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Earth Institute Research Projects

Projects Theme: Stewardship of the planet

Responsible governance and use of, for example, the oceans, biosphere and natural resources.

By Project Name By Startdate By Enddate By Location
2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) 3/1/17 1/31/18 Global ; New Haven, CT
A Globally Integrated African Soil Information Service 11/1/08 3/31/13 Africa ; Sub-Saharan Africa
A Guide to Natural Hazards Communication 9/1/15 8/31/18
Management of the U.S. Science Support Program (USSSP) associated with the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) 12/1/14 2/28/21 Global ; New York City, NY ; New York
A Standard Protocol for Assessing the Habitat Quality of Ecologically Enhanced Urban Shorelines 1/16/14 6/30/14 North America ; New York - New Jersey Harbor ; New York
A Standard Protocol for Assessing the Habitat Quality of Ecologically Enhanced Urban Shorelines 5/15/14 6/30/15 North America ; New York - New Jersey Harbor ; New York
Adaptation Planning for Climate Change Impacts using Advanced Decision Support and Remote Sensing: Irrigated Agriculture in California’s Central Valley 4/1/12 6/1/14 Global ; New York
Addressing Gaps in Housing Disaster Recovery: A Training Program for the Whole Community 9/1/17 8/31/20 North America ; United States
Addressing undernutrition and climate change in the Millennium Villages: enhancing resilience of rural communities 1/1/13 12/31/13 Central America ; Caribbean ; Haiti
Agreement for the procurement of 100 units of soildoc kits 1/8/15 1/7/16 Africa ; Nigeria
Lubambe Millennium Village Project 12/10/12 1/24/14 Africa ; Zambia ; Millennium Villages
Air-Flow Mechanisms During Insitu Air-Sparging Operations 1/1/04 12/31/08 North America ; United States
Aquanauts Project with The Nature Conservancy NJ 2018: Citizen Science with Paulins Kill Monitoring 3/1/18 8/31/18 North America ; New Jersey
Arsenic Testing Outreach to Hunterdon County Families with Pregnancies and Young Children 2/1/18 9/30/18 North America ; Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Assistance to the Agra Soil Health Program in Upgrading African Graduate Programs in Soil Science 3/1/11 10/31/12 Africa ; Sub-Saharan Africa ; Tanzania
Atlantic Ocean Acidification Test-Bed 7/1/08 6/30/14 Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean Acidification Test-Bed 7/1/13 11/30/16 Atlantic Ocean
BREAD: Assessing, understanding and targeting nonresponsive soils for improved crop production in small holder farms in sub-Saharan Africa 9/1/12 6/30/16 Africa ; Sub-Saharan Africa
Bridging the Scientific and Indigenous Communities to Study Sea Ice Change in Arctic Alaska 11/11/16 6/10/21 North America ; Alaska
Building Capacity to Manage Water Resources and Climate Risk in the Caribbean 7/15/12 6/30/15 North America ; Caribbean
CNH: Competing demands and future vulnerability of groundwater: Drinking water quality and food security in Arsenic-Impacted South and Southeast Asia 6/1/14 8/31/19
Collaborative Research: Ecosystem dynamics of Western Pacific hydrothermal vent communities associated with polymetallic sulfide deposits 12/1/15 3/31/19 Pacific Ocean
Collaborative Research Reassessing the settlement history of the Faroe Islands using lipid biomarker 9/1/16 8/31/18 Atlantic Ocean ; Faroe Islands
Collaborative Research: A Pilot Study for Electromagnetic Surveying of Freshwater Resources Beneath the US Atlantic Continental Shelf 6/6/17 3/31/18 North America
Collaborative Research: Changes in river aquifer exchange induced by groundwater pumping, and their effect on arsenic contamination in the Red River Delta, Vietnam 7/15/15 6/30/18 Asia ; Vietnam
Collaborative Research: EaSM2: Linking near-term future changes in weather and hydroclimate in western North America to adaption for ecosystem and water management 4/1/13 3/31/19 North America
