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.

Undergraduate Internship

Current CU-Boulder undergraduate students gain real world research experiences through Earth Lab's Internship program.

Post Docs & Grad Students

Our post docs and graduate students work on cutting edge topics in science areas related to the grand challenges in science.

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

Earth Analytics News

WE HAVE LIFTOFF! Earth Data Analytics - Foundations certificate will be offered beginning August 2018

July 21, 2017

The Earth Data Analytics - Foundations professional graduate certificate will be offered through the University of Colorado Boulder Earth Lab beginning in August 2018. This certificate is designed to provide professional students with the stepping stone core skills required for a career in computationally intensive earth sciences. This innovative program... Read more »
Register now for Fall 2017 Earth Analytics course

June 19, 2017

We are excited to announce that Earth Analytics (GEOG 4563 / 5563) is open for enrollment for Fall 2017. The course is designed for students who want to learn how to use scientific programming tools to process, visualize and analyze different types of data including data from remote sensing platforms... Read more »
Augmester Earth Analytics Data Science Bootcamp - Approved

April 7, 2017

Our Earth Analytics Data Science Boot camp has been approved. We will offer it for the first time next August 2018.Read more »
Spring 2017 Earth Analytics Spring Course is wrapping up!

April 4, 2017

The spring session of Earth Analytics (GEOG 4563 / 5563) is almost over! This is the last semester that the course will be taught in the spring. It will be offered again in Fall 2017. This year, we are teaching the course using the scientific programming language R and R... Read more »