最新彩票免费领取彩金-CIESIN News http://ciesin.columbia.edu News and Events en-us Thu, 19 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT 2020-11-19T05:00:00Z en-us 最新彩票免费领取彩金-CIESIN News http://ciesin.columbia.edu/news.html#gis-day2020 <p>CIESIN experts helped to celebrate GIS Day as part of several events held virtually on November 18. For a “Lunch and Learn” Webinar organized by NASA and Esri, Greg Yetman, associate director for Geospatial Applications, gave a 10-minute talk on how geographic information systems (GIS) facilitates the integration of socioeconomic and biophysical data to support interdisciplinary research and applications. He noted CIESIN’s long history in developing gridded population data products, extending back more than 25 years when GIS software was still in its infancy.</p> <p>Later in the day, CIESIN and the New York City (NYC) Geospatial Information System and Mapping Organization (GISMO) held the online event, “Discover the World Through GIS in NYC.” The event featured presentations by students and researchers from CIESIN and Columbia University, Lehman College of the City University of New York, and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). Nearly 80 people from around the world learned about efforts to map the movement of refugees and COVID-19; plan for disaster housing; evaluate bike paths in the Bronx; implement interactive mapping in the NYCHA; and prioritize tiger habitats in India’s wildlife corridors. The event was hosted by senior geographic information specialist Dara Mendeloff, in coordination with senior geographic information specialist Tricia Chai-Onn. Mendeloff is a member of the Board of Directors of GISMO, a volunteer organization founded in 1990.</p><ul> See:<li style="margin-left:2em;"><a href="http://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/rec/play/4Tv0u-YKfHu7hiQc_q5USuCPI0uHs3wfFmRvIFYDNlNbTjX_xWG0DjTgnvwgf22H848U0nsLkRINmqk7.4t0Hm5N-5OP2RuvL">“Discover the World Through GIS in NYC”</a></li></ul> Thu, 19 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT http://ciesin.columbia.edu/news.html#gis-day2020 2020-11-19T05:00:00Z 最新彩票免费领取彩金-CIESIN News http://ciesin.columbia.edu/news.html#data-hubs-grid3 <table border="0" align="left" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" width="1" style="margin-right:0.5em;"><tr valign="top"><td><a href="http://grid3.org/news"><img src="http://ciesin.columbia.edu/binaries/web/global/news/2020/grid-data-hub-namibia_final.jpg" alt="" style="border:none" /></a></td></tr><tr valign="top"><td style="font-size:0.8em;"><p>COVID-19 data hub for Namibia. Country-specific hubs for <a href="http://namibia-covid-19-data-hub-nsa-online.hub.arcgis.com/" target="_blank">Namibia</a>, <a href="http://nigeria-coronavirus-response-data-hub-nbs-nigeria.hub.arcgis.com/" target="_blank">Nigeria</a>, <a href="http://coronavirus-response-moic.hub.arcgis.com/" target="_blank">Sierra Leone</a>, and <a href="http://zambia-open-data-nsdi-mlnr.hub.arcgis.com/" target="_blank">Zambia</a> have data on hospitals and isolation centers, population distribution in COVID-19 epicenters, and risk factors associated with COVID-19.</p></td></tr></table><p>Publicly accessible, user-friendly data hubs to support COVID-19 response efforts in several African countries have been developed in close partnership with national government agencies and other stakeholders. Vital components in the leveraging of these countries’ commitment and capabilities in containing the pandemic, the hubs consolidate relevant geospatial data from a variety of sources. Country-specific hubs for <a href="http://namibia-covid-19-data-hub-nsa-online.hub.arcgis.com/" target="_blank">Namibia</a>, <a href="http://nigeria-coronavirus-response-data-hub-nbs-nigeria.hub.arcgis.com/" target="_blank">Nigeria</a>, <a href="http://coronavirus-response-moic.hub.arcgis.com/" target="_blank">Sierra Leone</a>, and <a href="http://zambia-open-data-nsdi-mlnr.hub.arcgis.com/" target="_blank">Zambia</a> are currently available and include data on hospitals and isolation centers, population distribution in COVID-19 epicenters, and risk factors associated with COVID-19. The hubs also provide data visualization tools and dashboards, Web applications and interactive maps, and access to data and documentation, developed collaboratively with agencies and stakeholders. Technological support from private sector organizations <a href="http://www.esri.com/en-us/home" target="_blank">Esri</a> and <a href="http://fraym.io/" target="_blank">Fraym</a> was coordinated by CIESIN’s Geo-Referenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development (GRID3) program. Olena Borkovska, geographic information specialist, has been coordinating technical assistance for the hub for Zambia. Other staff supporting in-country partners and stakeholders are project coordinator Justine Dowden (Namibia), senior research associate Emilie Schnarr (Nigeria), and senior research staff assistant Annie Werner (Sierra Leone).