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The Cooperative Institute For Marine And Atmospheric Studies Is A NOAA Center Of Excellence To Increase Scientific Understanding Of Earth’s Oceans And Atmosphere.

The federally supported institute, located at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, brings together the research and educational resources of ten partner universities to provide research opportunities, educational training and outreach to students and postdoctoral scientists in NOAA-funded research.

Research Themes

Tropical weather observations, analysis, and prediction

Research conducted under this theme will address NOAA’s research and development needs spanning from observations through model improvements. It will result in:

Ocean and climate observations, analysis, and prediction

Research important for understanding and monitoring the ocean and coastal environment on a range of timescales, particularly in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean and Atlantic.


Ecosystem observations, modeling, forecasts, and management

Research on hurricanes and other tropical weather systems with a focus on the transition from research to operations.


Protection and restoration of marine resources

Research on hurricanes and other tropical weather systems with a focus on the transition from research to operations.

News & Events

News, University of Miami

Meteorologist and professor of atmospheric sciences Ben Kirtman explains how these ribbons of water vapor in the sky affect the climate of California and the Pacific Northwest. Published in NEWS@TheU on October 28, 2021, by Janette Neuwahl Tannen.

Events, Seminar Events

CIMAS seminar on Thursday, October 28, 2021, 10AM (EDT): Magdalena Andres (WHOI) presents “PEACH PIESs: Gulf Stream variability inferred from pressure-sensor equipped inverted echo sounders (PIESs) as part of the Processes driving Exchange at Cape Hatteras (PEACH) project”


News, CIMAS 

International Sawfish Day is an annual event that is held every October 17th. Research involving sawfish is conducted by Andrea Kroetz, Assistant Scientist at CIMAS, and her story was first featured in NOAA's Faces of the Southeast Fisheries Science Center series on October 13, 2021...


News, CIMAS Blog

A Week 4 update from the 4th Gulf of Mexico Ecosystems and Carbon Cruise, GOMECC-4, aboard the NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown, in Gulf of Mexico. By GOMECC-4 chief scientists Dr. Leticia Barbero and Dr. Andy Stefanick...



CIMAS Blog

Discovering the Life of a Hawksbill Turtle From a Single Bone - by Jamie Clark, Fisheries Biologist with CIMAS and the Southeast Fisheries Science Center...

Events, The Climate Café Series 

Interpreting the Past to Forecast the Future. Join us for our next Climate Café #4  on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 11:30 EDT, presented by faculty from the Departments of Marine Geosciences and Atmospheric Sciences...

(A link to the recording will be posted when available)



News, CIMAS Blog

A update for Weeks 2-3 from the 4th Gulf of Mexico Ecosystems and Carbon Cruise, GOMECC-4, aboard the NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown. By GOMECC-4 chief scientists Dr. Leticia Barbero and Dr. Andy Stefanick...

CIMAS Spotlights

Christian Jonathan Saiz started working at CIMAS as an Electrical Engineer in July 2019 and became the new CIMAS-AOML liaison in August 2021. He obtained his Electrical Engineer undergraduate degree...