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Global Urban Heat Island (UHI) Data Set, v1 (2013)

Satellite-Derived Environmental Indicators

To provide a global data set of average summer daytime maximum/nighttime minimum land surface temperatures (LSTs) for urban extents, as well as the LST difference between the urban area and the buffer.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Urban-Rural Population and Land Area Estimates, v2 (1990, 2000, 2010, 2100)

Low Elevation Coastal Zone (LECZ)

To provide estimates of urban and rural populations and land areas for the years 1990, 2000, and 2010; and projections to the year 2100 for 202 countries with contiguous coastal elevations in the following categories: less than or equal to 1m, 3m, 5m, 7m, 9m, 10m, 12m, or 20m; as well as national totals.

Sea Level Rise Impacts on Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance, v1 (2000 – 2010)

Low Elevation Coastal Zone (LECZ)

To provide a preliminary assessment of coastal Ramsar Sites that are at risk to inundation as a consequence of sea level rise.

Natural Resource Protection and Child Health Indicators, 2012 Release (2006 – 2012)

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.

Population, Landscape, And Climate Estimates (PLACE), v3 (1990, 2000, 2010)

National Aggregates of Geospatial Data Collection (NAGDC)

To provide tabular data to researchers without GIS capabilities who need data on population and land area by country across a range of physical characteristics. These include measures such as the number of persons living within coastal zones, the percent of a region within specific elevation strata, or the number of persons living within different climate zones.

Environmental Performance Index and Pilot Trend Environmental Performance Index, 2012 Release (2000 – 2010)

Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

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

Environmental Treaty Status Data Set, 2012 Release (1940 – 2012)

Environmental Treaties and Resource Indicators (ENTRI)

To provide information on the status of country participation in international environmental agreements.

Natural Resource Management Index, 2011 Release (2006 – 2011)

Natural Resource Management Index (NRMI)

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

National and Regional Data Set by Source Category, v2.86 (1850 – 2005)

Historical Anthropogenic Sulfur Dioxide Emissions

To provide annual estimates of anthropogenic global and regional Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) emissions in support of climate, atmospheric or other related research.

Settlement Points, v1 (1990, 1995, 2000)

Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project (GRUMP), v1

To provide populated place (point) data with consistent population estimates.

Natural Resource Management Index, 2010 Release (2004 – 2010)

Natural Resource Management Index (NRMI)

To assist in the country selection process for the Millennium Challenge Account by providing indicators of natural resource management that complements the governance, social, and economic indicators.

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