific data. GSDI World Conference (GSDI 13) Proceedings, Québec City, Canada, May 14–17.
Fischer, A. and M.A. Levy. 2012. Designing environmental restoration programs in politically fragile states: Lessons from Haiti. In Strengthening Post-Conflict Security and Diplomacy, ed. Bruch, C., M. Nakayama, and I. Coyle, 251–270. Washington, DC: Environmental Law Institute.
Hart, A.F, R. Verma, C.A. Mattmann, D.J. Crichton, S. Kelly, H. Kincaid, S. Hughes, P. Ramirez, C. Goodale, K. Anton, M. Colbert, R.R. Downs, C. Patriotis, S. Srivastava. 2012. Developing an open source, reusable platform for distributed collaborative information management in the Early Detection Research Network. In the Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE 13th International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IEEE IRI 2012), August 8–10, Pasadena, California.
Hsu, A., A. de Sherbinin, and H. Shi. 2012. Seeking truth from facts: The challenge of environmental indicator development in China. Environmental Development 3 (July): 39–51.
Hummel, D., S. Adamo, A. de Sherbinin, L. Murphy and R. Aggarwal, et al. 2012. Inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to population-environment research for sustainability aims: a review and appraisal. Population & Environment, Online First. Published online May 30. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11111-012-0176-2.
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Mattmann, C.A., R.R. Downs, P.M. Ramirez, C. Goodale, A.F. Hart. 2012. Developing an open source strategy for NASA earth science data systems. In the Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE 13th International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IEEE IRI 2012), August 8–10, Pasadena, California. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IRI.2012.6303076.
Mattmann, C., D. Crichton, A. Hart, S. Kelly, C. Goodale, P. Ramirez, J. Hughes, R. Downs, and F. Lindsay. 2012. Understanding open source software at NASA. IEEE IT Professional 14 (2): 29–35. http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MITP.2011.118.
Pahl-Wostla, C., C. Giupponi, K. Richard, C. Binder, A. de Sherbinin, D. Sprinz, T. Toonen, and C. van Bersh. 2012. Transition towards a new global change science: Requirements for methodologies, methods, data and knowledge. Environmental Science and Policy. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2012.11.009.
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Srebotnjak, T., G. Carr, A. de Sherbinin, and C. Rickwood. 2012. A global water quality index and hot-deck imputation of missing data. Ecological Indicators 17 (June): 108–119. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2011.04.023.
Tatem, A.J., S. Adamo, N. Bharti, C.R. Burgert, M. Castro, A. Dorelien, and G. Fink, et al. 2012. Mapping populations at risk: improving spatial demographic data for infectious disease modeling and metric derivation. Population Health Metrics 10 (8). http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1478-7954-10-8.
Wilhelmi, O., A. de Sherbinin, and M. Hayden. 2012. Exposure to Heat Stress in Urban Environments. In Ecologies and Politics of Health, eds. King, B., and K. Crews.
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Adamo, S.B., and A. de Sherbinin. 2011. The Impact of Climate Change on the Spatial Distribution of the Population and on Migration. In Proceedings of the Expert Group Meeting on Migration, New York: United Nations Population Division. (3.63 MB PDF).
Aubrecht C., M. Stojan-Dolar, A. de Sherbinin, M. Jaiteh, T. Longcore, and C. Elvidge. 2011. Lighting governance for protected areas and beyond—Identifying the urgent need for sustainable management of artificial light at night. NASA Earthzine.
Bogich, T.L., K. J. Olival, P. Hosseini, C. Zambrana-Torrelio, S. Funk, I. Brito, J.H. Epstein et al. 2011. Using mathematical models in a unified approach to predicting the next emerging infectious disease. In Conservation Medicine: Applied Cases of Ecological Health, eds. Aguirre, A. A., Ostfeld, R.S., and Daszak, P. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Chen, R.S. 2011. Book Review: A Vast Machine: Computer Models, Climate Data, and the Politics of Global Warming. Environmental Health Perspective 119. http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.119-a182.
de Sherbinin, A., M. Castro, F. Gemenne, M. M. Cernea, S. Adamo, P. M. Fearnside,
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de Sherbinin, A., K. Warner, and C. Erhart. 2011. Casualties of Climate Change:
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Duerr, R. E., R. R. Downs, C. Tilmes, B. Barkstrom, W. C. Lenhardt, J. Glassy, L.E. Bermudez, and P. Slaughter. 2011. On the Utility of identification schemes for digital earth science data: An assessment and recommendations. Earth Science Informatics 4 (3): 139-160.
Häder, D.-P., E. W. Helbling, C. E. Williamson and R. C. Worrest. 2011. Effects of UV radiation on aquatic ecosystems and interactions with climate change. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences 10:242–260. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c0pp90036b.
Marshall, J., R.R. Downs, and C. Mattmann. 2011. Software reuse methods to improve technological infrastructure for e-science. Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IEEE IRI 2011), 528–532. Las Vegas, August 3–5. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IRI.2011.6009611.
Mattmann C.A., R.R. Downs, J.J. Marshall, N.F. Most, and S. Samadi. 2011. Tools to support the reuse of software assets for the NASA earth science decadal survey missions. The IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Newsletter (158): 17–22.
Rao, S., M. Becker, and A. Work. 2011. Classrooms explore impacts of climate change on human health using CHANGE viewer. Directions Magazine. October 18.
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Warner, K., T. Afifi, A. de Sherbinin, C. Erhart, S.B. Adamo, and T. Chai-Onn. 2011. Environmental change and forced migration scenarios: methods and findings from the Nile Delta, Sahel and Mekong Delta. In Migration and Climate Change, eds. E. Piguet, Pécoud, A. and Guchteneire, A. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press and UNESCO.
Webersik, Christian and Marc A. Levy. 2011. The Role of Natural Resource Management in Reducing the Risk of Conflict Recurrence. In Governance, Natural Resources, and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding, ed. Bruch C., Muffett C., and Nichols, S.S. Oxford: Earthscan.
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Adamo, S.B. 2010. Environmental migration and cities in the context of global environmental change. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 2 (3): 161-165. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2010.06.005.
Balk, D., G. Yetman, and A. de Sherbinin. 2010. Construction of gridded population and poverty data sets from different data sources. Proceedings of the European Forum for Geostatistics 2010, Talin, Estonia, October 5-7. http://www.efgs.info/geostat-project/efgs-conference-2010-e-proceedings/efgs-conference-2010-e-proceedings/e-proceedings_EFGS_2010_Deliverable_WP4.pdf/view.
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Chai-Onn, T., and E. Sydor. Mapping and monitoring the international center for AIDS care and treatment programs. Poster in Then and Now: ESRI Map Book Volume 25, ed. Michael Kataoka, 73. Redlands, California: ESRI.
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Downs, R.R., and J. Marshall. 2010. A proposal on using reuse readiness levels to measure software reusability. Data Science Journal 9:73-92.
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Uhlir, P.F., R.S. Chen, J.I. Gabrynowicz, and K. Janssen. 2009. Toward implementation of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems data sharing principles. Journal of Space Law 35 (1): 201–290.
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de Sherbinin, A. 2008. Is poverty highest near parks? An assessment of infant mortality rates around protected areas in developing countries. Oryx 42 (1): 26–35.
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Marshall, J. J., R. R. Downs, S. Samadi, N.S. Gerard, and R. E. Wolfe. 2008. Software reuse to support earth science. Journal of Frontiers of Computer Science and Technology 2 (3): 296–310.
Redford, K., M. Levy, E. Sanderson, and A. de Sherbinin. 2008. What is the role for conservation organizations in poverty alleviation in the world’s wild places? Oryx 42 (4): 516–528.
Storeygard, A., D. Balk, M. Levy, and G. Deane. 2008. The global distribution of infant mortality: a subnational spatial view. (Subscription-only.) Population, Space and Place 14 (2): 209–229.
Ceccato, P., T. Ghebremeskel, M. Jaiteh, P.M. Graves, M. Levy, S. Ghebreselassie, A. Ogbamariam, A.G. Barnston, M. Bell, J. del Corral, S.J. Connor, I. Fesseha, E.P. Brantly, and M.C. Thomson. 2007. Malaria stratification, climate, and epidemic early warning in Eritrea. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Health 77 (6) S61–S68.
de Sherbinin, A., L.K. VanWey, K. McSweeney, R. Aggarwal, A. Barbieri, S. Henry, L. M. Hunter, W. Twine, and R. Walker. 2007. Rural household demographics, livelihoods and the environment. Global Environmental Change 18:38-53.
de Sherbinin, A. 2007. The New ENTRI conference of party (COP) decision search tool. MEA Bulletin Guest Article, Linkages (December 20).
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de Sherbinin, A., R.S. Chen, and M. Levy. 2007. What does climate change mean for the hazards community? Natural Hazards Observer XXXI (6): 11–13.
de Sherbinin, A., and G. Martine. 2007. Urban population, development and environment dynamics. CICRED Policy Paper No. 3. Paris: Committee for International Cooperation in National Research in Demography (CICRED).
de Sherbinin, A., A. Schiller, and A. Pulsipher. 2007. Three cities and their vulnerabilities to climate hazards. IHDP Update 2 (October): 5–8.
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Gerard, R., R.R. Downs, J.J. Marshall, and R.E. Wolfe. 2007. The software reuse working group: A case study in fostering reuse. Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration. (IEEE IRI-07)/. Las Vegas, NV. August 13–15. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IRI.2007.4296592.
Häder, D.-P., H. D. Kumar, R.C. Smith, and R.C. Worrest. 2007. Effects of solar UV radiation on aquatic ecosystems and interactions with
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McGranahan, G., D. Balk, and B. Anderson. 2007. The rising tide: assessing the risks of climate change and human settlements in low elevation coastal zones. Environment & Urbanization 19 (1): 17–37.
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de Sherbinin, A. 2006. “Life in the U.S. with More Than 300 Million.” Interview by Jorge Salazar. Human World, Earth and Sky radio broadcast (October 6).
de Sherbinin, A. and R.S. Chen. 2006. Global change: Revealing humanity's impact on Earth. Earth Imaging Journal (May/June): 12–17.
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Nelson, A., A. de Sherbinin, and F. Pozzi. 2006. Towards development of a high-quality public domain global roads database. Data Science Journal 5 (0): 223-265.
Small, C. 2006. Comparative analysis of urban reflectance and surface temperature. Remote Sensing of Environment 104 (2): 168–189.
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Downs, R.R. 2020. Meeting Evolving Practices for Sharing and Managing Earth Science Data. A poster presented at the 2020 Winter ESIP Meeting, Bethesda, Maryland, January 7–9.
Downs, R.R. 2020. Global and Local Population Data for Community Lifeline Decision Making. A presentation given at the 2020 Winter ESIP Meeting, Bethesda, Maryland, January 7–9.
Adamo, S.B., R.S. Chen, A. de Sherbinin, R.R. Downs, D.C. Grant, M.A. Levy, K. MacManus, M. Milan, J. Mills S.Vinay, G. Yetman. Appendix: American Geophysical Union 2019 Fall Meeting Sessions, Papers, and Presentations with CIESIN Staff Participation (175 KB PDF). San Francisco, California, December 9–13.
Chen, R.S. 2019. Integrating Diverse Data on Hazards, Exposure, Vulnerability and Impacts. Presentation given at the Technical Advisory Group meeting for the Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT) maintained by the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED), Brussels, Belgium, October 16–17.
Chen, R.S. 2019. United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: New Technologies for the Sustainable Development Goals. Plenary talk given at the 4th GEO Data Technology Workshop, Vienna, Austria, April 23–25.
Chen, R.S. Global Fundamental Geospatial Data for Sustainable Development. Presentation given at the 13th Research Data Alliance Plenary, Philadelphia, April April 2–4.
Chen, R.S. 2019. Addressing FAIR through Legal Interoperability: Principles and Practice. Presentation given at the plenary of the Research Data Alliance, Philadelphia, March 31–April 1.
de Sherbinin, A. 2019. Climate Change, Livelihoods and Migration in West Africa: Results from the World Bank’s Groundswell II Project. Keynote talk given at the Conference on Climate Change and Food Security, Dakar, Senegal, November 18–19.
de Sherbinin, A. 2019. Data Visualization and Cognition: The Challenge of Future Scenario Development. A presentation given at the 2019 Forum on Scenarios for Climate and Societal Futures, the University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, March 12–13.
de Sherbinin, A. 2019. Geospatial Indicators of Global Change. Presentation given at the Socio-environmental Systems Indicators for Climate Change Adaptation & Resilience in the US, Annapolis, Maryland, May 15–17.
de Sherbinin, A. 2019. The World Bank Groundswell Project: Modeling Climate Change Induced Migration. A panel presentation given at the American Association of Geographers meeting, Washington DC, April 3-6.
de Sherbinin, A. 2019. Policy Responses to Future Scenario Development: Lessons from the Groundswell Project. A poster presented at the 2019 Forum on Scenarios for Climate and Societal Futures, the University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, March 12–13.
Downs, R.R. 2019. Network for Earth-space Research Education and Innovation with Data (NEREID). Presentation given at the workshop, Network for Earth-space Research Education and Innovation with Data (NEREID), the Green Bank Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia, November 20–22.
Downs, R.R. 2019. Infrastructure for Enabling the Use of Integrated Earth Science Data by Heterogeneous Communities. The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) sixteenth plenary session and the 2019 Ministerial Summit and Roundtable, Canberra, Australia, November 4–8.
Downs, R.R. 2019. Introduction to the Repository Platforms for Research Data IG. Invited presentation given at the 14th Plenary of the Research Data Alliance (RDA), Helsinki, Finland, October 23–25.
Downs, R.R. and R.S. Chen. 2019. Improving Usability throughout the Data Lifecycle. Poster presented at the 14th Plenary of the Research Data Alliance (RDA), Helsinki, Finland, October 23–25.
Downs, R.R. 2019. Repository Platforms for Research Data: Improving Capabilities for Repository Platforms to Support Research Data Policies. A presentation given at the 14th Plenary of the Research Data Alliance (RDA), Helsinki, Finland, October 23–25.
Downs. R.R. 2019. Assessing the Science Impact of Gridded Population Data: A Pilot Study. Presentation given at the CODATA 2019 conference, Beijing, September 19–20.
Downs, R.R. 2019. FAIR Practices at SEDAC. Presentation given at the CODATA 2019 conference, Beijing, September 19–20.
Downs, R.R. 2019. Socioeconomic Data Citations and Impact. Paper presented at the 2019 Summer ESIP Meeting, Tacoma, Washington, July 16–19.
