Selected NASA SEDAC data products, services, and resources on biodiversity conservation and protected areas.
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A CIESIN Thematic Guide to Land Use and Land Cover Change (LUCC)
An introduction to land use and land cover changes; key topics include deforestation, desertification, biodiversity loss, land cover and the water cycle, land cover and the carbon cycle, and urbanization.
CIESIN Thematic Guide to Night-Time Light Remote Sensing and its Applications
This extensively illustrated guide introduces users to the types of night-time light data available, its characteristics and limitations. It details the distinguishing features of the stable lights, radiance calibrated and time series Average DN data sets.
A CIESIN Thematic Guide to Social Science Applications of Remote Sensing
An introduction to remote sensing for a non-technical audience, as well as a look at the application of remote sensing to social science research questions; with examples of social science applications in six different fields, and a table listing the characteristics of major sensors.