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Computational Facilities

Computational facilities in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences are labs that enable efficiencies of time, knowledge, and resources. They are school supported, funded, and staffed, and are shared by faculty, staff, and students across the university.

Stanford Center for Computational Earth and Environmental Science (CEES)

Directors: Biondo Biondi and Hamdi Tchelepi
CEES integrates Earth science and computer science to build capacity in computational methods for the Earth and environmental sciences, and to enable new growth in areas where computational activities already exist. The three units of CEES—Research, HPTC, and Education—work together to
fill the gap between applied mathematics and the Earth sciences. Combining a strong focus on scientific applications with state-of-the-art hardware and computational methods, CEES is pushing forward the frontiers of computational geoscience and engaging computer
scientists and architects to design software and hardware better suited for Earth and environmental science problems.

Mitchell A65 Computer Classroom

This is the School's primary computer cluster, designed for instructional use. The classroom features 20 PCs and a video projection system. When not scheduled for a class the room is available for drop-in use by all faculty and students in Earth Sciences. Contact the lab manager with any questions.

G.R.I.D. lab in Mitchell A59

The "Geo-Imaging, Research and Design" lab is maintained for Earth Sciences graduate students, staff, and faculty. This computer lab has both Macs and PCs running applications like ArcGIS, ENVI, Matlab, Comsol, the Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office. CD/DVD burners, scanners, printers, and large format plotters are also available. Contact the lab manager with any questions.


Geology 114 computer cluster

Geology Corner room 114 is a general use drop-in computer cluster for the exclusive use of undergraduates who are majoring in an Earth Sciences department or program. There are four computers with a selection of software.


Branner Earth Sciences Library

The Branner Earth Sciences Library, on the second floor of Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, contains four GIS workstations and many electronic data sets in addition to books, periodicals, and maps. Get general information about Branner


Information about Branner's GIS hardware and software is at: