Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies

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The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) is a research institute of the University of Miami located in the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS). CIMAS serves as a mechanism to bring together the research resources of the Partner Universities (including UM/RSMAS) with those of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in order to develop a Center of Excellence that is relevant to understanding the Earth’s oceans and atmosphere within the context of NOAA’s mission. In 2010 CIMAS was restructured in light of its successful submission to a competitive award program to keep pace with changes in scientific and societal priorities as well as changes in both the NOAA and university regional context. It is one of 16 NOAA Cooperative Institutes (CIs).[1]

The nine Partner Universities include:

The CIMAS research themes are:

  • Climate research and impacts
  • Tropical Weather
  • Sustained Ocean and Coastal Observation
  • Ocean Modeling
  • Ecosystem Modeling and Forecasting
  • Ecosystem Management
  • Protection and Restoration of Resources


  1. "Cooperative Institutes". NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research. Retrieved 2014-04-26.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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