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Terra Populus: A Global Population/Environment Data Network

a PSC Research Project

Investigators:   George C. Alter, Mary Katherine Vardigan

This proposal seeks funding to develop critical organizational and technical infrastructure that will integrate, preserve, and disseminate newly-available data describing the human population and environment on a global scale over the past two centuries. Terra Populus: A Global Population/Environment Data Network (TerraPop) will create a framework for global-scale data on human population characteristics, land cover, land use, and climate. It will make these data interoperable across time and space, disseminate them to the public and to multiple research communities, and preserve these precious resources for future generations. The TerraPop framework will provide innovative tools for integrating, analyzing, and visualizing all data that have spatial and temporal dimensions. More broadly, TerraPop will be a model for the sustainable expansion, maintenance, and improvement of a global data resource.

ICPSR will collaborate with the University of Minnesota on this project. ICPSR staff will serve on TerraPop working groups and contribute expertise on the following project components:
?designing metadata
?configuring and implementing a distributed preservation and replication structure
?protecting the confidentiality of subjects
?developing a sustainability plan

Funding Period: 09/01/2011 to 08/31/2017

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