New Dataset and Publication from SEDAC
The NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC; WDS Regular Member) has announced the release of the Food Insecurity Hotspots Dataset. This dataset consists of gridded data identifying the level of intensity and frequency of food insecurity over ten years between 2009 and 2019, as well as hotspots of consecutive food insecurity events, for five regions: Central America and the Caribbean, Central Asia, East Africa, Southern Africa, and West Africa.
A new publication 'Using Disaster Outcomes to Validate Components of Social Vulnerability to Floods: Flood Deaths and Property Damage across the USA' has been published in a special issue of the journal Sustainability. The authors are Beth Tellman, Cody Schank, Bessie Schwarz, Peter Howe, and Alex de Sherbinin (Chair of the WDS Scientific Committee) at SEDAC. This special issue was guest-edited by Alex de Sherbinin and Stefan Kienberger, and comprises of 13 articles on the topic of climate risk and vulnerability mapping.