Collaborative Research: Enhancing the Sustainability of Groundwater Pumping from Low-Arsenic Aquifers in Southern Asia - A Case-study in Vietnam South of Hanoi 7/1/09 9/30/13 Asia ; Southeast Asia ; Vietnam
Collaborative Research: Navigating the New Arctic (NNA): Soundscape ecology to assess environmental and anthropogenic controls on wildlife behavior 9/15/18 8/31/23 North America ; Alaska
Columbia Water Center's 'Aquanauts' Education Program 6/1/12 9/1/12 North America ; United States
Continuation & Expansion of the Water Capture System in Koraro, Ethiopia 7/1/06 12/31/14 Africa ; Sub-Saharan Africa ; Koraro, Ethiopia
Curriculum and Community Enterprise for Restoration of Keystone Species in New York Harbor 3/1/18 2/28/22 North America ; New York Harbor, New York
CWC Aquanauts Education Program 6/1/12 12/31/13 Global ; North America ; United States
Development of a Monitoring and Forecasting System of Crop and Pasture Production for Managing Climate Risks 9/30/10 9/29/13 South America ; Uruguay
Development of Freeze Shoe Sampler to Recover Aquifer Sands with in situ Groundwater from up to 1000 7/1/13 7/31/15
Development of low Nitrogen: Phosphorus Ratios in the Euphotic Zone - The Phosphorus Side of the Sto 1/1/18 12/31/20 Central America ; Gulf of Mexico
DMUU: Understanding and Improving Environmental Decisions 9/1/15 8/31/19
EAGER SitS: Signaling the Health Of Tree-pit Soil (SHOTS) 10/1/18 9/30/20 North America ; New York City, NY ; New York
Earth Institute Research, Burma Agriculture Landscape Program 10/8/12 11/24/12 Asia ; Myanmar
Community Economic Recovery from Disasters 10/1/16 3/31/21 North America ; United States
Econutrition and Nutrition-sensitive Landscapes 3/1/15 6/30/16 Global
Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf (ECOGIG) 9/1/11 12/31/15 Atlantic Ocean ; Central America ; Gulf of Mexico
Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf (ECOGIG) 1/1/15 12/31/18 Atlantic Ocean ; Gulf of Mexico
EI: Computational Thinking in Ecosystems: A-Program-to-Play Approach to Infusing Computational Thinking into Environmental Science Learning 9/15/15 8/31/18 North America ; New York
Enhancing Financial Literacy of Individuals and Businesses for Post-Disaster Recovery 9/1/18 8/31/21 North America ; United States
Environment & Socioeconomic Outcomes of the New African Green Revolution 1/1/13 12/31/15 Africa ; Malawi
Environment under Review: Emerging Issues Project Globally 3/28/16 10/31/16 Global
Establishment of the POPGRID Data Collaborative 9/1/17 6/30/20 Global
Evaluating the effect of site-specific soil information on farmer input choices and the relationship between poverty and soil quality in Tanzania 3/1/14 9/30/17 Africa ; Morogoro, Tanzania
Facilitating regional and local decision-making for managing coastal wetlands and waterbird habitats 9/25/13 1/31/15 North America ; Amherst, MA
Fine Tuning of Soil Fertility in Africa 7/1/11 8/31/12 Africa ; Sub-Saharan Africa
Follow-up Survey of Users of High Arsenic Private Wells Identified through PWTA Testing 12/15/16 9/30/17 North America ; New Jersey
Generating Anticipatory Measures for Better Utilization of Tropical Peat Lands (GAMBUT) Project 1/1/16 7/31/17 Asia ; Indonesia
Global and Regional Environmental Assessments 10/1/15 6/30/17 Global ; New York
Going the Last Mile: Equipping and Empowering Extension Workers to Make Innovative Soil Recommendations in Africa 7/1/12 11/30/15 Africa ; Sub-Saharan Africa ; Tanzania
Harnessing the Geospatial Data Revolution for Good: Characterizing Populations Displaced by Disaster 9/5/18 6/30/20 Global
Health Effects and Geochemistry of Arsenic - Core G 5/16/17 3/31/18 Asia ; Bangladesh ; United States
Health Effects and Geochemistry of Arsenic and Manganese - Research Translation - Golden 6/1/00 8/14/17 Asia ; Bangladesh ; United States
Integrative Landscape Approach to Protected Areas in the Southwest Amazon of Peru 9/1/17 12/31/18 South America ; Amazonia ; Peru
