Our Earth Analytics program provides 21st century, collaborative, scientific discovery skills. Our courses, degree options, online materials and workshops focus on:

  • Integrating heterogeneous data: Work with a suite of different types of data and associated different types of data formats  observations collected on the ground, in the air and from space.

  • ​Efficient, reproducible scientific workflows: Work with data programmatically using industry standard scientific programming tools including Python and R.

  • Collaborative scientific workflows: Collaborate on projects using tools git for version control and GitHub to track project status and associated changes.

  • Scientific data processing, visualization and analysis: Learn key skills required to explore and visualization a suite of scientific data.


Earth Lab trains next generation Earth Scientists to be leaders in computationally intensive science and earth analytics.

Earth Data Analytics Courses

Earth Lab currently offers 3 courses in earth data analytics. All materials are online. There courses make our the professional certificate in Earth Data Analytics - Foundations.

NSF Undergraduate Earth Data Science Corps

Current undergraduate students at CU Boulder and four partner institutions gain real world data science experience through Earth Lab's NSF-Funded Internship program.


The University of Colorado, Earth Lab offers earth data science workshops for students and professionals of all skill levels and backgrounds. In our workshops you will learn core programming and open reproducible science skills that will support your ability to work with environmental and earth systems data in collaborative team environments.

Earth Lab develops data intensive courses and programs. Materials are open source, and available online for public use.

Earth Analytics News

Join us for How (and Why) to Make a Research Compendium – An Earth Analytics Career Webinar on Thursday 3/19, 12-1pm MDT

Feb. 25, 2020

Earth Lab invites you to How (and Why) to Make a Research Compendium with Dr. Max Joseph – An Earth Analytics Career Webinar on Thursday March 19th, 2020, from 12-1pm MDT. How do you bundle up the analysis associated with a research project? How can you ensure that other people...

Earth Lab’s Education Initiative Receives $1.2 Million NSF Grant to Create Earth Data Science Corps

Nov. 21, 2019

Earth Lab is proud to announce that their Earth Analytics Education Initiative recently received NSF grant funding for the project, Earth Data Science Corps - Fulfilling Workforce Demand at the Intersection of Environmental Science and Data Science. The grant includes $1.2 million in funding over the course of three years...

Earth Data Analytics Professional Certificate Project Showcase, Friday 5/10, 4-6pm

May 3, 2019

CU Boulder Earth Lab invites you to the first annual Earth Data Analytics Professional Certificate Project Showcase . This event will include lightning talks from Earth Data Analytics Professional Certificate students on their capstone projects, followed by a meet and greet. For these projects, students worked with industry partners on...

Earth Analytics Career Series - Acing Your Job Interview, 3/15 from 3:30-5pm

March 10, 2019

Earth Lab invites you to Acing your Job Interview - an Earth Analytics Career Series on Friday March 15th, from 3:30-5pm in SEEC S372. This event will bring in hiring managers from the USGS, NEON, Earth Lab, and Jupiter Intelligence. We’ll start with each panelist introducing themselves and speaking generally...

Earth Analytics Career Series - Resume Writing Mixer, 11/9 from 3-4:30pm

Oct. 16, 2018

Earth Lab invites you to a Resume Writing Mixer an Earth Analytics Career Series on November 9th, from 3-4:30pm in SEEC S372. If you chose to attend, you will need to bring a recent copy of your resume. The room will break out into small groups with one seasoned earth...