Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

The world-renowned scientists at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, one of the leading earth science research institutes, explore the oceans and continents to develop fundamental knowledge about the origin and future of our changing planet. Your support ensures that they have the funding and technology to explore solutions to the most pressing challenges facing the planet and its people.

When Columbians come together, extraordinary things can happen in a day’s time. On October 21, 2015, thousands of individuals from the Columbia University community made an unprecedented impact through Columbia Giving Day. The generosity of these alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends is changing the lives of Columbians who will change the world. Thank you!

Crowdfunding Opportunities

Now, you can be a part of a new way of giving that advances a cause you’re passionate about. Help us test Antarctic water temperature with buoys, deploy drones to monitor Alaska's changing sea ice, and fund a research expedition to the giant corals of the South Pacific. Check out the links below to learn how your contributions can help expand understanding of Earth's changing environments: