In 1967 a new institute was born at the University of Colorado, a vision of government and academic researchers and administrators who created an environment within which NOAA and University scientists from diverse fields could conduct interdisciplinary research. Thirty-five years later, CIRES is the largest of the NOAA Joint Institutes program, now with 13 institutes throughout the country. From a nascent organization of a handful of scientists, we have grown to comprise over 500 individuals, from undergraduates to professors emeritus, conducting pacesetting research in a broad range of environmental topics.
In 2002, we celebrated our 35th year and published CIRES,1967-2002. Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences. Pioneering a Successful Partnership. The entire volume is available here and in PDF (1.3 MB).
Pioneering a Successful Partnership
Written by Carl Kisslinger
with chapters by Alexander F. H. Goetz, Roger G. Barry, Howard P. Hanson, and Uwe Radok, John Birks William M. Lewis, Jr., Susan Buhr and an epilogue by Susan K. Avery
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, Colorado 80309-0584
© 2002 by Carl Kisslinger et al. - All rights reserved
Editing: Annette Varani, CU-Boulder CIRES
Design and Production: Polly Christensen, CU-Boulder Publications and Creative Services