More Ways to Collaborate with Us

Requesting observing facilities
Collaborative community engagement
Funding opportunities
Support services for conferences & projects
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Requesting NSF & NCAR observing facilities

For deployment

Requesting Lower Atmospheric Observing Facilities and Services
NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory

NSF’s Lower Atmospheric Observing Facilities (LAOF) are available on a competitive basis to qualified researchers from universities, NCAR, and U.S. government agencies. The LAOF facilities are managed and operated as a partnership by the Center for Interdisciplinary Remotely-Piloted Aircraft Studies (CIRPAS), Center for Severe Weather Research (CSWR), Colorado State University (CSU), National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), and University of Wyoming (UW). Facilities managed by NCAR's Earth Observing Laboratory include research aircraft, radars, and mobile and in situ measurement systems: see the Digital Guide to the NSF's Lower Atmospheric Observing Facilities. EOL also provides field project management support for the research community.

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For education and outreach

EOL Education and Outreach
NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory

collaboration at NCAR, UCAR-two people launch weather balloon from portable ground stationEOL professionals provide demonstrations of weather balloon sounding systems and other observing facilities during field campaigns, both on site and as part of classroom visits. Elementary through university educators are invited to inquire about these hands-on learning experiences at a field research site near you.

Some NSF funds are available for short-term deployments for instruction at universities. More information about NSF Lower Atmospheric Observing Facilities for Education is available here.

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Collaborative community engagement

Thriving Earth Exchange
UCAR and the American Geophysical Union

The Thriving Earth Exchange is a platform for community-inspired science, bringing together "solution seekers, solvers, and sponsors" to make a lasting difference for the planet and society. Launched in 2013, TEX is a partnership between UCAR and the American Geophysical Union.

Funding opportunities

Educational resource and program development

Partnerships with the UCAR Center for Science Education
UCAR Center for Science Education
Our science educators often partner with research colleagues to provide educational resources for K–12 and public audiences. Possibilities include codevelopment of the outreach component of grant proposals.
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Support services for conferences & projects

UCAR Joint Office for Science Support
JOSS puts decades of experience to work for the research community, offering a variety of services including:

  • meeting and conference planning
  • complex travel arrangements
  • specialized field logistics
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  • publication creation
  • budget planning and reporting
  • administrative support

Training and teaching resources - onsite and online

Education & Professional Training from NCAR & UCAR
Find all our educational resources and programs on one Web page.

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