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Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)
Established in 1967, CIRES is a joint effort between NOAA and the University of Colorado at Boulder. CIRES areas of research include atmospheric science, biological and ecosystems science, chemistry, climate and weather, cryosphere, energy, the oceans, science policy, solid earth geophysics, and water resources.
The NOAA Central Library is to support and further NOAA’s mission of promoting global environmental stewardship in order to conserve and wisely manage the Nation's marine and coastal resources; and describing, monitoring, and predicting changes in the Earth's environment in order to ensure and enhance sustainable economic opportunities.