[ESIP-all] New from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center

Elisabeth Sydor esydor at ciesin.columbia.edu
Fri Nov 8 15:17:34 EST 2019

New from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC 
<http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/>) managed by CIESIN 

· A new data set, The 2015 Urban Extents from VIIRS and MODIS for the 
Continental U.S. Using Machine Learning Methods, 
is a highly accurate urban settlement layer at a resolution of 500 m, 
using 2015 satellite data and machine learning methods. The new data set 
and project work is discussed in a recent article 

·Another /article 
highlights t/he third iteration of SEDAC’s Low Elevation Coastal Zones 
(LECZ) data set and its contribution to a new report 
<https://urbantransitions.global/urban-opportunity/> by /Coalition for 
Urban Transitions (CUT <https://urbantransitions.global/>), //which 
examines the increased threat to urban coastal areas from sea level 
rise. Currently under development, LECZv3 /builds on the first global 
estimates of impacts to urban populations from sea level rise, presented 
in a 2007 paper 
<https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0956247807076960> by a 
team from CIESIN and the International Institute for Environment and 

·SEDAC deputy manager Alex de Sherbinin is a contributing author to 
Chapter Two 
<https://report.ipcc.ch/srocc/pdf/SROCC_FinalDraft_Chapter2.pdf>, “High 
Mountain Areas,” in the new///IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and 
Cryosphere/ <https://www.ipcc.ch/srocc/home/>/./

Elisabeth Sydor
Communications Coordinator
CIESIN-A Center of the Earth Institute/Columbia University
cel: 845-598-8053

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