More Ways to Collaborate with Us

Requesting observing facilities
Science services - CPAESS cooperative programs
Training & teaching resourcescollaboration at NCAR, UCAR-Kazungu Maitaria & David Gochis examine rain gauge during NAME field project

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 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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support services for research-three people examine back end of supercomputerScience services - CPAESS

UCAR Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science
(formerly the Joint Office for Science Support and the Visiting Scientist Programs)

CPAESS has taken capabilities and expertise developed over decades by two former UCAR programs and merged them to provide a unified science services program. We specialize in three areas of service:

  • Large-scale partnerships and initiatives that advance scientific research and research-to-operations efforts. Examples include
    • the multi-agency U.S. Climate Variability and Predictability Program (U.S. CLIVAR)
    • NOAA's OKEANOS Ocean Research Program
    • support services for the NOAA Office of Water Prediction's National Water Center
  • Collaborative community building via comprehensive event management for conferences, workshops, symposiums, training events, field campaigns, etc.
  • Postdoctoral fellowships and visiting scientist appointments that provide exceptional professional development opportunities for scientists from the early career stage to expert level. Examples include
    • Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowships (C&GC)
    • Postdocs Applying Climate Expertise (PACE) Fellowships
    • Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowships in heliophysics
    • scientific appointments at federal laboratories and program offices |

Training and teaching resources - onsite and online

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

Partnerships with our K–12 & Public Science Educators
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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