Input data set: Future, gridded population

Annual global population data at 0.5° and 5' resolutions for the years 2006-2099 based on the national SSP2 population projections as described in Samir and Lutz, (2014).

Data Type: Socio-economic
Simulation rounds: ISIMIP2b
Scenarios: ssp2soc
Variables: pop
Download Instructions

For ISIMIP participants, these files are available for download on the DKRZ server vre2 using the path /ISIMIP/ISIMIP2b/InputData/population/ssp2soc.

For external users, these data will shortly be made available on the ISIMIP node of the ESGF server ( Currently they are available via an rsync facility (described here:, for which the password will be provided upon request (