Centers and Facilities

Cooperative Institute for Climate Applications and Research (CICAR)

Yochanan Kushnir

CICAR, the Cooperative Institute for Climate Applications and Research was established in November 2003 as a research p

Environmental Tracer Group

Peter Schlosser
Martin Stute

Members of our group work on a variety of projects including studies of water movement in natural systems (ocean, groundwater), reconstruction of continental paleotemperature


The Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory - American Museum of Natural History ICP-MS Lab is located at Columbia University's Lamont Campus in Palisades NY.

Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance

IEDA or Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance is a community-based, NSF-funded facility that provides data services for the Ocean, Earth, and Polar Sciences to s

Lamont Cooperative Seismographic Network (LCSN)

Won-Young Kim

Lamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network (LCSN) monitors earthquakes which occur primarily in the Eastern United States.

Lamont-Doherty Core Repository

Maureen Raymo

The Lamont-Doherty Core Repository is both an archive of sediment (some terrestrial), rocks and coral from beneath the ocean floor, and an archive of the digital data pertaining to the material. They are used for research in climate, environment, many other studies, and for education.

Please click below to be taken directly to the Repository site.

LDEO Remote Sensing Image Analysis Laboratory

LDEO Remote Sensing Image Analysis Laboratory: Remote Sensing lab facilities, research and educational materials.


Continental margins are the Earth's principal loci for producing hydrocarbon and metal resources, for earthquake, landslide, volcanic and climatic hazards, and for

Observatory Technical and Innovation Center (OTIC)

Spahr C. Webb
Bruce A. Huber

While there has been tremendous progress in learning of the state and workings of our world, great discoveries await the innovative application of new technologies. Today we require more quantitative observations of the forces governing earth processes; we need to observe in more detail the spatial and temporal scales of variability, and we urgently must gather information of our changing environment. The Observatory Technical and Innovation Center (OTIC) is established to strengthen observation-based research at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory by increasing the Institutional capacity to design, develop, and utilize innovative field and laboratory instrumentation.

Ocean BGC

This page contains information on the research activities in R. Sambrotto's Lab. at Lamont-Doherty. Its covers the people involved and the analytical work we do on the biogeochemistry of oceans and estuaries. It includes the analytical capabilities available to outside users as well as information and protocols for people working in the lab.

Polar Geophysics Group

Robin E. Bell
James R. Cochran

The Polar Geophysics Group (PGG) is involved in airborne geophysical campaigns at both poles in collaboration with the National Science Foundation, NASA , the New York Air National Guard, and several international partners. Radar, lidar, gravity and magnetic data are used to explore ice sheet morphology and processes as well as the geological setting of these regions.

R/V Marcus G. Langseth

Sean Higgins

The RV Marcus G. Langseth is the U.S. academic community's flagship seismic research vessel. Its unique capabilities allows it to provide both 2D and 3D maps of Earth's structure miles below the ocean floor.

SedDB - Data Collection for Marine Sediment Geochemistry

SedDB complements current geological data systems (PetDB, EarthChem, NavDat and GEOROC) with an integrated compilation of geochemistry of marine

The Climate Center of LDEO and GISS

Martin Stute

The Climate Center was established ~20+ years ago with an endowment from the Vetlessen Foundation.

Tree Ring Research Laboratory

Tree-Ring Lab (TRL) scientists are dedicated to expanding the use and application of tree-ring research around the world to improve our understanding of past climate and environmental history.  Current research concentrates on the use of tree-ring data networks to study regional climate, global climate teleconnections and anthropogenic impacts on forest growth.

Exploring new species in new regions, building collaborations around the world, and developing new quantitative techniques, TRL researchers are committed to advancing dendrochronology and paleoclimatology, as well as the ethic of good science

U.S. Science Support Program

Carl Brenner

The U.S. Science Support Program (USSSP), managed by Lamont-Doherty, facilitates the involvement of the U.S.