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

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CIRES Science

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


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Leveraging the wealth of environmental data and emerging analytics

Centers and Programs

Education and Outreach

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Connecting people with CIRES science, building a more sustainable future

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Spheres Magazine

Highlighting the diverse research conducted at CIRES