About UCP

UCP History

For over 55 years, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) has managed the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) on behalf of the university community and the National Science Foundation (NSF). The UCAR Community Programs (UCP) was created in 1992 to manage a number of programs that were specifically designed to support the broader UCAR and atmospheric/ geoscience community.   

Today, the six UCAR Community Programs successfully partner with the community to achieve specific goals and objectives. UCP programs are more service-oriented than research oriented, focusing on education, training, data delivery, scientist services, scientist exchange, and novel observational systems.

A major focus for UCP is ensuring that the science from NCAR and UCAR institutions are translated in novel ways to a variety of audiences and stakeholders. In addition, UCP is looking for new ways to support its community by providing new services and support capabilities that help UCAR institutions fulfill their mission and goals more successfully. New programs are likely to come on board under the UCP umbrella in the future, when those programs meet UCP’s mission and support the greater atmospheric and geoscience community.

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About UCP

The UCAR Community Programs provide innovative resources, tools, and services in support of the research and education goals of the atmospheric and Earth system sciences community.

A major focus for UCP is making sure the science from NCAR and UCAR institutions is translated in novel ways to a variety of audiences and stakeholders.

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