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


CIRES programs bridge scientific disciplines, institutions, and geographies, enabling rapid scientific response to emerging challenges, and fostering collaboration
Earth Lab

Harnessing the data revolution through research, analytics, and education to accelerate understanding of global environmental change to help society better manage and adapt.

Western Water Assessment Western Water Assessment

Addressing societal vulnerabilities to climate variability and climate change, particularly those related to water resources, and producing policy-relevant information about climate variability and change.

Education and Outreach Education and Outreach

Connecting educators, learners and communities with CIRES science, to increase the understanding and use of science for a sustainable future.

Geomagnetism Geomagnetism

The CIRES/NCEI geomagnetism team conducts basic and applied research in the field of Earth magnetism. We develop data-based models and calculators of the various magnetic fields originating within the Earth and in the near-Earth space environment.

Coastal DEMs Map Coastal DEMs

We build high resolution digital elevation models (DEMs) of coastal regions throughout the United States and its territories integrating topographic and bathymetric elevation data.