Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Data Center Description
The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) is a leading research institution where more than 200 research scientists seek fundamental knowledge about the origin, evolution and future of the natural world.
LDEO scientists observe Earth on a global scale, from its deepest interior to the outer reaches of its atmosphere, on every continent and in every ocean. They decipher the long record of the past, monitor the present, and seek to foresee Earth?s future.
From global climate change to earthquakes, volcanoes, nonrenewable resources, environmental hazards and beyond, the Observatory?s fundamental challenge is to provide a rational basis for the difficult choices faced by humankind in the stewardship of the planet.