Media Advisories

Upcoming Scientific Fieldwork: 2014 and Beyond (Feb 25, 2014)

fieldguide feature pic crop3Earth Institute field researchers study the planet on every continent and ocean. Projects are aimed at understanding the fundamental dynamics of climate, geology, ecology, human history and more. Here is a partial list of upcoming expeditions.

AGU 2013: Key Events From the Earth Institute (Dec 6, 2013)

dsc_0040 BangladeshScientists from Columbia University’s Earth Institute will present important research results and special events at the Dec. 9-13 San Francisco meeting of the American Geophysical Union, the world’s largest gathering of earth and space scientists. Here is a guide in rough chronological order.

Building Resilience: Post-Sandy Resources for Journalists (Aug 15, 2013)

sandy ny skylineEarth Institute scientists across many disciplines are playing key roles in helping New York move forward following Hurricane Sandy. Many were already advising the city about the potential effects of sea-level rise, storm surge, climate change and related issues before the storm hit, For better or worse, their predictions were vindicated, and they now continue efforts to help make infrastructure and population more resilient and sustainable.

Upcoming Scientific Fieldwork: A Guide (Feb 27, 2013)

coro_14 (4)Earth Institute research expeditions investigating the dynamics of the planet on all levels take place on every continent and every ocean. Most projects originate with our main research center, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and are often run in collaboration with other institutions.

Post-Sandy Resources for Journalists (Nov 2, 2012)

(Updated Wednesday, March 6, 2013)   Before Hurricane Sandy, scientists at The Earth Institute were at the forefront of studying the dangers posed by such storms, especially in the New York City area, where they are based. Among their specialties: the physics of storms and storm prediction; impacts of climate on weather and sea level; vulnerability... [read more]

A Guide to Upcoming Scientific Fieldwork (Feb 14, 2012)

coro_14 (4)[Last updated: Dec. 13, 2012] Journalists may join Earth Institute research field expeditions, which take place on every continent and every ocean. Below: selected projects, in rough chronological order. (Work in and around New York listed separately at bottom.) While in the field, researchers may be available by phone or email, depending on site. Some expeditions... [read more]

AAAS Annual Meeting: Talks From the Earth Institute, Feb. 16-20 (Feb 8, 2012)

symposia_networkScientists at Columbia University’s Earth Institute will present important new work on global climate, air pollution, agriculture and other issues at the Feb. 16-20 meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, in Vancouver, B.C. Click hyperlinks for scientist contacts and other information. Background materials will be posted just before the meeting at... [read more]

Hydraulic Fracturing: Resources for Journalists (Aug 15, 2011)

(Courtesy Kara Newhouse/flickr)(Updated April 10, 2013)    Earth Institute scientists can offer a wide range of expertise to journalists covering natural-gas production using hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking). This includes basics of energy exploration and extraction; rock mechanics; contaminants in underground water; manmade earthquakes; and economic/political questions surrounding the practice. Here is a brief guide. (Click on hyperlinks for individual... [read more]

A Journalist’s Guide to Upcoming Scientific Fieldwork (Feb 9, 2011)

coro_14 (4)(Last updated Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011)   Earth Institute researchers work on every continent and every ocean; journalists are welcome to cover projects in the field or otherwise contact scientists.  Below: selected expeditions worldwide, in rough chronological order. (New York/Hudson Valley is listed separately.)  Journalists or employers must pay travel expenses. Photos, blogs and phone/email from field sites... [read more]

Gulf Oil Spill Resources (Jun 4, 2010)

Earth Institute researchers in many disciplines are studying the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and are available to provide information and perspective to press. These include experts in regional seafloor geology; technology of deepwater drilling and spill control; measurement of spill flow; potential movements via underwater or surface currents; possible biological effects; potential effects of... [read more]