Maintain a Core Research Program in Earth-System Science
Increase fundamental scientific understanding of the Earth and its inhabitants and search for surprises.
Manage Large Quantities of Global Change Data
Integrate the massive amounts of highly diverse global change data using a dispersed data management system that makes the data easily accessible to researchers worldwide.
Communicate the Results of Global Change Research
Provide effective and objective data and information to decision makers, the public, and other stakeholders on the causes, implications, and likelihood of global changes.
Educate a New Generation of Scientists
Train a new generation of scientists in multi-disciplinary research in Earth-system science, including its physical, chemical, biological, and human dimensions.