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The Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics (CIG) is a community-driven organization that advances Earth science by providing the infrastructure for the development and dissemination of software for geophysics and related fields.


We aspire to accelerate the understanding of the dynamical properties of the Earth and Earth-like systems by providing innovative methods, resources, and technologies enabling research from core to crust, and beyond.

We provide leadership in computational geophysics and drive paradigm shifts and fundamental changes in geoscience by addressing challenges in multi-disciplinary science and creating a broad-based community whose research and pedagogy are fundamentally based in modeling and computation.


Community Principles

Core Values

We value organizational excellence through our beliefs and commitments.

We believe in:

  • Scientific and professional integrity
  • Respect for diversity
  • Open access
  • Fostering collaboration, bridging communities

We commit ourselves to:

  • Advancing community science goals
  • Providing an open, inclusive, and participatory environment
  • Good stewardship of community resources
  • Workforce development for the 21st century



Code of Conduct

CIG supports a variety of activities, virtual and in person, to foster best practices in scientific software development and promote learning, networking, and collaboration. We value the participation of every member of the community and want all participants to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience in their interactions with the CIG community.  Accordingly, all who participate in CIG activities are expected to show respect and courtesy to others, whether interacting in person or online.   CIG’s project leaders, meeting organizers, and committee and working group members are expected to act as representatives of CIG in carrying out their responsibilities.

CIG is dedicated to providing a harassment-free environment, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion (or lack thereof), technology choices and experience level, or other group status.

Full Code of Conduct