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Environmental Performance Index, 2014 Release (2002 – 2014)

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 Annual Average PM2.5 Grids from MODIS and MISR Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD), v1 (2001 – 2010)

Satellite-Derived Environmental Indicators

To provide a continuous surface of concentrations (micrograms per cubic meter) of particulate matter of 2.5 micrometers or smaller (PM2.5) for health and environmental research.

Global Mangrove Forests Distribution, v1 (2000)

Land Use and Land Cover

To provide data that can be used in global mangrove forest distribution modeling, land cover change analysis, global carbon accounting studies and to assist with policy-making in regards to human-environment interactions and future adaptive strategies.

Urban-Rural Population and Land Area Estimates, v2 (1990, 2000, 2010, 2100)

Low Elevation Coastal Zone (LECZ)

To provide estimates of urban and rural populations and land areas for the years 1990, 2000, and 2010; and projections to the year 2100 for 202 countries with contiguous coastal elevations in the following categories: less than or equal to 1m, 3m, 5m, 7m, 9m, 10m, 12m, or 20m; as well as national totals.

Sea Level Rise Impacts on Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance, v1 (2000 – 2010)

Low Elevation Coastal Zone (LECZ)

To provide a preliminary assessment of coastal Ramsar Sites that are at risk to inundation as a consequence of sea level rise.

Anthropogenic Biomes of the World, v2 (2000)

Anthropogenic Biomes

To provide information on anthropogenic transformation of the biosphere c. 2000 for global land use studies and research on human-environment interactions.

Anthropogenic Biomes of the World, v2 (1900)

Anthropogenic Biomes

To provide information on anthropogenic transformation of the biosphere c. 1900 for global land use studies and research on human-environment interactions.

Anthropogenic Biomes of the World, v2 (1800)

Anthropogenic Biomes

To provide information on anthropogenic transformation of the biosphere c. 1800 for global land use studies and research on human-environment interactions.

Anthropogenic Biomes of the World, v2 (1700)

Anthropogenic Biomes

To provide information on anthropogenic transformation of the biosphere c. 1700 for global land use studies and research on human-environment interactions.

Population, Landscape, And Climate Estimates (PLACE), v3 (1990, 2000, 2010)

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

Urban Extents Grid, v1 (1995)

Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project (GRUMP), v1

To provide a raster representation of urban areas (or urban mask) for use with GRUMP population grids or other data sets.

Settlement Points, v1 (1990, 1995, 2000)

Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project (GRUMP), v1

To provide populated place (point) data with consistent population estimates.

Population Density Grid, v1 (1990, 1995, 2000)

Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project (GRUMP), v1

To provide a time series of raster population density data for data integration.

Population Count Grid, v1 (1990, 1995, 2000)

Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project (GRUMP), v1

To provide a time series of raster population data for ntegration with other data sets

Land and Geographic Unit Area Grids, v1 (1990)

Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project (GRUMP), v1

To provide land area data for use with GRUMPv1 population and urban data as well as a quantitative measure of resolution of the input spatial units for GRUMPv1.

Reservoirs, v1.01 (2011)

Global Reservoir and Dam (GRanD), v1

To provide a geographically explicit and reliable database of reservoirs for the scientific community.

Dams, v1.01 (2011)

Global Reservoir and Dam (GRanD), v1

To provide a geographically explicit and reliable database of dams for the scientific community.

Phosphorus in Manure Production, v1 (1994 – 2001)

Global Fertilizer and Manure, v1

To provide phosphorus in manure production data that can be used in socioeconomic and ecological modeling and to explore anthropogenic activities on ecosystems.

Phosphorus Fertilizer Application, v1 (1994 – 2001)

Global Fertilizer and Manure, v1

To provide phosphorus fertilizer application data that can be used in socioeconomic and ecological modeling and to explore anthropogenic activities on ecosystems.

Nitrogen in Manure Production, v1 (1994 – 2001)

Global Fertilizer and Manure, v1

To provide nitrogen in manure production data that can be used in socioeconomic and ecological modeling and to explore anthropogenic activities on ecosystems.

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