Cooperative Studies of the Earth's Deep Interior (CSEDI)

National Science Foundation Programs related to research on Earth's Deep Interior

Cooperative Studies of Earth's Deep Interior (CSEDI) The program call is available here

The deadline for full proposals is September 25 of each year.


CSEDI 2004 - Developments, Discoveries, Future

Dear Deep Earth Researcher:

This report was the result of a workshop held at UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA in 2004. Thanks to the many individuals who provided material and thoughtful comments on the resulting report, CSEDI 2004 - Developments, Discoveries, Future, which was published in September 2004. You can download the pdf document here.

The CSEDI Coordinating Committee

Louise Kellogg (chair) UC Davis e-mail: kellogg (at)
Bruce Buffett, Univ. of California, Berkeley   
Cathy Constable, Univ. of California, San Diego    
Raymond Jeanloz, Univ. of California, Berkeley   
Guy Masters, Univ. of California, San Diego   
William McDonough, Univ. of Maryland  
Richard Walker, Univ. of Maryland   

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Other Programs and Activities Related to Earth's Deep Interior

The COnsortium for M aterials P roperties R esearch in E arth S ciences (COMPRES) is a community-based consortium whose goal is to enable Earth Science researchers to conduct the next generation of high-pressure science on world-class equipment and facilities. It facilitates the operation of beam lines, the development of new technologies for high pressure research, and advocates for science and educational programs to the various funding agencies.

National Science Foundation

National Science Foundation Cooperative Studies of Earth's Deep Interior (CSEDI). Funding will support basic research on the character and dynamics of the Earth's mantle and core, their influence on the evolution of the Earth as a whole, and on processes operating within the deep interior that affect or are expressed on the Earth's surface.

American Geophysical UnionThe American Geophysical Union has a variety of activities related to deep earth research, including focus groups on Studies of Earth's Deep Interior and Mineral and Rock Physics.

CIDER: Cooperative Institute for Deep Earth Research

The Cooperative Institute for Deep Earth Research (CIDER) is a proposed initiative to promote  progress in our understanding of the fundamental global scale dynamic processes of the Earth's interior through an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach that combines knowledge and latest achievements in each of the relevant disciplines: geochemistry, geodynamics, geomagnetism, seismology and mineral physics.

International SEDISEDI is an international scientific organization dedicated to the Study of the Earth's Deep Interior. The ultimate goal of SEDI is an enhanced understanding of the past evolution and current thermal, dynamical and chemical state of the Earth's deep interior and of the effect that the interior has on the structures and processes observed at the surface of the Earth. SEDI is a Union Committee of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG).