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Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory seeks fundamental knowledge about the origin, evolution, and future of the natural world.

LAMONT BY THE NUMBERS

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Acres of Campus with Sanctuary Forests on NY's Hudson River

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PhD-Level Researchers

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PhD Students Involved in Research

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National Academy of Sciences Members

Whether you’re an aspiring young scientist or a long-time science enthusiast, you’re sure to enjoy Lamont-Doherty’s Open House! Join us for lab tours, participate in hands-on earth science activities with our scientists, and learn from world-renowned researchers about their latest discoveries. Please note: Primary COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory for all eligible individuals. Visitors must be prepared to provide proof of vaccination at event check-in.

Earth Science News

When Hurricane Ian hit Florida, it was one of the United States’ most powerful hurricanes on record, and it followed a two-week string of massive, devastating storms around the world.

Our favorite family-friendly event of the year is back in person. Come out to Palisades, NY, on October 8 for some fun, hands-on science education.

Researchers are working at a remote ranch in the Aleutians, commuting by helicopter to the brim of a volcano to perform maintenance on their monitoring equipment.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Lamont researchers are in the field studying the dynamics of the planet on every continent and every ocean. Journalists may join and cover expeditions when possible. Learn more about this essential fieldwork.

Lamont Features Map
Lamont Features Map

Discover the who and where of special places named for Lamonters in our interactive map.

Milestones in Climate Science
Milestones in Climate Science

See our timeline of pioneering Lamont studies underpinning the modern understanding of climate change.

Lamont Newsletter
Lamont Newsletter

Get the latest news and updates about Lamont science in this month's newsletter. Subscribe to receive in your inbox.

In a year of opportunity and discovery, we have embraced our role as the scientific research heart of the newly created Columbia Climate School. Our 2021 Annual Report highlights our accomplishments from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

Since our founding in 1949, Lamont-Doherty has been a leader in the Earth sciences, with many scientific firsts. Learn more about our history.