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.
Space Weather Technology, Research, and Education Center
The CU Boulder Space Weather Technology, Research, and Education Center (SWx-TREC) is a national center of excellence in cross-disciplinary research, technological innovation and education. SWx-TREC enables federal agencies, academia, commercial partners, and industry to collaboratively address the nation’s evolving space weather forecasting, mitigation, and response requirements.
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.
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.
The Institute for Modeling Plasma, Atmospheres, and Cosmic Dust (IMPACT)
IMPACT is a member of Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) housed at CU-Boulder. The team includes LASP research faculty. IMPACT studies the dusty plasma environments around airless bodies within the interplanetary medium with a combination of modeling, theoretical and laboratory experiments.