Opportunities for Engagement with Earth Lab:

For our university community:

  • Are you a faculty member or researcher at CU-Boulder? Join Earth Lab as an affiliate and propose a specific Project theme with resource backing.

  • Are you a Postdoc at CU-Boulder already? We cultivate a strong cohort of postdocs working on aspects of Earth systems and global change, both physical and social, to inspire and incubate cross-cutting ideas, as well as provide mentoring and training opportunities.  

  • Are you a graduate student? On a rotating basis we have Graduate Research Assistantships related to each Science Theme (please contact Faculty lead).

  • Are you an undergrad? We’re looking for great interns.

For our potential industry and federal partners:

  • Work with us to identify problems and questions related to environmental change or commercial opportunities that emerge from data-rich opportunities and research frontiers. See example of USGS collaboration 

  • Do you have environmental data that might lend itself to university research exploration? See the Tap Lab collaboration, the Ball Aerospace collaboration, and the DigitalGlobe partnership as examples of adding value to the Earth observing enterprise.

  • Do you have an analytical challenge (e.g., machine learning) that you want Earth Lab to explore? See Newmont Mining partnership for an example.

  • Do you need help interpreting the nuance and challenge of working with publicly-held environmental data from NOAA, NASA, USGS, and others?

  • Do you need a shared collaboration space where academic, federal, and industry partners can work on problems together? We host Community Colliders and other collaborative events in our newly designed Visualization Studio/ Decision Theater.

  • Sponsor research in Earth Lab.

  • Co-sponsor one of Earth Lab’s Post-doctoral Scholars.


Are you interested in learning more about data-intensive and compute-intensive discovery in Earth systems science?