Events

Thursday, January 18, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 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 18, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Caveat, 21 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002
Researchers have recently discovered that massive ice sheets in Greenland and the Antarctic are collapsing, which will cause global sea level to rise higher and faster than previous models have predicted. What does this mean for coastal cities like New York, where average high tides could conceivably be higher than the water rose during Hurricane Sandy? What do we know about ice sheet collapse and what is New York City doing to prepare for sea level rise? Who will be most affected and why? This month: geophysicist and ice sheet researcher Robin Bell of Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory will join Dan Zarrilli, Senior Director of Climate Policy and Programs and Chief Resiliency Officer of New York City, and host Meehan Crist, to ask: How will rising seas change coastal cities?
Friday, January 19, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Armstrong Hall, 573 W. 112 St., New York, NY 10025 Room 720, 7th floor
The Earth Institute's NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) presents "Variability in the Ocean Carbon Sink," with Galen McKinley, Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES), Columbia University. Cumulatively since preindustrial times, the carbon that the ocean has absorbed is equivalent to 41% of all fossil fuel emissions, and the remaining emissions have almost entirely remained in the atmosphere. Variability in the ocean carbon sink is substantial and poorly understood. Improved understanding of the driving physical and biogeochemical mechanisms is critical, and has increasingly important international policy implications. In this talk, Professor McKinley shares three studies using models and observations to elucidate the drivers and consequences of this variability. A North Atlantic regional model indicates that decadal timescale circulation changes associated with the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) have significant impacts on the natural component of surface ocean pCO2. With positive AMO, a slowing subpolar gyre and associated reduced mixed layer depths leads to more carbon being retained at depth. AMO-related warming only partially compensates by increasing pCO2. At the global scale, direct detection of expected long-term growth in the ocean carbon sink will require filtering out variability in observational records. Large ensemble climate model simulations indicate that the forced trend in carbon uptake should be largest, and thus most quickly detectable, in the high latitudes. Surface ocean pCO2 observations over the past 35 years indicate a pattern consistent with this prediction in the North Pacific; but elsewhere, variability continues to be the dominant signal.
Friday, January 19, 2018 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
2910 Broadway, New York, NY 10025 Conference Room A
Please join a special seminar to be given by Christoph Müller of the Postdam Institute for Climate Impacts Research, entitled "Global Gridded Crop Modeling Approaches for Global Trade, Food Security, and Nutrition in a Changing World." The seminar is hosted by AgMIP – the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project, in conjunction with the Center for Climate Systems Research and the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Global crop modeling is particularly uncertain as models have to operate in data-scarce environments. There are large parts of the world where little is known about actual production systems. Similarly, lack of data for model calibration hampers rigorous model evaluation. Still, global crop model applications are invaluable for understanding future challenges to agriculture, as agricultural production systems are interconnected globally through agricultural trade and climate. I will discuss the motivation, challenges and actual progress in global crop modeling, in particular of the Global Gridded Crop Model Intercomparison (GGCMI) of the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) and interactions with economic and nutrition modeling.  About the Speaker: Christoph Müller is Group Leader for MusiX: the Multi-sector impacts and climate eXtremes (Flagship project), Land use modelling  (Joint activity), and Global biosphere and water modeling (Joint activity); Spokesman for GRI: Global-Regional Integration of Impact Studies cross-cutting activity); and, Scientist-in-charge for the LPJmL model at PIK. In addition Müller is Co Leader for the AgMIP Ag-GRID initiative and a Topic Editor for Geoscientific Model Development
Friday, January 19, 2018 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
Victor Tsai Professor of Geophysics Seismological Laboratory California Institute of Technology Quantifying Natural Hazards: From Sea Level Rise to Earthquake Damage Many natural hazards have been well known and qualitatively understood for decades, but still lack accurate measures of how damaging future events will be. For example, despite many years of research, it still remains a question as to how sensitive the Antarctic Ice Sheet is to climate change, and how much variability in ground motions one should expect of a large San Andreas type earthquake. In this talk, I address both of these questions by using simple but physically sound mechanical principles to quantify certain aspects of these hazards.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 4:00 PM - 4:30 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.
Friday, January 26, 2018 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
Katherine Huntington Associate Professor Earth and Space Sciences University of Washington https://www.ess.washington.edu/people/profile.php?pid=huntington--katharine
Friday, February 9, 2018 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 Roone Arledge Auditorium
The eight Ivy League universities will be hosting the annual All Ivy Environmental & Sustainable Development Career Fair. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to attend and meet with recruiters from top organizations in the fields of environmental and sustainable development. These organizations will be hiring for full time and part time positions, internships and fellowships. Attendees can also attend panels on sustainable energy and environmental consulting
Saturday, February 10, 2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Seismology Seminar Room
Dr. Alexey Kaplain shares research results investigating ocean dynamics and the El Nino Southern Oscillation, especially impacts on global climates.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Online
Harnessing the expertise of the Earth Institute's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, a world leader in earth sciences, Columbia University's Master of Science in Sustainability Science develops the skills of full-time and aspiring sustainability professionals in Earth systems observation, analysis, projection, and environmental remediation. The program focuses on the scientific methods and tools that can be used to observe, monitor, and respond to environmental impacts, enabling a practical application of science to address the critical sustainability issues of our time.
