An introduction to and analysis of a selection of satellite-derived air quality data sets at both global and US scales, from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). Data sets include GPWv4, Social Vulnerability Grids, and the Global Relative Deprivation Index. Part of NASA′s Earthdata Webinar Series.
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The Story of a Data Set
An Esri Story Map describes development of the Global Gridded Relative Deprivation Index (GRDI), a gridded index that depicts areas of relative poverty and deprivation using non-traditional inputs at a higher resolution than previously possible, for the entire world.
NASA ARSET Training:“Applications of the EO Toolkit to Measure and Analyze Sustainable Development Goals”
Part Two of a three-part training by NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET), “Earth Observations Toolkit for Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements,” that provides an overview of an online knowledge resource that shares ready-to-use Earth observation data sets and tools. Held February 3, 2022, the training, “Applications of the EO Toolkit to Measure and Analyze Sustainable Development Goals,” featured CIESIN postdoctoral research scientist Cascade Tuholske, with JRC's Thomas Kemper, presenting on using gridded data to support the Sustainable Development Goals 11 (“Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable”). An introduction to dataset comparison featured the POPGRID data collaborative Web site and Viewer.
NASA Earthdata Webinar: Using Geospatial Data to Evaluate Climate Hazards
An introduction to the data sets Global High Resolution Daily Extreme Urban Heat Exposure (UHE-Daily), v1 (1983–2016) and U.S. Social Vulnerability Index Grids, v1 (2000, 2010, 2014, 2016, and 2018), released by the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). Includes data discovery and data access tutorials in Python and QGIS.
Code Red: Vulnerability to Extreme Heat, Floods, and Displacement
PERN Webinar—Refugee and Internally Displaced Populations, Environmental Impacts, and Climate Risks
This Webinar kicked off the cyberseminar held May 10–18, 2021, by the Population and Environment Research Network (PERN), which focused on new perspectives and innovative methodological approaches in geography, remote sensing, economics, disaster studies, and development studies, that shed light on the environmental and climatic challenges faced by global refugees. Organized by Jamon Van Den Hoek and David Wrathall, Oregon State U.; and Susana Adamo and Alex de Sherbinin, CIESIN, Columbia U., and PERN co-coordinators. PERN is a panel of The International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) and a sustained partner of Future Earth. Co-sponsored by GEO Human Planet, technical support by the NASA-funded Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) at the Center for International Earth Science Information Network of Columbia University.
Part Two of “Introduction to Population Grids and their Integration with Remote Sensing Data for Sustainable Development and Disaster Management
Part Two of a two-part training by NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET), “Introduction to Population Grids and their Integration with Remote Sensing Data for Sustainable Development and Disaster Management,” held March 30 and April 6, 2021. It was organized by CIESIN research scientist Susana Adamo on behalf of NASA’s Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) and the POPGRID Data Collaborative. Part Two, “Population Grid Application Areas,” features case studies and lectures. 90-minute recording, Q and A transcript, and presentation slides are available.
Part One of “Introduction to Population Grids and their Integration with Remote Sensing Data for Sustainable Development and Disaster Management”
Part One of a two-part training by NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET), “Introduction to Population Grids and their Integration with Remote Sensing Data for Sustainable Development and Disaster Management,” held March 30 and April 6, 2021. It was organized by CIESIN research scientist Susana Adamo on behalf of NASA’s Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) and the POPGRID Data Collaborative. Part One,“Introduction to Population Grids and Their Uses,” introduces the POPGRID Data Collaborative, the origins of gridding, and its evolution to present day application areas in health, humanitarianism, development, and disaster risk reduction. 90-minute recording, Q and A transcript, and presentation slides are available.
