Research Overview

The Columbia Climate School powers innovative research in the science, consequences, and human dimensions of climate change. We are the research institution where the phrase "global warming" originated, and we unite the sciences, engineering, finance, humanities, arts, and policy to achieve a more sustainable and just world.


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PhD-level researchers

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Total research sponsorship since 2013

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Office of Research

Our Office of Research nurtures our community of established and future environmental leaders through proposal development, programmatic engagement, and compliance support.

Research Partners & Projects

Research Centers & Programs

Bringing together high-impact centers, institutes, and initiatives, we support a continuum of research, from basic discovery to societal solutions.

Research Projects

Explore our diverse Earth, climate, environmental, and sustainability research projects around the world.

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Research News

High in a Cloud Forest, Tapping Into the Breathing of a Volcanic Beast
February 29, 2024

On Costa Rica’s active Poás volcano, scientists install geophysical instruments that can monitor the underground in real time.

Servicing My GNSS (GPS) in Bangladesh Once Again
February 27, 2024

The sustainability of the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta and Bangladesh depends on the balance of sea level rise, land subsidence and sedimentation. We are measuring the latter two across the coastal zone.

Celebrating Women in Science: Amanda Grossi on Advancing Food Security
February 15, 2024

A Q&A with IRI’s Amanda Grossi, who works with farmers in Africa to help manage climate risk.