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Training and graduation of students from underrepresented minority communities.

Developing candidates for NOAA and NOAA mission-related workforce

Providing post-secondary education and research capacity through competitive awards

There are four NOAA Cooperative Science Centers (CSC) that advance education and collaborative research, as well as support students and build capacity in NOAA-mission sciences at Minority Serving Institutions. Each CSC is led by a Minority Serving Institution and partnered with a NOAA line office. Together, the CSCs include 24 university campuses.

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Three Integrated Themes

  1. Innovative observations for advancing climate, weather, and air quality analysis and prediction.
  2. Interdisciplinary scientific research to support modeling and forecasting activities for building community resilience against extreme weather, water, atmospheric, and climate events.
  3. Integrated research in support of building public safety through Impact-Based Decision Support Services (IDSS).

NCAS-M II will support undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships that focus on the participation of students from traditionally underrepresented minority communities in NOAA’s mission-related scientific, management, and policy professional workforce.

Partner Institutions

This research is based on work supported by the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Educational Partnership Program under Agreement No. NA22SEC4810015.