Research News 2002


Bjorn Lomborg, author of "The Skeptical Environmentalist -- Measuring the Real State of the Environment" to speak at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

Lomborg will present views from his controversial book, which "challenges widely held beliefs that the environmental situation is getting worse and worse." His book examines "a range of major environmental problems that feature prominently in headline news across the world."

Bjorn Lomborg is the Director of the Environmental Assessment Institute in Copenhagen.


Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Invites the Public Behind the Scenes

On Saturday, October 5, the public is invited to explore the work of 200 Columbia earth scientists and researchers working to understand earthquakes, climate, oceans, arctic volcanoes, and other mysteries of the Earth.

Open House Web Page


Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Excellence in Mentoring Award 2002

The 2nd Annual Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Excellence in Mentoring Award ceremony was held in Monell Auditorium Friday May 24, 2002. This year's recipient, Dr. Gordon Jacoby of the Tree Ring Laboratory was selected from among a number of very worthy nominees. The Selection Committee Chair, Brendan Buckley described the selection process and read excerpts of statements from several nominations.


Lamont Doherty Scientists Size Up Plattsburgh Earthquake

Three teams of Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory seismologists are in Plattsburgh, New York, this week assessing damage due to the largest earthquake to hit the New York State and New England in the last 19 years.


Columbia University to Host Upcoming OGC Meetings

The Columbia Earth Institute will host the upcoming Meeting of the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, New York, February 4-9, 2002.


President-elect Lee Bollinger Gets to Know Lamont-Doherty

Columbia's president-elect Lee Bollinger took a tour of the 170-acre Palisades, NY, campus today with Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) Director G. Michael Purdy. But that was not the only campus he saw. Dr. Bollinger was presented with a photo of Columbia‚s ocean going campus, the research vessel Maurice Ewing, managed by Lamont-Doherty's Office of Marine Affairs.