OR - Oregon State and partners to receive up to $300 million to lead NOAA institute on climate, ocean research

Oregon State University, the University of Washington and University of Alaska, Fairbanks will receive up to $300 million to lead a new institute focused on climate, ocean and coastal challenges that demand collaboration and sharing of scientific resources.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration chose the three universities to form the Cooperative Institute for Climate, Ocean and Ecosystem Studies, or CICOES.

“Increasingly, our scientific challenges require novel collaborations that span regional-to-global scales and include the human dimension,” said Roberta Marinelli, dean of OSU’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. “This new institute will provide a wealth of expertise and innovation to advance the science that underpins NOAA’s mission.”

The universities will be eligible for up to $300 million over five years. The project has potential for renewal for another five years based on successful performance.

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