CIRES Centers

LogoCenter for Limnology

The center promotes research and teaching related to inland aquatic ecosystems, including lakes, streams, and wetlands.

Center for Science and Technology Policy Research

Vehicle in a floodThis center works to improve how science and technology policies address societal needs, including research, education and service.

Earth Science and Observation Center

ESOC mission is to advance scientific and societal understanding of the Earth System based on innovative remote sensing research. Through our research, we provide fundamental insights into how the Earth system functions, how it is changing, and what those changes mean for life on Earth, for the benefit of humankind.

NSIDC logo National Snow and Ice Data Center

NSIDC supports research into our world's frozen realms: the snow, ice, glacier, frozen ground, and climate interactions that make up Earth's cryosphere. Scientific data, whether taken in the field or relayed from satellites orbiting Earth, form the foundation for the scientific research that informs the world about our planet and our climate systems.