Downs, R.R. 2019. Data Lifecycle Actions to Improve the Usability of Earth Science Data for Heterogeneous User Communities. Lightening talk and poster presented at the Annual EarthCube meeting, Denver, Colorado, June 12–14.
Downs, R.R. 2019. Understanding the Impact of Global Earth Science Data. A poster presented at the 2019 Summer ESIP Meeting, Tacoma, Washington, July 16–19.
Downs, R.R. 2019. Data Granularity Task Force. Presentation given at the Research Data Alliance 13th Plenary, Philadelphia, April 2-4.
Downs, R.R. 2019. Assessing Data Curation at a Scientific Data Center. A poster presented at the Winter ESIP Meeting, Bethesda, Maryland, January 14–17.
Downs, R.R. and R.S. Chen. 2019. Exceeding Legacy Requirements to Meet New Requirements for Trustworthy Data Repositories. A poster presented at the 13th Research Data Alliance Plenary, Philadelphia, April 2–4.
Downs, R.R, and L. Zhang. 2019. Data Sharing Incentives and Metrics for Open Data. Presentation given at the high-level workshop on Open Research Data Policy and Practice, Beijing, September 17–18.
Li, Nanshan. 2019. Population Modeling in Mexico with Wireless Device Location and Nighttime Lights Data. A poster presented at Data Science Day, Columbia, University, New York City, April 3.
Mendeloff, D. 2019. Global Subnational Distribution of Infant Mortality Rates. Paper presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting Austin, Texas, April 10–13.
Mills, J. 2019. Gridded Population of the World (GPW) version 5: Building and Using a Global Ccollection of Subnational Data. European Forum of Geography and Statistics.
Pistolesi, L., M. Levy, O. Borkovska, E. Schnarr, and K. Tschirhart. 2019. Mapping Subnational Boundaries: The GRID3 approach. European Forum of Geography and Statistics, Manchester, England, October 9–11.
Yetman, G. 2019. Combining Census and Satellite Data: The High-Resolution Settlement Layer. Presentation given at the Expert Group Meeting on Population Data for the 21st Century: Advances in Data Collection Methodologies, held at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in New York Cit,y December 4–6.
Yetman, Greg. 2019. The High Resolution Settlement Layer: Improving Population Allocation Methods. Presentation given at theThe Fourth Open Science Meeting of the Global Land Programme, Bern, Switzerland, April 24–26.
Yetman. G. 2019. Building Data for Climate Change Adaptation. A presentation given at a workshop held at the meeting of the New York State Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Association, Suffern, New York, April 15–17.
Adamo, S.B. 2018. Livelihood Diversification and Environmental Change in Argentina’s Drylands. A paper presented at the 2018 Population Conference of the Latin American Population Association (ALAP), Puebla, Mexico, October 23–26.
Adamo, S.B. 2018. An Assessment of Data Issues in Environmental Migration Research. A presentation given at the International Workshop on Migration and the Environment, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, (ETH-Zurich), Zurich, Switzerland, September 3–4.
Adamo, S.B. and A. de Sherbinin. Addressing the Needs of Persons Moving in the Context of Disasters and Climate Change in the Global Compact for Migration. A briefing held April 4 at the Global Compact for Migration, United Nations headquarters, New York City, April 3–6.
Borkovska, O. 2018. Mapping the Distribution of Human Population: The High Resolution Settlement Layer (2.09 MB PDF). A presentation given at the Esri User Conference, San Diego, California, July 9–13.
Chen, R.S., R.R. Downs, M.A. Levy, K. MacManus, E. Schnarr, S. Trzaska, G. Yetman. APPENDIX: Fall AGU 2018 Sessions, Papers, and Presentations with CIESIN Staff Participation (226 KB PDF). Washington DC, December 10-14.
Chen, R.S. 2018. FEMA PrepTalk: “Who’s at Risk? Rapid Mapping of Potential Hazard Exposure.” A presentation given as part of the PrepTalks Symposium organized by FEMA, Washington DC, January 29.
de Sherbinin, A. 2018. Modeling Migration with “Big” Population Data: Groundswell (4.082 KB PDF) . A presentation given at the second United Nations (UN) World Data Forum, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 22–24.
de Sherbinin, A. 2018. Climate Change Hotspots Mapping and Migration as Adaptation (3.30 MB PDF). Invited presentation at the Boundary Spanning Symposium, Annapolis, Maryland, June 11–13.
de Sherbinin, A. 2018. GEOSS Data Management Principles: Importance and Implementation (9.7MB PDF). 3rd GEO Data Providers Workshop, Frascati, Italy, May 2–4.
de Sherbinin, A. 2018. New Trends and Challenges for Scientific Data Management (2MB PDF). A keynote address given at the Latin America and the Caribbean Scientific Data Management Workshop in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 17–18.
de Sherbinin, A. 2018. Certification for Open and Trustworthy Data Repositories. A presentation given at the Generay Assembly of the EarthCube Council of Data Facilities, Gaithersburg, Maryland, January 8–12.
Downs, R.R. 2018. CoreTrustSeal Certification: First-Year Perspectives. 2018 ESIP Summer Meeting, Tucson, Arizona, July 17–20.
Downs, R.R. 2018. End User Community Readiness Ranking—Augmented Metadata. A presentation given at the 2018 ESIP Summer Meeting, Tucson, Arizona, July 17–20.
Downs, R.R and K. Moe. 2018. What’s the Value of Integrating Socioeconomic and Earth Observations Data. A presentation given at the 2018 ESIP Summer Meeting, Tucson, Arizona, July 17–20.
MacManus, K. 2018. Data Visualization and Access Services for Global Man-made Impervious Surface (GMIS) and Human Built-up and Settlement Extent (HBASE) Data Sets (977 KB). A presentation given at the Esri User Conference, San Diego, California, July 9–13.
Pistolesi, L. 2018. The POPGRID Data Collaborative: Advancing the Use and Impact of Population and Infrastructure Data in Support of the Sustainable Development Goals. (6 MB PDF) A presentation given at the 11th Annual European Forum for Geography and Statistics (EFGS), Helsinki, Finland, October 16–18.
Yetman, G. 2018. Comparing Settlement and Population Data Products; What Do Users Need. A presentation given at Mapping Urban Areas from Space 2018, Frascati, Italy, October 30–31.
Yetman, G. 2018. Population Data Resources for Humanitarian and Development Applications. Esri User Conference, San Diego, California, July 9–13.
Yetman, G. 2018. Integration and Transformation of Census Data: Modeling Population on Raster Surfaces. An invited presentation at the MapTech GEO seminar, U.S. Bureau of the Census in Suitland, Maryland, January 25.
Borkovska, O., R.S. Chen, A. de Sherbinin, R.R. Downs, G., J. Mill, and G. Yetman. 2017. Appendix: American Geophysical Union 2017 Fall Meeting Sessions, Papers, and Presentations with CIESIN Staff Participation (Presentations and Activities by CIESIN Staff at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting(43KB PDF). New Orleans, December 11–15.
de Sherbinin. 2017. Climate Change Impacts: Relocation to Safer Ground. A panel presentation given at Columbia University Morningside campus, New York City, December 5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiPaOWlc7QA&t=2213s
de Sherbinin, A. 2017. Mapping and Modelling the Flow of Climate Change Migrants. Presentation given at the 2017 American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, April 6–10.
Downs, R.R. 2017. Using Mapping Tools to Work with Natural Hazards Data (423 KB PDF). Presentation given at the 2017 Summer Meeting of the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP), Bloomington, Indiana, July 25–28.
