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.

RESEARCH AT-A-GLANCE

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500+

PhD-level researchers

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200+

Active research projects

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25+

Transdisciplinary research centers

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$1B+

Total research sponsorship since 2013

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490+

Funding partners since 2013

"The Columbia Climate School represents a profound opportunity to escalate and deepen our science — discovery and research-based solutions are more crucial than ever." - Maureen Raymo, Co-Founding Dean, Columbia Climate School

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.

Engage with Our Research Community

Student Research Opportunities

Research News

Preparing for Volcanic Eruptions at Okmok Volcano, Alaska
October 3, 2022

Researchers are working at a remote ranch in the Aleutians, commuting by helicopter to the brim of a volcano to perform maintenance on their monitoring equipment.

25 Years of Translating Climate Science Into Action
September 30, 2022

The Columbia Climate School’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society celebrated its 25th anniversary in an event on September 16.

Catching the Next Eruption of Axial Volcano
September 19, 2022

Diary entries from a research expedition that deployed seismometers on the ocean floor in hopes of recording the next eruption of a submarine volcano.