Geospatial Application of Gridded Population and Settlement Products in Population-Environment Research - Cyberseminar and Webinar

Monday, October 14, 2019 (All day) to Friday, October 18, 2019 (All day)

Population-Environment Research Network (PERN) is holding a cyberseminar on "Geospatial Application of Gridded Population and Settlement Products in Population-Environment Research" from 14-18 October. This cyberseminar will focus on the fitness-for-use aspect of various gridded population and settlement products and their suitability for different application areas in population-environment studies. We will explore issues of uncertainty, endogeneity, temporal-explicitness, and spatial conformity in these data products along with scale and projection considerations. The seminar also provides examples of applications of gridded population and settlement products in population-environment research. The cyberseminar provides a platform for dynamic engagement between producer and end-user research communities to push forward the conversation on understanding the continued method development and advancement for integrating these products into the nexus of population-environment-climate studies.  To subscribe to the discussion list, send an email to sends e-mail).

You may also be interested in tuning in to a webinar to introduce the topic to PERN cyberseminar participants. It will take place at 10 am US EDT (UTC -4) on 14 October 2019.  

This PERN cyberseminar is being co-organized with the POPGRID Data Collaborative funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, with additional support from the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP). A discussion paper, “Allocating people to pixels: A review of large-scale gridded population data products and their fitness for use,'' is available at