Downs, R.R., R.S. Chen, A. de Sherbinin. 2017. Adopting World Data System Certification to Improve a Trustworthy Data Repository (241 KB PDF). Presentation given at the 2017 Summer Meeting of the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP), Bloomington, Indiana, July 25–28.
Downs, R.R., R.S. Chen, and G. Yetman. 2017. Trusted Data for Disaster Management (1.3 MB PDF). Presentation given at the 2017 Summer Meeting of the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP), Bloomington, Indiana, July 25–28.
Adamo, S.B. 2016. Survey and other data sources on subnational stocks and flows (PDF 179KB). A presentation given at the Workshop on Data and Methods for Modelling Migration Associated with Climate Change, Sciences Po, Paris, December 5–6.
Adamo, S.B. 2016. Population Mobility and Environment: From Knowledge to Policy (585 KB PDF). Presentation given at Migration and Climate Change Workshop, Columbia University Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia University Law School, September 18.
Adamo, S.B., and A. de Sherbinin. 2016. “Mapping Climate Change Hot Spots” (1.35 MB PDF). A presentation given at the at the Workshop of the Advisory Committee of the Platform on Disaster Displacement, Geneva, October 13–14.
de Sherbinin, A. 2016. Climate Vulnerability Hotspots Mapping (3.2MB PDF). A presentation given at the Workshop on Data and Methods for Modelling Migration Associated with Climate Change, Sciences Po, Paris, December 5–6.
Liu, X., M.A. Levy, J. Mulvey, and M. Walsh. 2016. Multi-Sensor Satellite Soil Moisture Observations for Drought Assessment In Africa. A poster presented at 3rd Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application Workshop, New York City, September 21–22.
R. R. Downs. 2016. Introduction to GEOSS Data Management Principle 5: Data Traceability. A presentation given at the 2016 GEOSS Interoperability Workshop, Online, October 20.
Adamo, S.B. 2013. Migration, Cities, and Climate Change in Latin America. Presentation given at the “Hamburg Conference: Actions for Climate-Induced Migration,” Hamburg, Germany, July 16–18.
Independent Evaluation of a Scientific Data Center for Compliance with the ISO 16363 Requirements for Audit and Certification of Trustworthy Digital Repositories Robert R. Downs 1 and Robert S. Chen2 Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University.
Mendeloff, D., and T. Chai-Onn. 2013. Evidence from the Frontlines of Climate Change: Loss and Damage to Communities Despite Coping an Adaptation. Poster presented at the 2013 Esri International User Conference, San Diego, California, July 8–12.
de Sherbinin, A. Visualization of Geospatial and Indicator Data Produced by CIESIN and the NASA SEDAC. Poster presented at a workshop hosted by the
National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), Annapolis, Maryland, July 23–24.
de Sherbinin, A., S. Adamo, and S. Baptista. 2012. “Climate hotspots mapping: What have we learned?” Paper presented at the Climate Adaptation Research and Understanding through the Social Sciences (ICARUS III) Conference, Columbia University, New York City, May 18–19.
Downs, R.R. 2012. Alternative Approaches to Collaborative Software Deployment Leveraging Open Source Software. Presentation given at the ESIP Federation Winter Meeting 2012, Washington, D.C., January 4.
Downs, R.R, and S. Vinay. 2012. Assessing Open Source Software Implementation Options from a Digital Preservation Perspective. Presentation given at the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Technical Committee and Planning Committee (TC/PC) Meeting, Austin, Texas, March 19–22.
Rao, S., and R.R. Downs. 2012. Learning about Climate Change and Human-Health Impacts with the CHANGE Viewer. Poster presented at the ESIP Federation Winter Meeting 2012. Washington, D.C., January 4.
Adamo, S. 2011. Slow-Onset Hazards and Population Displacement in the Context of Climate Change. Presentation given at Protection Gaps and Responses: Challenges and Opportunities, John Jay College of Justice of the City University of New York, New York City, April 27.
2011. Integration of Demographic, Climate, and Epidemiological Factors in the Modeling of Meningococcal Meningitis Epidemic Occurrence in Niger. Poster presented at the 2011
Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America in Washington, D.C., March 30–April 1.
Baptista, S. 2011. Mobility and Vulnerability to Multi-hazard Risks in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Region. Paper presented at the
2011 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG), Seattle, Washington, April 12−16.
de Sherbinin, A. 2011. Preparing for Population Displacement and Resettlement Associated with Large Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Projects. Presentation given at
a meeting of the Committee on Climate, Energy, and National Security (CENS) of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., January 10–11.
Downs, R.R., and R.S. Chen. 2011. Audit of a Scientific Data Center for Certification as a Trustworthy Digital Repository: A Case Study. Presentation given at the AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, California, December 9.
Downs, R.R., and R.S. Chen. 2011. Developing an Online Resource Center about Geospatial Data Preservation. Paper presented at 37th Annual Conference of the International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology (IASSIST), Vancouver, B.C., May 31–June 3.
Levy, M.A. 2011. Three Thoughts on Next Generation International Goals with Respect to the Environment. Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Columbia University.
Marshall, J., R.R. Downs, and C. Mattmann. 2011. Software Reuse Methods to Improve Technological Infrastructure for e-Science. Paper presented at the IEEE Information Reuse & Integration Conference, Las Vegas, August 2.
Marshall, J., C. Mattmann, R.R. Downs, N. Most, and L. Gilliam. 2011. Packaging Software Assets for Reuse to Improve the Impact of Earth Science Information. Poster presented at the 2011 ESIP Federation Winter Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 4.
Mattman, C.A., R.R. Downs, P. Ramirez, C. Goodale, A. Hart. NASA’s Earth Science Data System Software Reuse WG: Year in Review 2011. Poster presented at the 2011 NASA Earth Science Data Systems Annual Conference, Newport News, Virginia, November 1-3.
Morel, A. Analysis of Trade as a Driver of Oil Palm Expansion: The Implications for Peatlands in Indonesia and Malaysia. Poster presented at the 2011 American Geophysical Union Meeting, San Francisco, September 5–9.
Mutter, J.C., S. Deraniyagala, V. Mara, and S. Marinova. Welfare effects of natural disasters in developing countries: An examination using multi-dimensional socioeconomic indicators. Poster presented at the 2011 American Geophysical Union Meeting, San Francisco, September 5–9.
Rao, S., M. Becker, and A. Work. 2011.
NASA Global Climate Change Education. Poster presented at
the COM.Geo 2011–2nd International Conference on Computing for Geospatial Research & Application, May 23–25, Washington, D.C.
Razafindrazay, L., A. Morel,and S.R. Baptista. 2011. Haiti: Spatial Analysis of Vulnerability. Poster presented at the 17th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference, New York City, May 8–10.
Adamo, S.B., G. Karakouzian, A. Moran, V. Mara, and J. He. 2010. A Spatial Analysis of Urbanization, Migration and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in China. Poster presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, April 15–17.
Baptista, S.R., D. Balk, M.R. Montgomery, and D. Kim. 2010. Mapping Urban Population and Exposure to Climate-Related Risks: The Brazilian Semiarid Region and Neighboring Coastal Zone. Presentation given at the Second International Conference on Climate, Sustainability and Development in Semi-arid Regions (ICID+18), Fortaleza, Brazil, August 16–20.
Baptista, S.R. 2010. Adapting to Urban Climate Risk in Coastal Brazil. Presentation given at the 2010 Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting.
