National Science Foundation
Major funding for CSDMS comes from a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF). This agreement award is made jointly between the NSF's Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) and Directorate for Geosciences (GEO), Award Abstract EAR-0621695 - Facility Support: Organizational Infrastructure for the Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System.
The following governmental departments and agencies have filed official letters of support for the CSDMS initiative and its mission. In addition to their collaboration with and support of CSDMS efforts on various levels - from financial support to in-kind support to collaborative research - these departments and agencies also offer partnership via the participation of representatives in the various committees and working groups operating within CSDMS.
- National Forest Service (NFS)
- National Park Service (NPS)
- National Weather Service (NWRFC)
- U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
The following industrial partners have collaborated with and support CSDMS efforts on various levels - from financial support to in-kind support to collaborative research. These organizations also offer support via the participation of representatives in the various committees and working groups operating within CSDMS.
Additionally, CSDMS has begun work on an Industry Consortium, which will likely involve many of these industry partners. Read the CSDMS Industry Consortium document.
Universities, Educational Partners and Related Research Programs
As of December 31, 2010, more than 200 universities and research institutes from 30 different countries have representation on CSDMS's various working groups and committees. For specifics, refer to the membership listings for the CSDMS Working Groups. (Click on the respective working group, then on the "Members" tab on the resulting page.)
Research Institutes and Other Partner Organizations
- Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR)
- Open Field Operation and Manipulation (OpenFOAM)
Many national and international research programs, organizations and institutes also collaborate with and support CSDMS efforts. A list of related and partnering research programs is available here.
CSDMS would like to acknowledge INSTAAR, the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research: An Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, for providing the physical space for the CSDMS Integration Facility.