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Land and Water Area, v4 (2010)

Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v4

To provide pixel-level land and water surface area estimates.

Data Quality Indicators, v4 (2010)

Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v4

To provide additional information about the quality of input population data and to provide context for the population count and density grids.

Administrative Unit Center Points with Population Estimates, v4 (2000, 2005, 2010, 2015, 2020)

Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v4

To provide a vector (point) version of the input administrative units used in GPWv4 with population estimates for use in data integration.

Environmental Performance Index, 2016 Release (1950 – 2016)

Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

To provide quantitative metrics for evaluating a country's environmental performance in different policy categories relative to clearly defined targets.

Global Gridded Geographically Based Economic Data (G-Econ), v4 (1990, 1995, 2000, 2005)

Spatial Economic Data

To provide global gridded Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data in both Market Exchange Rate (MER) and Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) to be used for socioeconomic, environmental, climate, and other related research.

Global Mammal Richness Grids, 2015 Release (2013)

Gridded Species Distribution

To provide information on the number of mammal species present at a one-kilometer spatial resolution which can be used in modeling efforts, wildlife conservation planning, natural resource management, policy-making, biodiversity studies and human-environment interactions.

Global Amphibian Richness Grids, 2015 Release (2013)

Gridded Species Distribution

To provide information on the number of amphibian species present at a one-kilometer spatial resolution which can be used in modeling efforts, wildlife conservation planning, natural resource management, policy-making, biodiversity studies and human-environment interactions.

Global Annual PM2.5 Grids from MODIS, MISR and SeaWiFS Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD), v1 (1998 – 2012)

Satellite-Derived Environmental Indicators

To provide a continuous surface of concentrations (micrograms per cubic meter) of fine particulate matter of 2.5 micrometers or smaller (PM2.5) for health and environmental research.

Global Estimated Net Migration Grids By Decade, v1 (1970 – 2000)

Population Dynamics

To provide estimates of net-migration (in-migration minus out-migration) per one-kilometer grid cell on a decadal basis for the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.

Natural Resource Protection and Child Health Indicators, 2015 Release (2010 – 2015)

Natural Resource Management Index (NRMI)

To assist in the country selection process for the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) by providing indicators of natural resource protection and child health that complements the governance, social, and economic indicators used by MCC as country selection criteria.

Global Grid of Probabilities of Urban Expansion to 2030, v1 (2000 – 2030)

Land Use and Land Cover

To assess likely future areas of urban expansion up to the year 2030.

Population Exposure Estimates in Proximity to Nuclear Power Plants, Locations, v1 (1956 – 2012)

Energy Infrastructure

To provide a global data set of point locations and attributes describing nuclear power plants and reactors.

Population Exposure Estimates in Proximity to Nuclear Power Plants, Country-Level Aggregates, v1 (1990, 2000, 2010)

Energy Infrastructure

To provide estimates of total, urban and rural populations and land areas in proximity to nuclear power plants.

U.S. EPA National Priorities List Sites with CIESIN Modifications, v2 (2014)

Superfund Site Footprints

To provide an easily accessible, corrected EPA data set of the geo-referenced locations displayed as points for all the National Priorities List (NPL) Superfund sites in the United States, Puerto Rico, and other territories.

ATSDR Hazardous Waste Site Polygon Data with CIESIN Modifications, v2 (2010)

Superfund Site Footprints

To provide an easily accessible, corrected data set of polygons for hazardous waste sites in the United States which can be used to identify nearby populations and assess their potential risk.

Natural Resource Protection and Child Health Indicators, 2014 Release (2006 – 2014)

Natural Resource Management Index (NRMI)

To assist in the country selection process for the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) by providing indicators of natural resource protection and child health that complements the governance, social, and economic indicators used by MCC as country selection criteria.

Environmental Performance Index, 2014 Release (2002 – 2014)

Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

To provide quantitative metrics for evaluating a country's environmental performance in different policy categories relative to clearly defined targets.

Global Annual Average PM2.5 Grids from MODIS and MISR Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD), v1 (2001 – 2010)

Satellite-Derived Environmental Indicators

To provide a continuous surface of concentrations (micrograms per cubic meter) of particulate matter of 2.5 micrometers or smaller (PM2.5) for health and environmental research.

Natural Resource Protection and Child Health Indicators, 2013 Release (2006 – 2013)

Natural Resource Management Index (NRMI)

To assist in the country selection process for the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) by providing indicators of natural resource protection and child health that complements the governance, social, and economic indicators used by MCC as country selection criteria.

Global Mangrove Forests Distribution, v1 (2000)

Land Use and Land Cover

To provide data that can be used in global mangrove forest distribution modeling, land cover change analysis, global carbon accounting studies and to assist with policy-making in regards to human-environment interactions and future adaptive strategies.

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