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U.S. Climate Risk Projections by County, v1 (2040 – 2049)

Climate Risk and Vulnerability

To provide a U.S. county-level multi-hazard climate risk projection for 2040-2049 for climate, socioeconomic, environmental, and other related research.

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

Climate Migration

To provide a data set that allows users to understand how climate change impacts on water availability, crop productivity, and pasturelands (where no cropping occurs), coupled with sea-level rise, storm surge and flooding, may affect the future population distribution and climate-related internal migration in West Africa and the Lake Victoria Basin.

Annual Global High-Resolution Extreme Heat Estimates (GEHE), v1 (1983 – 2016)

Satellite-Derived Environmental Indicators

To provide a high-resolution, longitudinal global data set of annual extreme humid-heat.

Yale Center for Earth Observation (YCEO) Surface Urban Heat Islands, v4 (2003 – 2018)

Satellite-Derived Environmental Indicators

To provide global estimates of the surface urban heat island intensity from monthly, seasonal, to annual scales for over 10,000 urban clusters developed using a simplified urban-extent algorithm.

U.S. Social Vulnerability Index Grids, v1.01 (2000, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020)

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.

Sub-global Scenarios that Extend the Global SSP Narratives: Literature Database, v1 (2014 – 2021)

Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs)

To provide a literature database tracking the use of the sub-global scenarios consisting of Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs) and Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) that extend the global SSP narratives and framework for climate, socioeconomic, environmental, and other related research.

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.

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).

Global Gridded Relative Deprivation Index (GRDI), v1 (2010 – 2020)

Poverty Mapping

To provide a global gridded relative deprivation index characterizing the levels of multidimensional deprivation in each pixel at ~1 km resolution.

Environmental Performance Index, 2022 Release (1950 – 2022)

Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

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

Twentieth Century Crop Statistics, v1 (1900 – 2017)

Food Security

To provide a unique crop yield data set that spans the twentieth century for many of the world's major bread baskets.

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

Climate 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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