Created by Columbia University and the Columbia University Press, and boasting a highly distinguished advisory board, this site aims to "select, gather, and link the widest range of on-line resources available" for researchers, teachers, students, and decision makers involved in the Earth sciences. While access to the site requires a subscription, Columbia Earthscape is currently offering a free 30-day trial, which begins the day following completion of an online form. The site itself is divided into four sections including Research, Education, Links & Resources, and Earth Affairs Magazine. Within Research, the Papers and Conferences section offers lectures, seminars, and working papers "selected in consultation with the Earthscape advisory board to disseminate research on a changing Earth." The Data and Database component contains access to the World Data Center which integrates geophysical, ecological, and socioeconomic data. The Links & Resources section features first-rate links across Earth science disciplines and issues. Finally, Earth Affairs Magazine offers articles centered around Earth science themes. Note, the site is still in the development stage and is looking for program collaborators.
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