International Drilling to Recover Aquifer sands (IDRAs) and Arsenic Contaminated Groundwater in Asia 4/3/14 4/2/17 Asia
Linking climate services and soil diagnostics for climate-smart decisions for small-scale farmers and service providers in Tanzania 10/1/15 12/31/17 Africa ; Tanzania
Linking Remote Sensing Data and Energy Balance Models for Scalable agriculture Insurance Systems for sub-Saharan Africa 1/17/14 1/16/18 Africa ; Sub-Saharan Africa ; Ethiopia ; Kenya ; Senegal ; Burkina Faso
Long Term Monitoring, Research and Analysis of Bangladesh Coastal Zone (Sustainable Polders Adapted to Coastal Dynamics) Under Coastal Embankment Improvement Project 11/1/18 5/1/21 Asia ; Bangladesh
Memorandum of understanding (mou) between the world agroforestry centre (ICRAF) 4/1/11 6/30/14 Africa ; Tana River, Kenya ; Tana River, Kenya
Mining & Water Risk: Diagnosis, Benchmarking and Quantitative Analysis of Financial Impacts 7/1/14 12/31/17 Global ; United States ; Chile ; Canada ; Australia ; Peru
New Tools and Incentives for Carbon, Nitrogen, and Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Management in Corn Cropping Systems 1/1/11 3/31/17 Global ; New York City, NY ; New York ; Fort Collins, CO ; Colorado ; Ithaca, NY
NYC Previous Surface Mapping Project Phase 3 6/1/09 9/30/15 North America
NYC: Sustainable Urban Water Quality: the Earthwatch Institute Freshwater Program 1/1/13 12/31/16 North America
Ocean Acidification: Collaborative Research: Quantifying the potential for the biogeochemical feedbacks to create 'refugia' from ocean acidification on tropical coral reefs 7/1/13 6/30/17 Pacific Ocean ; Palmyra Atoll
Partnership for International Research and Education (PIRE): Land Use, Ecosystem Services and Human Wellbeing: Responses to Millennium Village Interventions 9/1/10 8/31/16 Africa ; Sub-Saharan Africa ; Kenya ; Uganda ; Tanzania
Planning Grant for the Africa Soil Information Service (AfSIS) Phase II 5/30/13 1/15/15 Africa ; Sub-Saharan Africa ; Ethiopia ; Ghana ; Nigeria ; Tanzania ; Kenya
Population and Infrastructure on Our Human Planet: Supporting Sustainable Development through Improved Spatial Data and Models for Human Settlements, Infrastructure, and Population Distribution Based on Earth Observations 1/2/18 1/1/21 Global
Population Data Validation II 4/6/16 10/31/19 Global
Population-Environment Research Network (PERN) 1/1/01 Global
Postkodstiftelsen funding for SDSN 3/1/13 12/31/14 Europe ; Lithuania
Productivity Improvement Project for Smallholders 10/1/15 3/31/17 Africa ; Malawi
Rapid Soils Information Development 7/1/12 9/30/17 Africa ; Sub-Saharan Africa ; Ethiopia
Resilient Mozambique 7/15/18 12/15/19 Africa ; Mozambique
Risk-Based Water Valuation for Mining Companies 1/1/19 Global
School-based Ecology and Environmental Discoveries (SEEDS) 9/15/10 8/31/15 North America ; New York City, NY ; New York
Scientific Leadership of the U.S. Ocean Drilling Community 5/1/10 1/10/13 Global
Sea Ice Restoration Workshop 3/29/13 6/30/13 Arctic Ocean ; New York City, NY ; New York
Socioeconomic Data and Applications Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) for the EOS Data and Information System 8/1/18 7/31/23 Global
Socioeconomic Data and Applications Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) for the EOS Data and Information System 8/1/13 7/31/18 Global
SoilDoc System Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania 8/1/15 6/30/17 Africa ; Malawai ; Mozambique ; Tanzania
SoilDoc: Empowering Extension Workers and Youth to make Innovative Soil Recommendations in Africa 2/6/13 2/5/14 Africa ; Sub-Saharan Africa ; Nigeria
Stopping Trash Where it Starts 1/1/16 12/31/17 North America ; New York City, NY ; New York ; New York - New Jersey Harbor
Strategic Environmental Assessment 1/2/12 1/3/13 Africa ; Sub-Saharan Africa ; Mozambique ; Sierra Leone
