June 13, 2019

Neguse Congratulates Colorado State University for $128.7 Million Cooperative Grant to Renew Partnership with NOAA through the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere

Washington D.C.— Today, Congressman Joe Neguse congratulated Colorado State University on being awarded a $128.7 million cooperative grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to continue research at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA). First established in 1980 as a partnership between CSU and NOAA, the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) is one of just 16 cooperative institutes established at premier centers for research across the country. CIRA supports a broad spectrum of NOAA research, including developing new satellite products to improve weather and climate prediction.

“This grant award is a testament to the work being done by the brilliant scientists and institutes that exist within our district. Colorado has always been a global thought leader on the fight against climate change and this cooperative institute and the grant money will help further our research and bolster our work to fight the climate crisis,” said Congressman Neguse.  

CIRA will continue to conduct and coordinate with other academic partners on innovative research focusing on major research areas that directly align with scientific research and priorities of NOAA Research’s Earth Systems Research Laboratory, NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service, and NOAA’s National Weather Service.