CIESIN was established in 1989 as a non-profit, non-governmental organization to provide information that would help scientists, decision-makers, and the public better understand their changing world. CIESIN specializes in global and regional network development, science data management, decision support, and training, education and technical consultation services. CIESIN has an extensive and varied set of resources it makes available to its users. These resources include interactive visualization and mapping applications, guides and gateways to metadata and data resources, guides and gateways to information systems, links to CIESIN programs and projects, and links to related discussion lists.
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Subject: Geoscience:Soils, Biology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Land Use and Planning, Human Population, Policy:Global Policy, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biodiversity, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Greenhouse gas emissions, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions, Environmental Science:Soils and Agriculture:Food Production and Distribution, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Tools, Datasets, Audio/Visual:Maps, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Policy Resources Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional Data Derived: Data Derived Data Source: Observational Data Health Topics: Heavy Metals, Gases, Airborne Transport Processes Science Background Required: Broadly accessible Topics: Biosphere, Atmosphere, Human Dimensions/Resources, Climate Theme: Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Public Policy, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Soil, Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science