State of the Planet

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  • Rescuing 50 Years of Apollo Sample Data

    Rescuing 50 Years of Apollo Sample Data

    The Apollo missions brought back unique samples from the moon that have been analyzed by researchers around the world. This data is getting lost and forgotten. A new database collects it and makes it easy to find and use.

  • Data Science Institute to Host the 2019 New York Scientific Data Summit

    Data Science Institute to Host the 2019 New York Scientific Data Summit

    The two-and-a-half day symposium will explore data-driven discovery and innovation in science and industry.

  • Tools of the Trade: Data Sets are Tools, Too

    Tools of the Trade: Data Sets are Tools, Too

    This installment takes you into the world of population modeling at CIESIN, where data rules supreme.

  • Data Visualization: World Happiness Trends

    Data Visualization: World Happiness Trends

    Could the number of women in a nation’s government have an impact on its happiness? Can air quality effect the mood of a population? Do trains make people happier? Explore World Happiness Report data and trends that might also contribute to a country’s overall well-being.

  • Malaria Risk Increases in Ethiopian Highlands as Temperatures Climb

    Malaria Risk Increases in Ethiopian Highlands as Temperatures Climb

    The highlands of Ethiopia are home to the majority of the country’s population, the cooler climate serving as a natural buffer against malaria transmission. New data now show that increasing temperatures over the past 35 years are eroding this buffer, allowing conditions more favorable for malaria to begin climbing into highland areas.

  • Ensuring that Real Information and Analysis Impacts Decisions

    Ensuring that Real Information and Analysis Impacts Decisions

    We are in a new era of information, computation and communication, which requires that we develop new methods for verifying facts and data.

  • IEDA: Revolutionizing Big Data

    IEDA: Revolutionizing Big Data

    The Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance is fueling groundbreaking multi-disciplinary discoveries worldwide. “This is a new era of data mining,” says IEDA Director Kerstin Lehnert, a geochemist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

  • From Climate Science to Climate Service

    From Climate Science to Climate Service

    What makes for good climate services? A new commentary in the journal Science outlines three considerations.

  • The Plate Tectonics Revolution: It Was All About the Data

    The Plate Tectonics Revolution: It Was All About the Data

    The young scientists who led the plate tectonics revolution 50 years ago showed how asking the right questions and having access to a wide range of shared data could open doors to an entirely new understanding of our planet.

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Recent record-breaking heat waves have affected communities across the world. The Extreme Heat Workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to advance the state of knowledge, identify community needs, and develop a framework for evaluating risks with a focus on climate justice. Register by June 15

  • Rescuing 50 Years of Apollo Sample Data

    Rescuing 50 Years of Apollo Sample Data

    The Apollo missions brought back unique samples from the moon that have been analyzed by researchers around the world. This data is getting lost and forgotten. A new database collects it and makes it easy to find and use.

  • Data Science Institute to Host the 2019 New York Scientific Data Summit

    Data Science Institute to Host the 2019 New York Scientific Data Summit

    The two-and-a-half day symposium will explore data-driven discovery and innovation in science and industry.

  • Tools of the Trade: Data Sets are Tools, Too

    Tools of the Trade: Data Sets are Tools, Too

    This installment takes you into the world of population modeling at CIESIN, where data rules supreme.

  • Data Visualization: World Happiness Trends

    Data Visualization: World Happiness Trends

    Could the number of women in a nation’s government have an impact on its happiness? Can air quality effect the mood of a population? Do trains make people happier? Explore World Happiness Report data and trends that might also contribute to a country’s overall well-being.

  • Malaria Risk Increases in Ethiopian Highlands as Temperatures Climb

    Malaria Risk Increases in Ethiopian Highlands as Temperatures Climb

    The highlands of Ethiopia are home to the majority of the country’s population, the cooler climate serving as a natural buffer against malaria transmission. New data now show that increasing temperatures over the past 35 years are eroding this buffer, allowing conditions more favorable for malaria to begin climbing into highland areas.

  • Ensuring that Real Information and Analysis Impacts Decisions

    Ensuring that Real Information and Analysis Impacts Decisions

    We are in a new era of information, computation and communication, which requires that we develop new methods for verifying facts and data.

  • IEDA: Revolutionizing Big Data

    IEDA: Revolutionizing Big Data

    The Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance is fueling groundbreaking multi-disciplinary discoveries worldwide. “This is a new era of data mining,” says IEDA Director Kerstin Lehnert, a geochemist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

  • From Climate Science to Climate Service

    From Climate Science to Climate Service

    What makes for good climate services? A new commentary in the journal Science outlines three considerations.

  • The Plate Tectonics Revolution: It Was All About the Data

    The Plate Tectonics Revolution: It Was All About the Data

    The young scientists who led the plate tectonics revolution 50 years ago showed how asking the right questions and having access to a wide range of shared data could open doors to an entirely new understanding of our planet.