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CICOR’s primary mission is to facilitate and build interaction between NOAA and academia through sponsored research organized around three broad themes. CICOR’s closest NOAA Research Laboratory is the Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), which is located near WHOI in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Historically, the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) was CICOR’s formal partner within the NOAA OAR structure, but several years ago the cooperative institute has been partnered directly with the Climate Program Office within OAR. CICOR investigators also have research partnerships with other NOAA laboratories, including AOML (Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory) in Miami, PMEL (Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory) in Seattle, and the Environmental Technology Laboratory (ETL) in Boulder. CICOR researchers are also engaged with the NOAA/IOOS initiative organized through the National Ocean Service through NERACOOS, the North East Regional Association for Coastal Ocean Observing. CICOR completed its first cooperative agreement with NOAA OAR, which lasted 3 years, in the summer of 2001. A new 5-year cooperative agreement was signed July 2001. In 2006, the agreement was extended until June, 2009. Under the cooperative agreement CICOR research is organized around three science themes. 1. The coastal ocean and near shore processes, 2. The ocean's participation in climate and climate variability and 3. Marine ecosystem processes analysis.

Use the links below to see lists of CICOR projects by theme.

climateOcean's Role in Climate and Climate Variability

coastalCoastal-Ocean and Near-Shore Processes

ecosystemsMarine Ecosystem Processes

Last updated: August 19, 2008

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