CIMES Renewed for Five More Years

Sept. 14, 2023

The Cooperative Institute for Modeling the Earth System (CIMES) was successfully renewed for another five years under award NA23OAR4320198 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). CIMES is an outgrowth of a highly successful fifty-year collaboration between Princeton University’s Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS) Program and the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) and a successor to the Cooperative Institute for Climate Science (CICS).

The Princeton AOS/GFDL partnership has contributed to the development of oceanic and atmospheric models, produced research on climate and biogeochemical cycling and educated several generations of postdoctoral researchers and graduate students, in addition to other scientific efforts. CIMES was renewed for its highest dollar amount yet, totaling up to $85 million to support Earth system science research, education, and outreach.

CIMES will continue to be led by Director Stephan Fueglistaler and Deputy Director Gabe Vecchi. New staff additions include Tra Dinh who will support the Cooperative Institute as a Technical and Software Engineer, and Samantha Schuh who is overseeing CIMES-funded projects in the role of Project Manager. CIMES is expected to onboard its largest number of postdoctoral researchers to date in its first year of renewal.

"As the Cooperative Institute grows, I am continuously impressed by the high bar our researchers set for their work" says CIMES Director, Stephan Fueglistaler. "I look forward to another five years of collaborations and progress in earth system science with our colleagues at GFDL".