About BAER Institute

The Bay Area Environmental Research Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, dedicated to promoting and conducting scientific research, particularly in the fields of Earth Science, Astronomy, and Astrophysics. Established in 1993 BAER Institute has grown from two employees to over 90 employees at the present time.

Since its founding, BAER Institute has been guided by a fundamental commitment to original research. We have received numerous grants and contracts from NASA and other federal and state agencies for scientific research.

BAER Institute's research projects range in scale from the study of how microbes develop in primitive atmospheric conditions, to how satellite data can be used to monitor and understand the atmospheres of Earth and Mars, to the search for planets outside the solar system. Currently, many of BAER Institute's scientists collaborate with scientists at the NASA Ames Research Center. In addition, BAER Institute researchers have worked with a number of federal agencies, including the Department of Energy the National Science Foundation, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the Lawrence Berkeley and Lawrence Livermore Laboratories, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research. We also have worked with a number of Universities, including Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Colorado, Freie Universit├Ąt of Berlin, and California State University at Monterey.

BAER Institute prides itself on providing a comfortable and supportive home for its researchers. We are continually looking for qualified, enthusiastic employees. Our current job openings are listed on our website.

BAER Institute looks forward to working with you.

Robert Bergstrom, PhD, J.D.
Founder of BAER Institute