Office of Research
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
The Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) is a collaborative research institute between the University of Washington and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Its mission is two-fold:
To conduct multi- and interdisciplinary research in atmospheric, oceanic, and fishery sciences, and on impacts and policy that provides understanding of climate and ecosystem interactions, the way in which these interactions are affected by natural variability and anthropogenic perturbations, and the consequences for natural systems and human society.
To participate in the education both of a new generation of students who are environmentally literate, understand the interlocking complexity of environmental problems, and are trained in solution methods, and of the citizenry of the Pacific Northwest and the nation to enable them to understand the competing demands of environmental and societal health and resource and economic sustainability.
Core Services Offered
Research, education & outreach in the following research themes:
Climate research and impacts.
Protection and restoration of marine resources .
Tsunami Observations and modeling.
Ocean and coastal observations.
Aerosol climate and chemistry.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - 1977.
Many other grants/contracts from NSF.
Other agencies too numerous to list
Lisa Graumlich, Dean, College of the Environment,
Related UW Entities:
Applied Physics Laboratory, Burke Museum, College of the Environment, College of Engineering, Evans School of Public Affairs, Undergraduate Research Program, UW DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology), UW State GEAR UP Project (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs)
NOAA Western Regional Center: Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory Alaska Fisheries Science Center Northwest Fisheries Science Center NOAA Science Camp NOAA Corps NOAA Dive Center NOAA Center for Atmospheric Sciences-Howard University National Marine Fisheries Service National Marine Mammal Laboratory National Weather Service NOAA OAR/Cooperative Institute National Network A variety of other federal state and local agencies universities and community partners
|Location:||3737 Brooklyn Ave NE|
|Administrator / Program Manager:||Smith, Mary|
|Administering College/School:||College of the Environment|
|P.I. Home Department:||Department of Atmospheric Sciences|
|Faculty Involvement:||JISAO does not have appointed faculty as it is not an academic unit. Other unit faculty number between 50-60 year.|