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The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS)


University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149
(305) 421-4159


Dr. Benjamin Kirtman

Research Themes

  • Tropical Weather Observations, Analysis and Prediction
  • Ocean and Climate Observations, Analysis and Prediction
  • Ecosystem Observations, Modeling, Forecasting and Management
  • Protection and Restoration of Marine Resources


Consortium Members

  • Caribbean Coastal Ocean Observing System (CARICOOS)
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Florida International University
  • Florida State University
  • NOVA Southeastern University
  • University of Florida
  • University of South Florida
  • University of the Virgin Islands


Award Details 

  First 5-Year Award
Award Number NA20OAR4320472
Award Period October 1, 2020 - September 30, 2025
Award Amount $310,000,000
Performance Progress Reports October 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021
CI Review by SAB Scheduled for 2024
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