</p> Tue, 17 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT http://ciesin.columbia.edu/news.html#data-hubs-grid3 2020-11-17T05:00:00Z 最新彩票免费领取彩金-CIESIN News http://ciesin.columbia.edu/news.html#grid3-nwlstr-webinar <p>The fourth Webinar in a <a href="http://grid3.org/resources/webinars">series</a> designed for a non-technical audience has been produced by the Geo-referenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development (GRID3). The Webinar, “Principles and Applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS),” focuses on how GRID3 uses GIS tools and principles to inform its work, with an example from GRID3′s work with Ghana using GIS tools to support census modernization efforts there. Presenters include senior research staff assistant Anela Layugan; Frankline Echerue, technical specialist at UNFPA; and Alina Game, GIS analyst at the Flowminder Foundation.</p> <p>GRID3 also released its latest quarterly newsletter, featuring stories on the role of gridded data in eradicating wild polio in Nigeria; working with the Zambian government to address malaria; COVID-19 data hubs; and data collection approaches.</p><ul> See:<li style="margin-left:2em;"><a href="http://youtu.be/jw__l631LPg">Webinar</a></li><li style="margin-left:2em;"><a href="http://us19.campaign-archive.com/?u=6c56984c0ca10d882e1dd5330&id=9c8cc50ff7">GRID3 Newsletter</a></li></ul> Mon, 16 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT http://ciesin.columbia.edu/news.html#grid3-nwlstr-webinar 2020-11-16T05:00:00Z 最新彩票免费领取彩金-CIESIN News http://ciesin.columbia.edu/news.html#datasets_nov <p>CIESIN has recently released the preliminary 2020 version of the Natural Resource Protection and Child Health Indicators (NRPI and CHI) in support of the country selection process conducted by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (<a title="MCC" href="http://www.mcc.gov/">MCC</a>). The MCC bases its selection criteria for foreign assistance on a variety of quantitative governance, social, economic, and environmental indicators, including the NRPI and CHI. The USAID has also begun utilizing the CHI in 2020 to chart progress on the <a href="http://www.usaid.gov/selfrelianc">Journey to Self-Reliance</a>, an initiative that fosters sustained self-reliance on the part of developing countries. The NRPI assesses whether a country is protecting at least 17% of all of its biomes (e.g., forests, grasslands, aquatic ecosystems, and tundra). The CHI incorporates three underlying indicators—Access to At Least Basic Sanitation, Access to At Least Basic Water, and Child Mortality, ages 1–4—and serves a useful proxy for key environmental conditions.</p> <p>The 2020 version of the Environmental Performance Index (EPI), developed by the <a href="http://envirocenter.yale.edu/">Yale Center for Environmental Law &amp; Policy</a> and CIESIN, has also been released. The EPI ranks 180 countries in two major components, environmental health and ecosystem vitality, based on 32 indicators. Produced every two years since 2006, the EPI is archived and disseminated by the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) managed by CIESIN. The 2020 release includes a report, data sets for download, and an extensive map gallery of nearly 100 maps visualizing changes in performance over more than two decades.</p><ul> See:<li style="margin-left:2em;"><a href="http://www.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/nrpi-chi-2020/">2020 Natural Resource Protection and Child Health Indicators (NRPI and CHI)</a></li><li style="margin-left:2em;"><a href="http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/epi-environmental-performance-index-2020">2020 Environmental Performance Index</a></li></ul> Mon, 16 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT http://ciesin.columbia.edu/news.html#datasets_nov 2020-11-16T05:00:00Z 最新彩票免费领取彩金-CIESIN News http://ciesin.columbia.edu/news.html#rda-16-plenary <p>Senior digital archivist Robert Downs participated in the 16th Plenary meeting of the Research Data Alliance (<a title="RDA P16" href="http://www.rd-alliance.org/plenaries/rda-16th-plenary-meeting-costa-rica-virtual">RDA P16</a>) held virtually November 9–12. The meeting, which was organized by CONARE Costa Rica, RDA United States, and Research Data Canada, had the theme, “Knowledge Ecology,” focusing on how open science can support the diversification, expansion, reuse, and constant creation of knowledge, as in healthy ecological systems. On November 9, Downs led the joint breakout session of the Repository Platforms for Research Data Interest Group (IG) and the Domain Repositories IG, “Approaches for Selecting Research Data Repository Platforms and Sharing Resources to Facilitate Open Science.″ During this session, he gave two presentations, “Selecting Research Data Repository Platforms for Open Science,” and “Opportunities for Sharing Resources among Research Data Repositories.” Downs also presented the poster, “Simultaneously Leveraging Principles to Improve Capabilities for Using Research Data,” as part of the P16 poster session. Recordings from RDA P16 are now <a title="available online" href="http://www.rd-alliance.org/rda-16th-plenary-meeting-recordings">available online</a> to meeting registrants.</p> <p>The RDA was established in 2013 as an international community of data experts and users. It now has more than 10,000 members from more than 145 countries.</p> Fri, 13 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT http://ciesin.columbia.edu/news.html#rda-16-plenary 2020-11-13T05:00:00Z 最新彩票免费领取彩金-CIESIN News http://ciesin.columbia.edu/news.html#lehman-collab <p>CIESIN has developed a collaboration with the <a href="http://www.lehman.edu/academics/eggs/">Department of Earth, Environmental, and Geospatial Sciences</a> at Lehman College of the City University of New York to develop and enhance hazards data, working initially with five Lehman graduate and undergraduate students. Supervised by CIESIN alumnus Yuri Gorokhovich, associate professor in the Department, the students are Christopher Aime, Diana Calderón, Nira Rahman, and Raychell Velez from Lehman's Master′s program in Geographic Information Science; and Hadja Doumbouya, a senior majoring in environmental sciences. CIESIN associate director for Geospatial Applications Greg Yetman is assisting the students in using machine learning methods to develop improved data on the exposure and vulnerability of buildings and other infrastructure to hazards, extending <a title="recent work" href="http://fidss.ciesin.columbia.edu/building_data_adaptation">recent work</a> for the State of New York supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Carolynne Hultquist, CIESIN postdoctoral research scientist, and Andrew Kruczkiewicz, senior staff associate at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), are also working with the students to apply the data to flash flood hazard assessment.</p> <p>The collaboration is supported by the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) as part of SEDAC's efforts to achieve small business purchasing goals established by NASA, which include collaboration with Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Outputs of the collaboration will be made available via SEDAC after appropriate review. Based in the Bronx, Lehman is one of the only MSIs (or HBCU′s) in the US to offer a master of science degree in geographic information science.</p> Thu, 12 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT http://ciesin.columbia.edu/news.html#lehman-collab 2020-11-12T05:00:00Z 最新彩票免费领取彩金-CIESIN News http://ciesin.columbia.edu/news.html#webinars-oct2020 <p>The Global COVID-19 Viewer developed by the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) operated by CIESIN was the subject of the first NASA <a title="Earthdata Webinar" href="http://earthdata.nasa.gov/learn/user-resources/webinars-and-tutorials">Earthdata Webinar</a> of fiscal year 2021, “SEDAC’s Global COVID-19 Viewer: A User-Friendly Tool for Assessing National and Subnational Trends and Risk Factors in Coronavirus Spread.” The October 28 webinar was given by Alex de Sherbinin, SEDAC deputy manager and CIESIN associate director for Science Applications, and Joe Schumacher, SEDAC user services manager and CIESIN senior information specialist. Approximately 110 participants learned about the development of the Viewer, launched in March 2020 and updated most recently in September. The Webinar included a live demonstration of the Viewer, which lets users visualize spatially-explicit trends in COVID-19 infection and mortality rates, including daily updated global data on COVID-19 cases and deaths in relationship to population density and key risk factors. The demo focused on current hotspots, interesting trends, and an exploration of risk factors.</p> <p>On November 2, Jolynn Schmidt, program manager-data lead for the Geo-Referenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development (<a href="http://grid3.org/">GRID3</a>) program managed by CIESIN, participated in a workshop at the <a href="http://live.eventtia.com/en/2020-geong-forum/home/">7th 2020 GeONG Forum</a>, a virtual gathering of international humanitarian and development organizations. The workshop focused on different approaches and lessons learned in defining health catchment areas and assessing the number of people in them, which is important for estimating the potential number of patients and demand on health facilities. Schmidt presented her experience working to strengthen developing countries’ capabilities for mapping population distribution, human settlements, and other core spatial data layers.