Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

Science to BENEFIT Society

At CIRES, the Cooperative Institute for Research In Environmental Sciences, hundreds of scientists work to understand the dynamic Earth system, including people’s relationship with the planet

Spotlight on CIRES people

Learn more about the people and programs that make up CIRES

Discover CIRES

Education and Outreach

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Connecting people with CIRES science, building a more sustainable future

CIRES Science

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Investigating the environment, from Earth's core to the Sun's atmosphere


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Hosting the international Polar Science Early Career Community Office

Centers and Programs

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Spheres Magazine

Highlighting the diverse research conducted at CIRES