Events

Thursday, January 19, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The Earth Institute's International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The briefing, delivered by the IRI's Chief Climate Forecaster Tony Barnston, explains the upcoming IRI ENSO forecast and seasonal climate (precipitation, temperature) forecast. Tony will also discuss the implications of the forecast on society around the globe, and the probabilities and skills of the current forecast.
Thursday, January 26, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Online Online
The Earth Institute and the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES) present an online information session on the M.A. in Climate and Society. The M.A. Program in Climate and Society is a 12-month interdisciplinary Master of Arts program that trains professionals and academics to understand and cope with the impacts of climate variability and climate change on society and the environment. During the online information session perspective students will have the opportunity to learn about the program and ask questions. Call in details will be provided to those who RSVP.
Thursday, February 2, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online via Adobe Connect
The Earth Institute and Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies co-sponsor four programs in sustainability: -Master of Science in Sustainability Management -Certification in Sustainability Analytics -Certification in Sustainable Water Management -Certification in Sustainable Finance During this online information session, Steven Cohen, Executive Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia and Director of the Sustainability Management master’s program, will discuss these options. He will be joined by program administrators and admissions representatives.
Saturday, February 11, 2017 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Seismology Seminar Room
Dr. Dallas Abbott shares recent research discoveries derived from sediment studies about severe storms affecting the Hudson River and its industrial history.
Thursday, February 16, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The Earth Institute's International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The briefing, delivered by the IRI's Chief Climate Forecaster Tony Barnston, explains the upcoming IRI ENSO forecast and seasonal climate (precipitation, temperature) forecast. Tony will also discuss the implications of the forecast on society around the globe, and the probabilities and skills of the current forecast.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Online Online
The Earth Institute and the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES) present an online information session on the M.A. in Climate and Society. The M.A. Program in Climate and Society is a 12-month interdisciplinary Master of Arts program that trains professionals and academics to understand and cope with the impacts of climate variability and climate change on society and the environment. During the online information session perspective students will have the opportunity to learn about the program and ask questions. Call in details will be provided to those who RSVP.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Faculty House, 64 Morningside Dr., New York, NY 10027
The Earth Institute and Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies co-sponsor four programs in sustainability: -Master of Science in Sustainability Management -Certification in Sustainability Analytics -Certification in Sustainable Water Management -Certification in Sustainable Finance During this information session, Steven Cohen, Executive Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia and Director of the Sustainability Management master’s program, will discuss these options. He will be joined by program administrators and admissions representatives.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118th St., New York, NY 10027 1501
The Earth Institute's Office of Academic and Research Programs and the School of International and Public Affairs present the Spring Midterm Briefings, for the Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy. Open to the public.
Friday, March 10, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Online via Adobe Connect
The Earth Institute and Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies co-sponsor four programs in sustainability: -Master of Science in Sustainability Management -Certification in Sustainability Analytics -Certification in Sustainable Water Management -Certification in Sustainable Finance During this online information session, Steven Cohen, Executive Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia and Director of the Sustainability Management master’s program, will discuss these options. He will be joined by program administrators and admissions representatives.
Saturday, March 11, 2017 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Seismology Seminar Room
Learn about opportunities for teachers to participate in JOIDES Resolution scientific ocean drilling, and educational resources based on deep-sea exploration discoveries.
Thursday, March 16, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The Earth Institute's International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The briefing, delivered by the IRI's Chief Climate Forecaster Tony Barnston, explains the upcoming IRI ENSO forecast and seasonal climate (precipitation, temperature) forecast. Tony will also discuss the implications of the forecast on society around the globe, and the probabilities and skills of the current forecast.
Monday, March 20, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Faculty House, 64 Morningside Dr., New York, NY 10027
The Earth Institute and Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies co-sponsor four programs in sustainability: -Master of Science in Sustainability Management -Certification in Sustainability Analytics -Certification in Sustainable Water Management -Certification in Sustainable Finance During this information session, Steven Cohen, Executive Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia and Director of the Sustainability Management master’s program, will discuss these options. He will be joined by program administrators and admissions representatives.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Mudd Hall 214
Robert Muir-Wood, from Risk Management Solutions (RMS), will present a talk at the SEAS Colloquium in Climate Science (SCiCS). Robert is the chief research officer of science and technology at RMS. His responsibilities include enhancing approaches to and applications of natural catastrophe modeling. Robert has more than 20 years’ experience in developing probabilistic models to characterize the risk and ramifications of natural and human-led shocks. He has recently pioneered research into the clustering of catastrophic events, extreme liquefaction, loss amplification factors in “super cats,” time-varying activity rates, and the economic and social impacts of water scarcity. Robert was the lead author on insurance, finance, and climate change for the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Report. He was also appointed a key contributor to the 2014 Risky Business study by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson. Robert has written six books, along with numerous papers and articles in scientific and industry publications. He is a member of the High Level Advisory Board of the OECD International Network on Financial Management of Large-Scale Catastrophes. Robert holds a first-class degree in natural sciences and a Ph.D. in earth sciences, both from Cambridge University, and he was a research fellow at Trinity Hall, Cambridge.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Low Library, 535 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027 Rotunda
This event, hosted by the Earth Institute and M.S. in Sustainability Management program, will feature a panel discussion on the way that sustainability is used as an agent of change in 21st century organizations. The panel will discuss the importance of sustainability to investors, to production processes, to supply chains and in marketing. Sustainability is no longer simply an add-on, or a transparent PR strategy to make an organization look good, but an integral element of effective management. The physical dimensions of sustainability are increasingly important inputs in routine decision-making for organizations. The panel will discuss the way that key sustainability concepts have become embedded in the management of today’s top companies, nonprofit and government organizations. Moderated by the Earth Institute's Steven Cohen; panelists to be confirmed. The panel discussion will be followed by a reception from 7pm-8pm.
Saturday, April 8, 2017 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Seismology Seminar Room
People know we can find how old a tree is by counting its rings, but scientists from the LDEO Tree Ring Lab will explain what we can learn about droughts, wildfires, and climate change through dendrochronology.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online via Adobe Connect
The Earth Institute and Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies co-sponsor four programs in sustainability: -Master of Science in Sustainability Management -Certification in Sustainability Analytics -Certification in Sustainable Water Management -Certification in Sustainable Finance During this online information session, Steven Cohen, Executive Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia and Director of the Sustainability Management master’s program, will discuss these options. He will be joined by program administrators and admissions representatives.
Thursday, April 20, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The Earth Institute's International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The briefing, delivered by the IRI's Chief Climate Forecaster Tony Barnston, explains the upcoming IRI ENSO forecast and seasonal climate (precipitation, temperature) forecast. Tony will also discuss the implications of the forecast on society around the globe, and the probabilities and skills of the current forecast.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118th St., New York, NY 10027 1501
The Earth Institute's Office of Academic and Research Programs and the School of International and Public Affairs present the Spring Final Briefings, for the Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy. Open to the public.
Saturday, April 29, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Seismology Seminar Room
High School Interns who participated in Summer 2016 research projects at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory will present their work and reflect on the impact these programs had in the following academic year.