This laboratory is the realization of an idea to bring the innovations born of computational science to helping answer many of the most perplexing environmental problems facing us today. Basically, how do we proceed from our current state to a sustainable one? How do we attempt, without exhausting our limited intellectual and financial resources, to model the effects of our social enterprise to better understand processes and priorities?
The Computing Research Laboratory for the Environment is dedicated to the thoughtful and innovative application of computer science to the understanding and the possible resolution of environmental issues.
The problems may be of any spatial or temporal scale and degree of difficulty (local, regional, national, international, global; long-standing or relatively new; tractable or intractable), but with a common "thread" that some form or reasoning, modelling or monitoring may be judiciously applied to improve our understanding of the paths to problem resolution.