ARCHIVED CONTENT: In December 2020, the CZO program was succeeded by the Critical Zone Collaborative Network (CZ Net) ×


The CZO team strongly encourages members of the scientific and educational community to take advantage of the infrastructure, data, and people available at the CZOs. All CZOs are committed to collaborative engagement.  Additional opportunities may be listed on the Opportunties page for each CZO; use the "Move Laterally" menu below.

AGU 2020: Sessions related to CZ Science

06 Oct 2020 - A list of sessions related to CZ Science at the upcoming virtual AGU 2020 Fall Meeting.

Job Opening: Associate or Full Professor at the University of Virginia

19 Aug 2020 - Charlottesville, VA The Department of Environmental Sciences (EVSC) and the School of Data Science (SDS) at the University of Virginia invite...

NSF to hold webinar on “DISES: Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems” program

05 Aug 2020 - Informational webinars will be held on August 26th and September 3rd on the NSF program “DISES: Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems”.

2020 CZO Webinar Series on Sustainability

17 Jun 2020 - For an updated listing of these talks, including abstracts, see /national/education-outreach/sustainability-2020/ The U.S....

Belmont Forum Announces Collaborative Research Call on Soils

20 Apr 2020 - The Belmont Forum is pleased to announce the launch of a collaborative research call on the theme: Towards Sustainability of Soils and Groundwater...

Carbonate Critical Zone Research Coordination Network to hold field workshop to Shale Hills CZO

04 Mar 2020 - Applications are being accepted for the workshop to be held August 2-5, 2020 at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Job Opening: Professor & Department Head of Ecosystem Science and Management at Penn State

20 Nov 2019 - The Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at The Pennsylvania State University invites nominations and applications for the position of...

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Individual CZO observatories may have additional postings.
Use the above "move laterally" menu.

Opportunities are also posted in the CZO Email Newsletter and on Twitter.

Our partner CZEN may have additional postings.
Visit CZEN Jobs & Opportunities

Please join us! We're a friendly and open community.

Interested in CZO science? Our strengths include:
  • NSF-supported collective of observatories
  • Cutting edge science and technology
  • Interdisciplinary collaborative teams
  • Cooperative and synthesis research
  • Open data access
A How-to Guide to Collaborative Research with a U.S. Critical Zone Observatory
  1. Begin with a hypothesis-driven science question or novel educational activity that could effectively be addressed in a CZO or cross-CZO context.
  2. Utilize online information about existing research and education opportunities, data, infrastructure, etc. at the CZOs
    • some data are publicly online, but other data associated with work in progress may require further inquiry with a PI
  3. Communicate with the appropriate CZO PI
    • provide information regarding timing, data, space, field needs
  4. If the activity involves more than one CZO, also communicate with the CZO national office
  5. Write and submit a proposal to an appropriate NSF directorate or other funding agency/source
  6. Project implementation

Contact Us

  • Tim White

    National Office Director

    Penn State
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  • Sarah Sharkey

    National Office Coordinator

    Science Across Virtual Institutes (SAVI) Staff

    Penn State
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  • William Dietrich

    Lead-PI, PI Committee Chair


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  • David Lubinski

    CZO Webmaster

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  • Don Haas



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