Affiliated Research Institutions

Much of the scientific research that our Ph.D. and undergraduate students perform would not be possible without the laboratories and technical personnel needed to perform state-of-the-art science. DEES provides students access to these essential laboratories and technical personnel through partnerships with our affiliated organizations, some of which are part of Columbia University and others of which are independent. These include the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO or “Lamont” or “the Observatory”), the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH or “the museum”), the Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS), and the International Research Institute of Climate and Society (IRI). Each has its own scientific, administrative, and technical staff and its own administrative structure.