Center for Ocean-Atmosphere Prediction Studies (COAPS)
The Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS) is a center of excellence performing interdisciplinary research in ocean-atmosphere-land-ice interactions to increase our understanding of the physical, social, and economic consequences of climate variability.
COAPS is part of the Florida State University (FSU) College of Arts and Sciences and has 78 people working on research grants totaling nearly 11.6 million in annual expenditures. COAPS teaching faculty are also members of the FSU Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science. COAPS scientists and students come from a wide range of disciplines, including meteorology, oceanography, statistics, and the computer and information sciences.