CICOR provides a framework at WHOI for coordinating NOAA-funded research and for developing cooperative NOAA-funded research at academic institutions in the northeastern United States. CICOR also provides NOAA investigators with access to WHOI facilities, including 4 ships and 2 submersibles, and the Northeast National Ion Microprobe Facility.
The CICOR research themes are:
The coastal ocean and near shore processes
The ocean's participation in climate and climate variability