CPAESS - Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science

CPAESS develops customizable solutions to complex scientific challenges by fostering scientific leadership and workforce, 
building community collaborations, and facilitating the advancement of research for the benefit of society.

"We quite literally could not have done these workshops without you and want to thank you and your entire team for your tireless efforts - and patience - in working with us to pull them all off."

"The CPAESS administration has greatly facilitated my research work. I appreciate the superior service and timely help from all the staff."

"I am grateful to CPAESS and the Naval Research Lab for the valuable opportunity that this appointment provided for my career growth."

"The academic freedom provided by this program is of utmost importance for an early career scientist."

"I have only good words to say about CPAESS. Everyone is prompt and courteous in helping. I really appreciate the policy from UCAR that allows postdocs to be co-PIs on grant proposals."

"The UCAR CPAESS administration was very helpful in facilitating my appointment. They should keep doing what they are doing."

"The mentoring I received has been very stimulating and intellectually challenging. I was very impressed with the responsiveness of the CPAESS office during my fellowship."

"I think this is the most successful postdoc fellowship program out there."

"The fellowship program is valuable because it provides hosts an opportunity to work with excellent young scientists without a lot of administrative burden."

"The structure of this program is wonderful. The Summer institute has a lasting impact on the fellows, through the connections that they make..."

What is CPAESS?

The Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science (CPAESS) is a new program that combines the expertise of the former UCAR Joint Office for Science Support (JOSS) and the Visiting Scientist Programs (VSP) programs.

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Deadline: May 15th

Summer School

1-8 August 2017
Boulder, CO

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2017 Cedar Workshop

Cedar Workshop

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2017 US CLIVAR Summit

August 8-10
Baltimore, MD

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Space Weather Workshop

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The CPAESS team of professionals provides experience, value and expert management
tailored to meet specific needs of the science community.

Career Opportunities

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CPAESS provides professional development, training and research opportunities for early career to expert scientists from across the nation and around the world, to focus on the nation's cutting-edge science problems.

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Events Management

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CPAESS provides event management and program development for about 350 events each year.



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Science & Discovery Partnerships

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We assemble experts and early career scientists, engineers, IT and program managers to address large-scale efforts that address compelling national science problems.

CPAESS CAMP Proposal Website

To submit a proposal to the UCAR Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Program (CAMP), please visit the CAMP website

CPAESS Contact Information


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3090 Center Green Dr.
Boulder, CO 80301