The Carolina Environmental Program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has acquired the MCNC Environmental Modeling Center, established in 1992.

Over the next year, it will move from MCNC’s Research Triangle Park headquarters to the UNC campus in Chapel Hill.

David McNelis, deputy director and associate director of research programs for the CEP, will oversee the newly obtained CEP Environmental Modeling Center.

“UNC’s acquisition of the group keeps this capability together as a team and keeps it in North Carolina,” McNelis said in a statement. “This is an excellent, production-oriented, self-supporting research and applications group that the state cannot afford to lose.”