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A $5.7 MILLION GRANT TO UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII’S
The Commerce Department’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded $5.7 million grant to the Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR) at the University of Hawaii.
The NOAA grant will fund JIMAR’s ongoing research projects in equatorial oceanography, climate research, tsunamis, fisheries oceanography and climate and global change. The funding will also support several new projects within the university’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology.
“The Bush Administration and NOAA are proud to make this award to the University of Hawaii as a partner in the Cooperative Institute,” said retired Navy Vice Adm. Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Ph.D., undersecretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator. “Our joint and cooperative institute program enables dozens of outstanding scientists collaborate with NOAA researchers in research relevant to understanding the Earth’s oceans and atmosphere in order to improve the quality of life for our citizens.”
JIMAR is one of 11 cooperative institutes between NOAA and academic partners. It was created in a 1977 agreement with NOAA’s Environmental Research Laboratories and the University of Hawaii to pursue shared research interests in oceanic, atmospheric, and geophysical research. The NOAA partnership with academic institutions benefit thousands of scientists, engineers, technicians, and graduate students. JIMAR supports 40 university researchers, students and staff whose research is a valuable resource for NOAA’s ERL.
NOAA will award over $800 million in grants during 2002 to members of the academic, scientific, and business communities to assist the agency fulfill its mission which is to study the Earth’s natural systems in order to predict environmental change, manage ocean resources, protect life and property, and provide decision makers with reliable scientific information. Our goals and programs reflect a commitment to these basic responsibilities of science and service to the nation for 32 years.
learn more about NOAA and its grants programs, please visit http://www.noaa.gov.