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FL - NOAA Names University of Miami to Lead Cooperative Institute

Awarded up to $310 million over the course of five years, potential for renewal for another five years based on successful performance

MIAMI - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has selected the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science to host the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS). CIMAS, will bring together the research and educational resources of eleven partner universities to increase scientific understanding of Earth's oceans and atmosphere within the context of NOAA's mission.

The cooperative institute will conduct collaborative, multidisciplinary research that advances NOAA's mission to improve our understanding of global, national and regional weather, climate and marine ecosystems. The cooperative institute will also focus on coastal resilience and better use and management of natural marine resources in the Southeast United States, including the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean and the South Atlantic.

"Our cooperative institutes are a vital component of NOAA's mission to address emerging scientific issues and train the next generation of researchers," said Craig McLean, assistant NOAA administrator for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research. "This institute will help NOAA achieve our mission to better understand the ocean and atmosphere, which depends on research, data and information to make sound decisions for healthy ecosystems, communities and a strong blue economy."

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