At the end of last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) chose to pick the University of Miami to host the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS).
By hosting the CIMAS, the university can expect an award of up to $310 million during the next five years.
U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., who used to serve as the president of the University of Miami, weighed in on the announcement.
“I am excited to learn that the NOAA has chosen the University of Miami to host the CIMAS and entrusted it with such a generous financial award. I have full faith in the academic leaders at the University of Miami to put these resources to good use and conduct impactful, groundbreaking research,” Shalala said.
“Specifically, the cooperative institute’s mission will be to observe and analyze tropical weather, climate, and marine ecosystems. It will also focus on coastal resilience and better use and management of natural marine resources,” the congresswoman’s office noted. “If the University of Miami’s CIMAS efforts are successful, it will have the opportunity to renew the institute and its funding for another five years.”
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