Prof. Shojiro Tanaka of Shimane University describes the deforestation-population model on a visit to CIESIN July 18. Lamont Campus, Palisades, New York.
Professor Shojiro Tanaka of the Division of Information Systems, Graduate School of Science and Engineering at Shimane University,and Professor Ryuei Nishii of the Math for Industry Institute at Kyushu University visited CIESIN on July 18 to discuss their use of the Gridded Population of the World (GPW) data set in modeling global deforestation and to explore possible areas of future collaboration. CIESIN staff members shared progress in developing GPW version 4, which will be released later in 2014 through the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) operated by CIESIN. The visit by Professors Tanaka and Nishii was supported by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture.