Events

Thursday, December 8, 2016 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Low Library, 535 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027 Faculty Room
The Postdoctoral Fellows program is unique in its mission to train a generation of professionals equipped to address some of the world's most urgent problems. The symposium highlights the work of current Research Fellows. Speakers include Earth Institute Fellows: - Ruthie Birger, Modeling Public Health Interventions for HIV and HCV Among People Who Inject Drugs in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Madison Condon, Financial Risk Disclosure as Environmental Regulator - Kyle Davis, Towards a globally optimized crop distribution: Integrating water use, nutrition, and economic value - Robert Elliott, Evaluating Expert Opinion of the Ecosystem Services Provided by Green Infrastructure - Alexandra Karambelas, Modeling Air Quality in India - Milad Kharratzadeh, Causal Inference using Hierarchical Bayesian Models - Hannah Nissan, Heat health in Bangladesh: defining and predicting heat waves across timescales
Thursday, December 8, 2016 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Mudd Hall 214
Allegra Legrande, from NASA/GISS, will present a talk at the SEAS Colloquium in Climate Science (SCiCS).
Friday, December 9, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lerner Hall Satow Room
The Earth Institute presents the Undergraduate Sustainable Development Fall Workshop Briefings. Please join us, as the students present their findings on the following topics: Intercampus Shuttle Opportunities for Efficiency and Service Improvements Client: Environmental Stewardship & Columbia Transportation MyWoodlot.com - Protecting Water Quality and Promoting Sustainable Forest Management in the New York City Watershed Client: Watershed Agricultural Council’s Forestry Program How Do Environmental Impact Statements Address Climate Change in 2016? Client: Sabin Center for Climate Change Law Pervious Pavement for Enhanced Aquifer Recharge Client: Rockland County Water Task Force
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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, December 15, 2016 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, January 10, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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, 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, 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.
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 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Faculty House
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.
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.
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
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.