PERN Webinar: Population, Climate Change, and Food Security
This PERN Webinar kicked off the cyberseminar May 18–25, 2021, focusing on analysis of the population-climate change-food security nexus using methodological tools and concepts in demography, geography, economics, systems analysis, and other related fields. It was hosted by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and organized by IIASA, University of Minnesota, CUNY Baruch, CIESIN-Columbia University, Environmental Science for Social Change), Population Council and Asian Population Research Center, and Escola Nacional de Ciências Estatísticas-ENCE. Learn more at https://populationenvironmentresearch.org/cyberseminars.
Research Applications of SEDAC Data
NASA EarthData Webinar—Gridded Population and Settlement Data for Human Dimensions Research
An introduction to the growing diversity of gridded data and overview of approaches, including those that utilize new sources of remote sensing data, and an introduction to the SEDAC POPGRID Viewer, which lets users easily compare data products for their specific regions of interest; under the auspices of the POPGRID Data Collaborative. Part of NASA′s EarthData Webinar Series.
PERN Webinar—Gridded Population & Settlement Products in Geospatial Population-Environment Research
This “cyberseminar” offered October 14–18, 2019, focuses on various gridded population and settlement data products and their suitability for different application areas in population-environment studies. Hosted by the Population and Environment Research Network (PERN) and organized by CIESIN and the POPGRID Data Collaborative, which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
GMIS and HBASE: Data Products from NASA SEDAC
This brief video introduction introduces users to the companion data sets Human Built-up and Settlement Extent (HBASE) and Global Man-made Impervious Surface (GMIS), and demonstrates how to use the mapping tool to visualize the data. HBASE and GMIS were produced as a result of a collaboration between the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland, funded through the NASA Land Cover Land Use Change Program.
An Introduction to the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center
Webinar: People and Pixels Revisited
This cyberseminar held February 20–27, 2018, looked at key future directions for the integration of remote sensing into social science research, building on the groundbreaking “People and Pixels” volume produced by the National Research Council in 1998. It was organized by the Population-Environment Research Network (PERN), which is hosted by SEDAC and sponsored by the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population and Future Earth.
PERN Webinar—Religious Belief and Environmental Challenges in the 21st Century
How demographic shifts, evolving cultural values and beliefs, and the changing environment may interact is the focus of this Webinar to launch the “cyberseminar” hosted by the Population and Environment Research Network (PERN) May 15–19, 2017, and organized by CIESIN and the Columbia Aging Center. Learn more at https://populationenvironmentresearch.org/cyberseminars/10449.
Video: What′s New in GPWv4
This brief video is an introduction to the most recent update to the NASA SEDAC flagship gridded data product, Gridded Population of the World (GPW), which models the global distribution of human population on a continuous surface. New features of GPWv4 include more recent census data; a smaller grid size; and many more input census units.
Webinar: Rapid Assessment of Hazards—NASA SEDAC Hazard Mapper
A simple, online tool for estimating the population living in proximity to hazardous events as well as human settlements and major facilities such as dams and nuclear power plants. The Hazards Mapper displays near-real-time data on earthquakes, fires, air quality, and, for the U.S., flood and tornado warnings. Part of the monthly NASA Earthdata Webinar Series that highlights NASA EOSDIS data products and data access tools.
Webinar: Discover NASA’s Updated Gridded Population of the World Data
Gridded Population of the World (GPW) is a global, high-resolution population data collection produced by the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). Part of the monthly NASA Earthdata Webinar series that showcases NASA EOSDIS data products and data access tools, this Webinar focuses on the development of GPW, improvements to this fourth version, research and policy applications, and methods. Also available via Adobe Connect.
Video: Mapping Spatial Patterns of Vulnerability in Mali
Using the results of a climate vulnerability mapping exercise for Mali, West Africa, as an example, this video describes how SEDAC data were integrated with NASA data to produce a decision support tool for the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
Webinar: Explore NASA Socioeconomic Data Using Web Mapping Services
This overview of integrating socioeconomic and remote sensing data to explore human interactions in the environment is part of the monthly NASA Earthdata Webinar Series that showcases NASA EOSDIS data products and data access tools. Also available via Adobe Connect.