Washington, D.C., April 14–18.
Downs, R. R. 2010. Scientific Data Management for the Protection of Human Subjects. Presentation given at the 36th Annual Conference of the International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology (IASSIST), Ithaca, New York, June 1–4.
Downs, R.R. 2010. SEDAC Long-Term Archive Development. Presentation given at the 2010 ESIP Federation Winter Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 5-7.
Downs, R.R. and R. S. Chen. 2010. Sustainable Governance for Long-Term Stewardship of Earth Science Data. Presentation given at the 2nd Annual Earth and Space Science Informatics Workshop, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, August 2-4, 2010.
Downs R. R., and R. S. Chen. 2010. Designing Flexible Workflow for Upstream Participation of the Scientific Data Community. Presentation given at the 36th Annual Conference of the International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology (IASSIST), Ithaca, New York, June 1-4.
Downs, R.R., A. de Sherbinin, and R.S. Chen. 2010. Long Term Digital Preservation of Earth Science Data with Fedora. Poster presented at the NASA Data Center Managers Meeting, Virginia Beach, Virginia, May 4–6.
Downs R. R., N. F. Most, J. J. Marshall, and C. A. Mattmann. 2010. Tools for Reusing Earth Science Software. Presentation given at the 2nd Annual Earth and Space Science Informatics Workshop, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, August 2-4.
Golden, M., G. Yetman, and T. Chai-Onn. 2010. Innovative Methodologies & Mapping to Assess Vulnerable Populations Near Superfund Sites. A presentation given at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Inaugural Partnerships for Environmental Public Health Program meeting,
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, April 26–27.
Levy, M., M. Muñiz, S.B. Adamo, T. Mitchell Aide, M.J.A. Núñez, G. Yetman, M.E. Lukang, T. Chai-Onn, and S. Baptista. 2010. Population Change in Latin American and the Caribbean, 1990-2000, a Spatial Time Series. Presentation given at the 2010 Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., April 14-18.
Marshall J. J., R. R. Downs, and C. A. Mattmann. 2010. Progress towards a NASA Earth Science Reuse Enablement System (RES). Presentation given at the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, Las Vegas, August 4-6.
Mattmann C.A., J.J. Marshall, and R.R. Downs. 2010. Packaging Software Assets for Reuse. Poster presented at the 2010 Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, December 13–17.
Mattmann C. A., R. R. Downs, J. J. Marshall, and N. F. Most. 2010. Reuse Tools to Help Enable Climate Research in NASA Missions. Poster presented at the 2010 ESIP Federation Summer Meeting, Knoxville,Tennessee, July 20-23.
Mattmann, C.A., R.R. Downs, J.J. Marshall, and S. Samadi. 2010. Software reuse for environmental decision-making. Poster presented at the 2010 ESIP Federation Winter Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 5–7.
Rao, S. and S. Vinay. 2010. Choosing the Right GIS framework for an Informed Enterprise Web GIS Solution. Paper presented at the
Map India 2010 Conference, “Defining Geospatial Vision for India,” Gurgaon, India, January 19–21.
Adamo, S.B. Hogares. 2009. Hogares Medios de Vida y Recursos Naturales en Áreas Rurales de Argentina (“Households, Livelihoods, and Natural Resources in Rural Areas of Argentina”).
Presentation given at “Demographic Factors in the Contemporary Environmental Crisis.” Mexico City, December 3–4.
Adamo, S.B. 2009. Climate Change-Population Interactions: A Spatial and Regional Perspective. Plenary Session on Population and Climate Change, XVI IUSSP International Population Conference. Marrakech, Morrocco, September 27–October 2.
Adamo, S.B. 2009. Environmentally Induced Population Displacements. PERN Session of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change
(IHDP) Open Meeting 2009. Bonn, Germany, April 26–30.
Baptista, S. 2009. Metropolitanization and Forest Recovery
in Santa Catarina, Southern Brazil:
A Multiscale Analysis. A presentation given at the symposium, “Landscape Change and Forest Transition Theory:Toward a Multiscale Approach,” Latin American International Association of Landscape Ecology conference.
Campos do Jordão, Brazil,
Castro, M., A. de Sherbinin, and S. Vajjhala. 2009. Population Displacements Associated with Environmentally Significant Infrastructure Projects. PERN Session of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP) Open Meeting 2009. Bonn, Germany, April 26–30.
Chen, R.S., and G. Yetman.
2009. Integrating Socioeconomic Data into GEOSS to Enable Societal Benefits. A paper presented at a Union session of the
2009 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union. San Francisco, April 14–18.
de Sherbinin, A. 2009. Population, Consumption, and the Environment. A presentation given at “Demographic Factors in the Contemporary Environmental Crisis.” Mexico City, December 3–4.
de Sherbinin, A. 2009. Humans Altering the Water Cycle. A presentation given at “Global Terrestrial Network-Hydrology (GTN-H) Meeting.” New York City, July 7–10.
Downs, R.R. 2009. Geospatial Data Stewardship at CIESIN. A presentation given at “Geospatial Summit for Framing a National Preservation and Access Strategy for Geospatial Data.” Washington, D.C., November 12–13.
Downs, R.R. 2009. Using the 2008 TerraViva! SEDAC Viewer in the Classroom.A presentation given at
2009 Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Federation Summer Meeting.
University of California, Santa Barbara, California, July 7-10.
Downs, R.R. 2009. Managing Risks to Scientific Data. A presentation given at “NYU/IBM Workshop on Managing Data Risk: Acquisition, Processing, Retention and Governance.” New York City,
Downs, R.R. and R.S. Chen. 2009. Conducting a Self-Assessment of a Long-Term Archive for Interdisciplinary Scientific Data as a Trustworthy Digital Repository. Plenary Session, Open Repositories 2009 Meeting. Atlanta, Georgia, May 18–21.
Downs, R.R. and R.S. Chen. 2009. A Model for Web-Based Services to Enable Self-Submission and Workflow for Preserving Interdisciplinary Scientific Data. 2009 Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Federation Summer Meeting. Santa Barbara, California, July 7–10.
Downs, R.R. and R.S. Chen.
2009. Designing Submission Services for a Trustworthy Digital Repository of Interdisciplinary Scientific Data. A presentation given atm
“Earth and Space Science Informatics Workshop—Developing the Next Generation of Earth and Space Science Informatics:Technologies and the People That Will Implement Them.” Baltimore County, Maryland, August 3–5, 2009.
Downs, R.R. and R.S. Chen. 2009. Enabling successful submissions of scientific data for preservation and future use. Presentation given at the 2009 AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, December 14–18.
Marshall, J.J., R.R. Downs, and R. Gerard. 2009. Measuring software reusability for scientific data systems. Poster presented at the 2009 AGU Fall Meeting,
Marshall, J.J., R.R. Downs, and S. Shahin. 2009. Relevance of Reuse in Building Advanced Data Processing Systems. A presentation given at the “Earth and Space Science Informatics Workshop—Developing the Next Generation of Earth and Space Science Informatics: Technologies and the People That Will Implement Them.” Baltimore County: Maryland, August 3–5.
Samadi, S., J.J. Marshall, and R.R. Downs. 2009. Building the Next Generation of Science Data Systems Using Service-Oriented Software Reuse. The Eighth NASA Joint Earth Science Data Systems (ESDS) Working Group Meeting. Wilmington, Delaware: October 20-22, 2009.
