On November 2-3, 2011, both the Maryland and North Carolina divisions of CICS met in what was their 2nd Annual CICS Science Meeting at the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, North Carolina. For two days, scientists from both groups collaborated and gave presentations on current climate models and initiatives as well as goals and policies of CICS.
The Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites, better known as CICS, is made up of two distinct branches of the organization, one in Maryland and one in North Carolina. The Maryland branch operates out of the University of Maryland while the North Carolina branch operates from NC State, however, both feature collaboration from other university systems as well as climate organizations.
(Related: See the “Featured-@-ESSIC” article on the CICS Meeting here.)