The University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science was founded by F.G. Walton Smith in 1943. The Rosenstiel School offers one of the largest, most comprehensive marine and atmospheric programs in the nation. Robust academics and in-depth scientific investigation are hallmarks of the School’s graduate and undergraduate programs.
As the only subtropical institute of its kind in the continental United States, the Rosenstiel School’s more world renowned faculty and students comprise a robust academic community. Through excellence in applied and basic marine and atmospheric research and linking these results to policy, the Rosenstiel School sheds light on today’s most pressing environmental issues. They are at the forefront of research on subjects such as ocean and atmospheric circulation, climate change, fisheries, coral reefs, sea level rise, oceans and human health, marine policy, and hurricane development.
Located on a waterfront campus on in Biscayne Bay, the School is part of a 65-acre marine research and education park that includes two U.S. Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) research laboratories and a magnet high school for marine science and technology. The Rosenstiel School also operates the Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing (CSTARS), which conducts research with remotely sensed data received from earth-orbiting satellite systems. And it is home to NOAA's prestigious Cooperative Institute for Marine & Atmospheric Science (CIMAS).