The Cooperative Institute for Modeling the Earth System (CIMES) is a collaboration between Princeton University and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) to carry out research in earth system sciences.

Our Vision

Be a world leader in understanding and predicting the earth system, across time scales from days to decades, and from the local to global spatial scales, with particular focus on extreme events, and integrating physical, chemical, and biological components.

Our Mission

Focus the scientific talent of Princeton University at all levels from graduate students, through postdocs, and faculty, to address key questions related to climate science and earth system modeling, providing a bridge between NOAA-GFDL and Princeton University and the wider academic community.