Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS)

The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies is a research institute located in the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS). CIMAS brings together the research capabilities of the regional academic community and the line organizations of NOAA in a Center of Excellence focused upon understanding the Earth’s oceans and atmosphere within the context of NOAA’s mission requirements.  In 2010 CIMAS was restructured to keep pace with changes in scientific and societal priorities as well as changes in both the NOAA and university regional context. CIMAS now unites nine Florida and U.S. Caribbean universities, which includes FAU, FIU, FSU, NSU, UF, UM, UPRM, USF and UVI.


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Dell is aligned to address the unique needs of global corporations, small and medium businesses, governments, healthcare providers, educational institutions and home computing users. Dell has more than 43,000 services team members in approximately 90 countries, 60 technical support centers and seven global command centers dedicated to helping customers use technology to reach their business goals.


 Gulf of Mexico Coastal and Ocean Observing System (GCOOS)

The Gulf of Mexico Coastal and Ocean Observing System (GCOOS) provides timely information about the environment of the United States portion of the Gulf of Mexico and its estuaries for use by decision-makers, including researchers, government managers, industry, the military, educators, emergency responders, and the general public. GCOOS is one of a series of Regional Coastal Ocean Observing Systems which are part of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System, which is, in turn, part of the intergovernmental Global Ocean Observing System and a significant national contribution to the Global Earth Observing System of Systems. The Gulf of Mexico observing system seeks collaborations with other nations and regional observing systems that border the Gulf to design and carry out a Gulf-wide system.



IBM provides proven supercomputing power. With a worldwide staff of professionals, strong investment in R&D and a massive patent portfolio, IBM is the right partner to help innovate, break through and advance scientific research. With high-performance computing solutions, IBM provides the ability to apply advanced technology to perform more calculations faster and tackle problems of greater complexity—all without the worry of overwhelming your system.


Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA)

The Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA) is a consortium of over sixty universities across the US. SURA seeks to foster collaboration among its member institutions in science and engineering and to encourage new ideas for SURA collaborative programs that meet SURA criteria for support. SURA members share a common interest in exploring and developing ways to advance science and to strengthen their institutions and organizations through collaborative efforts. SURA seeks as new members institutions and organizations that share these interests. The University of Miami is a member of SURA.