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NOAA Academic Partners’ Scientific Papers and Publications


Note: The links on this page take you to our partners' websites and away from the NOAA website.

NOAA Sea Grant is a nationwide network of 32 university-based programs that conduct education, outreach, and research on issues affecting coastal communities and designed to foster science-based decisions about the use and conservation of coastal resources. Search for Sea Grant scientific papers and publications through the Sea Grant Library Web site.

NOAA-funded Cooperative Institutes are formed through partnerships with academic and non-profit research institutions that conduct research to support NOAA’s mission goals. The links below will help you find publications on research conducted through NOAA Cooperative Institutes. Reprint fees to the journal may be required to access journal papers.


  • Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites at the University of Maryland conducts research using satellite observations and Earth system models to monitor, understand, predict and communicate information on climate variability and change. Go to the CICS publications page.


  • Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies at the University of Wisconsin conducts research to advance satellite imaging of the Earth for weather forecasting, and improved understanding of clouds and radiation, the global hydrological cycle, environmental trends, and climate. Go to the CIMSS publication page.


  • Cooperative Institute for Oceanographic Satellite Studies at Oregon State University enhances and improves the use of satellite remote sensing for oceanographic research, operational applications, and education and outreach. Go to the CIOSS reports page.


  • Cooperative Institute for Climate Applications Research at Columbia University evaluates, understands, and predicts climate variability and change through the collection and analysis of modern and paleoclimate data and the use of Earth System models. Go to the CICAR publications page.


  • Cooperative Institute for Climate Science at Princeton University provides expertise and performs research in the climate sciences including climate change and variability, and biogeochemical cycles.  Go to the CICS publications page.


  • Cooperative Institute for Alaska Research at University of Alaska conducts ecosystem and environmental research related to Alaska and its associated Arctic regions, including the Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea, Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, and Arctic Ocean. Go to the CIFAR publications page.


  • Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystem Research at the University of Michigan conducts research to improve understanding of fundamental physical, chemical, biological, ecological, social, and economic processes operating in the Great Lakes region. Go to the CILER annual report page.


  • Cooperative Institute for Marine Ecosystems and Climate at the University of California, San Diego, conducts research to strengthen and improve understanding of climate change and coastal ecosystems. Go to the CIMEC publications page.


  • Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies at the University of Miami conducts research on climate change, hurricanes, the coastal environment, and other issues that affect millions of southeast U.S. coastal residents. Go to the CIMAS Publications and Reports page.


  • Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies at the University of Oklahoma conducts research to improve basic understanding of mesoscale meteorological phenomena, weather radar, and regional climate to help produce better forecasts and warnings that save lives and property. Go to the CIMMS publications page.


  • Cooperative Institute for Marine Resource Studies at Oregon State University conducts research in marine science involving complex multidisciplinary issues relating to the living and non-living components of the marine environment. Go to the CIMRS publications page.


  • Cooperative Institute for the North Atlantic Region at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute conducts research to enable informed decisions by NOAA for sustainable and beneficial management of the northwestern Atlantic shelf ecosystem. Go to the CINAR publications page.


  • Cooperative Institute for Ocean Exploration, Research and Technology at Florida Atlantic University explores and studies the nation’s ocean frontiers using innovation and cutting edge technologies. Go to the CIOERT publications page.


  • Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere at Colorado State University conducts interdisciplinary research in the atmospheric sciences to advance satellite applications for weather and climate forecasting. Go to the CIRA publications page.


  • Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado at  Boulder explores all aspects of the earth system and searches for ways to better understand how natural and human-made disturbances impact our dynamic planet. Go to the CIRES publications page.


  • Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research at the University of Hawaii conducts research to better understand climate and global change, equatorial oceanography, tsunamis, and fisheries oceanography. Go to the JIMAR documents page.


  • Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean at the University of Washington conducts research projects that span the globe from pole to pole, focusing on climate change, ocean acidification, tsunami forecasting and fisheries assessment. Go to the JISAO publications page.


  • Northern Gulf Institute at Mississippi State University conducts research to improve the resiliency and conservation of the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Go to the NGI publications page.

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