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.


Trends, the Fall 2015 CICS-NC newsletter, is now available. To receive it in your mailbox send a “Subscribe” request to


Measure Locally, Respond Globally—A Conference for Journalists

Journalists are invited to attend a two-day conference in Asheville this August to learn about the data, expertise, and resources available in Western North Carolina for understanding and meeting the challenges of climate change.