The Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (the Center) is established within the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado-Boulder, to focus on research, education, and outreach at the interface of science, technology, and the needs of decision makers in public and private settings. The Center’s research will be highly integrated with the ongoing activities of CIRES, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the University, and the broader science and technology community.