The Cooperative Institute for Marine Ecosystems and Climate (CIMEC) is a partnership of ocean, climate and ecosystem research between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and several key universities in California.


CIMEC’s reach extends from the atmosphere to the deep ocean. CIMEC’s products are used for near-term forecasts of the ocean and atmosphere and for the assessment and prediction of long-term change.


CIMEC builds upon Scripps's experience from nearly twenty years of management of the Joint Institute for Marine Observations, and works closely with NOAA line offices, goal teams and laboratories.


Detailed information about CIMEC and associated organizations.