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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, AOML, University of Miami

Reaching new depths: ocean acidification research in the Gulf of Mexico. NOAA and CIMAS at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science will conduct their most comprehensive ocean acidification sampling of the Gulf of Mexico yet...

CIMAS Blog

The North American Monsoon is a seasonal change in the atmospheric circulation that occurs as the summer sun heats the continental land mass. During much of the year, the prevailing wind over northwestern Mexico, Arizona, and New Mexico is westerly (blowing from the west) and dry...


CIMAS Spotlights

Nikki Vollmer has been with CIMAS since August 2018. She earned her BSc in Marine Biology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and her PhD in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette...


CIMAS Spotlights

Jason Dunion has been a research meteorologist at CIMAS for the past 10 years... Jason specializes in satellite remote sensing of hurricanes and has led the development of several new satellite products for monitoring tropical cyclones and Saharan dust storms as well as a scheme for predicting tropical cyclone genesis...

 



News, AOML, University of Miami

CIMAS/AOML Scientist Collects eDNA to Make Connections in Marine Food Webs. Originally published on June 24, 2021 by AOML Communications to Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems, AOML News.

 

News, University of Miami

The Subseasonal Experiment SubX

The Subseasonas Experiment SubX, originally published in MIAMI Spring 2021. A long-range system spearheaded by Ben Kirtman, a University of Miami atmospheric scientist, is helping to predict weather hazards weeks in advance...



News, University of Miami

For the first time, grooved brain corals rescued from a disease outbreak and maintained in human care have been bred with wild corals that survived the disease...

CIMAS Blog

Nikki Vollmer is an assistant scientist with CIMAS at NOAA’s Southeast Fisheries Science Center, where she studies the genetic population structure of marine mammal species in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and western North Atlantic...