</p><ul> See:<li style="margin-left:2em;"><a href="http://earthdata.adobeconnect.com/pda3kj3ec7as/">"SEDAC’s Global COVID-19 Viewer" (Adobe Connect recording)</a></li></ul> Wed, 04 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT http://ciesin.columbia.edu/news.html#webinars-oct2020 2020-11-04T05:00:00Z 最新彩票免费领取彩金-CIESIN News http://ciesin.columbia.edu/news.html#recent-presentations_oct2020 <p>Alex de Sherbinin, associate director for Science Applications, recently published the feature article, “Impacts of Climate Change as Drivers of Migration,” in <em>Migration Information Source</em>, the online journal of the <a title="Migration Policy Institute" href="http://www.migrationpolicy.org/">Migration Policy Institute</a>. The article reviews the growing evidence base for environmentally induced migration, summarizes key lessons learned, and assesses implications for future migration under climate change.</p> <p>Climate-migration linkages have also been the focus of a number of recent events. On October 21, de Sherbinin gave a presentation, “Climate Change and Its Impacts on (Well Being), Migration, and Displacement,” to the Virtual Global Climate Change Seminar Series of the Weill Cornell Medicine Global Health Education program. He also moderated a virtual panel, “Climate, Conflict, and Coronavirus: A Perfect Storm for Migrants and Displaced Persons,” October 22. Panelists included Jeffrey Schlegelmilch, director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness; Kamal<a rel="noopener" href="http://tallbergfoundation.org/board-members/kamal-amakrane/" target="_blank"> </a>Amakrane, director in the Office of the President of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA); and Leslie Roberts, associate professor of Population and Family Health and a member of the Program on Forced Migration and Health at Columbia′s Mailman School of Public Health. This was one of a series of panels organized by the Committee on Forced Migration, an initiative of the Columbia Global Centers.</p> <p>CIESIN director Robert Chen presented approaches to open data access by the Earth observations and research communities during an online stakeholder consultation organized October 21 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Conclusions and recommendations from the session are being submitted as inputs to the <a title="WMO Data Conference" href="http://meetings.wmo.int/WMO-Data-Conference/SitePages/Conference%20Scheme.aspx">WMO Data Conference</a>, to be held virtually November 16–19. The WMO Data Conference is seeking to develop a common understanding across all sectors of society on the roles, requirements, and arrangements needed for international exchange of observations and other data for monitoring and prediction of the Earth System environment, including weather, climate, and water.</p><ul> See:<li style="margin-left:2em;"><a href="http://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/impacts-climate-change-drivers-migration">“Impacts of Climate Change as Drivers of Migration” (article)</a></li><li style="margin-left:2em;"><a href="http://globalcenters.columbia.edu/events/cfm-climate-conflict-and-coronavirus-perfect-storm-migrants-and-displaced-persons">“Climate, Conflict, and Coronavirus: A Perfect Storm for Migrants and Displaced Persons” (panel)</a></li><li style="margin-left:2em;"><a href="http://vimeo.com/472175564">WMO Stakeholder Consultation 2: Research data and WMO data policy (video)</a></li><li style="margin-left:2em;"><a href="http://meetings.wmo.int/WMO-Data-Conference/PublishingImages/SitePages/Preparatory%20Workshops/Key%20messages%20on%20Stakeholder%20Consultation%202%20-Research.pdf">WMO Stakeholder Consultation 2: Research data and WMO data policy (key messages)</a></li></ul> Fri, 23 Oct 2020 04:00:00 GMT http://ciesin.columbia.edu/news.html#recent-presentations_oct2020 2020-10-23T04:00:00Z 最新彩票免费领取彩金-CIESIN News http://ciesin.columbia.edu/news.html#unwdf_2020 <p>The <a title="2020 United Nations World Data Forum" href="http://unstats.un.org/unsd/undataforum/index.html">2020 United Nations (UN) World Data Forum</a> was held virtually October 19–21, in place of a physical meeting in Bern, Switzerland, that has been postponed to 2021. The Forum serves as a platform for intensifying cooperation on sustainable development data across a diverse set of communities, under the auspices of the <a title="UN Statistical Commission" href="http://unstats.un.org/unsd/statcom/">UN Statistical Commission</a>.