The Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology (CICEET) develops and applies tools for clean water and healthy coasts nationwide. CICEET is a partnership of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the University of New Hampshire (UNH).
As a needs-based organization, CICEET works with coastal resource managers around the country to identify their priority environmental challenges. Then we analyze the obstacles—technical, social, political, and regulatory—that stand in the way of solutions.
If this analysis reveals that new or enhanced technology would help address a problem, CICEET designs a targeted competitive funding opportunity to meet this need. Investigators funded by CICEET must collaborate with the coastal management and regulatory communities to insure that their work stays focused on end user needs.
Tools created through CICEET funding opportunities are made available through training, outreach, and an evolving technology utilization program. CICEET has invested in more than 150 environmental technology development and demonstration projects since its inception in 1997. You can learn more about these projects on CICEET’s Project Explorer >
While its administrative offices are located on the UNH campus in Durham, N.H., CICEET sponsors technology development in coastal states nationwide—primarily through its relationship with the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS). Many projects funded through CICEET are connected to one or more of the 27 NERRS sites or their watersheds.