Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

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At CIRES, a partnership of NOAA and CU Boulder, hundreds of environmental scientists work to understand the dynamic Earth system, including people's relationship with the planet.

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Our science reaches from the bottom of the ocean to the surface of the sun

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We bring research out of the lab and into the community

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CIRES scientists strive to understand the Earth system, including people’s relationship with the planet