Cooperative Institutes (CIs) are non-federal academic and non-profit research institutions supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) that provide resources that support NOAA mission goals and strategic plans.
Eight NOAA Cooperative Institutes support GOES-R. Information for each Institute follows the map below:
The Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites (CICS), with locations in College Park, MD and Asheville, NC, performs collaborative research aimed at enhancing NOAA's ability to use satellite observations and Earth System models to advance the national climate mission, including monitoring, understanding, predicting and communicating information on climate variability and change.
The Cooperative Institute for Alaska Research CIFAR) at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks conducts ecosystem and environmental research related to Alaska and its associated Arctic regions, including the Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea, Chukchi/Beaufort Seas, and Arctic Ocean.
The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) at The University of Oklahoma (OU) promotes collaborative research between NOAA and OU scientists on mesoscale dynamics, radar research, development, and analysis, atmospheric electricity, severe storms, cloud microphysics, and boundary layer studies, with increasing emphasis in recent years on the climatic effects of/controls on mesoscale processes, the socioeconomic impact of such phenomena, and climate change monitoring and detection.
The Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) at the University of Wisconsin (UW) in Madison, WI fosters effective collaboration between NOAA and UW in atmospheric and Earth science through exploiting satellite technology and coordinating training of scientists and engineers in disciplines involved in the atmospheric and Earth sciences.
The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, CO serves NOAA in the areas of research, development, transition, education and outreach. CIRA research is building prototype products and developing training, based on the new sensor technology, to assure maximum exploitation of GOES-R data when the satellites are launched.
The Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR), located at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu focuses on research in ecosystem forecasting, ecosystem monitoring, ecosystem-based management, protection and restoration of resources, equatorial oceanography, climate research and impacts, tropical meteorology, and tsunami and other long-period ocean waves.