Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites — NC


The Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites (CICS) is formed through a consortium of academic, non-profit and community organizations with leadership from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) and North Carolina State University (NCSU) on behalf of the University of North Carolina (UNC) System. The host institutions for CICS-MD and CICS-NC are UMCP and NCSU, respectively. CICS-NC is an Inter-Institutional Research Center with the UNC System, where it is known as the North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies (NCICS). CICS-NC is co-located with NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) in Asheville, NC.


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GCOS/AOPC and WCRP Data Advisory Council (WDAC) Meeting

On April 5–8, 2016, The Collider in downtown Asheville hosted the 21st session of the Atmospheric Observation Panel for Climate (AOPC-21), and the 5th meeting of the World Climate Research Programme Data Advisory Council. Both groups met jointly on April 7. These meetings were jointly organized by the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and the Global Observing System for Climate (GCOS).

NCICS/CICS-NC Director Otis Brown served as organizer and chair for the WDAC meeting.

Photo courtesy of Scott Wilkins of CICS-NC.