The Cooperative Institute for Climate Science (CICS) plays a central role in fulfilling the demand for basic and applied research on climate variability and change, environmental impacts, mitigation options and response strategies, as well as training future scientists in these areas and disseminating research results to policy makers, public school teachers, business leaders, and the general public.
Ongoing research is divided among the following three integrated themes:
Climate policy research is integrated into all of these themes.
A key aspect of all three CICS research themes is the synergistic effect of each on the others. This leveraging effect across themes enhances the prospect that this research will prove of critical importance to the community of scientists and decisions makers concerned with impacts between Earth systems and human systems.