Cooperative Institute for Climate & Satellites - Maryland

Research Highlights
These slides are for recent articles, announcements, meetings, and important outside links.

Paris 2°C goal too hot for reefs

According to a new UNESCO Report coauthored by CICS-MD Scientist Erick Geiger and CICS Consortium Scientist Scott Heron of NOAA Coral Reef Watch, all 29 World Heritage reefs will avoid annual severe heat stress if the more aggressive 1.5° C goal were met.


Satellite Land Surface Data Assimilation

CICS-MD Scientist Li Fang describes her recent research on satellite-based surface green vegetation fraction, land surface temperature and soil moisture, and the feasibility of assimilating them into a land surface model.


Satellite Sea Ice Thickness

CICS-MD Scientist Sinéad Farrell has a new article on improving the results of coupled ice-ocean models through data assimilation of satellite sea ice thickness data.

State of the Climate

Unprecedented Coral Reef Bleaching

CICS Scientists at NOAA Coral Reef Watch contributed a special sidebar on the unprecedented three years of global coral bleaching from 2014 to 2017 to the recently released AMS "State of the Climate in 2017."


JPSS SPARKS Student Presentations

This summer's JPSS SPARKS students gave talks on their research projects with NOAA Mentors on August 9.


Explore Our Research

Explore Our Research
We do research in a wide variety of areas at the intersection of climate and satellites. We focus on applications as well as research.  read more.

educational Outreach

Educational Outreach
Young scientists, including students and post-doctoral researchers, play an important role in the conduct of research at CICS-MD.  read more.

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Director's Welcome

Hugo_retrato_(2016) How can we best exploit satellite information for improving weather and climate predictions? What is needed to create consistent long term records of satellite products for use in climate activities? What are the research needs to ensure we extract optimal information from future satellites sensors?

 These questions lie at the core of CICS-MD mission of supporting NOAA’s ability to use satellite observations and Earth System models to advance the national climate mission. Our people, research scientists and research engineers along with academic personnel, strive to make certain that our research is transferred to NOAA operations. We also believe in the need of developing and maintaining interactions with a broad community. Outreach, education, training, climate literacy activities are part of our vision for a successful return to society of the confidence they have entrusted us.

Explore our web site, find out what we do and please contact us with your suggestions for improving how we communicate our activities.

Hugo Berbery

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Featured News

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

CICS-MD Scientists to Present New Climate Vulnerability Index

CICS-MD Scientists Melissa Kenney and Michael Gerst will present findings supporting their recently completed "Climate Change Variability/Vulnerability Index” in a complimentary webinar, hosted by software firm and project partner Resilinc, at 2 p.m. Wednesday May 8.
Sunday, April 21, 2019

CICS-MD Seeks Student Posters on Satellite Oceanography

CICS-MD is collecting student posters on oceanography/satellites to display at a reception for the First International Operational Satellite Oceanography Symposium. This conference will be held June 18 - 20 at NCWCP. We are also looking for student note-takers for the sessions.


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