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SSPs Literature Database, v1 (2014 – 2019)

Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs)

To provide a literature database tracking the use of a global scenarios framework consisting of Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs), Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs), and Shared Policy Assumptions (SPAs), 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.

Food Insecurity Hotspots Data Set, v1 (2009 – 2019)

Food Security

To provide gridded data that identify the level of intensity and frequency of food insecurity over the 10 years between 2009 and 2019, as well as hotspot areas that have experienced consecutive food insecurity events, based on FEWS NET Food Security Data.

Environmental Performance Index, 2020 Release (1950 – 2020)

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 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.

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.

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.

Environmental Performance Index, 2018 Release (1950 – 2018)

Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

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

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.

Deforestation, v1 (2000 – 2012)

West Africa Coastal Vulnerability Mapping

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

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

West Africa Coastal Vulnerability Mapping

To provide maternal education levels and poverty in West Africa.

Economic Systems Index, v1 (2000, 2010)

West Africa Coastal Vulnerability Mapping

To assess relative levels of economic activity in the coastal zone of West Africa.

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.

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.

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.

Mangrove Forests Distribution Polygon, v1 (2000)

West Africa Coastal Vulnerability Mapping

To provide mangrove forests in the coastal zone of West Africa that may be exposed to the threats of sea level rise and storm surge.

Population Projections, v1 (2030, 2050)

West Africa Coastal Vulnerability Mapping

To provide areas in West Africa that may be particularly exposed to climate stressors owing to future high population growth.

Point and Gridded Locations of Fatalities, v1 (2008 – 2013)

West Africa Coastal Vulnerability Mapping

To measure human security and sensitivity of populations to climate stressors in the coastal zone of West Africa.

Subset of Global Mammal and Amphibian Richness Grids, 2015 Release (2013)

West Africa Coastal Vulnerability Mapping

To provide areas of higher richness of threatened species which may be at risk from 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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