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Global (GL) Annual PM2.5 Grids from MODIS, MISR and SeaWiFS Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD), v4.03 (1998 – 2019)

Satellite-Derived Environmental Indicators

To provide an annual global surface of concentrations (micrograms per cubic meter) of all composition ground-level fine particulate matter of 2.5 micrometers or smaller (PM2.5) for large-scale health and environmental research.

INFORM Global Risk Index 2019 Mid Year, v0.3.7, (2019)

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

To assess country-level vulnerability and coping capacity related to climate change based on the data set used in Chapter 8 of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II (WGII).

Population, Landscape, And Climate Estimates (PLACE), v4 (2000, 2005, 2010, 2015, 2020)

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 total area within a specific elevation strata, or the number of persons living within different climate zones.

Groundswell Spatial Population and Migration Projections at One-Eighth Degree According to SSPs and RCPs, v1 (2010 – 2050)

Cimate Migration

To provide a data set that allows users to understand how slow-onset climate change impacts on water availability and crop productivity, coupled with sea-level rise and storm surge, may affect the future population distribution and climate-related internal migration in low to middle income countries.

Annual PM2.5 Concentrations for Countries and Urban Areas, 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) in countries and urban areas for large-scale health and environmental research

Global One-Eighth Degree Urban Land Extent Projection and Base Year Grids by SSP Scenarios, v1 (2000 – 2100)

Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs)

To provide global SSP-consistent spatial urban land projections and base year 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 Urban Land Extent Projection and Base Year Grids by SSP Scenarios, v1 (2000 – 2100)

Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs)

To provide global SSP-consistent spatial urban land projections and base year 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 High Resolution Daily Extreme Urban Heat Exposure (UHE-Daily), v1 (1983 – 2016)

Satellite-Derived Environmental Indicators

To provide a high-resolution, longitudinal global data set of extreme urban heat events and urban heat exposure.

Urban Extent Polygons, v1.02 (1995)

Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project (GRUMP), v1

To provide a polygon representation of urban areas with city or agglomeration name and time series population estimates.

Urban-Rural Population and Land Area Estimates, v3 (1990, 2000, 2015)

Low Elevation Coastal Zone (LECZ)

To provide estimates of urban and rural populations and land areas for the years 1990, 2000, 2015 for 234 countries and statistical areas with contiguous coastal elevations of less than or equal to 5m above sea level, 5-10m above sea level, and national totals using multiple updated data sources for comparative analysis.

Natural Resource Protection and Child Health Indicators, 2021 Release (2010 – 2021)

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 complement the governance, social, and economic indicators used by MCC as country selection criteria.

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.

U.S. Social Vulnerability Index Grids, v1 (2000, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2018)

U.S. Census Grids

To provide a 1 km grid of the CDC Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) aligned with CIESIN's Gridded Population of the World, Version 4, Revision 11 (GPWv4.11) with a mask for water and no population.

Global Pesticide Grids (PEST-CHEMGRIDS), v1.01 (2015, 2020, 2025)

Global Agricultural Inputs, v1

To provide a global gridded data set of commonly-used agricultural pesticides crucial to assess human and ecosystem exposure to potential toxicants for environmental modeling, assessment of agricultural chemical contamination and risk analysis, and other related research at global, regional, national, and local levels.

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 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.

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.

Natural Resource Protection and Child Health Indicators, 2020 Release (2010 – 2020)

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 complement the governance, social, and economic indicators used by MCC as country selection criteria.

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.

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