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Global Development Potential Indices, v1 (2016)

Land Use and Land Cover

To provide spatially-explicit data that relatively rank global land suitability referred to as Development Potential Indices (DPIs) for 13 sectors related to renewable energy, fossil fuels, mining and agriculture as an aid to conservation priority setting.

Global One-Eighth Degree Population Base Year and Projection Grids Based on the SSPs, v1.01 (2000 – 2100)

Population Dynamics

To provide global urban, rural, and total population base year and projection grids based on the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs) data at a resolution of one-eighth degree (7.5 arc-minutes) for climate, socioeconomic, environmental, and other related research.

Global 1-km Downscaled Population Base Year and Projection Grids Based on the SSPs, v1.01 (2000 – 2100)

Population Dynamics

To provide global urban, rural, and total population base year and projection grids based on the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs) data at a resolution of 1-km (about 30 arc-seconds) for climate, socioeconomic, environmental, and other related research.

Global Human Modification of Terrestrial Systems, v1 (2016)

Land Use and Land Cover

To provide a cumulative measure of human modification of terrestrial lands based on modeling the physical extents of 13 anthropogenic stressors and their estimated impacts using spatially-explicit global data sets.

Spatial Data from the 2011 India Census, v1 (2011)

India Data Collection

To provide high-resolution population and urban classification data for India for 2011.

VIIRS Plus DMSP Change in Lights (VIIRS+DMSP dLIGHT), v1 (1992, 2002, 2013)

Satellite-Derived Environmental Indicators

To visualize changes in brightness and extent of global nighttime lights networks over two decades with improved radiometric accuracy and finer spatial resolution.

Development Threat Index, v1 (2015)

Land Use and Land Cover (LULC)

To provide a future development threat map based on combining these resources: agricultural expansion, urban expansion, conventional oil and gas, unconventional oil and gas, coal, mining, biofuels, solar, and wind.

Altimeter Corrected Elevations (ACE2), v2 (1994 – 2005)

Digital Elevation Data Collection

To provide satellite altimeter corrected digital elevation data for environmental, socioeconomic, climate and other related research, such as flood risk assessment, land deformations, landslide modelling, urban planning, and sea level rise impacts.

Global Pesticide Grids (PEST-CHEMGRIDS), v1 (2015, 2020, 2025)

Global Agricultural Inputs, v1

To provide geographically gridded data of agricultural pesticides crucial to assess human and ecosystem exposure to potential and recognized toxicants for environmental modelling, assessment of agricultural chemical contamination and risk analysis, and other related research.

Global Subnational Infant Mortality Rates, v2 (2015)

Poverty Mapping

To provide a global subnational map of infant mortality rate estimates for the year 2015, to be used by a wide user community in interdisciplinary studies of health, poverty, and the environment.

Trends in Global Freshwater Availability from the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE), v1 (2002 – 2016)

Satellite-Derived Environmental Indicators

To provide data on changes in freshwater availability in order to better understand impacts on regional food supplies, human and ecosystem health, energy generation, and social unrest.

Urban Extents from VIIRS and MODIS for the Continental U.S. Using Machine Learning Methods, v1 (2015)

Urban Spatial Data

To provide representations of urban areas in the Continental U.S. in the year 2015 to support sustainable urban development planning in accordance with the growth of urban areas.

Global Annual PM2.5 Grids from MODIS, MISR and SeaWiFS Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) with GWR, v1 (1998 – 2016)

Satellite-Derived Environmental Indicators

To provide an annual global surface of concentrations (micrograms per cubic meter) of mineral dust and sea-salt filtered fine particulate matter of 2.5 micrometers or smaller (PM2.5) for large-scale health and environmental research.

Commercial Crop Production, v1 (2000)

West Africa Coastal Vulnerability Mapping

To provide crop production for five higher-value export crops in West Africa to aid in estimating production value.

Demographic and Health Survey Data Sets, v1 (1998 – 2013)

West Africa Coastal Vulnerability Mapping

To provide maternal education levels and poverty in West Africa.

Deforestation, v1 (2000 – 2012)

West Africa Coastal Vulnerability Mapping

To provide areas of forest cover loss in the coastal zone of West Africa.

GPWv4 Population Growth Preliminary Release, v1 (2000 – 2010)

West Africa Coastal Vulnerability Mapping

To provide areas in the coastal zone of West Africa that may be particularly exposed to climate stressors owing to high population growth rates.

GPWv4 Population Density Preliminary Release, v1 (2010)

West Africa Coastal Vulnerability Mapping

To provide areas in the coastal zone of West Africa that may be particularly exposed to climate stressors owing to high population density.

Social Vulnerability Indices, v1 (1997, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2013)

West Africa Coastal Vulnerability Mapping

To provide a measure of social vulnerability and "defenselessness" in the face of climate stressors in the coastal zone of West Africa.

Subset of High and Low Resolution Altimeter Corrected Elevations 2 (ACE2), v1 (1994 – 2005)

West Africa Coastal Vulnerability Mapping

To provide high and low resolution elevation in forested ecosystems in the coastal zone of West Africa.

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