Uhlir, P. and R.S. Chen. Global Change in Environmental Data Sharing: Implementation of the GEOSS Data Sharing Principles. “COMMUNIA Conference 2009:Global Science & Economics of Knowledge-Sharing Institutions.” Torino, Italy, June 28–30.
Adamo, S.B. 2008. Environmentally Induced Population Displacements: Conclusions from PERN’s Online Seminar. “Environment, Forced Migration & Social Vulnerability International Conference. Bonn, Germany,
Adamo, S.B. 2008. Synergies of a Global Microdata Collaboratory: Climate and Ecology. “Global Integration of Population Microdata: Challenges for the 20010 Round. New York City, February 23.
S.B. Adamo, M. Levy, and R.S. Chen. 2008. The Role of Spatial Data Infrastructure in Integrating Climate Change Information with a Focus on Monitoring Observed Climate Impacts. “UN Conference on Climate Change and Official Statistics. Oslo, Norway, April 14–16.
S.B. Adamo, M. Levy, and R.S. Chen. 2008. Why Demographic Data Are Not Up to the Challenge of Measuring Climate Risks and What to Do about It. “UN Conference on Climate Change and Official Statistics. Oslo, Norway, April 14–16.
Baptista, S. 2008. Climate Hazards and Adaptation to Climate Change in Metropolitan Florianópolis. Poster presented at “Tough Choices: Land Use Change Under a Changing Climate. Berlin, October 2–3.
Chen, R.S and P. Uhlir. 2008. Proposed Implementation Guidelines for the Data Sharing Principles of GEOSS: Report of GEOSS Task DA-06-01. 21st CODATA Conference. Kyiv, Ukraine. October 9–10.
Chen, R.S. for A. de Sherbinin. 2008. Global Roads Data: A Strategy for Development. 21st CODATA Conference. Kyiv, Ukraine. October 9–10.
Chen, R.S., R.R. Downs, G. Yetman, S. Adamo. 2008. The Potential Role of the World Data Centers in the Global Earth Observing System of Systems and the International Polar Year: CIESIN Experience to Date. 21st CODATA Conference. Kyiv, Ukraine, October 9–10.
Chen, R.S. and R.R. Downs. 2008. Implementing a Digital Repository for the Preservation of Interdisciplinary Data. 2008 IASSIST. Palo Alto, CA, May 27–30.
Chen, R.S. 2008. Developing GIScience and Geographic Analysis Programs at Universities Which Do Not Have Geography Departments. 2008 Meeting of the Association of American Geographers. Boston, April 15–19.
deSherbinin, A. 2008. Designing A Data Commons for Sustainability Science: Lessons Learned from a World Data Center. “InterAcademy Panel Workshop on Open Access to Scientific Literature and Other Digital Scientific Information Resources in Central America and the Caribbean. Havanna, Cuba, September 3–4.
deSherbinin, A. 2008. Remote Sensing in Support of Multilateral Environmental Agreements. “University College of London Workshop on Remote Sensing and the Law. London, December 5.
deSherbinin, A. 2008. Socioeconomic Data for Climate Change Impacts,
Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment. “3rd NCAR Community Workshop on GIS in Weather, Climate and
Impacts. Boulder, Colorado, October 27–29.
Downs, R.R., R.S. Chen, R.T. Cartolano, and R. Bose. 2008. Collaborative Establishment of a Long-Term Archive for Stewardship of Interdisciplinary Scientific Data. Poster presented at 2008 Annual Meeting of the
American Geophysical Union. San Francisco, December 16.
Downs, R.R. and R.S. Chen. Creating a Trustworthy Digital Repository for a Long-Term Archive of Interdisciplinary Data: A Case Study. 21st CODATA Conference. Kyiv, Ukraine October 9–10.
Downs, R.R. and R.S. Chen. Exploring Collaborative Models for Sustainable Governance of Digital Collections of Scientific Data. DAPS ‘08 Workshop. Baltimore, Maryland, September 22.
Downs, R.R. and R.S. Chen. 2008. Balancing the Need for the Efficient Submission of Scientific Data with the Need to Collect Metadata. 2008 Mid-Atlantic Digital Library Conference. Lewisburg, PA, July 9.
Downs, R. R, R.S. Chen, J. Schumacher, W.C. Lenhardt. 2008. Assessing the Scientific Benefits of Interdisciplinary Use of Social Science Data through Citation Analysis. 2008 IASSIST. Palo Alto, CA, May 27–30.
Downs, R. R., J. Schumacher, R.S. Chen, and W.C. Lenhardt. 2008. Assessing the Scientific Benefits of Interdisciplinary Use of Social Science Data through Citation Analysis. Presented by R. Downs to the International Association for Social Science Information Services & Technology (IASSIST) 2008 Conference. Palo Alto, CA, May 28. Available at: https://www.stanford.edu/group/ADS/cgi-bin/drupal/system/files/DataCitationIASSIST20080528.ppt
Downs, R. R. and R.S. Chen. 2008. Implementing a Digital Repository for the Preservation of Interdisciplinary Data. Presented by R. Downs to the International Association for Social Science Information Services & Technology (IASSIST) 2008 Conference. Palo Alto, CA, May 30. Available at: https://www.stanford.edu/group/ADS/cgi-bin/drupal/system/files/ImplmntDigReposPresInterDataDraft20080530.ppt
Levy. M. 2008. Ecosystem service tradeoffs: Global examples involving biodiversity conservation, poverty reduction and disease prevention. Keynote address. “Tough Choices: Land Use Change Under a Changing Climate. Berlin, October 2–3.
Levy, M. 2008. Assessing security threats from natural disasters and climate change. Conference of the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies.Athens, Greece, April 9.
Mara, V. and D. Balk. Global patterns of urbanization vis-à-vis eEcosystems. 2008 Meeting of the Association of American Geographers. Boston, April 15–19.
R. R. Downs, L.J. Gilliam, and R.E. Wolf.
2008. Progress in the development of a prototype reuse enablement system. Poster presented at 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Geophysical Union. San Francisco, December 15.
Chen, R.S. 2007. The GEO Data Sharing Challenge:
Putting principles into practice. Alliance for Earth Observations Briefing. Washington, D.C.,
Chen, R.S. 2007. Creating and Using Multi-Hazards Knowledge and Strategies. Disasters Roundtable of the National Academies Roundtable Workshop. Washington, DC, June 28, 2007.
Chen, R.S. 2007. The Group on Earth Observations-GEO and its Global Earth Observation System of Systems-GEOSS.
“International Data Exchange Workshop:
Building a Global Data Network for Studies of Earth Processes at the World's Plate Boundaries. Kiel, Germany,
de Sherbinin, A. 2007. Indicators from the environmental sustainability index related to land degradation. Paper presented at the “Knowledge Management Land Initiative: First Phase workshop, Global Environmental Facility, Selfoss, Iceland, August 28-30.
de Sherbinin, A. 2007. Urban Poverty Mapping:
Data and Methods. A presentation of CIESIN’s PERN at the PRIPODE Workshop on Urban Population,
Development, and Environment Dynamics,
Nairobi, June 11-13, 2007.
de Sherbinin, A. and G. Martine. 2007. Urban population, Development, and Environment Dynamics: Situating PRIPODE Research in the Larger Picture. International Colloquium on Population, Development and Environment in the South organized by PRIPODE (Programme for International Research on the Interactions between Population, Development and Environment), Paris, March 21–23.
Downs, R.R., R.S. Chen, W.C. Lenhardt, W. Bourne, and D. Millman. Cooperative management of a long-term archive of heterogeneous scientific data. Poster paper presented by John Moses on behalf of SEDAC, at PV2007 Conference, “Ensuring the Long-Term Preservation and Value Adding to Scientific and Technical Data, Munich, Germany, October 9–11.
Downs, R.R., R.S. Chen, and W.C. Lenhardt. 2007. Appraisal and Selection of Scientific Data for the Long-Term Archive: A Case Study. Presented at IASSIST 2007: Building Global Knowledge Communities with Open Data, Montreal, May 15–18.
Ahmed S., D. Balk, R. Flor, M. Levy, C. Palm, P. Sanchez, A. Storeygard, and S. Wood. 2006. Soil functional capacity classification map of the world. Poster presented at World Soil Science Congress, Philadelphia, PA, July 10.
Balk D., G. McGranahan, B. Anderson. 2006. Population and land area in distribution in urban coastal zones: A systematic assessment. Paper presented at “Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP) Open Science Conference,“ Beijing, November 11.
Chen, R.S., R.R. Downs, and W.C. Lenhardt. 2006. Development of a long-term interdisciplinary data archive with the Columbia University library system. 20th International CODATA Conference, Beijing, October 24.
Gorokhovich, Y. 2006. Pymatuning earthquake in Pennsylvania and late Minoan crisis on Crete, Greece. 1st IWA International Symposium on Water and Wastewater Technologies in Ancient Civilizations, Crete, October 28–30.
Jones, K.E., N. Patel, M. Levy, A. Storeygard, D. Balk, J.L. Gittleman, and P. Daszak. 2006. Spatial patterns of emerging infectious disease outbreaks and exploration of geographic drivers. Poster presented at Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP) Open Science Conference, Beijing, November 11.
Levy, M., A. de Sherbinin, D. Balk, B. Chen, B. Anderson. 2006. “Advancing the
understanding of human-environment interactions using fine-resolution
Poster presented at Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP) Open Science Conference, Beijing, November 11.
Balk, D. and Y. Gorokhovich. 2005. Who was affected? The demography of tsunami-affected population. “WHO Conference on Health Aspects of the Tsunami Disaster in Asia, Phuket, Thailand, May 4-6.
Balk, D., M.A. Levy, and A. Storeygard. 2005. The spatial distribution of global poverty and its biophysical determinants. 6th Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Research Community, Bonn, Germany, October 9-13.
Balk D., F. Pozzi, G. Yetman, U. Deichmann, and A. Nelson. 2005. The distribution of people and the dimension of place: Methodologies to improve the global estimation of urban extents. The International Society for Photogammetry and Remote Sensing Proceedings of the Urban Remote Sensing Conference, Tempe, AZ, March.
de Sherbinin, A. 2005. The Geographical and Biophysical Determinants of Hunger in Africa (PDF 200 KB). 6th Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Research Community, Bonn, Germany, October 9-13.
de Sherbinin, A., I. Porzecanski, and J. Tolisano. 2005. The Application of Remote Sensing in Support of Ecosystem Management Treaties and in Tranboundary Contexts. 2005 Annual Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology, Brasilia, Brazil, July 14-18.
Levy, M., D. Balk, G. Deane, A. Storeygard, and S. Ahamed. 2005. The geographical correlates of global poverty. The Open Meeting of Human Dimensions of Global Change Research, Bonn, Germany, October.
Levy, M., C. Thorkelson, C. Vörösmarty, E. Douglas, M. Humphreys. 2005. Freshwater Availability Anomalies and Outbreak of Internal War: Results from a Global Spatial Time Series Analysis. Human Security and Climate Change: An International Workshop, Oslo, Norway, June 21–23.
Deborah. 2004. Spatial Patterns and Determinants of
Health and Mortality. 2004 Annual Meeting of the
Association of American Geographers,
Philadelphia, PA, March 16.
Balk D., A. Storeygard, and G. Booma. 2004. Mapping access to maternal health care facilities in Bangladesh. Millennium Project Task Force 4 on Maternal and Child Mortality, February 6.
Chen, Robert S.,
and Maxx Dilley. 2004. Natural Hazards and the Environment:
Constraints on Achieving the Millennium Development Goals? 2004 Annual Meeting of the Association of American
Geographers, Philadelphia, PA, March 16.
Alex, Deborah Balk, Robert Chen, Marc Levy and Adam Storeygard.
2004. The Geographical
and Biophysical Correlates of Hunger and Infant Mortality:
Lessons from CIESIN’s Poverty Mapping Activities (PDF 3 MB). 2004 Annual Meeting of the American Geophysical
Union, San Francisco, CA, December 14, 2004.
de Sherbinin, Alex, Robert S. Chen, and Pedro Sanchez. 2004. Identifying and Analyzing Hunger Hotspots. 2004
Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers,
Philadelphia, PA, March 16, 2004.
R. 2004. Needs Assessment for Managing and Preserving Geospatial
Electronic Records: Preliminary Results. Extending
the Boundaries: A Workshop on Managing and Preserving Geospatial
Electronic Records, Palisades, NY, May 13.
Downs, R. R.,
Chen, R. S., Becker, M., Mickelson, J., & Scialdone,
J. 2004. Practices for Managing and Preserving Geospatial
Data. Presented at the 19th Annual Northeast ARC Users
Group Conference, Lake Placid, NY, September 1.
Steve Goldstein, W. Christopher Lenhardt, and Sri Vinayagamoorthy.
2004. Solid Earth Sample Registry (SESAR). 19th
International CODATA Conference, The Information Society:
New Horizons For Science, Berlin,
Germany. November 7-10.
Levy, Marc, Deborah
Balk, Adam Storeygard, and Gregory Booma. (2004). Moving
toward a global poverty map: Lessons from integrating micro,
meso and macro analyses of hunger and mortality. 2004
ESRI Users Conference, San Diego,
CA, August 9-13.
Levy, Marc. (2004). Characterizing the Global Distribution of Poverty. 2004 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers,
Philadelphia, PA, March 16.
||de Sherbinin, Alex. 2003. The Role of Sustainability Indicators as a Tool for Assessing
Territorial Environmental Competitiveness, International
Forum for Rural Development, November 4-6, 2003, Brasilia,
de Sherbinin, Alex. 2003. Frontiers
in the Application of Sub-National Data in Population, Development
and Environment Research, 2003 Open Meeting of
the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Research
Community, October 16-18, 2003, Montréal, Québec.
Alex. 2003. Relationship
Between Physical Water Availability and Development Indicators
in Africa. Open Science Conference of the Global
Water Science Project, 7-9 October 2003, Portsmouth,
Alex and Deborah Balk. 2003. Analyzing the Determinants
of Sustainable Development and Climate Vulnerability Using
the PLACE Data Set, 2003 Annual Meeting of the Association
of American Geographers, March 5, 2003, New Orleans,
Deborah Balk and Greg Yetman. 2003. Methodologies
to Improve Global Population Estimates in Urban and Rural
Areas. Presented by Roberta Balstad Miller at the 30th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of the
Environment, 10-14 November 2003, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Christopher Small and Gregory Yetman. 2002. Modeling
the Distribution of Human Population with Night-time Satellite
Imagery and Gridded Population of the World. Presented
at the Specialty Conference Integrating Remote Sensing
at the Global, Regional, and Local Scale (Pecora IV),
10-15 November 2002, Denver, Colorado.
Francesca and Christopher Small. 2002. Vegetation
and Population Density in Urban and Suburban Areas in the
U.S.A., presented at the Third International
Symposium of Remote Sensing of Urban Areas, 11-13 June
2002, Istanbul, Turkey.
Pozzi, Francesca. 2002. Development
of a Land Cover Database in Westchester County, NY,
presented at the Westchester GIS User Group Meeting,
10 May 2002, Purchase, NY.
|| Balk, Deborah, Christopher Small, Daniel
Kammen, Tania Simoncelli, and Majid Ezzati. 2001.Disease,
climate and land use change in Kenya, presented by
Melanie Brickman at the Annual Meeting of the Population
Association of America, 29-31 March 2001, Washington,
Alex. 2001. Consumption-Environment
Linkages, paper presented at the State of the
World Population 2001 Briefing, 19 November 2001, Capitol
Hill, Washington, DC.
de Sherbinin, Alex and Chandra Giri. 2001. Remote
Sensing in Support of Multilateral Environmental Agreements:
What Have We Learned from Pilot Applications?, presented
at the 2001 Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global
Environmental Change Research Community, 6-8 October
2001, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
de Sherbinin, Alex, and Marc Levy. 2001. The
Geography of National Level Environmental Sustainability
Indicators, presented at the 2001 Annual Meeting
of the Association of American Geographers, 2 March
2001, New York, NY.
Chandra, Surendra Shresthra, and Marc Levy. 2001. Assessment
and Monitoring of Land Use/Land Cover Change in Southeast
Asia, presented at the 2001 Open Meeting of the Human
Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Research Community,
6-8 October 2001, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
and Alex de Sherbinin (2001). Remote
Sensing and Geoinformatics for Environmental Agreements
and Assessments, presented at the 2001 Annual
Meeting of the Association of American Geographers,
2 March 2001, New York, NY.
Marc (2001) Measuring Environmental
Sustainability, presented at the 2001 Open Meeting
of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Research
Community, 6-8 October 2001, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Roberta Balstad (2001) Understanding
Climate Change Impacts on a Global City: New York City,
2000-2080, presented at the 2001 Open Meeting of the
Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Research
Community, 6-8 October 2001, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Robert (2001) Global Impacts of Sea-Level
Rise, presented at the European Geophysical Society
26th General Assembly on 26-30 March 2001, Nice, France.
Andrew, and Alex de Sherbinin, Wen-hua Hsieh, and Alex Pulsipher
Vulnerability of Global Cities to Climate Hazards,
presented at the 2001 Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions
of Global Environmental Change Research Community, 6-8
October 2001, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Christopher (2001) A Global Analysis
of Urban Population Distributions and the Physical Environment,
presented at the 2001 Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions
of Global Environmental Change Research Community, 6-8
October 2001, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Christopher (2001) Scaling Properties
of Urban Reflectance Spectra, presented at the AVIRIS
Earth Science and Applications Workshop, 27 Feb - 2
Mar 2001, Palo Alto, CA.
Antoinette Wannebo, Maarten Tromp, and Robert Bourdeau (2001) Wetlands
on the Web: Distributing Ramsar Site Information,
presented at the 2001 ESRI Users Conference, 9-13
July, 2001, San Diego CA.
|| Amissah-Arthur, Abigail, and Roberta B.
Miller (2000) Remote Sensing Applications
in African Agriculture and Natural Resources: Highlighting
and Managing the Stress of Increasing Population Pressure,
presented at the 33rd COSPAR Assembly on 16-23 July,
(2000) Gridded Population: Where are
we? The demand side view, presented at the Gridded
Population Workshop, 2-3 May 2000, New York, NY.
Mark and William B. Solecki (2000) GIS
in Global Climate Change Research: Using GIS in the Metropolitan
East Coast Climate Assessment Project, presented
at the annual Environmental Systems Research Institute
Users' Conference, 27-30 June 2000, San Diego, CA.
Robert (2000) Challenges
in Developing Interdisciplinary Global Change Databases,
presented at the Second China-U.S. Symposium on Selected
Scientific and Technical Data Activities, 3-7 December
2000, Beijing, China.
Robert, Deborah Balk, and Greg Yetman (2000) Development
and Maintenance of a Global Gridded Population Database,
presented at the Global Mapping Forum, 28-30 November
2000, Hiroshima, Japan.
Chris (2000) Spatial Data Integration
Challenges: The Gridded Population of the World Approach,
presented at the Annual Meeting of the International
Association for Social Science Information Services and
Technology (IASSIST), 9 June 2000, Evanston, IL.
Marc (2000) Measuring Environmental
Sustainability, presented at Las Relaciones Sociedad-Naturaleza
para el Desarrollo Sustentable: Politica Ambiental Y Agenda
Internacional (The Relationship between Society and Nature
for Sustainable Development: Environmental Politics and
the International Agenda) conference, 24-28 July 2000,
Mexico City, Mexico.
Marc (2000) Goal and Strategy Formulation
in the Management of Global Environmental Risks, presented
at the International Workshop Diffusion of Environmental
Policy Innovations, 8-9 December 2000, Berlin, Germany.
Levy, Marc, Jessie
Cherry, Alex de Sherbinin, and Francesca Pozzi (2000) Practical
Challenges in Creating an Integrated National-Level
Environmental Dataset: Lessons Learned from the Environmental
Sustainability Index, poster presented at
the Data for Science and Society (CODATA) Conference,
13-14 March 2000, Washington, DC.
|Mateescu, Ion, Lucy Nowell, Leigh
Williams, and Karen L. Moe (2000) Advanced
Visualization of Scientific Metadata, poster
presented at the 2000 CODATA meeting, 13-14 March
2000, Washington, DC.
Roberta B. and Abigail Amissah-Arthur (2000) Remote
Sensing Applications in African Agriculture and Natural
Resources: Highlighting and Managing the Stress of Increasing
Population Pressure, presented at the 33rd Scientific Assembly of COSPAR,July 2000, Warsaw.
Roberta B. (2000) Climate Change, Science,
and Society, presented at the Symposium on A Decade
of Global Change Research: Accomplishments and Future Directions
of Earth System Sciences, George Mason University, 15
Roberta B. (2000) Information Technology
and Sustainable Development, presented at the International
Conference on Sustainable Development for Island Societies,
National Central University, Chungli, Taiwan, 20 April 2000.
Roberta B and Christopher Small (2000) Cities
from Space: Potential Applications of Remote Sensing in
Urban Environmental and Policy Research, presented at
the International Symposium on Remote Sensing and Environment,
Cape Town, South Africa, March 2000.
Joe, Roseanne Schwartz, and Kit Pitkin (2000) Transitioning
from Call Center to Digital Reference, presented at
the Virtual Reference Desk Conference, 17 October,
Ben, Paul Epstein, and D. Sahagian (2000) Correlation
of Diverse Marine Disturbance Data to Better Understand
Climate Variability: The HEED Prototype, poster presented
at the American Geophysical Union Fall meeting, 15-19
December 2000, San Francisco, CA.
Gregory, Uwe Deichmann, and Deborah Balk (2000) Creating
a Global Grid of Human Population, presented at the
annual Environmental Systems Research Institute Users'
Conference, 27-30 June 2000, San Diego.
Ion Mateescu, Deborah Balk, and Uwe Deichmann (2000) A
gridded population of the world: The single variable model,
presented at the Gridded Population Workshop, 2-3
May 2000, New York City.