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CIMEAS will support research in marine ecological systems, fisheries management, global climate, and other areas. (Photo by Dan Costa)

CA - NOAA funds new Cooperative Institute for Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Systems

CIMEAS supports ongoing collaboration between UC Santa Cruz and the National Marine Fisheries Service Southwest Fisheries Science Center

UC Santa Cruz is a major partner in a new Cooperative Institute for Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Systems (CIMEAS), funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.

The institute will conduct collaborative, multidisciplinary research on climate, oceans, and ecosystems to better understand the coupled systems and assess the physical and biological state of the oceans. CIMEAS will advance regional, national, and global understanding of natural and human-caused impacts on ecosystems and the sustainable ways to strengthen our environmental and economic well-being.

At UC Santa Cruz, CIMEAS will support ongoing collaborations between researchers in the Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS) and NOAA fisheries scientists.

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