Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)

Disciplines: Human interactions in the environment
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This map shows the storm surge from Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, as estimated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, coupled with SEDAC population density data for 2010.

NASA’s Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) is operated by the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), a unit of the Earth Institute at Columbia University based at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, NY. SEDAC synthesizes Earth science and socioeconomic data and information in ways useful to a wide range of decision-makers and other applied users and provides an “Information Gateway” between the socioeconomic and Earth science data and information domains. SEDAC has extensive holdings related to population, sustainability, and geospatial data and provides access to many multilateral environmental agreements. 

Socioeconomic Data

SEDAC has extensive holdings related to population, sustainability, and geospatial data, and provides access to a large number of multilateral environmental agreements. SEDAC efforts include:

Contact Information

Dr. Robert Chen, CIESIN Director, DAAC Manager
Dr. Alex de Sherbinin, Deputy DAAC Manager
Dr. Susana Adamo, Lead Project Scientist
Sri Vinay, DAAC Systems Engineer
Joe Schumacher, User Services Manager

CIESIN, Columbia University
P.O. Box 100061 Route 9W
Palisades, NY 10964

Website: https://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/ 

Last Updated
Apr 9, 2021

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