Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

Past Announcments

September 30, 2019

Congrats to CIRES Visiting Fellow Fabian Hoffmann, awarded CU's Outstanding Postdoc Award, reserved for postdocs excelling in research productivity and innovation, communication and leadership!

August 29, 2019

Congratulations to CIRES Fellow and chemist Eleanor Browne, who won an American Society for Mass Spectrometry Research Award!

August 26, 2019

Congratulations to CIRES Fellow and Chemistry Professor Veronica Vaida, for ACS / APS's Irving Langmuir Award in Chemical Physics, for outstanding interdisciplinary research in chemistry and physics.

August 01, 2019

Congratulations to CIRES Fellow Rainer Volkamer, honored with the Atmospheric Sciences Ascent Award by the American Geophysical Union!

March 27, 2019

Congratulations to CIRES fellow Xinzhao Chu—she was chosen to give the CEDAR Prize Lecture at this summer’s CEDAR Workshop about her recent science contributions to understanding coupling from the stratosphere to the MLT resulting from Lidar development and observations in McMurdo, Antarctica!

March 04, 2019

Congrats to CIRES fellow John Cassano, awarded a 2019 Boulder Faculty Assembly Excellence Award in research, scholarly and creative work!

November 27, 2018

Congratulations to Jose Jimenez, Joost de Gouw, Julienne Stroeve, Noah Fierer, and the late John Wahr, who were named 2018 Highly Cited Researchers in their fields by Clarivate Analytics!

November 15, 2018

Looking for a postdoctoral or sabbatical research opportunity? CIRES' Visiting Fellows Program is now open for applicants! 

November 07, 2018

Congratulations to two of our CIRES Fellows, Peter Molnar and Craig Jones (CU Boulder Geological Sciences) who received awards at the 2018 Geological Society of America meeting this week! Peter Molnar—International Distinguished Career Award, and Craig Jones—Structural Geology and Tectonics Division, Outstanding publication award!

October 03, 2018

Congrats to the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) run by CIRES Education & Outreach. CLEAN was named an Exemplary Project by the Goldin Foundation for Excellence in Education!

October 01, 2018

Congrats to CIRES/NOAA researchers, recieved Honorable Mention from the 2018 CO-LABS Governor's Awards for High Impact Research!

August 29, 2018

The Wind Forecast Improvement Project-2, a Department of Energy and NOAA-led project, earned the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) Far West Region Award for Outstanding Partnership. The team, including federal and cooperative institute scienctists, "successfully leveraged resources, instruments, and researchers across all NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) Divisions, the NOAA Air Resources Laboratory Field Research Division, other federal agencies, private companies, and universities research leading to improved forecasts of wind to support the renewable energy industry. CIRES recipients include: Jaymes Kenyon, Joe Olson, Laura Bianco, Kathy Lantz, Chuck Long, Yelena Pichugina, Terra Ladwig, Eric James, Katie McCaffrey, Irina Djalalova, Aditya Choukulkar, Tim Bonin, and Brandi McCarty.


August 09, 2018

Congrats to Steve Montzka and Balaji Rajagopalan—named 2018 AGU Fellows!

August 06, 2018

Forbes China names CIRES/NOAA's Pengfei Yu in "30 under 30" list of young scholars in science & tech.

January 25, 2018

Congrats to NSIDC scientist Dr. Shari Fox Gearheard and the team behind the research project and book, “The Meaning of Ice,” they were awarded the inaugural Mohn Prize in Tromso, Norway. The International Mohn Prize recognizes “outstanding research related to the Arctic” and comes with an award of 2 million Norwegian Kroner. The project made “groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of Arctic ice-dominated systems via a highly innovative combination of natural science, social science and Indigenous knowledge.”

December 14, 2017

Congrats to our stellar CIRES Education & Outreach team involved in Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network—CLEAN won the National Center for Science Education (NCSE)  2017 Friend of the Planet award.

December 04, 2017

Congratulations CIRES Visiting Fellow Jen Henderson, elected as a AMS Academic Sector Council Member for 2018

November 30, 2017

Congratulations to our five researchers who made the Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers List in their disciplines: Noah Fierer, Joost de Gouw, José-Luis Jimenez, Mark Serreze, and Julienne Stroeve

November 30, 2017

Congrats to CIRES Fellow Peter Molnar who received CU Boulder's prestigious Distinguished Professor Honor

November 20, 2017

Congratulations, Dr. Lewis, new Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science! 

October 11, 2017

Anne Gold receives Chancellor's Award for Excellence in STEM Education.

October 10, 2017

Congratulations to Athanasios Boudouridis, Abram Claycomb, Stefan Codrescu, Jonathan Darnel, Vicki Hsu, Brian Kress, Larisza Krista, Paul Loto'aniu, Janet Machol, Juan Rodriguez, William Rowland, Daniel Seaton, Margaret Tilton who received the prestigious 2017 NASA Achievement Award for excellence resulting in the successful GOES-R satellite launch, proving the nation’s foundation for the world’s highest quality weather monitoring and forecasting.

September 10, 2017

Congratulations to David Reynolds for receiving the NOAA Administrator’s award for advancing weather and climate models to balance flood and drought risks while providing water reliability for fish and people in the Western United States.

August 24, 2017

Greg Tucker awarded AGU Fellow, American Geophysical Union.

August 24, 2017

A belated congratulations to Ravan Ahmadov, Joost de Gouw, Bill Dubé, Stu McKeen, Christoph Senff, Colm Sweeney, Patrick Veres, Rebecca Washenfelder, Carsten Warneke, Abigail Koss, Chelsea Thompson for receiving an Outstanding Paper Award from NOAA OAR for their work: “High winter ozone pollution from carbonyl photolysis in an oil and gas basin,” published in Nature!

May 15, 2017

Congratulations to Ron Weaver, NSIDC, for earning a University Medal, in honor of lasting contributions to climate research and data management

February 17, 2017

Congratulations to all those who contributed to the Physical Sciences Division's El Nino Rapid Response work, which has earned a Department of Commerce Bronze Medal

October 18, 2016

View the CIRES 2015 Annual Report

October 01, 2016

A team of NOAA and CIRES scientists earned a DOC Gold Medal for their work on the Deep Space Climate Observatory mission, dedicated to space weather. The team, led by NOAA's Doug Biesecker, included CIRES' Alysha Reinard, Jeff Johnson, Michael Burek, Tom DeFoor, Richard Grubb, Ratina Dodani, and Michele Cash

Congratulations to CIRES' Bob Evans and Birgit Hassler for ozone research related awards from the International Ozone Commission!

Meet the team of innovators and inventors in the Integrated Instrument Development Facility!

CIRES Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. Steve Running webcast starts at 4:00 MDT