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The Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology

researcher using RIAS technology

CICEET sponsored the scientists who developed RIAS, a commercially available technology that offers precise and near continuous analyses of groundwater flow in coastal waters.

The Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology (CICEET) is a partnership between NOAA and the University of New Hampshire (UNH). CICEET is a national leader in transforming the best available science into innovative technologies that coastal resource managers need to address their priority challenges.

Through strategic partnerships and competitive funding opportunity programs, CICEET has sponsored more than 170 environmental technology projects to detect, prevent, and reverse the impacts of coastal pollution and habitat degradation. Today, CICEET’s portfolio contains dozens of field-ready tools that are being used around the nation to rebuild eroding beaches, restore coastal habitat, clean up pollution, protect public and economic health, and manage community growth with foresight and balance. 

CICEET is enhanced by its unique relationship to OCRM’s National Estuarine Research Reserve System. An essential partner in identifying the priority challenges of coastal managers around the nation, this network of 27 protected estuarine areas provides an ideal platform to develop, demonstrate, and disseminate CICEET-sponsored technologies and scientific know how.

For additional information, contact Dwight Trueblood.