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NOAA names Princeton University to host Cooperative Institute
Monica Allen
/ Categories: Research Headlines, Climate

NOAA names Princeton University to host Cooperative Institute

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today announced it has selected Princeton University to continue hosting NOAA’s cooperative institute focused on modeling the earth system.

NOAA made the selection after an open, competitive evaluation to continue funding the Cooperative Institute for Modeling the Earth System (CIMES), formerly called the Cooperative Institute for Climate Science. 

The selection comes with a commitment of up to $40 million over the course of the five-year award, with the potential for renewal for another five years based on successful performance.

"Our cooperative institutes are critical to NOAA’s ability to address emerging needs and train the next generation of researchers," said Craig McLean, assistant NOAA administrator for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research. "The Cooperative Institute for Modeling the Earth System at Princeton University offers world class breadth and depth of scientific expertise that would be impossible to recreate inside a federal agency alone."

CIMES will conduct research focusing on the three major areas that directly align with the scientific research at NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory: Earth system modeling; seamless prediction across time and space scales; and Earth system science analysis and applications.

NOAA supports 16 Cooperative Institutes consisting of 43 universities and research institutions in 20 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. These research institutions provide strong educational programs that promote student and postdoctoral scientist involvement in NOAA-funded research.

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