LASP frequently collaborates with partners to establish research-specific centers that facilitate partnership and ongoing ties with others in atmospheric and space science. Below is a list of centers at LASP.
Center for Astrobiology at CU
Housed at CU-Boulder with leadership from LASP scientists, the Center for Astrobiology builds on institutional commitments across the field, assembling a team of scientists who together span the entire range of disciplines that comprise astrobiology.
Colorado Center for Lunar Dust and Atmospheric Studies (CCLDAS)
CCLDAS, housed at CU-Boulder and led by LASP scientist Mihaly Horanyi, is one of several NASA National Lunar Science Institute nodes. CCLDAS focuses on studying the lunar dust/plasma environment through modeling, theoretical work, and laboratory experiments.
NSF Center for Integrated Space-Weather Modeling (CISM)—Knowledge Transfer Group and Empirical Modeling
CISM is a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center; because of LASP’s strong links with users of space weather research, LASP Director Dan Baker leads CISM’s knowledge transfer effort.
Sun-Climate Research Center (SCRC)
SCRC is a collaboration between the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and LASP. The center focuses on research areas such as how solar variations shape Earth’s atmosphere and climate.