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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).

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.

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

Cimate 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Trends in Global Freshwater Availability from the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE), v1 (2002 – 2016)

Satellite-Derived Environmental Indicators

To provide data on changes in freshwater availability in order to better understand impacts on regional food supplies, human and ecosystem health, energy generation, and social unrest.

Environmental Performance Index, 2018 Release (1950 – 2018)

Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

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

Commercial Crop Production, v1 (2000)

West Africa Coastal Vulnerability Mapping

To provide crop production for five higher-value export crops in West Africa to aid in estimating production value.

Economic Systems Index, v1 (2000, 2010)

West Africa Coastal Vulnerability Mapping

To assess relative levels of economic activity in the coastal zone of West Africa.

Gridded Subset of Sub-national Poverty and Extreme Poverty Prevalence, v1 (2005)

West Africa Coastal Vulnerability Mapping

To provide poverty levels in the coastal zone of West Africa.

Deforestation, v1 (2000 – 2012)

West Africa Coastal Vulnerability Mapping

To provide areas of forest cover loss in the coastal zone of West Africa.

GPWv4 Population Density Preliminary Release, v1 (2010)

West Africa Coastal Vulnerability Mapping

To provide areas in the coastal zone of West Africa that may be particularly exposed to climate stressors owing to high population density.

Subset of DMSP-OLS Nighttime Lights for Economic Activity, v1 (2010)

West Africa Coastal Vulnerability Mapping

To provide a measure of economic activity in the coastal zone of West Africa based on nighttime lights.

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