SELIS consists of several flexible research groups, which facilitate coordination and collaboration between each other. Educational curriculum such as “Earth Study (Chikyu-Gaku)” is also carried out by collaboration among research groups. The initial division of research groups is as follows.
１ Earth system energy processes
２ Earth system water and material cycle processes
３ Earth system feedback processes
４ Earth-Life co-evolution processes
５ Earth system modeling
Laboratories and offices for the related faculties and researchers are located in the buildings of HyARC and the Institute for Advanced Research. The SELIS secretariat is hosted by HyARC. A SELIS steering committee has been set up to promote and manage the overall SELIS activity.