the past two years, the UCAR Members' Meeting Forum sessions
have focused on how the UCAR community--UCAR, UOP, NCAR,
university, and agencies--positions itself to meet the opportunities
and challenges of the next several decades.
1999 Forum sessions considered these challenges as framed
in the 1998 BASC Report and the NSF Geosciences Beyond 2000
report. The issues raised during the sessions formed the
basis for the UCAR Community Survey (Public
Results) sent to over 2000 members of the broad atmospheric
and related sciences community in May of last year.
2000 Forum sessions were organized around issues in key
areas of interest as determined from the community survey
results: 1) Observational Facilities, Instrumentation, and
Field Program Support; 2) Computing Facilities/Community
Models; 3) Data/Real-time and Archived Data, Data Sets,
Data Streams; 4) Education and Training and 5) Recruiting
the October 2000 meetings, new UCAR Education & Outreach
and NCAR Strategic Plans have been developed. These plans
outline new research and education directions and reflect
feedback from the forum sessions.
year's Annual Meeting Forum sessions have been organized
to discuss these new strategic plans and possible collaborative
opportunities. The schedule is as follows: