CPAESS - Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science

Announcements

Learn more about former NOAA C&GC fellow Rebecca Jackson and her work on the effect of glacial meltwater on ocean circulation.
Register for the Space Weather Workshop from April 20 - 22, 2021.
Join us for the PIRATA-24/TAV (24th Prediction and Research Moored Array in the Tropical Atlantic /Tropical Atlantic Variability Meeting) on May 10-14, 2021.
1st of March Friday meetings. Keynote: What does the carbon science community owe communities of color, future generations, and other underrepresented groups?
Congrats on Biden Appointment for NOAA Climate & Global Change Alumnus!

What is CPAESS?

CPAESS serves the Earth system science community in three distinct areas of service. We partner with federal agencies and businesses to hire critical scientific staff enabling a more robust workforce. Through our scientific programs we seek to edify new research with our postdoctoral programs, our visiting scientist and internship programs, along with our interagency support programs. We also help build the Earth system science community by convening and managing summer schools and institutes, conferences, and advisory committees.

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Opportunities

We provide professional development, training and research opportunities for early career to expert scientists.

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Events Management

We provide the framework for end-to-end event planning and management.

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Science & Partnerships

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

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"They know exactly what they are doing and are therefore quite relaxed but at the same time in full control."

"I can't tell you all how great it is to work with you! I wish every meeting I planned had such fantastic (and fun) support."

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

"I have found this very valuable for building a diverse new skill set and professional relationships. CPAESS was an excellent administrator of this fellowship." 

"Thanks for the great job organizing and handling us. Everything worked great, and I was really pleased that all went so well."

"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."

"CPAESS played a truly pivotal role in making this meeting of the panel highly successful as well as comfortable and relaxed."

"The professional staff at CPAESS has made it their business to understand every aspect of program management relevant to investments in scientific research."

"Postdoctoral fellows of the caliber supported by this program are of colossal value to the intellectual energy of any lab ..."

"Everything CPAESS staff arranged worked out just the way it was supposed to."

"Even the unexpected was adequately planned for! ..."

"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."

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

"The Summer Institute provided great presentations and an outstanding cohort of active and former fellows."

"The WCRP community is indeed fortunate to have the skills of such a talented group of individuals available for such critical events."

"... JOSS (now CPAESS) brought a level of expertise and experience in planning these kinds of scientific investigators meetings that was superb."

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

"The UCAR VSP staff facilitated me taking some time away from my research in order to teach an undergraduate class for one semester."

"The CPAESS staff have been exceptionally accomodating throughout the process of the application and award...Each of my interactions was pleasant and enjoyable."

"I only wish every administration was as responsive, proactive, and pleasant as the people I've interacted with at CPAESS."

"...it’s just a pleasure to have a project where there is a target date, inevitable small hassles and changes, and yet the end result is that everything gets done, it’s perfectly workable, on time..."

"The C&GC program allows the flexibility to collaborate with other researchers, which leads to opportunities after the fellowship." 

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

"I really appreciate the great support you all provide. It sure makes hosting meetings a breeze."

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

"I had an absolutely amazing time as a NOAA fellow – a really life-changing experience that has set me up for a career in science."

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

"By allowing me to extend my fellowship due to the maternity leave..., UCAR made it possible for me to balance my personal commitments and professional goals."

"CPAESS staff was more than pleasant when dealing with the 220+ scientists we had at the meeting.  They were prepared and there were no glitches."

"CPAESS was always a step (or several) ahead of me.  The logistics were flawless in all aspects..."

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

"Your staff did an exemplary job in all aspects of coordination. This meeting was one of the rare instances that I did not hear a single complaint regarding organization."

 "It was so nice having you there to manage the logistics so we could focus on other things."

"I would like to thank CPAESS and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research for outstanding supporting of the 10th meeting of the International Committee on GNSS (ICG)."

"The NOAA C&GC fellowship has been crucial in allowing me to pursue a career in atmospheric chemistry..."

"The C&GC fellowship experience has been very productive and rewarding. I have learned a lot in terms of research, teaching, & applying for faculty positions."