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The mission of CINAR

is to provide a better understanding of physical and biological processes in the Northeast U.S. Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem, thereby advancing sustainable and beneficial management of its ecosystems and resources.

 

CINAR's vision

is to serve as a regional consortium of scientists and educators with the skills, facilities and programs needed to fully support NOAA research and management priorities in the region.

CINAR's philosophy of operations

focuses on research and its applications specific to NOAA’s mission and goals, and a range of education and outreach activities to train new scientists, enhance expertise of existing scientists, and communicate research results.

Research

Learn about CINAR's research themes.

The CINAR Consortium

Learn about our regional consortium.

Research Infrastructure

CINAR's facilities and expertise.

The Cooperative Institute of the North Atlantic Region is a regional consortium of eight partner institutions spanning the Northeast U.S. Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem (NES LME), offering a broad range of world-class capabilities to meet NOAA's mission goals in effective and sustainable management of region’s habitats and resources.

CINAR Fellows in Quantitative Fisheries and Ecosystems Science Announced!

By mrichlen | December 18, 2020

The Cooperative Institute for the North Atlantic Region (CINAR) is pleased to announce the appointment of five CINAR Fellows in Quantitative Fisheries and Ecosystems Science: Daniel Cullen (University of Maryland Eastern Shore), Gavin Fay (UMass Dartmouth School of Marine Science and Technology), Geneviève Nesslage (University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science), Joshua Stoll (University of…

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CINAR application package for FY21 now available!

By canacreon | November 16, 2020

The NOAA Cooperative Institutes program is now accepting applications for research carried out in FY2021. Please visit our proposal guidelines for more information!

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NOAA names Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to host cooperative institute

By dpandya | May 14, 2019

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) selected Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) to host NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for the North Atlantic Region (CINAR). Cooperative Institutes are NOAA-supported, non-federal organizations that have established outstanding research and education programs in one or more areas that are relevant to the NOAA mission. Cooperative Institutes’ expertise and facilities…

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