Thursday, February 15, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 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 15, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online
The Earth Institute and Columbia University's School of Professional Studies co-sponsor four programs in sustainability: -the Master of Science in Sustainability Management, which emphasizes sustainability that prioritizes the protection of Earth’s systems and resources as well as the spread of social and economic opportunities for all people -the Certification in Sustainability Analytics, which provides the technical and quantitative skills to collect, disseminate, and analyze sustainability-related information -the Certification in Sustainable Water Management, which focuses on water issues at the nexus of natural science, social science, and public policy -the Certification in Sustainable Finance, which combines training in sustainability and financial management through the concepts of sustainability economics, investment, accounting, risk management, and communication 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 8, 2018 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: -the Master of Science in Sustainability Management, which emphasizes sustainability that prioritizes the protection of Earth’s systems and resources as well as the spread of social and economic opportunities for all people -the Certification in Sustainability Analytics, which provides the technical and quantitative skills to collect, disseminate, and analyze sustainability-related information -the Certification in Sustainable Water Management, which focuses on water issues at the nexus of natural science, social science, and public policy -the Certification in Sustainable Finance, which combines training in sustainability and financial management through the concepts of sustainability economics, investment, accounting, risk management, and communication 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 10, 2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Seismology Seminar Room
The Maurice Ewing Research Professor, Dr. Taro Takahashi, will discuss recent investigations into the global carbon cycle and identify some of the challenges facing the next generations.
Thursday, March 15, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 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, March 20, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Online
The Earth Institute and Columbia University's School of Professional Studies co-sponsor four programs in sustainability: -the Master of Science in Sustainability Management, which emphasizes sustainability that prioritizes the protection of Earth’s systems and resources as well as the spread of social and economic opportunities for all people -the Certification in Sustainability Analytics, which provides the technical and quantitative skills to collect, disseminate, and analyze sustainability-related information -the Certification in Sustainable Water Management, which focuses on water issues at the nexus of natural science, social science, and public policy -the Certification in Sustainable Finance, which combines training in sustainability and financial management through the concepts of sustainability economics, investment, accounting, risk management, and communication 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.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Online
Harnessing the expertise of the Earth Institute's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, a world leader in earth sciences, Columbia University's Master of Science in Sustainability Science develops the skills of full-time and aspiring sustainability professionals in Earth systems observation, analysis, projection, and environmental remediation. The program focuses on the scientific methods and tools that can be used to observe, monitor, and respond to environmental impacts, enabling a practical application of science to address the critical sustainability issues of our time.
Monday, April 2, 2018 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: -the Master of Science in Sustainability Management, which emphasizes sustainability that prioritizes the protection of Earth’s systems and resources as well as the spread of social and economic opportunities for all people -the Certification in Sustainability Analytics, which provides the technical and quantitative skills to collect, disseminate, and analyze sustainability-related information -the Certification in Sustainable Water Management, which focuses on water issues at the nexus of natural science, social science, and public policy -the Certification in Sustainable Finance, which combines training in sustainability and financial management through the concepts of sustainability economics, investment, accounting, risk management, and communication 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.
Monday, April 9, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online
The Earth Institute and Columbia University's School of Professional Studies co-sponsor four programs in sustainability: -the Master of Science in Sustainability Management, which emphasizes sustainability that prioritizes the protection of Earth’s systems and resources as well as the spread of social and economic opportunities for all people -the Certification in Sustainability Analytics, which provides the technical and quantitative skills to collect, disseminate, and analyze sustainability-related information -the Certification in Sustainable Water Management, which focuses on water issues at the nexus of natural science, social science, and public policy -the Certification in Sustainable Finance, which combines training in sustainability and financial management through the concepts of sustainability economics, investment, accounting, risk management, and communication 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, April 14, 2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Seismology Seminar Room
Dr. Chris Zappa will describe research discoveries achieved by the Observatory for Air-Sea Interaction Studies (OASIS). Exploration of the ocean-atmosphere boundary layers provides new insights into such fields as sea-air carbon dioxide exchange, wave dynamics, non-satellite remote sensing, and boundary-layer processes.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Online
Harnessing the expertise of the Earth Institute's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, a world leader in earth sciences, Columbia University's Master of Science in Sustainability Science develops the skills of full-time and aspiring sustainability professionals in Earth systems observation, analysis, projection, and environmental remediation. The program focuses on the scientific methods and tools that can be used to observe, monitor, and respond to environmental impacts, enabling a practical application of science to address the critical sustainability issues of our time.
Thursday, April 19, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 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.
Saturday, May 5, 2018 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Seismology Seminar Room
Dr. Dallas Abbott shares results of recent research studies she and colleagues have been conducting into a variety of environmental problems identified in the Hudson River.
Thursday, May 17, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 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, June 21, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 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, July 19, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 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, August 16, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 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.