AIRIE Mission Statement

To set an example for ethical practices,
To pursue excellence in science and technology,
To seek global applications for fundamental discoveries,
To advance the geosciences for the benefit of Earth and her inhabitants.

We will accomplish these goals by diligence and creativity, by engaging
other disciplines, embracing new ideas, and respecting diverse perspectives.
Re-Os Geochronology and Os Isotope Tracer Studies
Applied to Sulfides, Black Shales, and Hydrocarbons
The AIRIE Program has been producing state-of-the-art developmental and analytical work in Re-Os (rhenium-osmium) geochronology and tracer studies since 1995. Affiliated with Colorado State University, and in partnership with CEED Centre of Excellence, University of Oslo, Norway, the AIRIE Program is funded wholly by grants, contracts, and gifts.

We stand out by maximizing the link between geochemistry and geology. Sampling strategies and interpretation are fundamentally grounded in field and petrographic observations. We develop close working relationships with partners in the mineral and petroleum industries and in governmental and academic research institutes. Cross-disciplinary collaborations inform data analysis and broaden the applicability of our work.

Our research had been carried out in more than 70 countries and has queried Earth history from Archean to Recent time. We value the groundwork laid by scientists from less privileged countries. This working environment provides an exciting network of discovery benefiting a large cross-section of the geosciences.

Re-Os geochemistry enlightens our understanding of how metal and hydrocarbon resources are created and where they are located. At the same time, insights from exceptional mineral or organic accumulations shed light on basic geologic processes.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Holly Stein, Senior Research Scientist and Professor
Director, AIRIE Program, Department of Geosciences,
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1482 USA
+1.970.491.5661 (phone), +1.970.491.6307 (fax)
700 million years of history at the Eidsvoll gold mine, SE Norway