</p> <p>Several CIESIN staff participated actively in the Forum. On October 20, Sandra Baptista, senior research associate, and Andrea Jordan, special assistant to the deputy director, both representing the Geo-Referenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development (GRID3) program, co-organized the live panel, “Use of Geospatial Data to Support COVID-19 Response,” with Colombia’s National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE). The panel was moderated by Io Blair-Freese of the Bill &amp; Melinda Gates Foundation and included two partners in the GRID3 program: Prince Clem Ikanade Agba, minister of state for budget and national planning of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and co-chair of GRID3′s Nigeria national steering committee; and David Moinina Sengeh, minister of basic and senior secondary education and chief innovation officer for the Government of Sierra Leone.</p> <p>The Forum also included a number of pre-recorded sessions. NASA, UN-Habitat, the European Space Agency, and the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) organized a session on the use of Earth observations to make cities inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. CIESIN Director Robert Chen co-authored a short presentation with Thomas Kemper of the European Commission′s Joint Research Centre on behalf of the GEO Human Planet Initiative, which he co-leads. They also participated in a pre-recorded question-and-answer session.</p> <p>Recordings of Forum sessions are now available online. The UN World Data Forum was originally established in response to a key recommendation in the <a title="2014 report" href="http://www.undatarevolution.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/A-World-That-Counts.pdf">2014 report</a>, “A World that Counts: Mobilising the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development,″ prepared by the UN Secretary-General′s Independent Expert Advisory Group on a Data Revolution for Sustainable Development.</p><ul> See:<li style="margin-left:2em;"><a href="http://youtu.be/-XZIelEkd8Y">“Use of Geospatial Data to Support COVID-19 Response” (panel)</a></li><li style="margin-left:2em;"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=errkpuqRo6o">“Tools to...Use Earth Observations to Deliver SDG 11 and the New Urban Agenda″ (panel)</a></li></ul> Fri, 23 Oct 2020 04:00:00 GMT http://ciesin.columbia.edu/news.html#unwdf_2020 2020-10-23T04:00:00Z 最新彩票免费领取彩金-CIESIN News http://ciesin.columbia.edu/news.html#Open-House <p>The free Lamont Open House has been held nearly every year since 1949, attracting thousands of students, families, and other interested individuals who live near the Lamont campus and the broader New York metropolitan area. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 2020 Open House shifted to a virtual format, “<a title="Lamont Open House at Home" href="http://openhouse.ldeo.columbia.edu/">Lamont Open House at Home</a>,″ held online October 19–21. Several CIESIN staff members contributed to the event, which aimed to encourage awareness and interest in the earth sciences and to emphasize how better understanding of the Earth can help preserve its future.</p> <p>Dara Mendeloff, senior geographic information specialist, was one of three speakers in the panel, “When am I Going to Use This? Dynamic Careers in Science,” October 19. During the panel, which was geared to students in grade 6–12, she shared her experience as a geospatial information science researcher, beginning with her early interest in environmental issues in high school and continuing with her training in and use of geographic information system (GIS) tools, data, and methods. She also highlighted a range of CIESIN mapping tools and projects and participated in the question-and-answer session. A recording of the panel is now available on YouTube.</p> <p>Justine Dowden, project manager with the Geo-Referenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development (GRID3)  program, was moderator and Emilie Schnarr, GRID3′s country manager for Nigeria, was one of two panelists for the October 20 session, “Fighting Disease with Geospatial Data and Climate Prediction.″ The session highlighted novel approaches to improve public health by using better data and forecasts to improve planning for outbreaks of mosquito-borne diseases and for vaccination campaigns that need to reach all vulnerable populations. Ángel G. Muñoz, associate research scientist at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) was the other panelist.</p> <p>CIESIN staff have participated regularly in the Lamont Open House, since CIESIN′s move to the Lamont campus in 1998 to become part of the Earth Institute.</p><ul> See:<li style="margin-left:2em;"><a href="http://openhouse.ldeo.columbia.edu/events/when-am-i-going-use-dynamic-careers-science-explore">″When am I Going to Use This?: Dynamic Careers in Science” (video—presentation begins at 23:45)</a></li><li style="margin-left:2em;"><a href="http://openhouse.ldeo.columbia.edu/events/fighting-disease-geospatial-data-and-climate-prediction">″Fighting Disease with Geospatial Data and Climate Prediction” (abstract)</a></li></ul> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 04:00:00 GMT http://ciesin.columbia.edu/news.html#Open-House 2020-10-22T04:00:00Z