Formation of the Earth Research Institute

The Earth Research Institute was formed in 2009 and established in July, 2010, by the merge of two established UCSB organized research units (ORUs). The two units: the Institute for Computational Earth System Science and the Institute for Crustal Studies now share the common mission of: Supporting research and education in the sciences of our solid, fluid, and living Earth. While sustaining the research strength that has already existed at ICESS and ICS, ERI will foster new multidisiciplinary collaborations studying how Earth processes affect mankind and how mankind perturbs the Earth.