University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
UCAR's mission is to:
support, enhance, and extend the capabilities of the university community, nationally and internationally understand the behavior of the atmosphere and related systems and the global environment foster the transfer of knowledge and technology for the betterment of life on Earth. Founded in 1960, UCAR is a nonprofit consortium of North American member universities, each of which grants doctoral degrees in the atmospheric and related sciences, plus an increasing number of international affiliates offering comparable degrees, and North American academic affiliates offering predoctoral degrees. Members of the private sector serve on governance boards, collaborate with researchers, contribute funding to specific projects, and participate in technology transfer activities.
To promote these efforts, UCAR manages the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the UCAR Office of Programs. Our headquarters are in Boulder, Colorado.