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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

Events, Seminar Events

Sea Secrets 2021 Series, Lecture 5: Derya Akkaynak, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineer and Oceanographer, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. Why Are There Colors in the Ocean? Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at 6:30pm EDT

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Events, Seminar Events

Sea Secrets 2021 Series, Lecture 4 with Diego Lirman, Ph.D, and Andrew Baker, Ph.D. Restoring Florida’s Corals Reefs: From Colonies to Coastlines. Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at 6:30pm EDT

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CIMAS Blog

Invasive Lionfish Larvae. Estrella Malca is a larval fish ecologist with CIMAS and the Southeast Fisheries Science Center, where she studies the mostly secret life of larval fish, especially highly migratory species such as tunas, billfishes and reef fish... 


News, Press Publications

"Experts  say hurricane forecasting will be better this year. Here’s why." An upgrade to the NOAA's Global Forecast System weather model is expected to improve track and intensity forecasting for storms as well as landfall locations...

 



News, Publications

A new study on oil photooxidation during oil spills, titled "A Coupled Lagrangian-Earth System Model for Predicting Oil Photooxidation", published in the Frontiers of Marine Science...

Events, Seminar Events

Sea Secrets Series, Lecture 3: Katharine Mach, Ph.D.  March 9, 2021, at 6:30pm. Climate Change 2021: Managing Floods, Heat, and Fires to Keep People and Nature Safe... 

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CIMAS Blog

It's the Little Things: Studying Marine Microbes. Nastassia Patin, Ph.D., is a CIMAS postdoctoral researcher at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center, where she studies water samples from the California Current.

Events, Seminar Events

Sea Secrets 2021 Series, Lecture 2: CIMAS. From the Deepest Oceans to the Highest Clouds.  A public lecture featuring four CIMAS scientists and researchers. Link to the recoding available...

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