Sustainable Development in Mali: Improving the livelihoods of rural poor in the drylands of the Sahel through the management and enrichment of local plant diversity 1/1/09 12/31/13 Africa ; Sub-Saharan Africa ; Mali ; Millennium Villages
Targeted Mailing Pilot Intervention to Promote Arsenic Testing of High Risk Wells 10/1/16 1/31/17 North America ; New Jersey
Targeted Mailing Pilot Intervention to Promote Arsenic Testing of High Risk Wells (Phase 2) 4/1/18 9/30/18 North America ; New Jersey
Terra Populus: A Global Population/Environment Data Network 9/1/11 8/31/16 Global
Testing the Capital Constraint: designing policies to promote small farmer organic fertilizer use in sub-Saharan Africa 7/1/11 12/31/12 Africa ; Sub-Saharan Africa ; Mozambique ; Malawi
The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) Agricultural Model System Training 3/1/13 3/30/13 Global ; Nepal ; India
The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) Workshop 9/19/12 9/30/13 Global ; New York
The effect of demonstration plots and warehouse receipt system on ISFM adoption, yield and income of smallholder farmers: an evaluation of Malawi’s Anchor Farm Model 6/18/14 10/20/17 Africa ; Malawi
The Sustainable Development Solutions Network 7/1/15 6/30/17 North America ; Lithuania
Training Solutions: Transitioning Disaster Survivors from Temporary to Permanent Housing 9/1/18 8/31/21 North America ; United States
Understanding the mechanism of arsenic and fluoride and reducing exposure by targeting low arsenic and Fluoride Aquifers in Rural Punjab, Pakistan 9/15/15 9/14/18 Asia ; Pakistan
Upgrading Agricultural Value Chains: Implementing the SoilDoc System in India 11/9/15 9/30/17 Asia ; India
US Carbon Tax Design: Options and Implications 1/16/18 North America ; United States
Use of GRACE to estimate terrestrial carbon fluxes 9/1/10 8/31/13 South America ; Amazonia ; Brazil ; New York
Vital Signs - Technical Support for the Africa Monitoring System 4/1/12 9/30/15 Africa ; Sub-Saharan Africa ; South Africa
West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change 6/1/15 9/30/20 Africa ; West Africa
WSC-Category 3 Collaborative: America's Water-The Changing Landscape of Risk, Competing Demands and Climate 8/1/14 7/31/19 North America ; United States ; Texas ; California ; Midwest United States
Innovative Disaster Recovery Strategies for Interim and Permanent Housing Construction 9/30/19 9/30/22 North America ; United States
Improving efficiency of fixed-precision sampling of a large African fishery using Taylor's law 1/1/13 1/1/18 Africa ; New York City, NY ; Bergen, Norway
CIAT Honduras Central America ; Honduras
PRISM 9/1/19 8/31/21 North America ; United States
EAGER: Spatio-temporal Variability of Microplastics in Ocean and River Cores using Fluorescence Microscopy 4/15/20 3/31/21 North America ; Hudson River ; Long Island Sound
Consortium for Monitoring, Technology, and Verification (MTV) 5/1/19 9/19/20 North America ; Ann Arbor, MI
Support COs in the Dry Corridor in the Establishment of Processes and Systems that Provide Basic Climate Information Services 12/19/19 4/15/20 Central America ; El Salvador ; Guatemala ; Honduras ; Nicaragua
Development of a Strategy for Transforming Education in Paraguay 2030 2/1/20 4/30/20 South America ; Paraguay
Enhancing the impact of well testing for fluoride with skits and songs in rural India 1/1/20 12/31/21 Asia ; Jobat Tehsil, Alirajpur District, Madhya Pradesh, India
Children as Bellwethers of Recoery: Establishing a Child-Centric Disaster Recovery Index 1/1/20 12/31/21 North America ; Texas, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, U.S.
Community-Based Environmental Impact Tracking for Bauxite Mining in Guinea 1/1/20 12/31/21 Africa ; Guinea
Integrating air pollution prediction models: Uncertainty quantification and propagation in health studies 3/16/20 12/31/20 Global
Grenada Readiness and Preparatory Support Proposal to the Green Climate Fund 2/17/20 4/17/20 Global
Pandemic Thought Leadership for ComEd 4/8/20 1/20/21 Global