University of Colorado at Boulder

Dept Partner

CIRES
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science


We look at how best to apply our research to serve society's needs. CIRES researchers explore all aspects of the earth system and search for ways to better understand how natural and human-made disturbances impact our dynamic planet. Our focus on innovation and collaboration has made us a world leader in interdisciplinary research and teaching. We're committed to communicating our research in ways that help inform decision-makers and the public about how we can best ensure a sustainable future environment

CIRES is...

  • The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
  • A joint institute of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Engaged in earth system research that spans six major divisions
  • Home to five research centers on the CU-Boulder campus
  • Inspired and directed by a diverse Council of Fellows
  • Committed to education and outreach at all levels
  • Host to more than 220 visiting research scientists since 1967
  • A research and learning environment like no other

CIRES Website

Geography faculty associated with the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science

Waleed
Abdalati
Remote Sensing of Earth’s Ice Cover
Roger
Barry
Arctic Climate; Cryosphere-Climate Interactions; Mountain Climate; Climate Change
Maxwell
Boykoff
environmental governance, cultural politics, science-policy interactions, political economy
Mark
Serreze
Arctic climate; global implications; and climate warming in the Arctic

Geography grad students associated with the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science

MacFerrin, Michael Ph.D. Cryosphere-sea, earth, ice interactions; remote sensing; GIS

Some of the labs & facilities at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science associated with Geography members